I’ve pulled out some of my cross stitch again. Right now with childcare I have a part time girl here who sleeps much better if I stay in the living room with her. That VERY much limits what I can do over nap time. I’m bound and determined to be a little bit productive so I pulled out my cross stitch for times when I need to sit with her. I don’t need to sit with her everyday, just on days when she wakes up too soon. So on those days, I’ve grabbed my cross stitch, sat in my chair and worked…and then she’s fallen back to sleep. It works wonderfully.
This is what I’ve been doing working on….
I stitched these last year over the winter. With the suggestion of a blog reader, I had Hubby cut some thrift store frames down to size. The frames had been done and the stitching had been done but the lacing, not done. So I laced them….
I’ve not done this a lot before so was a little nervous. In the end I felt really good about it.
I didn’t want the ugly back to be seen so I picked up a roll of brown paper at Wal-Mart. I cut them to the backing size.
Now they are all nice and pretty and these two are ready to hang…See?
These are all Lizzie Kate designs. I have several of them. These two are entirely finished. I have two more that I hope to finish over the next couple weeks as time allows. Then I’ll need to start stitching again. My goal is to have a wall of Lizzie Kate designs in my bathroom. As I’m starting to finish them I am starting to get nervous about hanging them. I hate hanging things. Hubby will start in on the “we have to pound a nail into a stud” theory and then I’m crabby as it is not centered then. I’ll want things to hang even and no matter what I do, they aren’t even. It never turns out how I envisioned whenever we hang things. UGH.
We’ll see…maybe this time it will all work out. For now, I’m going to try to concentrate on the stitching and framing.