03 March 2009

Have to put "My Kitty" aside for a few days

But I have a good reason!

The Sampler Girl has this cute freebie. It's not for me, though. SO's family LOVES St. Patrick's Day. Not so far that they spend all day drinking green beer, but they decorate. Me not so much. I like the history aspect of it. I like learning about Ireland. I just don't like leprachauns. I have a really beautiful book from my grandmother's teaching days, that was illustrated by Garth Williams (guy that did Little House on the Prairie drawings), all about elves and fairies, but his leprachaun drawings are so shivery creepy, and I loved that book so young, that I don't like leprachauns. I don't like their little shoes. They just creep me out. So I don't do much St. Patrick's Day stitching, because there are too many chances to run into a leprachaun.

But this freebie is nice. I thought I could do a door hanger for SO's mom, and then maybe do a pocket for his sister and her kids. Put some leprachaun coin chocolates in there, that would be good! SO was like, "You have to take it to them." He says I have to be the one to give them the gift. I cannot do that. I am too . . .well, too shy, darn it . . . and I worry that the recipient won't like it. I know that's a silly fear, because SO's mom LOVED the sampler and wanted me to sign it (I didn't want to), but it's a fear I have. I buy enough stuff at yard sales to see that people do give this stuff away. Not that I think they would, but that's always in the back of my mind.

Anyway . . . this is super-cute! It shouldn't take me too long to do it three or 4 times. I have the fabric. I am sure I have the floss, LOL. I just have to venture out in that cold garage.


CindyMae said...

I do understand what you mean about the being shy part, but I have found that almost anyone loves to receive something that is handmade for them. I have seen many cross stitch items at garage sales but I say oh well. If they end up getting rid of it, that is their loss! So just try to keep that kind of stuff out of your mind!!!

Suzanne said...

Hey Rachel, where did you find the floss key for that SG freebie? I right clicked on the chart to save it, but I never saw a color key?

Annie said...

That's a cute idea. I had the urge to stitch that, but I couldn't figure out how I would use it. Should be fun and the weather is getting warmer!

Pumpkin said...

I've already seen that done a few times and it's a sweet piece. I don't know why you'd be worried about giving it to someone! You do lovely work and I'm sure they would cherish it :o)

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls