A mini finish

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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….)

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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….

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4 Responses to A mini finish

  1. Gracie says:

    Your admirable mini finish will be a lovely reminder of this important time in your life: the memorial trip for your MIL, finding a perfect little boy tie, and the first grown up little black dress for your daughter… a swirl of feelings grounded in love. Thanks for posting. xx

  2. John Hauffe says:

    He looked very handsome in his tie today!

  3. Adrienne says:

    Definitely need pics of him in a tie!! It’ll be the epitome of adorableness!

  4. fawn says:

    Awww. Little boys in ties are so adorable.
    They do grow so fast, right? A school semiformal is serious stuff!!!
    I love the colors on your project.

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