Wow…has it ever been long between posts! Can you believe I haven’t stitched at all? Well, not until this past weekend. I finally picked up my project after my daughter picked hers up once again.
Lots has happened during the time I was gone. A close family member was diagnosed with colon cancer. There were a lot of appointments to get to and a successful surgery (with a brief scare of respiratory failure immediately following the surgery). Also, I had to put my cat down one week ago due to aggressive mouth cancer. I was devestated. She was our family pet for 13 years, and I still find myself crying when I look at her picture. I miss her so much. What is it with cancer and my family? It seems like we’re being targeted. My brother passed away in 1991 due to a brain tumour. 😦
On the bright side, I have been watching some cross-stitch videos on YouTube and I’ve picked up the stitching bug again. Yay! I’ve had minimal progress since my last post. I did manage to finish up the last of the stitching on this project, however. I’ve started the beading, and so far, it’s going rather smoothly. It’s like I was never away.
Here’s my finished stitched project minus the beading and a couple of stitching just above each hand.
I don’t normally take progress pictures during the beading stage, so there probably won’t be another update until the project is complete.
I’m already looking forward to getting a start on a new project. I just don’t know which one it will be. I will also be stitching some small Christmas ornament type designs for a friend to sell at a church fair closer to Christmas.