I finished the stitching on the first Frosty Forest design by CCN. I had joined a SAL on Instagram which I figured would galvanize me into getting this project done this year. We began on March 15 and will do one design a month which should have the whole panel complete before Christmas. I’m thinking I’ll turn it into a wall hanging or a pillow design. There are buttons to be added, but I’ll save those for the finishing. I am using the threads as charted as well as the linen called for (very unusual for me to not have SOME sort of substitution….)
This right here is my son’s very first real tie. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to find a tie for a small boy? Almost impossible – this was the only one I could find in a gigantic mall after scouring all of the possible shops. Fortunately, it’s perfect. He and my husband are in England at the moment for the memorial service for my MIL. Some of her ashes will be left in a small grave in Mells, near Somerset where her parents and sister are buried. John will be delivering a eulogy at the service and having read it, I suspect there will be nary a dry eye. It’s a touching, perfectly written tribute to his mum.
My daughter – my lovely, brilliant daughter just bought her very first grown up little black dress to wear to her first semi-formal at the high school and looks so grown up and gorgeous I could barely stand it. These children – how fast they grow and change. My heart. phew….