Wow, it has been a LONG time since I threaded a needle!
I don’t know if it was a third trimester pregnancy symptom or just plain old fatigue, but my eyes were so tired at the end of the day that I couldn’t begin to focus on stitching. Let’s be honest, I just plain couldn’t keep my eyes open.
I lost my stitching mojo.
Then I got a little package from the needlepoint fairy (aka Mary Agnes at Needle Nicely).
Look at what she sent to celebrate Maddie’s birth:
It’s perfect for three reasons:
1) It inspired me to find my stitching mojo!
2) I was looking for a special first Christmas ornament for Maddie
3) The personalized/handmade gifts that we’ve received hold such a special place in our hearts and lives!
I raced to my stash to find some fibers and get started. Thank goodness for a long, nighttime nap and a 2 hour Dancing with the Stars episode! I got the letters all finished and I’ll slowly work my way through the design this week. I’m thinking of sticking with basketweave for most of it, but if you have a suggestion for the background, let me know!