Sunday, January 31, 2016

Blackbird's Tis the Season

So many bloggers seem to be marveling at the fact we have reached the end of January. This can only mean one thing...we're all equally old! (As we age, our perception of time changes. "The days are long and the years are short.") 

My final round of this month's rotation ended with Blackbird's Tis the Season. The last time I showed this to you seems to have been when I started it in January 2014. You can see that I have made great progress on the bird. The second photo shows that I have made it almost to the rightmost edge as well. Not bad--and there's still time to stitch on it!

I am stitching this for one of my father's sisters. She requested a piece she could take out every Christmas, and she told me to take my time. Which you should pretty much never do because I will! At least I know it will be appreciated!

14 comments:

Linda said...

Awesome progress Nikki. Seems like your rotation is working good for you.

Linda

Bea said...

Loving the colours in the bird.

Your comment about "take your time" made me chuckle. That's almost the kiss of death with my projects!

Needle Nicely said...

I try to tell customers not to tell me "take your time". Sometimes those things don't happen for an eternity!

Pamela said...

I'm amazed by how you've continued with the rotation all month! way to go!

Loretta said...

Lovely. I started this one on January 1st. I am almost finished. It is a beautiful design.

Fairy Stitcher said...

beautiful work, love it

Julie said...

Looking lovely.

Lee said...

I've always loved that saying. And I always admire Tis the Season. I need to stitch that one of these days.

KimM said...

Love this design.
xxx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I'm more of a deadline person! "Take your time until next Christmas" would be the sensible thing to say to me!

Margaret said...

This is a pretty piece. Great choice as a gift for your Aunt.

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

I love the colors in this piece and it is so pretty! Your aunt will be so tickled whenever she receives it!

Von said...

Never give me an open ended time to get something accomplished - gotta have a due date or I get distracted with all the other lovely things to do and stitch! But I'm sure you'll get this done for your aunt in good time, Nikki!

Brigitte said...

Your rotation seems to work great. I wish I could say that for mine as well, lol.
You made really good progress on this piece. No doubt that it will be finished by Christmas this year.