Monday, November 23, 2009

Long overdue update...

I have been stitching a bit this month, but my progress is slow. First, I finished the CCN Gingerbread Cottage. I think it is really cute. This will be a present for one of my sisters.

Next, I finished LHN Two White Houses. If you are familiar with the piece you will notice that it is a bit different from the original. I was at a friend's stitching and mentioned that I didn't like the alphabet in the pattern and she suggested that I not stitch it. Can I do that? Well, yes, you absolutely can. So, I followed her suggestion. I really like this pattern and will finish it as a stand up for my Thanksgiving decorations.

Finally, I had this little piece in my stack of "to do". It was very easy and very cute. I will finish it as a pin keep.

I am still stitching on LHN Two Red Houses, Jenny Bean Halloween Sampler, and the stocking for Nicholas. I might be able to finish one of these in the next few days.

I can't believe that November is almost over and the holiday season is here. Fortunately, this year I am in a much happier mood.

Monday, November 02, 2009

November is going to be a great month for stitching...

I am so excited about how well I am doing with my list of projects. This summer I decided to work mainly from my existing stash and try to get some of these older projects completed. Well, the new patterns that came out in early fall were wonderful, so I did purchase several new things, but I have really plowed through a lot of my older stuff, too.

This month, I wanted to finish some of the Halloween patterns that I have collected. I posted some of the smaller ones on my blog last month, but I am happy to say that I have finished one more. This is L'automne d' Anne by Tournicoton. I really like her designs. This one looks like a child's coloring page to me. It was a lot of fun to stitch and turned out really cute. I really love this designer too...

So much so that I also purchased her newest Christmas pattern this weekend. I still need to find the right fabric, but this is in my bag of "Things to stitch" for November.

I am also making great progress on Theresa's Jenny Bean Halloween Sampler. I really love this one. The fabric is 40 ct, which is very small for me, but I love working on it. I stitch on this piece while I watch Ghost Whisperer, just to get the mood right. I am hoping I can finish it in the next week or so because I have the Jenny Bean Christmas sampler in my bag also. I need to pick up the fabric and threads still, but can't wait to start on that one.

This weekend, I went through my basket of patterns and picked out 5 projects to add to my list. These include LHN Two White Houses, LHN Two Red Houses, CCN Gingerbread Cottage, Barbara Anna's Winter Biscornu and The Trilogy Autumn Tree. I have already started on the Gingerbread Cottage and Autumn Tree. Actually, I am almost finished with the Autumn Tree (very small piece). These are the patterns I hope to finish this month. Keep your fingers crossed because I just have a feeling that my fingers will be moving at supersonic speeds this month.