I'm back. Shortly after the Duclay EGA retreat in Florida in July, I had rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder. I honestly had no idea that the recovery would be so long and difficult (physical therapy is not for the faint of heart), but I finally have nearly my full range of motion and strength. I couldn't stitch for about two months, and really missed picking up needle and thread. My large samplers are still in progress but I finished these two smaller pieces.
This pincushion from Blackbird Designs was the piece I stitched for the Delaware Valley Historic Sampler Guild exchange earlier this month. It's always fun to see what people make and great to be able to take home a reminder of someone in the guild.
I sat down to stitch on Monday night and wanted something that wouldn't involve too much looking at the chart. I pulled out this needlepoint canvas, one of six from a club run by Old Town Needlework in Scottsdale. Each canvas represents a store window in New York City. This was Macy's. I realized I could have this stitched by the end of the week and I was able to finish it last night. It feels good to go into 2017 with one less WIP!
Let me know what your "last stitches" of the year will be.