Well, I found a project, but it really wasn’t lost. This morning, I was searching in my embroidery basket for some Jingle Bells. I am going to be walking in a 5k race called the Jingle Bell Run/Walk in Portland in December with my neighbor. And you guessed it, everyone wears bells! The more the better. I found some teeny tiny ones which hardly make a sound, so those won’t work, BUT then I came across this and forgot all about the bells:
Wow, I have not seen this in years and I mean many, many years, like 20?!?! I really have no idea how long this has been in my possession. I do recall making the first one of this set and giving it to someone as a gift, but can’t recall who. Why, do you ask, did I not finish as I was so close? I cannot answer that.
The kit was made by Bucilla Stitchery, #82263. There is not a date on the paperwork, BUT it says “crafted with pride in the USA”, so you know its old!! I just did a Google search for it and an Ebay post popped up and they are asking $26 for it and advertising it as an heirloom 🙂
Well now I have a grandson and this will be the perfect thing for him to wear for his very first Christmas!! I guess that is why it sat in my basket for so long; just waiting for the right time!
I spent the day finishing up the stitching. Now, I have not done this type of needlework in a very long time as well; satin and outline stitches, but I picked it up rather quickly.
And here is the finished bib: Oh its so cute!One thing I do recommend though, that was not mentioned in the instructions is to put some sort of backing on it. I just cut out a thin white cotton when I was cutting this piece out and binded together with the red tape.