This week I am taking care of my sister and brother-in-law's two dogs , which means I have five dogs at home , which means 105 kg in weight , which means double the amount of walks every day , which means less rest for me , which means less stitching time , which means a very exhausted ME !
In my mind I am just dying to sit down and stitch , but there is just not enough time in the day nor enough energy in my body to do much more than looking after these five dogs .
|My family's lovely pack of dogs!|
I have managed a few stitches here and there in between dog walks .
Here is my Christmas Fairy :
I have completed the red sash on the dress and stitched some more on the skirt , but progress is fustratingly slow right now .
I have also managed to stitch some more letters for my up-coming christmas gifts. These are designed by Maria Diaz and can be found in Cross Stitch Crazy magazine (issue 156).
This ABC is causing my some headache , since the robins are placed so randomly around each letter . I wasn't sure weather I should line up the actual letters exactly along the same line , or weather I should just match them up according to each chart size . . . ? In the end I decided to place them according to the exact chart measurement since that required less aida fabric , but I am not sure how it will look finished when the letters themselves are not exactly lined up . . . I just have to hope that it'll look so charming in the end that the recipient won't care either way : )
Here is another cute bird-themed letter as well :
I have found some good charts to use in my cross stitching magazines so now I just need the time and energy - and some additional threads I have to order - in order to create some Christmas gifts : )