making a start on christmas presents
What I really want to do is set my embroidery frame up with my next project, but I decided I should probably start on making christmas presents instead, because if I start a new big project it would be very frustrating to have to abandon it throughout December to do presents.
When I gave mum the christmas coat last year, I told her that she would be getting a crap present this year(by crap I mean little, but still handmade), and that my stepdad, Peter, would be getting the good present.
Twenty years ago, when Candace Bahouth’s Medieval needlepoint book came out, I still used to do the odd thing that wasn’t my own design, and I started on the starry night waistcoat, so now I’ve dug it out with the intention of finishing it for Peter’s present.
I’m nearly finished the second side, but the first is done and stretched.
Ugh, slightly blurry, sorry. This is actually turning out to be a good excercise for me, it’s reminding me how much more fun it is to work on my own adaptations of medieval sources, as they’re so much more challenging than someone else’s charts. Oh yes, and I remembered I get really really bored with needlepoint.
really really really bored.
Also, its a good job peter like cats, becuase Branston is making sure it has plenty of cat hair sewn into it.
BTW – if anyone in the UK can use the book, I’d be happy to post it to you once I’ve finished this waistcoat, as I’m never going to use it again, someone might as well use it if they can. Just speak up if you want it. (its a fairly tatty hardback with no dustjacket and I lost the erratum long ago)