Although I really wanted to do some embroidered items for Christmas the time got away from me and I had to face the facts that I wouldn’t be able to. Then, last night, while lying on the couch in front of the fire and reading Julia London’s Snowy Night with a Highlander in order to recuperate from the stress of a fruitless trip to Toys R Us and realizing Paul would not be getting two gifts I’d planned on, I realized why not just do a different, easier embroidery project? Something simple that perhaps I could work on a little today and a little tomorrow. Liz and Eleanor had already graciously given me a piece of their gorgeous wool felt, so I was ready to go.
Let me tell you, this wool felt is a dream to embroider on. I think I’ll be buying some pieces in the new year. And to make it even better I had a friend over this afternoon and while our little girls played we sat in front of the fire and I showed her how to sew on sequins and blanket stitch (she made a darling snowman with a sequined scarf) and I worked on my project. It was so nice it was like a Christmas present to ourselves.
I also picked up two things I made at the art studio a couple weeks ago. A painted ceramic ornament for ourselves (he’s double sided):
and this glass fusing project ( a dish) for a friend. Santa looked suspiciously Terrance (or Phillip) before I added his beard, and he does still bear a resemblance, but overall I’m pretty pleased. (Which is good because I was feeling knocked down several pegs when I saw some other people’s snowflake projects that made mine look like a child did it.)