I haven't stitched a single stitch since my mother died earlier this year. It seems I just lost my stitching bug completely.
A week ago my next door neighbour from accross the street asked me if I wanted to help her out a bit.
As it's almost Christmas, her daughter had asked her to make some towels decorated with aïda band for her little girl.
I almost paniced when I heard my neighbour ask me for help... I didn't feel like stitching and even if I started I wasn't sure I was going to be able to finish it in time.
But I was willing to give it a try.
My neighbour helps me out to feed my cats when I'm away, so I couldn't see me say "no" in the first place.
She gave me all the supplies I needed and she had already made a grid with her granddaughter's name.
She had cross stitched the name on the first towel and I said I would take over and stitch the rest, 1 more towel and 2 face cloths.
Her granddaughter had wanted horses on the aïda bands too, but we just couldn't find any that were small enough to fit.
I have quite a number of books and leaflets and I was lucky enough to stumble upon some horseshoes that looked nice,that would fit and that my neighbour liked as well.
So I stitched and stitched and stitched and.... IT'S FINISHED!!! My neighbour stitched the bands on the towels and just came over to show me the results. Must say it looks swell and my neighbour is happy as well. You can see a picture I took, there's just one face cloth missing, she had forgotten to bring it along, but you see what it looks like!
And guess what.... all of this has made my stitching bug come alive again and I'm going to quit writing now because...
Take care and see you all later!!!