Monday, January 9, 2012

Kitten Reflections

I am love, love, loving my new "day of rest" each weekend!  My plan is to turn off everything from 6 pm Saturday to 6 pm Sunday and just do quiet activities like hand work along with some meditation.  By Friday last week I was already looking forward to it!  I am now wondering about adding a half day on Wednesday - I will think about that!

With this weekend's hand sewing I was finally able to finish this cross stitch kit from Dimensions Gold Petites, Kitten Reflections:

Kitten Reflections

This was intended to be a quick, two month project, but instead it took me five full months.  Although it is only 5" x 7", it is 18 count aida and there is a lot of stitching.  It's true that I was distracted by the yoyos, but also, I think I have had my fill of cross stitch for a while.  For the past year and a half I have been cross stitching almost continuously, but now I really want to be quilting.

I promised myself that I would take a break from cross stitch for a while after I finished the kittens. Just this week, though, I decided to take down some old bookshelves, and it occured to me that my lighthouse cross stitches would look great on that wall.  The catch is that only one is done:

Cliffside Beacon
The lighthouses are also Dimensions Gold Petites, and this one did go faster than the kittens, but I am still not sure if I want to commit to them now.  There would be two more.  It used to be that when I finished a cross stitch project I would have the next one on the frame within an hour, but for now I am going to take a breather.  It may be a while before I get rid of those shelves any way!

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