Saturday, November 24, 2007

A week of finishes....

I was so excited to have the entire week off for Thanksgiving. I had completed all of my textbook work and school responsibilities before the end of last week, so I would have an entire week of guilt-free stitching. And boy did I take advantage of it. I decided to try and complete one project a day this week. So, I did it. I completed five pieces, one for each of the week days. So, here are most of them:

Monday: I completed JBW Designs Christmas Motif Sampler II. I love these little patterns. This was stitched on a piece of 32 ct Sparkling Forest from Silkweaver. I finished it as an ornament and think it is so cute. My mother really loved it, so I gave it to her. I will stitch it again for myself.

Tuesday: I can't show you the picture of this one yet because it is a gift. I can't wait to share it though. It is really, really cute.

Wednesday: I finished my Raise the Roof Santa Clothes. This was so much fun to stitch. I think it will make a great addition to my already large Santa collection. I am not sure how I will finish it. I am thinking about one of the no-sew cubes so I can put it under my tree. We'll see.

Thursday: The Workbasket Quaker Reinder from the 2006 JCS Ornament issue. I used a piece of Silkweaver fabric and Celebrate New Orleans thread from GAST. I think it is so pretty. I want to finish it as a pillow ornament, but I am having some difficulty in deciding exactly how. I love to do the pillows using the cross stitch to piece the front and back together, but I don't have enough thread left to do it and I can't seem to match it to any of the DMC colors. I am hoping one of my sisters has the same floss that I can bum off of them. Anyway, it is a cute little piece.
Friday and Saturday: These are also from the 2006 JCS Ornament issue. JBW Designs Peace on Earth. I couldn't decide which fabric I liked better, so I stitched it on both. I think I like the lighter green best, but both are really pretty. I just love these fast little projects. Now I need to start on one of my Santa patterns for the holidays. Happy stitching everyone.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

A finish and one that is almost there....

I know that it has been a while since I posted. Things have been very busy, but it looks like I have finally earned some free time. I have all of next week off. I plan to stitch a lot. But, in the meantime, I do have a couple of things to share. I finished the Hallow Game Board by The Primitive Needle. I just love this one. It is really cute and was very easy to stitch. It's hard to believe that I only used two colors. I can't wait until next year to display this one at Halloween.
The second picture is of Santa Clothes by Raise the Roof. What an easy stitch. I am so close to finishing. I should be able to complete it by Christmas. Tomorrow is our monthly "Stitching and a Movie" at my younger sister's house. Maybe I can finish it then.
I went by Shakespeare's Peddler today and picked up three patterns: Country Cottage Needleworks' "Gingerbread Cottage", JBW Designs' "Christmas Motif Sampler" and The Workbasket's "Quaker Cow and Sheep". I can't wait to stitch these. I also want to get some of the other animals in the Quaker series. I particularly like the frog and the turtle.

Happy Thanksgiving.