I am always doing something. I never sit still for long and have to be doing something even when I am watching TV. TV is so boring anyway!!
Why do I share this with my readers? Because, I don’t want to sound like I am not doing anything. My WIP is still a work-in-progress and may well be for a little while yet. I can’t stand not to have completed at least three books by this time! Sigh! I am my toughest critic about what I do and how much I complete each year. This is the first year since 2013 that I have not completed at least three books by now! I’ve got to calm down and let it go. (deep sigh) I’m working on it by doing other stuff to fill in the blank time. Of course there has been a lot going on right now outside of my work that I am dealing with on a regular basis. But I’m getting there and will get back to full speed ahead soon. Ahhh!
Here are a few more projects I completed recently in between my WIP. I’ll do another post just about my WIP.
Two Red Sox Wine Cozies
I plan on making a couple more of these little bears. They were not too much fun to put together because I got confused by the directions and did it wrong. Oh well! Story of my life! Sewing is not my specialty like crocheting. I am not as good at it but I will not give up! Sigh! I used to do a lot more sewing when I was in the 20’s and 30’s, etc. I have a beautiful sewing machine now so I have to make use of it. It sews like a dream!
What are you doing for projects this spring?
I also have a needlepoint that has been sitting dormant untouched for years. I need to get to that too but it is an enormous task which I don’t know if I can tackle. Yikes! I did one many years ago and it came out pretty good for the first attempt. It was screen printed on the canvas which made it easier to do. This new one is not and has to be transferred by my eyes.
My cousin who lives in Portugal is an expert at this craft. Her family had a business for years in Portugal and in Madeira creating and selling these needlepoint. We have several in our home from the family over the years each time my parents, grandparents and aunt went to visit them in Europe. They would come home with a new one each time. They are just gorgeous!
I will ask my cousin if she is still selling her creations even though the business is now closed. Maybe she will share some of her creations here in the future if anyone is interested in seeing them or purchasing some.
Here is the one I did that she had given me on a trip to Portugal. I loved doing it so much that I bought another one when I got home. Like I said, this new one was not screen printed but I did not know that. It is much more difficult to transfer the pattern from the paper to the canvas with your eyes.
Here are a couple we obtained from Portugal many years ago. They are all so gorgeous. Of course I didn’t do these!
I am honored to have such a talented family in my family tree. Sorry it didn’t rub off on me to do needlepoint like these. Sigh! I was happy I could do it at all!
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