Saturday, May 31, 2008

Two to go

First of all I want to say a big thank you to everyone who left comments and well wishes on my last post, it means a lot to know I have so much support from the cyber community to aid in my recovery. Each day I feel a little stronger and am accomplishing more things so I know it won't be long before I'm up to speed again.

I'm still marching on with the cross stitch and am determined to finish it this week. I think it was Liz who asked how many kitties left, well after the last post there was three, but I'm pleased to say since then another has been born so it's now down to two.

If you have been reading my blog since the beginning of this project you might remember the reason for my renewed interest in cross stitch. After my Mum sadly passed away I inherited these two boxes full of half completed cross stitch pieces I decided at the time that I would set about trying to finish them for her, but when it came to it I just couldn't bring myself to pick one up. When I came across my own cross stitch UFO I decided that would be the perfect warm up, giving me sometime to get used to the idea of and work up to the task of picking up those pieces that Mum had already worked on.

This morning I grabbed one of the boxes from the shelf and have picked out one of her kits to finish. Although I won't be starting it until the kitties are done I thought I'd share a preview. Just in the one box I heaved down there are more than 10 unfinished pieces all in various stages of completion, so I've gone for the one that is furthest along the road to being finished. This is what I will be working on next.


Quilt Pixie said...

what will you do with the completed Xstitches? Are there many in the family that you could plan on them as gifts at Christmas?

Helen in the UK said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend, albeit slowly. The kitties are looking great ... and only 2 more to go - woo hoo!!!
Your next challenge is stunning - well worth a little time to finish it up :)

Violet said...

The kitties are so cute!! :-) And that is wonderful that you are going to finish your Mums Cross Stitch kits.