I met with a friend who has a needlepoint project for me to paint out on canvas for her as quickly as I can get it wrapped up, and I have another canvas to paint up for a friend so I also picked up some canvas for myself and I want to see how many times I can say canvas in a run-on sentence, so just for good measure, I got some canvas to make PeeWee a needlepoint rug for her doll house and I got her an adorable ladybug canvas made just for kids.
Here she is stitching away! She's watched me enough times to actually be pretty proficient. Especially for a little 3 and a half year old. It makes a mother proud. I think we'll have this one framed when she's all finished with it. The stitches are already going in every direction but that's fine with me, she's doing this one all by herself.
Our tree is going to be some fun and handmade from now on. I do still pick up other ornaments but it's looking like the home made variety is going to be taking over before long. Granny is always stitching up ornaments for us as well so we get some great things come the holidays. So far I have these back from the finisher:
There are 2 more out being done. And I have the three I am painting for myself so we'll have a good amount of new needlepoint ornaments hanging this year. Not to mention the felt ones I have been making. Or the sewn ones I plan on making.
It's hard work to paint stars for gift tag ornaments. When these dry we'll have them for another day to paint the other sides. Eventually I'll put an eye screw on the tops and we can use them to wrap packages up for Christmas.