I finished the stitching for the Winter portion of the pattern. I started on August 2nd. It’s so pretty. I will have to slow down and think about my Christmas stitching now though.
While I was on vacation I stayed with my cousin and her boyfriend’s son is entranced by stitching or knitting. If he sees one of us stitching he’ll come over and watch. I was halfway through Winter and focusing on getting the blue branches done and he is sitting right next to me watching. He pipes up and says, “Can’t you switch colours?” I explained that I wanted to get all of one colour done before switching a colour. Another minute passes and he asks me to switch colours and to pick one from the box (where I have all the colours on floss cards). I open the box and he picks one of the colours that go with Autumn. I explain that he has to pick a colour that belongs with the picture of Winter. He got that alright and asked me to use the lavender background colour. I put the floss on the needle and start stitching. A minute passes and he asks,”Do you get bored watching?” I laughed and asked him to tell me since he was the one watching. His answer, “Yes”. I laughed even more because while he considered it boring he was still watching me stitch like a hawk. He’s just started grade 1 this year. I think that when he is older he’ll definitely be able to concentrate on a hobby that requires attention to detail.
Here is the finished Winter (sans beads):