Sunday, April 22, 2012

My Mojo Has Returned From Vacation

There was a pitiful amount of stitching to show you last week. This week I've done a little better. I had hoped to show you a completed S pear but I didn't quite make it.

I'm excited to show you the border at the right end of the canvas some 40" and 6 months since I started. All that needs to be done on the S is to finish the beading on the letter as well as the stem and the leaf. And, then, the push to finish the background begins. I won't bore you with weekly progress pictures of the background but will instead be starting a new, yet-to-be-determined project. Maybe when you least expect it, I'll have a totally completed Christmas banner to show you.

The highlight of my upcoming week is the trip to In Stitches in Atlanta on Friday and Saturday for Robin King's class. I am really looking forward to learning new techniques on the Sunflower and Berries canvas.

Andrew and Anna made it to Augusta this weekend so we finally celebrated their birthdays and Easter a few weeks late. The weekend always goes so quickly and now they are already back on the road to Jacksonville. We had a nice family dinner last night (beef tenderloin, mac & cheese, asparagus, and chocolate cake) followed by a marathon viewing of Swamp People on The History Channel - what can I say? We are easily entertained!

Time to get back to some stitching. I still have work to do today in preparation for the coming week so I'll treat myself to some time with the banner before I get back to work.

Hope you have a great week ahead!


  1. I can not wait until mine is finished. I am going to forge ahead this week and really work on my I and S before my next letters show up. Traveling through me off and I also need to get back on track. Beautiful job!


  2. Hi Melinda,
    The S and right side of the border looks great. Glad you had a wonderful visit with Andrew and Anna.
    Cannot wait to hear about your class with Robin. Have a great week and wonderful trip.

  3. So happy to hear the kids finally got to visit. AND that your stitching mojo is back. Sometimes you just get the stitching blahs. Not often, thank goodness. Enjoy your visit with Robin and report back ASAP.


  4. I love your stitching. Mine has slowed too but will get back to it. I have a deadline to finish for my daughters wedding in October. Happy Stitching.