Friday, July 25, 2008

Finally some finishes to share

Well, i have been going through my WIP's and trying to finish some off before starting any new projects besides my exchanges. I have finished Spooky Wrap by Pine Mountain Pillows, Reindeer Sampler by Heart in Hand and Love Letters by The Chocolate Cat (don't have a pic of this one yet). That's 3 little ones out of the way, i really need to start "finishing" alot of these pieces i have in my closet, I am really afraid to go take another look at my finished pieces and count them. OY!

I see that Edgar has received his exchange from me from the Make a Wish board. This was my first wish to grant and was so much fun stitching for him. He asked for something quaker in any finish with dark dank colors. I stitched Master Quaker Silhoutte by Homespun Elegance for him using 32ct Meadlowlark linen by BOAF, Thread Gatherer's Silk N Thread - Cypress Umber and WDW in Indian Summer. I finished it into a biscournu (my absolute favorite finish).Edgar is the master of quakers, he stitches so many of them i thought this was appropriate for him. And now i want to stitch one for myself using the female version.

Well, Michele W. (link on the side, i don't know how to do the linkie thing yet) has nominated my blog for Kreativ Blogger and thank her very much. Michele and I met a couple years ago at the PALS stitching retreat in Myrtle Beach SC and have become close since then. I cannot wait until Oct for the retreat again to see Michele and everyone else that are just the most wonderful people/stitchers you will ever meet. Michele does some great stitching, great listening and overall just a wonderful person and friend.

Now I need to pick my 5 nominees with the following rules ...
1. The winner may put the logo on her blog.
2. Put a link to the person you got the award from.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to the blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

Now here is the hard part picking only 5 blogs, but here we go.

1. Edgar
2. Barb
3. Malinda
4. Vonna
5. Shelleen

It's hot here in AZ and humid and monsoon season, eventhough we haven't seen too many monsoons on our side of town. Just trying to stay inside in the AC and stay cool. DH and I will be going up to Flagstaff next weekend staying at a friend's cabin for a few days, no kids. Just a nice relaxing weekend with the 2 of us. He has a 3D archery shoot (annual thing) one morning, other than that i will be stitching all weekend while we are there.

The kids will be going back to school on August 11 (WOOHOO) I love when summer starts but it's nice when school starts back up too. LOL They are getting cabin fever and need to get back to school. Dustin & Josh will be freshmen this year and Caitie will be a Senior graduating in December if she sticks to her plan, then start junior college in January for one semester. Then she is planning on going to UofA next year to go through their medical program to become a doctor. Brianna is in her 2nd year at a junior colleg this year.

well, that's all for now. have a great weekend!


GoldenAngelsWorks said...

I love your finishes. Keep up the beautiful work. Congratulations on your award. said...

I ADORE the biscornu you made for Edgar, it is stunning!! What a great idea! I have this chart in my stash and my fingers are ITCHING!!!

tkdchick said...

Your finishes are great and that biscornu is perfect for a man!

Mel said...

Karen, I just wanted to thank you for nominating me for the Kreativ Blogger award! I really feel like I've made some great friends since I've started Blogging!

I also love your recent finishes, especially the Reindeer!

Vonna said...

Hidey Ho Karen...had to stop in my drive by blog reading to say...I absolutely LOVED the biscornu you made for Edgar...PERFECTION!!!
And then I see that you nominated me for the bloggy awards making the rounds ;) Thank you sweetie...that means a lot to me :)
Ok, off I go again for drive by reading!

Michele said...

woo hoo!!! great finishes! Reindeer Sampler is a fun stitch isn't it :)

Barbeeque4 said...

Thank you once again for the biscornu and the award!!! I just love the finishes!!