Tonight I finished Be My Valentine. This is tiny and fast! This was the freebie from Colorado Cross Stitcher.
It took me almost as long to get a decent picture as it did to stitch this little cutie pie!
I keep the pieces on my quilt design wall that are waiting to be finished. I took the first picture, then took the piece downstairs to put on the design wall. Came upstairs and . . ugh! It looked like there was blue in the middle – like the thread had faded.
I grabbed teh phone and went back downstairs, took a better picture.
Oh, yes, perfect! Started writing the post and wait . . the “e” on the end of “Valentine” is missing a stitch! I went back downstairs with a needle and thread. Got down there, stitched the “e”. Wait .. that was the darker teal. Took that stitch out, came back upstairs and got the right thread, went back downstairs and made one stitch using the correct color. Now . . I should be done!
Question: This is for Addie for next year for Valentine’s Day. I’m going to make the piece I showed the other day with the old truck too. Since both of these will be given to her in 2023 and I want her to be able to look at them and see what year I gave them to her, is it ok to put the date “2023” on it? Normally, if I put a date, I put the date I stitched it but that would forever bother Addie if I gave it to her in 2023 but it said 2022 on it.
I would put the date of the gift or 2023 on the front. You can always put your name & 2022 on the back to indicate when it was made. It is similar to dated ornaments.
Good use of combining your aerobic stills with stitching — all that up and down the stairs! Love the color combination.
Karen J. says
I would put the date you give it to her. That date would probably be more meaningful to her than when you finished it. Ummm, you might want to let us know where you hide it so we can remind you of that next year. ??
Definitely! I was thinking . . I need to start a widget in the sidebar for “Where I Hide Things” so I can post there and then find things. Yes, I will post on here as soon as I come up with a place to hide things where Miss Addie won’t be looking. She knows I hide stuff so she looks everywhere and I know she snoops in places she shouldn’t be snooping when she knows I’m not around.
Donna in KS says
HI, exercises done for the day! I would put 2023 0n the front and on the back a wee note saying made with love for Valentines Day 2023. You can always keep the date finished in your Book of days?
I wouldn’t put a date on it and as it’s done before Valentine’s Day I’d give it to her this year. Never know what next year will bring.
No. It’s for next year because (1) I’ve already given her the Valentine’s Day stocking for this year and (2) there’s a companion piece that will have the same colors as Be My Valentine and no way will it get stitched in time so she’ll get those two next year.
RuthW in MD says
I’m with Roberta!! By giving it to her this year, you don’t have to wonder what date to put on it and you won’t have to hunt for it next year. (I suggest a locking box that goes under your bed or in your closet, someplace that is rather “private”.)
Nelle Coursey says
Put the date you are giving it to her. My personal opinion.
Since the pieces are finished now, I suggested giving them to Addie this year. Who knows if she will treasure them as much next year as this year. Maybe next year you’ll forget or they will be lost and she won’t receive them next year.
There will always be new charts that interest you, and next January you can find a new Valentine’s Day project to make for Addie.
I’ve already given her the Valentine project for this year – the stocking. If she isn’t into decorating next year, I’ll keep them for myself. I don’t have any cross stitched Valentine’s projects.