Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Finishes for ME!

Well i have a few finishes that i stitched for ME! and a couple that are actually "finished". LOL

Here is Halloween by La D Da from this years JCS Halloween issue. I stitched this one on 28ct vintage autumn gold over 1 using WDW Charcoal and Terra Cotta. I used the whip stitch (biscournu finish technique) to make this into a little pillow. I used the pack of needles next to it for scale.

I have also stitched and finished up Salem Witch by Primitive Needle. I stitched her on a scrap piece of fabric over 2 using DMC. She is finished into a pinkeep, the pins are just straight pins with different beads added to the pins. i like how she came out.

Practice Sampler by Milady's Needle i finished stitching about a month ago, just never took a pic of it. I really like how this one turned out and will probably frame it in a black frame or a mahogany color one. I stitched this one on 40ct v. autumn gold over 2.

Yesterday while having a bad day healthwise i had plenty of time to stitch so i stitched up this cute little breast cancer freebie. It is Hope by DMC, i stitched it on 30ct off white linen using Strawberry Shortcake by Carries Creations Threads and dmc black. This will probably become a pinkeep. This is a very quick stitch, just a few hours to do.

On the exchange front, i rec'd my fair & square halloween round from Jill F. last week. I really like the squares she stitched for me and am thinking pinkeep for them. Thanks Jill!

The next exchange i rec'd today from Kirsi in Finland. This is from the Lizzie Kate Exchange Blog the 2nd Round. Kirsi stitched a few different pieces from different designs and made 3 different finishes. I LOVE them and they are already in the craft room! Thank y ou sooooo much Kirsi!

And last but not least, a newer pic of the pups! this is from the other day when i actually was able to get them to sit still for a minute for a pic. LOL They are getting huge, almost as big as mama. Bella is on the left and Fannie is on the right.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wow, i haven't posted in a month!

Well, i have been busy with stitching, finishing, etc. Doug has been out of town most of this past month between work and hunting. He was a successful hunter, he got his Elk, so another year of a freezer full of elk meat.
I also stitched and finished my ornament for Ruth for the HoHoHo Ornament Exchange we are in. I really like how this one turned out and will be stitching it for myself as well, hopefully soon. I was fortunate enough to be able to hand deliver it to Miss Ruthie when she was here in Tempe AZ for a convention. We had a nice dinner along with my daughter Caitie who is at ASU. It was really great to hang with Ruth, enjoy a really nice dinner out and stitching with her afterwards for awhile. Hugs Ruthie!

I have also finished and sent ahead of time (yeah, finally on time) my fair & square pieces for Jill. Jill is very quick and finished them into a floss tag the day after she rec'd them from me. You go girl! They turned out great in a floss tag!

On the finishing front, i have a few recent finishes to share. I have a couple pieces for Michele who brought them to me in April. LOL I finished the Flamingo she stitched as a hanging pinkeep and her fair & square pieces from Veronica as a pinkeep in shape of a heart.

I also just finished 3 pieces for Eileen. There is the Santa ornament, fall ornament (i believe this is a JBW design) and Smell My Feet into a no sew cube. Out of the 3 I am partial to the fall ornament and really wanted to keep it. LOL But i sent it off to Eileen. sigh...... I really hope Eileen likes them even better in person. The pics aren't the greatest, they are from my phone, as Doug also has the camera with him. GRRRR

I recently worked on Sharon's RR piece from The Society's RR that has stalled for quite a few months. I finally got her piece and stitched it up. Now to stitch on Shelleen's piece as well.

My last picture is of the 2nd ornament i finished for my LNS, The Attic. This is another of the ornaments for Sue's Legacy.

I also have another finish, Practice Sampler by Milady's Needle, but i obviously didn't take a pic yet (finished it a few weeks ago). I will take a pic tomorrow and post it. Hopefully i might have another small finish to go along with it. keeping fingers crossed. LOL