Hello there! Well, I did just skip over Christmas, didn't I? A belated Happy Holidays to you! We had a quiet, relaxing holiday quite free from screens and quite full of fun. I hope you did and do too!
Today I want to pop in to share a new finish...
Do you like my alphabet stitchery? I do! It feels SO good to finally have something up on the walls in this room.
Luckily I was finishing these up just as I caught the crochet bug. Now my hands are elbow deep in yarn most cozy evenings. These cross stitched letters came through just in the nick of time!
And, no, they do not spell anything. Everyone, everyone, everyone seems to think I'm pretty odd to choose random letters like this rather than spelling the baby's name. Don't they know I am odd by now? Wink. People should expect these things. I totally chose the letters by their shape!
Anyhoo, I told Brandon maybe we should consider Katirdemuy as a middle name...
Each letter is stitched in pearl cotton size 8 on black aida cloth, 11 and 14 count, usually skipping ever other hole to make the letters large enough. The cross stitch pattern is from Anna Maria's Needleworks Notebook. I think it worked out well keeping the letter pattern cohesive, rather than mixing fonts up. It was certainly easier too! The finished works are wrapped and stapled around inexpensive stretched canvases ordered online from Blick's.
That's one wall happily adorned!
But, across from the changing table and above the crib are these built in white shelves. Any ideas how I should decorate them? I have a few cute board books, but other than that and the random things that have landed there... Well, I guess I'm still waiting to discover a vision for that space. Maybe I'll full around with it over this long holiday weekend.