How can you resist? Awe Grandma, could you please…….. . Well, it is extremely hard, let me tell you!
Being a needlecraft enthusiast, I am always working on several needlework projects. Cross stitching and crocheting are my personal favorites. Over the years, I have cross stitched 6 Christmas stockings for my family. It usually takes about a year to complete one. The bulk of the work was always done on our camping vacations. I would sit and cross stitch, while the kids were playing in the water all day.
My grandson, Donovan, is the only member of his family that doesn’t have a Grandma/Mom stitched stocking. It is not that I haven’t wanted to do one, it is that we couldn’t find a pattern that he approved. He is nine now and we have been looking for a “train” pattern for ever. While I was laid up with my broken wrist, I came across two patterns for Donovan to choose from. Donovan chose the Stoney Creek pattern.
He was so excited to finally have a stocking for himself! Problem was, I couldn’t get started, I am right-handed and I broke my right wrist. So, as soon as I finished my rehab and some projects that were half way done when I fell, I promised I would get to work.
In July, I finally got this puppy going! Every time Donovan stops, he has been checking my progress, lol.
Here we go, almost 4 months of work and I am a third of the way done. It has now become my mission to get this done before Christmas Eve. Every free minute I have has been spent stitching. Steven’s not sure if there is enough time. As November approaches, I get closer to working full-time hours till January.
I tell yah though, I can see the hope and excitement in Donovan’s face as I make his train come to life! The race is on……… Cyn