Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The First Finish Of My Convalescence

Thank you all so much for the comments on my last post!!! With all of you wishing me a speedy recovery, it should be no time before I am back on my feet again (pun intended).

I had planned to make tons of "stuff" while recuperating from my surgery but so far, I've been too busy reading and playing Farm Town on Facebook to get many projects done. But I did make a cross stitch ornament a few days ago.

There's a monthly pinkeep SAL at Les grilles de Maryse [link via LaGattaC]. I doubt I'll be stitching them all (then again, I do have time and I think they're pretty) but I wanted to do the the June design because it has cherries. As you can see, I didn't finish it as a pinkeep. It has red felt on the back because it was handy and I didn't feel like searching for some fabric to use instead. I used all the suggested floss colors and stitched it on 18 ct Fiddler's (or Fiddler's Lite -- I forget which one I've been using and who knows where the label is at this point). My mom's already claimed my ornament even though I didn't get the loop smack in the center. (Let's blame it on the Vicodin, even though I haven't actually needed to take any.)



Go here to see the pinkeep charts for January through June. And, check out the January 14th post where Maryse shows how to make a pinkeep. The directions are in French but I think you can figure it out. I might try making one with the January chart.

Thanks again for the get well soon wishes!!

9 comments:

Miss 376 said...

What a beautiful ornament. Enjoy the rest of your convalesence

marybt said...

Shoot. I was hoping to lay claim to it! That's so cute.

BTW, I thought your surgery was going to be in July. Now I feel bad for threatening you with spoonulas. Can you ever forgive me?

barncat said...

I haven't done cross stitch in years, but this is so cute! I might have to take it up again.

Hope you continue to heal well!

SarahGaunt said...

Your work is brilliant I love the cushion on your blog header. So sweet.

Threeundertwo said...

Love the cherries. This is a great ornament.

Loralynn said...

This is really lovely! Your stitches are so neat and pretty! Great job, Patty!

Diane said...

Super good job! Love those matching birdies :)

Busym1 said...

That is soooo pretty! I love it! I also used to do tons of cross stitch and have recently thought I may take it up again! I'm glad you are posting again! Take care, and hope yuor recovering nicely! hugs, michelle

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Patty, I do hope your surgury is a success! Your work is really beautiful! Twyla