Monday, June 6, 2011

Look what I came across...

A while back I was going through some bins of fabric and crafting supplies out in my garage and I came upon this unfinished project...actually...it's almost done...it just needs some white on the roots of the onions...funny how so many memories flooded into my head when I saw this. Believe it or not...I started this project over 31 years ago...when I was pregnant with our older son...
We lived in a very tiny...and I do mean tiny... house with a big ugly fake brick wall above the sink in the kitchen...we had NO money of course and I was going to make something to put up on the wall so I wouldn't have to look at that fake brick paneling every time I washed dishes and cooked.



As you can see...I never finished it...we moved...had another baby very soon after...and somehow this got put in a box and was never finished...




Just look at all those French knots on that cauliflower...holy cow...that must have taken a long time! I've made so many projects since I started this...it seems as though that's what I do...go from on project to the next...gifts to make..items to sell...even a few to decorate our home...but somehow this one never made it into the finished pile...




I'd like to finish it...see how little I have left...but it won't be going up on my wall anytime soon...I have no place to put it...maybe my sons would like it...I can't say...for now I will put it away and see if anyone wants it...it's kind of sad in a way...so much work to sit in a box for 31 years...but that's what happens sometimes...we get so busy with life that we have these projects nearly done...that just sit...waiting patiently for us to pick them up again. I think I need to go through things and search out those unfinished projects and figure out why they are just sitting...maybe I can get a few done...I won't promise anything...but I will try!




Enjoy the day, my friends!










9 comments:

Yvette said...

WOW! That looks perfect.

Jules said...

That is just beautiful! More incentive to finish it now after all of these years!

Jo said...

31 years!..it is so lovely and perfect, I'll take it if the son's don't want, I could with out a doubt find a place for it,Hey!...you could do a giveaway....teehehehe
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm trying to finish a few projects! I have so many 'new' ideas that it's hard to finish those I've put down! ♥

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

How cool...or should I say Crewel! It's really neat and actually in style again. I say finish it!
Take care,
Angela
PS. If you do try the adjustable fabric straps, I'd love to see photos!

Icy BC said...

Wow, intricate work, and very pretty! Have a great weekend.

Susan said...

That is just to lovely to put away again. It would not take long to finish..........

The stitching is so perfect.......

deb said...

OMGGGGGG its gorgeous....is that a creative circle kit that I sold you?????? remember I used to have those parties....lololo...a blast to the past...I found a needlepoint one I started for Tracey as a baby (shes 36)...but I sais fuh get about it...lol..LOVE IT!!

Honey at 2805 said...

The daisies are so pretty as is your needlework!