Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Would You Like to Meet Addison?

I finished her last night, much to Jessica's delight!

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Jessica picked out the colors, based on the photo of the doll on the pattern, and what Mommy had in her stash. Had to take that second shot because the bloomers are just too cute to hide. LOL

Mommy's doll is going to have to wait for awhile...sigh. I've got a new project I'm working on, this time doing a craft I haven't done since Amy was a little baby...counted cross stitch. At that time I had all the DMC floss in all the colors available. I have unfinished projects to complete...maybe...someday. But what I am working on is/are for the girls' teachers for the end of the year, which happens to be at the end of NEXT month (How the heck did THAT happen???). Yea, I'm a glutton for punishment.'s fun! I guess I sometimes thrive on seeing if I can finish up something in a set amount of time. In this case, two somethings.

I got the idea from the mom that I've gotten to know at swim class. She found the pattern in an old magazine and it's of a teacher 'angel' with inspirational words about teachers. She's worked on her project while I've worked on various crochet projects and it's been fun. She kindly loaned me the pattern when she finished her stitching last Wednesday. I just started the project yesterday...wish me luck! I DO think that teachers are definitely worth the time and effort it takes to make something like this!


I may be a little absent from other projects as I work on this, so please forgive me in advance if that turns out to be the case.

Thanks so much for visiting and all your encouraging words!



Sarah said...

Hi Addison!!!! She and her bloomers are so wonderful. What a joy. I love the teacher cross stitch project. My Mom does those and they are so beautiful. I better get working on something for the teachers too! I know that teaching is hard work...I homeschool my eldest and next year I will take on all 3 kids..phew.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful projects.

Jean said...

Another wonderful doll! Addison is darling! And it looks like you've already got pretty far with your cross stitch - good luck on finishing it soon!

Kathi Carlson said...

Addison is darling! And the colors Jessica chose are perfect, and you're right. Those bloomers are too cute to hide. The counted cross stitch project looks awesome, and what's really neat is that the girls have such special teachers this year! We'll wait to see their finished gifts!!

stampmonkey said...

She's darling! Addison could be Gwendolyn's sister --striking resemblance (sp?), and they even like the same style clothing! ;)

Your counted cross-stitch gifts are going to be lovely, judging from the pattern, and I'm sure your girls' teachers will treasure them for years to come. As quickly as you finish projects, you should be done with these by the end of next week. ;) I haven't done counted cross-stitch for nearly 20 years...not sure the old eyes would appreciate it if I picked it up again! lol

Cindy Haffner said...

I would say Jessica has an eye for color. Soooooo darling.

Kim Burmeister said...

I'm tellin' ya, Jeanne....I love each one of these you make. They are so cute!

Barb said...

Addison is adorable! You do such a fine job on these. You really could put them for sale on Etsy.

And the counted cross stitch...that was my first love! I still dabble every now and then, but not like I used to when the girls were little. I love this project, looks really cute.

-Julie said...

I always love your crochet critters, well I guess she's not a critter!