Yea, I know I should be posting some profound New Year post but, aside from tracking my projects during a calendar year, New year analytics just aren't my thing. It's just a Wednesday with some cool fireworks on TV. Chris is going to a party while I stay home and continue to nurse my back. I am doing much better but I am incredibly sore and still mostly just laying around. My big accomplishment today was making some cupcakes with my new Bosch compact mixer, Many thanks to Judy for turning me on to that brand of mixer. I had been looking for a replacement for my very old Oster Kitchen center for years and this Bosch is just the ticket!
There is basically NOTHING creative going on here. I REALLY want to sew but that's not happening yet. I hoped maybe tomorrow but I don't think so now. I am going to continue to baby my back so I can finally get it back to normal. So all I've done is work a little on my Cracker Box ornaments. First, I finished Cleopatra. This one was a UFO for at least 2 years so I am glad to have it finally finished. It's very sparkly with about 12 incues of Swarovski crystals.
The next one up is Capetown Sundown. I don't really get the name but that's OK, it's still pretty. The ball is pale pink and the trims and beads are silver and bright green. Here's a photo of the current state and a photo of some of the elements used on the ornament. The green loopy ribbon is placed over that wide silver ribbon around the center of the ball and then 4 different bead combos are pinned in an arrangement around the ball. I'm working on the top triangle shapes now. I will finish this ornament and the go back to the cross stitch for a while.
I am starting to put the ornaments away for the year. Here are a few more to share from the collections.
Be My Valentine
Clouds Across the Moon