since i've received so many emails and comments regarding my stolen needlepoint, i thought it would be best to do a follow-up post on the current situation.
after a trip to my lns to ensure that the items weren't just misplaced, we came to the conclusion that my items (among other customer's projects) were indeed stolen. the shop owner was very gracious to let me look through the shop with her, and i somehow felt a sense of closure knowing we did everything in our power to help relocate them.
i'm determined to re-stitch the items, and i'm actually not as upset about it as i thought i would be. to be honest, both projects that could have used an improvement here and there with the little finishing touches. and this is my second chance to make them perfect. i have plenty of photos and documentation on the stocking's stitch guide, so it will go faster. and i still have all the leftover thread so i won't have to re-purchase everything.
i truly appreciate your concern and your encouragement through this entire fucked up situation. it sucks. SUCKS. but if this is the worst experience i go through with needlepoint, i'd rather get it out of the way early on in my career. i hope the thief is is very happy with her "katherine" stocking and at least has some half-brain idea of how much love and care went into that piece of canvas. and in 20 years when i look at my stocking on the mantle, i'll remember the drama behind it and laugh. because there's no point in holding on to anger. i have so many things in my life to be thankful for, and i don't intend to waste anymore time looking back on this.
i hope you enjoy my deja vu blogging adventures this summer with the stocking!