With Baker Beach completed, I am currently working on my Advent Calendar and the Granny Rose Square afghan, but the other day I really wanted to cross-stitch. I didn't want to start something new so I returned to October Morning.
I added the coral colored roof that you can see. This is a stamped cross-stitch that mom started many years ago, but didn't enjoy working on. I started working on it a few years ago, but I prefer counted cross-stitch. I think I need new needles as it is very difficult to get the needle with three strands of floss through the fairly dense fabric. My hands were aching after just adding those 50+ stitches, but I did get to work on some cross-stitch and that made me happy.
Do you see that butterfly needle-minder at the top? I am very proud to have made that myself. It was a pin that my son had bought for me when he was in elementary school at one of the school's Mother's Day sales. Although I have several, I rarely wear pins any more, so I cut the pin off of the back and glued on a heavy duty magnet from ACMoore. Now I can use it all the time and remember when he gave it to me. It works like a charm!
Now to update the other projects. I have added two more pieces to the Advent Calendar.
The tree on the left is growing nicely and I am hoping to finish it this week as the University that I work for is on Spring Break and my afternoons will be free. I still have to go to my day job.
At night while watching TV, I am adding squares to my Granny Rose Afghan.
I have 6 of 12 rows completed and I am partway done adding the seventh on the left. Of course once the rows are all added I still have to connect the columns, but that should work up fairly quickly. I think it is looking pretty nice.
I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching.
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