As promised...Here's the latest progress on the Christmas Sampler so far.
The green strip on the side isn't staying there. I was just testing out the color and then realized I wanted a larger strip and a different color. I still have to make the large section to go in it's place that has the feather tree on it with all the ornaments. But those are all to be hand sewn on and I'm saving up the hand sewing for the coming week after I have surgery. Yes, terrified as I am to have surgery, I have to have a little issue taken care of that's being a drag. It's outpatient, but I think I'll probably be on the couch for a week. So hand sewing and embroidery work for that. Yuck! lets not mention it anymore.
I finished the Santa on the bottom and the little house on the right of the pear, but I need to do some embroidery work on both and once I get the pear sewn to the Santa he gets his hat put on because it goes over on that block. But it's coming along and since it's for Christmas it can wait in the box or on the wall and get set aside when something else comes up that I want to do. I figure it will still be totally complete before the summer. Now off the computer so I can sewing!
PS: Karen asked if I collect elves. No. Sharon saw that I inherited my Mom's elves so she sent me the last one she had left from when she bought them years ago. He'll be happy now with other of his kind. *s*