I must be honest, I have been in kind of a stitching funk. I have always had trouble going on to a new project after finishing one. I have to kind of "regroup" my head. But I just couldn't get going forward. I have been doing some knitting but not too much stitching. However, earlier in the week, I was telling my stitching bud, Joan, and she suggested I start something new and fun. (Of course she would, you should see her WIPs basket(s)!) hahaha. Joan, I am just teasing you a little. I hope you won't disown me!
Anyway, on Wednesday, I pulled out LHN's Busy Needle. I stitched it on 40ct. Natural linen, 1 over 2. It was pretty quick and very fun. I finished it the same day. Since it was "leap" day, I put the whole date on it, as that doesn't come around but once every 4 years. Today, while stitching at Joan's, she sewed it for me and I stuffed and put the ric-rac on it.
On the back, we added an extra piece of fabric so a pack of needles would slide into it.
On the bottom front, I added a heavy duty magnet to rest my needle.
I love it! I have had this pattern for 100 years it seems but never got around to stitching it.
Tomorrow a group of us are having a stitch day at a local quilt store that has a classroom that they rent out to groups. It should be fun. I have my bag packed and am ready!
Update on my sister's birthday...
When I went to my sister's to give her her suprises it was very fun. I had wrapped each one and had them in a shopping bag. As she took the bag from me, she said, "oh my, you have been busy". The first one she pulled out was the California wine one which she had stitched and I just framed it. She looked at it dissappointedly and said to me, "I have this pattern". I just said "Oh, you do?". The next one was the Heinzeit "Wine" which again she had stitched and had bought a special frame for. When she opened that one, she said "oh" and looked at me and said "oh" and then it was an "OHHHHHHHHH"! She got it! She knew what I had done. She was so happy and excited that she had new pictures to put up in her house. It was so very fun! I love doing these!
Well, I better get to bed. Big day tomorrow!
Have a great weekend.