Wednesday, July 08, 2009

I have been very busy...

The summer is just flying by. I am teaching two classes this summer, so that is taking up some of my time. The textbook is also eating up a lot of my free time. BUT, I have found time to work on some of my existing stash. Last weekend I went through all of my patterns and kits and discovered I had 17 projects that were either started or kitted. What an eye opener. I need to avoid the stitching store for a while. Since our budget is tighter in the summer I made a Summer resolution to not purchase any new patterns until I have completed these 17. (I still have lots of other patterns in addition to these, but they aren't kitted, so I don't feel as guilty about those.) Fortunately, most are pretty simple. I have actually completed several.

The first photo is of a silk gauze Christmas tree. I purchase the kit at Hobby Lobby when they were clearing out all of the stitching kits. Talk about tedious work. That is quarter next to the stitched piece! Glad I got this one out of the way before the eyes get any worse.

This is another CCN pattern (Summer Bungalows). I love here patterns. I'm not sure if I like it on this fabric as much as I thought I would, but it is still cute. Plan to finish this as a needlework case.

I forgot to take pictures of my other two finishes. I completed LK January Flip It last night. This will be finished as an ornament for my sister, Sharon. Also, I stitched the Silver Needle Witch Way kit for Sharon also. I am very late completing some PIFs and this is one of them.

As I finish these projects, I am posting the patterns on my wishlist page. If you see something you like, check out that page. The link is in the sidebar.

Have a great week.


CJ in OK ;-) said...

Your Butterfly Bungalow looks very summery on that yellow fabric, congrats on a great finish. The silk gauze is so extremely detailed, love it too. CJ ok;-)

PS Stitcher said...

Ooohhh! I am so jealous about the Summer Bungalows! It looks wonderful! I have this pattern, but haven't had a chance to start it yet! Congrats on your two finishes!

Deb said...

I love both of these pieces. I have wanted to do a couple things on the silk gauze but I'm afraid that my eyes would go nuts. Yours is looking incredible - so small. And love the bungalow too. Those are such cute patterns.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

I love your finishes, that Christmas tree is GORGEOUS!
I was just saying to my husband yesterday...where has the summer gone. YOu look up and's the middle of july..