About a year ago…..


This was one of my first cross stitch pieces I stitched when I picked up cross stitch again, thanks to my ever enabler friend Judy – and I do mean thank you because I have enjoyed immensely everything I have stitched (well perhaps there have been moments of not so much enjoyment with the First Thanksgiving chart but I shall persevere) when Judy led me down that rabbit hole.

As I went to find a piece to work on framing today, since this one has been waiting the longest, I decided it was time to finish it up.   (It really is centered in the frame – I counted out those threads on either side but I had the camera at an angle.)  I don’t know why it took me so long to frame because it took no time at all.

As I was framing it I remembered this fabric well – and it was so stiff it might have actually driven me back away from cross stitching but I knew there were other, softer fabrics out there (even if they were a challenge to find at the time).   I just need to get a hanger put in the back — actually, none of the many things I’ve stitched to date are actually hanging on the walls yet and pretty much all need hangers added.  I plan to fix that in the new year.  I was planning to replace some furniture and then determine placement after that.  One of these days I will actually get a new piece of furniture but I’ve been waiting for 2 years now to do that.  I hate furniture shopping, and with the pandemic most definitely didn’t want to be wandering into a store.   I’ve decided what’s a few little holes in the wall – I can always move them if I need to at some future point, it’s time I started enjoying them.    There are some displayed on book shelves and ledges but those are mostly smaller, seasonal pieces.

Now to decide what I want to stitch on next – Up on the Housetop or something else.  I’ve got dinner in the oven and it’s smelling fantastic.  I didn’t have what I had planned for my Christmas dinner yesterday – I didn’t take it out of the freezer soon enough and got sidetracked with other things so today I will be having the pork roast with roasted potatoes, onions and carrots, some cranberry sauce, and may be some fresh green beans.  It’s starting to smell good already.

7 comments on “About a year ago…..

  1. It smells delicious. We had leftovers today. I love that design. What’s the info on it please? I might have to find a rabbit hole down here. Oh wait….I’m already in one. 🙂

  2. I use 3M hangars for most of my hanging stuff – they work very well and can be moved/replaced easily with no holes to patch.

    • I want to be sure my lovely frames, and some of them are heavier than others, don’t come crashing down off the wall due to the texture on the walls so I will use nails.

  3. I’m sure your dinner was very yummy! Your Snow Sampler is beautiful! I really like the white stitching! Enjoy your day! 🧵🪡☃️

  4. That is really cute!! I am currently using a really stiff fabric on one of my stitches and it’s driving me crazy but by the time I’m done I figure it will soften up. It was something I bought when I went down the rabbit hole too. Because of you, I know some great places to buy 18ct!

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