Tuesday, December 23, 2008

12+ years of cross-stitching

In 1996 I graduated from college and prepared to move to Ohio for grad school. I told my mother that I'd like to give counted cross stitch a try. So she went out and bought me a pattern, some floss, and even prepared the aida (sp?) cloth for me so I could make 12 little decorative thingys for her. Earlier this week I finished them. Here are the final four, October through January. I included a shot of the "wrong" side, as that's where Kathy looks first. Ah, completion...

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Mary-Claire's new hat

Mary-Claire and I recently worked out an exchange where she helped me with a Christmas present and she got a hat. She wanted one with ear flaps, so I logged onto Ravelry to search for a pattern I am not too excited about how this hat looks, but I love how warm it is. I made the large, because it comes down far on the back of the neck. I learned a new crochet stitch for the border.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


This is the extent of my craftiness these days...
With lots of help from Mom we had
A Pink Fairy Princess and Dorothy...
The dog wasn't my work... She's a friend.