Kayla and Jasper were at my house for a visit over the weekend. It had been a bit since I’d seen Jasper. Remember I couldn’t see the kids while I was having my Radioactive Iodine treatment? Well it was all that time since I’ve seen him… and before then as the kids didn’t want me to even get a cold so stayed away in December, then in February, Jasper and Kayla got Covid again.
Finally, I was clear to see him and what a treat!!
Sadly I was so busy visiting that I forgot to take many pictures. Being Jasper hadn’t seen me for a bit, he wasn’t all over me. That’s totally okay. I think I’m the grandma that will be known for having all the cousins anyway.
Speaking of cousins, Carver and Gannon came over so they could get some Jasper time. It was so nice. Jasper just got old enough that he can play with them now and it’s fun to watch.
On Saturday after Jasper went to sleep, Kayla pulled out her cross-stitch and asked if today was the day we are going to start. Remember I told you that Kayla caught the cross-stitch bug…did she ever. BIG TIME!
The piece she wanted to stitch is Consider the Lillies by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery. I had everything here to start too so we decided to start. This is a really big chart. The biggest I’ve ever attempted.
Kayla hasn’t stitched on linen for the most part but she went right to 40 count…she wanted it to look like the things I stitch and that’s the count I use. She is a real trooper. I love her attitude.
I needed to get my floss together. I had it all…just not in bags as like and not of a ring.
Here I am working on that…
Kayla was lucky in that I have many of the gadgets one can try. Here she’s using my hoop…and my 4.0 reading glasses. You can find a hoop HERE and the reading glasses HERE.
I was pleasantly surprised that she is really loving cross-stitch!! She said she wants to go to the retreat this summer. WHOOT-WHOOT!! I have a convert.
While Jasper was napping, I got my floss sorted and stitched this far. I can tell the border isn’t going to be my favorite. I just need to get in a rhythm with it and I’m sure it will get better.
We ordered pizza for super and Kayla was kind enough to go get it. Jasper wasn’t thrilled she was gone but before long I had him playing peek-a-boo and it was all better.
A few tractors sweetened him up too. He loves tractors and construction toys. Happily, I have both.
He is a cute little ham-ball.
We had a lot of fun!
Jasper didn’t sleep the best overnight. I think it was a strange house situation.
Kayla and I stitched in the morning in between other things.
Jasper ended up falling asleep on her lap white she was stitching. Silly boy.
This is how far Kayla got!! Isn’t it cute? She decided to put some basting stitches in to give her a little grid to work from. Some stitchers do that…I haven’t.
They ended up leaving at lunchtime. Me, I sat back down in the chair and stitched a bit longer. I ended up this far along.
I can already see that this will be like my floral motif sampler…addicting!!
Each little motif that gets stitched feels like a little victory. I just love it.
If anyone wants to stitch along with us, jump right in. I don’t think Kayla or I will be fast stitchers. Me, I have other projects going to and Kayla works plus has Jasper so she likely won’t be stitching too fast either. Kayla called The Stitchery Nook and they put her kit together. I’m sure they’d put one together for you too!
I had a great time with Kayla and Jasper…it was fun when Kalissa’s family and Karl came for big family supper on Saturday night. I’m a little frustrated with myself that I forgot to take pictures. It’s so good to be getting back in the swing of things and more in the family mode.