Sunday, November 29, 2009

An Old WIP

I went searching through my kit boxes today looking for something easy to work on. I have put the tea cozy away until after the holidays because it takes more concentration than I am capable of right now. It has all of those specialty stitches and placing them is hard work. So I pulled this out and was surprised to see how little I have left to do. It is an old Ursula Michael kit. I think I began it about 7 years ago and then put it into a ziploc bag. It was obviously before I knew better not to fold a piece. Oy!

I do not know if I have ever mentioned it here, but I have a love of all things red, particularly in my kitchen. I also love things with a vintage or retro feel of the 1920's-1940's. This piece has that look for me. So now I am getting a bit excited about finishing this and getting it up on the wall. Plus it is a very easy stitch and I have so little left to do. What was I thinking back then?!

We are getting ready for our rainy season beginning here. It generally rains from December through March here on the California Central Coast. The nice thing about the rain is that it generally makes it a little bit warmer. I love the rain, as long as I am home and not driving. It is perfect stitching weather. It looks like Saturday is the first day of a week of rain at this point, so I have to make sure that I can find my rain boots before then. I will also need to get Liesl's little raincoat out, much to her chagrin.

Hope you have a great work week!


Pam said...

That is so pretty! I can't wait to see it finished. I've done that, too. Put something down, only to pick it up a while later and woner why on earth I put it down in the first place!

Anonymous said...

Red is beautiful and so is vintage. This is so pretty. The letters are just beautiful.