It is on January 6th and I have already veered off my carefully planned path to organization. When I was moving some bags around filled with goodies, I stumbled across my needlepoint bag. It is one of my resolutions to finish all my ongoing projects but first I have to finish a stocking and it might take me all Spring and Summer. But there are a couple of tiny ornaments that wouldn't take long to finish..and then they can add to my pile of done stitching but not finished ornaments.
As I was looking through my canvases, this one kept popping out at me, I quickly stitched the crab sparkly pink and then couldn't help myself and started on the stripes. They were painted aqua but I switched them to lime green.
After finishing the stripes, I couldn't decide what to do next..keep it pink and green or try to fancy it up a little...
I decided to add red and pink stripes to make it more Christmasy.
In the midst of working on the crab, I pulled out the gators and finished that one too.
I was loving the Christmas colors on this little ornament..
Last night, I almost finished it..just need to add a pink sparkly border. If I make them simple like this, my Mom can make them into ornaments like tiny pillows with a ribbon on top to hang it on the tree.
There is a blue Tiffany box in my apartment filled with all of my needlepoint finished ornaments that I keep separate from the others "just in cast" there is a fire, God forbid, and I can grab it. Now, I have hidden it from myself and I am about to take my tree down. This has kicked up the organizing a notch and tomorrow, I am determined to find it. I mean, when does it end???