How to begin the New Year of stitching? Well how about a little needlepoint motivation? I finished my first project as the midnight hour had just passed and 2013 had arrived! Thinking in terms of the reward I will give myself if I am able to relieve my stash list of some of its members. Undoubtably, the reward will be new additions to the list. (Yes, I see the irony in this!).
Associated Talents provided me the realization of this cliché with one of the Easter carrot canvasses. I love the way Pam finishes these for us at Needle House....and truth be told, it was the finishing that made me want to stitch a couple of these. Here is my first project for 2013:
Also, completed today is one of the Raymond Crawford Owls that I am stitching. I started it in late December and just added some finishing touches tonight. As a matter of fact, after this photo, I added his feather "whiskers", but I did not take another photograph because I have put some temporary stitches in to train the feathers to extend in the direction that I desire. So, I will add a refreshed photo of him in a week or so, when his whiskers come out of "traction"!
These two items put me on the track for a successful Needlepoint Year! Cheers!