Thursday Night UFO

A few years ago, my local needlepoint shop offered a "club" for a series of Faberge eggs. One a month for the entire year. Thought these would be a great decoration for the fireplace mantle in the living room. I made a start on January's and that's as far as I got. Until a group of us on a bulletin board I visit decided to work on a UFO every Thursday night. My job issues are starting to ease up and I can finally sit down to sew at night a few times a week. Plus Big Bang Theory is on at 8 and since it's one of the very few shows I watch on a regular basis, I try not to miss it. (It's not everyone's cup of tea, but I'm fascinated that someone can portray a person with Aspergers/high functioning autism so well. And it is a pretty funny show, too, although I'm sure there are physics jokes that I just don't get.) But to remain on topic, I decided to work on this piece since it's small. It's way outside my comfort zone with the stitches, but I'm taking it slowly and I like the texture that's coming from the variety of stitches. We'll see if I have the same feeling about this piece when I get to the stem stitch and the chain stitch that are used for those black and gold lines and the veins in the leaves.


  1. Oooh, these look nice! I'm looking forward to your progress!

  2. Good for you! When we stop learning we stop growing. Looks like a nice design and a reasonably sized design to be a starter one. Good luck on those best laid plans to stitch every Thursday night.

  3. I LOVE BBTheory - I just hate they took it off Monday night - It was my "get over it's Monday" night show - I love your ornament - I hope you do enjoy the decorative stitches - I have really stepped out of my comfort level on my Autumn House - it has been very good for me to do this canvas myself and not just follow what someone else laid out for it. Love the colors on this - can't wait to see more thursday night UFO stitches and glad you are feeling better about work. Enjoy! Mel


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