Wednesday, May 16, 2007

So close to finishing...

I have worked very hard on two of my oldest WIPs this week. I have all but the backstitching on O, Starry Night. Santa looks so nice! I will be very happy to finish this one soon.

Now, the Mill Hill Gingerbread Village is not quite finished. I was really struggling with this one for a while. It seemed I would stitch for an hour and accomplish nothing. I decided to just work on the snow for one evening and get as much done as possible. What a difference. Once I finished the majority of the snow, the next house (Toy Store) stitched up pretty quickly. I still have a bit more to work on to complete the Toy Store, but it is so close. I hope to have these two completed by the end of next week.

I have the next 6 weeks off!! This is the first time I have had summer vacation since I was in high school. My new teaching position allows me to take off during the summer if I want. I will be teaching in July, two classes, but that is 6 weeks away. I am so excited. I plan to accomplish a lot. I do have 4 chapters to revise for our textbook, but I can still spend some free time stitching and scrapbooking.

Thanks to all of you wonderful stitchers out there sharing your ideas on blogs. I have so many more projects I want to do now.


BeckySC said...

Jen, both pieces are wonderful! Can't wait for the finish on OSN :)

Marie-P said...

Hi Jen ~ Your holiday pieces are beautiful! The Santa is gorgeous!
Enjoy your "summer vacation" and hope you get a lot of stitching done :D