I'm too old for this!
Or at the very least, the mind is willing,
but oh the body is weak.
Crawling about on the living room floor for an
entire afternoon pinning hexies onto a king-sized
bedsheet is not something for the faint of heart
as my aching knees, hips and thighs will attest!
And to add more angst to the equation I cannot
manage to get a decent picture to show you what I did!
However, this is the best I can do...
There will be more hexies created to add to this
which will mean more crawling about.
On the MUCH brighter side, the mailman earned his stripes and brought this yesterday. I was lucky enough to win one of Kim's most amazing creations and it came all the way to Canada from Australia. This is what I saw when I removed the outer wrapper....
Even the box and the wrapping was beautiful!
But the main event was inside! When I carefully undid the packaging I was rewarded with this ....
The prettiest Christmas stocking I have ever seen!
The sheer amount of detail in this is incredible and it most definitely will not only enjoy being on view during the Christmas season but all year round.
Thank you Kim - you're such a good friend and I will treasure this, and our friendship, ever more!
This week I managed to find a few more items for the 'Making Space' challenge that Becki is spearheading on her blog.
Let's see - there's a computer 'thingie' that's supposed to back up everything (but doesn't work any more); a hood from a coat I no longer own that was unearthed in the hall closet; 3 Christmas gift bags and 3 rolls of Christmas wrap. Oh, and 2 packages of Christmas cards. Before you say it, I know I could technically hold onto the wrap and the cards for next year but I know myself well enough to know I would put them away and forget I had them and buy more. Might as well bless someone else!
That's ten items, bringing my total up to 37.
- THESE are so cute - and the pattern comes in several different sizes.
- I thought THIS was rather a wonderful tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Something to make for all the strong women in your life perhaps? And HERE is a crochet version that could easily be adapted.
- Have a scroll through the amazing work by THIS artist.
- THIS is a really sweet pillow design.
- There are some really cute free knitting patterns HERE.
The quote of the day..."Just because it's hard doesn't mean it's impossible"
That is very hard to get down on the floor and pin those hexies in place--the getting up is not so easy either I can attest to that;000...I think it will really look pretty though...ReplyDelete
Hugs from afar julierose
The getting down is easy - it's the getting up and the aftereffects that are not so fun.Delete
Oh, but all that crawling around on the floor was well worth it, as your hexies are looking amazing. I love the arrangement you have thus far imagined. As for your little boot, you are so very welcome, my lovely friend. XxReplyDelete
My body has yet to decide all that crawling about was worth it, but it's getting there. I'm thinking of the best place to display your stocking....after all, I don't want Santa to miss it!Delete
I have four tables in my sewing studio on which we now pin and baste quilts. But when we downsize, it’s going to be a problem. I figure at that point I’ll either have to stick to lap sized quilts or pay someone to baste and quilt any that are bigger. Those RBG ornaments are way too cute!!ReplyDelete
Alas no room for tables (singular OR plural) in our apartment. Even the living room floor isn't big enough to lay it all out at once. Why did I have to want to be an overachiever?!!Delete
There are a lot of hexies already on the fabric and looking good. There are days when we wish we were much younger and more agile. ...if only wishes came true.. Love the stocking you received.ReplyDelete
Some interesting and fabulous links like booties and quilts and all between.
There are uncomfortable blank spaces still left on the quilt so I need to fill them with something - probably some smaller hexies. We'll see!Delete
Well all that crawling about on the floor was most definitely worth it, the cover looks fabulous Mary Anne. What a lucky girl you have been too, winning that most gorgeous stocking.... the wrapping is so beautiful I may never have opened it myself!! Christine xxReplyDelete
You're so right - I almost hated to open that beautiful wrapping. I knew what was inside was pretty special so I forced myself, but not before taking a photo.Delete
ah yes.......well I have NO problem getting down on the floor......getting up? Well that's another thing entirely! I love the beautiful Christmas Stocking. What a lovely gift from your friend....I think your "over-achieving" will make that hexie project awesome!ReplyDelete
Oh yes, getting down is easy but getting up is most definitely a different matter entirely...to say nothing about the aches and pains in the days to follow!Delete
The stocking is indeed beautiful and I am so blessed to have been given the care (and admiration!) of it.
Kim creates amazing things and I'm so lucky to be able to see one of her creations for myself. Thank you for the comment!Delete
Oh, I'm groaning just thinking about you (well, actually thinking of me) crawling around on the floor - pinning anything to anything else. My back and knees don't take to kindly to that kind of thing anymore. You will be rewarded with a beautiful creation when it's finished, though.ReplyDelete
That Christmas stocking is beautiful and, at the same time whimsical. I'm in awe, not only of the talent that made it, but the fun personality that must be behind something like that. What a nice gift.
I'm in awe of Kim's talent too! And you are so right in thinking that she has a fun personality...one of those people I so much wish I could spend 'real' time with. Methinks we'd be up to no good! She was the inspiration behind the hexie project I'm doing.Delete
That's a wonderful gift. Yes, I can see you'll treasure itReplyDelete
You need a design wall! I'm betting there isn't a solid wall big enough. Hm. It's hard work crawling around on the floor, however great the results.
A design wall in this small place is but a dream. My design wall has to be the floor, creaky bones and all. Good thing I don't do large projects very often!Delete
Hurrah! I follow Kim's blog and am so glad to also be following you - the winner of one of her fabulous stockings. Congrats!ReplyDelete
Welcome LJ! It's lovely that you want to come and visit with me awhile. And yes, I'm over the moon about my wonderful stocking!Delete
Cudos to you for being able to spend an afternoon crawling around on the floor! I would have had to stop putting quilts together around 2005 if I didn't have a work table. The Christmas stocking took my breath. Incredible!ReplyDelete
I wish I had room here for a table large enough to work on but I don't often do projects large enough to require the use of the floor.Delete
And yes, isn't that stocking amazing?!!!
Love your new Landscape Banner!! You are amazing at defeating clutter. Congratulations on your winning Kim’s gorgeous Victorian Stocking.ReplyDelete