Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Working on my ABCs

I started a project this weekend and I thought I'd show you what I've done so far. I'm still in my "use what you have" mood, and I've got several kits that have been just gathering dust. This one was given to me by a dear friend that lives in the U.K. We've never met (in person), but she's one of my closest and dearest friends. We worked for the same company until she left work to have a baby. We've been chatting on the phone, emailing and sending each other surprise packages for the last 4-5 years...and we've never met (I can't emphasize this enough). She's the one I tell my troubles to and the first one (after my hubby) that I tell all my happy news to as well. Our biggest fantasy is to one day actually meet, without husbands and kids, just because we know we will talk, craft and shop until we are blue in the face and we don't want to feel guilty about ignoring them. It will happen. Once I set a goal, I always achieve it. I'm very patient and methodical (it's a good methodical, not a "psycho" methodical!) when it comes to getting what I want (it's the whole affirmation attitude that I walk around with!). Okay, I could talk about her all day...onto what this post is all about!

And of course, the back.

It's really a great stitch and I'm amazed at how quickly I'm getting through it. I started this Saturday afternoon and after working on it last night, I then took these pictures.


Anonymous said...

Very pretty. I'm working on crochet gifts for my family right now, but seeing all your cross-stitch is making me want to pick up some of my unfinished cross-stitch projects. :)

VerHoef 5js said...

Heidi that is so cute..keep up the good work, can't wait to see you soon..do you need any help

Chrizette said...

Wow, the back is so neat! I shudder if I think of the back of my projects - I will never share a photo of them!

Deanne J said...

Very pretty. I hope you do get to meet someday.

viki1330 said...

It's very beautiful:) I'm in heaven:)