Sunday, October 2, 2022

Down a rabbit hole and back

 I haven't been posting about it, but I went down a rabbit hole and have been working on a cross-stitched gift for my neighbor who became a grandma about a month before I did. She is a big fan of Mary Poppins so I trolled the internet for a chart that I could use. I came across this simple pattern. I altered the saying to meet my needs and changed the hat slightly as I didn't think it looked enough like Mary Poppins' black hat. 

On Tuesday I finished the stitching, bought the frame and presented it to my neighbor.

Since I was working on this while trying to also work on the baby announcement I didn't make a lot of progress on the latter. I did finally finish the raccoon and the branch to its right. 

I am now working on the owl in the middle. I have part of the tail started.

I am hoping I can finish this in the next week and then bring it to the framer.

On Wednesday Hubby and I went on our usual walk in the local preserve. It had rained on Tuesday, but the lake was still very low. The geese were mostly walking rather than swimming.

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. I think I will pour a cup of tea...or coffee... and enjoy some of the posts. 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love your stitching for your friend and the baby one for your family is really cute, love it hugs June .

  2. What lovely slow stitching, Cathie. Both will be treasured I'm sure. Looking forward to seeing the owl, my favourite birds.

  3. The birth announcement gets cuter every week! You could make yourself one of those grandma pictures too! Gail at the cozy quilter

  4. Hi Cathie: What a sweet gift, I love the hat and saying.
    Any progress on the Sampler is better then none.
    It looks like a beautiful place for a walk.

    Have a great week


  5. What a beautiful gift the wording looks perfect it will be treasured I'm sure, that looks like a lovely place to walk.

  6. I love your neighbor’s gifted cross stitch!
    I also love your progress on Natalie’s birth announcement!
    Have a blessed week!

  7. You are so nice to be making that for your neighbor, she's going to love it. Don't you wish you had many hands and endless waking hours to do all the crafting!!

  8. I somehow missed your post yesterday, Cathie! The Mary Poppins stitching for your friend is so cute. I bet she was very surprised when you brought it to her!

  9. What a lovely gift for your neighbour. The raccoon is very cute. So nice to see pictures of the lovely place you go for walks.


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