After reading Anne Stradal's blog http://www.thecapestitcher.blogspot.com yesterday where she is finishing the stitching on an Amanda Lawford santa canvas, I resolved to resurrect the last two canvases from Susan Roberts' 5" Christmas tree. These photographs show where I left off. As you can see, I really don't have much to do. I stopped because I had run out of one of the fibers. Please think fast stitching thoughts for me tonight as I stitch on these while watching Boo Weekley play in an Australian golf tournament. He's starting the final round one stroke behind the leaders. One piece of trivia: I gather Australians eat a lot of meat (mutton?) pies. In his first two weeks "down under" Boo reportedly consumed over 20 of them. He's now on a non-pie diet!! Of course, this is quite a contrast to how I spent my day--I was at my local movie theater watching the HD Metropolitan Opera simulcast of Wagner's The Mastersinger of Nuremberg. Six hours. Doubt that I would do it again. The voices are always magnificent, but obviously no one thought to edit Wagner. There were definitely some draggy moments!!
I really want to knock out these two canvases because I just got an email from Don of Associated Talents that a monogram canvas is ready. That will jump the stitching queue for my home stitching.
My shop stitching currently is attaching a pocket to a tote bag (I'll post a photo when finished) and stitching a 1st Christmas ornament for a customer whose 17-year-old granddaughter had her ornament eaten last week. She won't have the replacement this Christmas, but will have it for next year.