Football season is well underway, and I like to do handwork while I watch the games. Plus, I needed something to slow down with after the insanely busy last four weeks beginning with the Apple Festival then State Fair competitions, through three weekends of the library book sale, other meetings and quilt shows, ending with the car club show last weekend. I started these ornaments last year, but got sidetracked and didn’t get them done on time. So I put them away, and just got them out again last week to work on today.
They are crewel embroidery, with lovely wool yarns and some metallic threads. There are nine ornaments to be stitched, with nine backing pieces included. I didn’t get very far, and I need to do all the stitching first before cutting the ornaments apart.
I finished the stitching on the little tomato pincushion last year.
The thread spool is almost done. I need a few more stitches on the wooden part of the spool, and to add the thread through the needle.
I work on more than one at one time, if the colors in the needle are the same. The sewing machine is only partially done. The metallic threads shine in the light as the decoration on the machine.
When all the stitching is done, I’ll sew them into little stuffed pillow ornaments. I’d like to get these all stitched up and finished to use this year.
Do you like to have something in your hands while you watch TV?