A couple of months ago I showed here a bunch of vintage cross stitch magazines that had come my way. Well, this week I stitched up this little pattern from Just CrossStitch Magazine, November-December 1988:
The finished design is only 2 1/2 inches tall by 2 inches wide (measuring the red border). I worked this on 28 count Lugana. Even stitching over two threads, this was pretty small work for me. I'm thinking I may need to get me a magnifying glass or else resign myself to working on 18 count or lower-count cross stitch fabric. We'll see. I'm open to suggestions of things to consider when looking for magnifiers.
The plan is to stitch a few more designs and then sew them up into ornaments. Hopefully, before Christmas. 😉
Well, yesterday truly begins the countdown to husband's retirement. Along with another man who's retiring, hubs enjoyed a great party at Fort Harrison State Park (on the north side of Indy). Family and friends and co-workers came. He was given some nice gifts, and generous words of praise. What was really special is that the man who first hired hubs was able to attend - along with several previous (and now retired) bosses, as well as his current boss, of course. It was a good day. Now he goes to work for two more weeks until his official retirement! He's been having a fun last few months, enjoying and marking bunches of "lasts".
And that's a wrap for this week!