How about a little joy to start my first embroidery post of the new year? Last week I finished the flower vine on the left side, stitched the red JOY and that triangle thingy next to it. I've been doing the "one thread" thing I heard about on FlossTube. You tell yourself you are only going to put one thread of floss on a day and before you know you've been sitting there for an hour and gone through many threads.
I did the same thing with the bottom llama. I was only going to put one thread of the brown on and the next thing I knew the llama was done.
I haven't had to do that with the Patchwork Hiver because it's too close to being finished and I don't want to finish it. I want to spend some time with it next Christmas like it was an old friend because that's just how I think about these things. When I finish the flower in the corner square it's getting packed away. My plan is one side of the border a year and this year's border is almost done.
Speaking of old friends, very old friends, this is how Dear Jane looks now. I am working my way through the finished blocks of the first two rows adding the sashing so I can eventually join then together. It was something I should have done as I finished the blocks but didn't.
I still have a very big pile of finished blocks to do before any actual joining can happen. I'm also getting antsy about making more blocks. I've still got over 100 to do but I really want to get those snowflakes done first. It's always something bumping poor Dear Jane to the back of the line. I really need to make 2023 her year. I won't finish that's for sure....but she does deserve the attention. I spent a fortune on that kit.