I've actually done it, I've pulled out a WIP from my list on the side bar of my blog - I pulled out my niece's wedding piece that I didn't get done in August, in time for the reception. I was thinking I would try and get it done for Christmas, as I have the frame and everything, but I'm seriously having some doubts.
My hands are still not 100% and I am trying to take it easy and not stitch too much - I've only started stitching a bit again since the long weekend, but I don't think finishing this will be a possiblity. At least not for Christmas. I guess I'll work on it slowly and finish it in time for their 1st wedding anniversary. I do also have some small obligation stitching that I will need to get done before Christmas, but the stuff for it hasn't arrived yet, so I can't do anything on that until it does arrive! Till then I guess a few stitches here and there in the wedding dress and relaxing my hands are in order... I'll post a newer progress picture later when there is actually something to see!
I am looking into getting myself a stand for my cross stitch, so that I won't have to hold my q-snaps in hand - as that is what is causing the problems, but I just can't decide... I'm down to two, and they are fairly similar, but still would love some advice if anyone has some on them. The two I'm looking at are: Ergo by Artisan Designs and the StitchMate by the Cozy Cottage - I am sort of leaning towards the StitchMate, but we'll see... still lots to think about and look into regarding both! They are quite the investment so I don't want to make the wrong decision... So if anyone has any advice, recomendations, pros or cons about either one or even about a different stand that I haven't even thought of, I would love to hear from you...
I also broke down (yeah right, like you really had to twist my rubber arm) and did a little stash shopping for myself - my late birthday gift,(one of my exeptions for the 50 project challenge)...I was a good girl though, as if you look at my mile long wish list at webshots, I didn't do too much damage! I ordered from Stitching Bits and Bobs and got the following:
- The Cat's Whiskers - Red Dessert Scissor Pocket (2006 limited edtion) - I've been eyeing it for a while now...
- The Cat's Whiskers - Feed My Soul Stitches (needle book)
- Kustom Krafts - Freedom for All - normally I'm not into horse patterns, but something about this one grabbed me... and last but not least
- Hillside Samplings - Alphabet Needle book
So overall I didn't do too bad. I got what I wanted, but still didn't blow the budget! Now to be patient and see when it will arrive, maybe in time for Christmas, and then I can just put it under the tree for myself! LOL!!
On to other news, the new Harry Potter trailer is up, and it looks good! Yes, I admit it I'm a huge Harry Potter fan, I've read all 6 books numerous times, as well as the first 4 in Hungarian! I gave my Hungarian ones away to my nieces in Hungary, but I will get myself the entire collection again to go with my English ones...If you haven't read them yet, I highly recommend them, they are a fun read. I also have all the movies, and have watched them more than once as well... I am really looking forward to the newest movie which is due out next July 13. We don't go to the movies (big screen) all that often, but this is one we will definitey go and see....(at least once)