Friday, December 25, 2009
Well, we had another winter storm and although it wasn't the big thing they thought it would be for us, it gave me some time to finish this. This is part of of the weather vain series from Mill Hill. These are so cute and so quick to finish. This will be my last finish for 2009.
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Friday, December 11, 2009
I worked on this during the blizzard this week. It was close to being done, just had the ribbon work to do. I will probably wait until after Christmas to have it mounted and then bully my hubby into making the frame. This was a class at the Cross Stitch festival in Des Moines, Iowa many years ago. Stoney Creek was the designer. I took the class to learn filet stitching which is the rose in the center.
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Monday, October 26, 2009
My husband went to a gun show this past Saturday and this is what he brought home. This little guy is 1/2 chihuahua, 1/4 rat terrier and 1/4 fox terrier. He weighs 1 3/4 lbs and his name is Sweeney which is galic for little hero. Sweeney was born on September 3. Sweeney says hi to everyone out there.
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Monday, October 12, 2009
I've started my Christmas ornies and have gotten two out of the four done. These two came out of the book Christmas Trimmings In Hardanger Embroidery by Rosalyn Watnemo. One of these will be going to a couple that let my hubby stay at their house for a few days this summer while he metel detected. The other will be going to an Christmas ornie exchange.
Posted by 1 more stitch at 4:39 PM
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Fraidy Frog probably was my favorite to do. He is a Just Nan and the pattern is in this year's Just Cross Stitch magazine. I put him in one of Just Nan's WhimZi frames. I had a lot of fun doing all these ornaments this year. This is the last one so, now I am starting my Christmas ornies. I've got four to do and all of them will be given away.
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Sunday, September 20, 2009
This is the piece that we worked on in the Marion Scoular pulled thread class that I took last week. It's done white on white and you can see some of the petals that are done and some of the back stitching. It didn't take me long to get to this point so, it shouldn't take long to finish. This is one I will put in my finish pile right away.
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Monday, September 14, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
And I've been stitching like mad to do some ornaments for this bewitching season. This is the first that I've got done. This is Witchy Kitty and it's a Mill Hill kit. This picture doesn't do it justice as the beads are really pretty and very Halloweenie. I just love how they have set this whole ornament off. I got this one done in just a couple of days so it was quick and a lot of fun.
Posted by 1 more stitch at 1:22 PM
Well, I've got a beautiful Autumn Biscornu finished. This will be an entry to the Victoria Sampler Contest. I did one side in a medium brown fabric and the other in a golden yellow. I really think it came out nice and will make a nice complimentary piece to the Summer Biscornu that I did earlier this year.
Posted by 1 more stitch at 1:18 PM
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Well, I am back from a fantastic trip to the needlework retreat in Minnesota. I always feel so energized with my hobby after six days up there. I really got a lot done as well as taking a blackwork class from Tanja Berlin. This is one of the projects that I got a lot done on and then finished it when I got home. This will make a great fall decoration.
Posted by 1 more stitch at 6:40 AM
Friday, August 7, 2009
I am finally getting this posted. I started this probably 7+ years ago and put it up several times. I have been making an effort to get all my WIP's done and I just finished this one. I will be framing it and probably entering it in the state fair next year. Lots of work but, it was well worth it. I am very happy with the way it came out.
Posted by 1 more stitch at 3:07 PM
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
This is my weekend project. It's Fat Pat by Trail Creek Farm. This is being done on a reddish fabric that is not only hard to stitch on but to take pictures of . The companion picture is Slim Jim and that one is done on a brown fabric. This and the companion have a lot of really cute embellishments and I will be making it into a pillow. Actually it will be sewn onto the top of a pillow. I hope to have this one done by Halloween.
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Saturday, July 11, 2009
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Saturday, July 4, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Well, I didn't get as far as I wanted but it is really starting to take shape. I have a border and a lot of pearls to put on before I do the ribbon stitching so, I've got a bit to go before it's done. It will be a very pastel piece with greens, blues and dark pinks.
Posted by 1 more stitch at 7:54 AM
Monday, June 22, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
There is a contest going on where we were given a chart and we were to use our own ideas about fiber and we could change the design a little. I used a hand dyed thread, Caron and I decided that the back was too bare so I did a little work on the back. They will be voting at the end of June. It was a lot of fun to make and the way all the biscornu's look is really amazing.
Posted by 1 more stitch at 8:35 PM
Well, I've put my time in on this project and I've about finished the blue background in the main part. After I finish this I will be putting in a small border around it and then do some backstitching. This should pop the details quite nicely. Hopefully I'll be done soon.
Posted by 1 more stitch at 8:23 PM