But I will use this lack of sewing as an excuse to share with you a couple of completed projects from another little favorite activity of mine, cross stitching. This project literally took years to finish. Between kids, work, etc. the only time I really worked on this was when traveling. The miles this project has seen....vacations, business trips, car rides. The density of the stitching and very frequent floss changes made for slow going. I debated not finishing it but one day I realized I was beyond the mid-point to completion. The only photos I have are under glass as I had it framed immediately after that last X was crossed! Sorry guys, love ya but not taking it out from under the glass.
It really is lovely (including metallic thread in the windows and doors for reflection a la Thomas Kinkade).
And then this wedding sampler on linen as a shower gift for my son and his future wife (also under glass and framed):
This was so much fun to work on and confirmed beyond any doubt that my eyesight is not getting any better!
After these two mega projects, my cross stitching has been limited to small Christmas ornaments and simple patterns. Almost ready for another challenge...
Hope everyone in the Northern Hemisphere is enjoying this longest day of the year. It is a beauty here in New England! Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts!