I’ve been trucking along on Checking His List. The cross-stitching is done (except for several rows at the top, where Little Miss’ name goes), and I’ve backstitched the little bunnies, the bag full of toys, and Santa’s legs. My goal is to finish by Monday, including cutting out the frontpiece and the two felt pieces, so that it can be all sewn up before next Friday.
I always think the backstitching will take longer than it does. (I hope I didn’t jinx anything now!) As I got down into the bottom half of the cross-stitch chart, K kept saying, “You’re almost done!” And I kept saying, “No, I still have all the backstitching.”
“Skip it,” she suggested.
But now that those little yellow blobs have outlines that make them look like stars, the glory of backstitching is apparent.
While I work on this, I keep eyeing the three skeins of Smooshy that arrived earlier this week. Lovely, lovely yarn. But there will be no knitting until this stocking is done.