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.

14 comments:

Vonna said...

Everything just looks SPECTACULAR!!! I love that JBW christmas tree and how your finished it up! GORGEOUS!

Clarkey said...

I think you did a great job. I'm jealous that you could finish a project a day. I like the idea of a box for the Santa Clothes. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Paisley said...

Nice work! I love how you finished the Christmas tree!

Ranae said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting me.
Wow! A project a day, woohoo!!
You have some beautiful stitching going on.
I enjoyed browsing your blog.
I will be back.

Cathy B said...

Wonderful finishes - wow, you really accomplished a lot of stitching!

Hannah said...

Wow, Jen! Everything is great! I'm glad you were able to make your goal of one project a day. I don't think I could ever do that!

Thank you for visiting my blog. I will add you to my reader!

Deanne J said...

Wow!!! Your finishes look great

Sandy said...

Wow your needle is smokin'. :D I love everything and I love both the green and blue for the ornament. They're so pretty. TFS.

Marie-P said...

You are quite the productive stitcher! I love all your finishes. Did you do the finishing on the JBW that you gave your mom? Looks great!
Your Santa Clothes Line would look great as a cube under the tree...might steal that idea :0)

Mel said...

Lovely, just lovely. Everything looks really great

Marie-P said...

Hi Jen...
I have a PIF for you but don't have your address???
Thanks!

nadia said...

Hi Jen, great blog you have. I really do like your Santa Clothes. I'm working on Witchy Washy right now, there's a picture on my blog. But Santa is still on my wish list.Have a nice day.

tkdchick said...

Wow you've been productive they're all wonderful!

Abi said...

I love your JBW ornament! Did you sew the 2 sides together or did you use glue?