Sunday, March 09, 2008

Raggedy Ann

When I was at the thrift store yesterday (50% off day!), I found an almost-brand-new conditioned copy of Raggedy Ann and Andy. I bought it in hopes that one day we'll have a daughter who will appreciate it. I also found a Thomas the Train book that teaches a child to tell time. Russell loves clocks, so it was a hit!!!

When I got home, I pulled this Raggedy Ann cross-stitch piece out of my closet. I had started it when I was pregnant with Russell but put it away when we found out we were having a boy. After scanning the piece (it had been over 2 1/2 years) to see what needed to be done, I was surprised to see how little was left!! After spending a few hours yesterday and today, it is done.

I'll wait until Michael's puts another 50% off coupon in the paper, since I like their framing, but it is quite expensive. I'm glad there was so little to complete on the piece. Cross-stitching is hard on my neck and back so I probably won't be doing another piece for a few years. Besides, with Russell, there isn't much time to sit quietly;-)

4 comments:

Laura said...

What size is the cross stitch? Craft Werehouse in Vancouver just started getting in some really random frame sizes. My mom found frames that fit perfectly around some placemat fabric we bought in South Africa. (my house has now spread to 3 rooms of african decor!)

Laura said...

What size is the cross stitch? Craft Werehouse in Vancouver just started getting in some really random frame sizes. My mom found frames that fit perfectly around some placemat fabric we bought in South Africa. (my house has now spread to 3 rooms of african decor!)

April said...

That looks soo good! Good job Hillary! And thank you for calling me! I will be calling you back sometime this week, okay?
Love April

Alysun said...

I really treasure the cross-stitch you did when Emma was born. It is really beautiful and I always think of your friendship with a smile when I look at it. Only a dear friend would put that much work into a piece of art! Oh, and someone who didn't have a job or a child to distract her. :)
This piece is really nice too and GOOD JOB for finishing it!! I am so impressed with you.