Today I started my stay-cation project.
Amy Mitten's Casket Toys have been aging in the my stash since she first introduced them. This is the first of them from the Winter Toy set.
It is quite possible that they would have continued aging, but two dear friends have both been working on them lately. One of them has completed the Winter Set. In fact, I had an email from her almost-but-not-quite suggesting a throw-down.
Well, what other kind of motivation does a Stitching Fool need than to know that her good buddies are having fun without her.
And I have to say, this has been a lot of fun. I started the first lesson this morning--all about the prep work. By afternoon, I was stitching. At the moment, I'm waiting for the Fray-Stop to dry so I can move to the next step.
I've been very lucky to have classes from excellent teachers who give incredibly detailed directions, but Amy Mitten is one of the very best. Having detailed, step-by-step photographs make all the difference in the world. It's like literally sitting next to her and working together.
I plan to continue working away during the Fourth celebrations tomorrow. And the day after. And the day after that. Who knows--I might even get something finished before I go back to the paying job!