It's been years since I've cross-stitched. All of these were purchased because I love them, and all have been languishing for years.
To provide some simpler productivity, I also pulled out these other three projects, also begun over ten years ago. I still love them, so I know I chose well.
I have no idea why I never got beyond the "Spring." I also have charts for the other three seasons, but clearly Spring was more inspiring.
I also love this Winter-Early Spring. The booklet and the project got separated, and I was delighted to be able to reunite them this week.
I do have countless more cross stitch projects, both started and still in their packages. I may thin out a few.
Then there was the thimble conundrum. My antique sterling silver thimble won't stay on my finger--which means my fingers used to be a lot fatter. Of course, all my non-silver thimbles are also too big.
In fact, during the years when I was hand quilting, I used a size 8 or 10 of the metal model in front of the photo. Today I purchased the leather thimble, which will work for cross stitch. I don't see much hand-piecing or hand quilting in my future. I purchased the blue one too, but it doesn't fit that well over my fingernail, even if they are shorter today due to my fresh manicure.
The birds below are being stalked by one of the stray cats my 85 year old neighbor insists on feeding. They are doing a great job of avoiding him/her, even when he perches atop the wall and pretends to be a statue. I had a hard time getting a photo of them. Their coloring is beautiful, but I have no idea what kind they are.
Today was a special, lovely day. Gray, cloudy, rainy, snowy, and a bit of sun too.
My hair is coming out by the handfuls; I may be bald by Sunday! I'm hoping some of my friends will bless me by going along to try on wigs and hats this weekend!