I’m so late with Addie’s Thanksgiving pillow and after Thanksgiving, I’m not sure when I’ll see her again before Christmas. I was hoping to find something cute . . as in cute for her age . . lots of color, not too many words, and easy. Primarily easy!
Last night while watching Salt Box Stitcher, she showed a pillow she finished using Stacy Nash’s December 25 chart. Stacy Nash has an Etsy shop and a lot of her charts are available there as pdfs. You know how much I love using Pattern Keeper, and for last minute stitches, it’s nice to be able to get instand downloads of charts, plus, I don’t have to be concerned about the mail. Stacy’s Etsy shop did have December 25, as well as one I would like for me, Merry Christmas, so I purchased both of those.
It was funny because later in the video, Salt Box Stitcher showed Merry Christmas too.
I went digging through linen and found this piece. It’s Country Mocha. I’m pretty sure it’s Weeks. I know it’s Zwiegart linen. The pattern calls for 32 count but I’d prefer to use 36 or 40. With 36 count, the finished stitching area will be 4 x 5-3/4. If you look at the chart, you’ll see that, in my opinion, the seams are a bit close to the stitching and I’d like to leave a bit more “border”. With 32 count, the stitched area is 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ so I think mine will be at least that big with the added border, evening using 36 count linen.
Yesterday I pulled cabbage rolls out of the freezer and made a salad. Today we’re having soup and I’ll probably make tuna salad for stuffing in avocados. Tomorrow I have to go get Addie. I think they get out of school early so I’ll pick her up and we’ll eat lunch somewhere, probably Freddy’s since she loves their burgers. I’ll make enough tuna salad that there will be leftovers here for Vince to have sandwiches.