Here is what I have accomplished this week in the way of stitching:
I had some yarn left from the pidge scarf I made here. So I made this neck scarf. I loved, loved this pattern! 4 rows are repeated over and over to get a look like cables. Every 4th row makes a hole, so instant button holes, as loose or as tight as needed.
I received this pattern free when I purchased some yarn at a shop while on vacation. I will be making more of these. It only takes about 100yds of a worsted weight yarn, so I was able to get 2 neck scarves out of the skein with a little left over. It would make a nice flower or embellishment for a hat or sweater 🙂
Next, I started Johanna’s Royal Holiday on her Large Stitch RR. I feel guilty for having it in my possession for so long and Johanna really needs to see how beautiful it is in person.
I am just starting on her face. I will show the entire RR when I finish it. It is truly a beautiful piece and I plan on duplicating it someday.
And last, my new look. I have decided to go quite a bit shorter with my hair. I had it cut about 6 weeks ago and it was a little difficult for me to go short. But I loved it and wore it wavy through the summer. But now that fall is here, I needed a new shorter look. So I took the plunge yesterday.
It’s very hard for me to take a picture of myself and I cut the top of my head off. Oh well. You can see my new short look. I think I look very business like. Hubby calls it short and sassy. I like it. What have you been stitching on this week?
I finished my block on Johanna’s Round Robin over the weekend.
I chose to do Cherry Blossom on her piece. Here is the completed piece:
Isn’t it just gorgeous? It is now complete and I am thinking of keeping it for myself. Ha! ( I know you are reading this, Johanna.) I will send it on. It is so beautiful. She is going to be thrilled with it when she gets it.
Kathy just finished stitching on my Round Robin and posted this photo:
Isn’t it just beautiful? I am so geeked about my first Round Robin. One more block to be stitched by Linda and then she will be on her way home to me. I can’t wait to see it in person. I sent it off in January 2012 to be stitched by 7 wonderful stitchers from around the world and it should be returning to me around November. I just melt every time I look at it. I know that it is sparkly and shimmery with all the metallic threads and beading. Everyone has done an awesome job stitching on this one for me. And I know that Linda will do an awesome job on the last fairy too and can’t wait to see her contribution . I will be sure to post here when I get it back .
I finished my block on Erin’s Round Robin this last week and thought I would share with you what I did:
Her theme is Roses and she picked the patterns that she wanted and chose the portions of the pattern that she wanted stitched. I like that. Made it super simple for me. I chose “The Kiss” and I think it turned out lovely. Here is her Round Robin so far:
A very unique piece. Can’t wait to see how it turns out when the last 2 blocks are stitched.
My Round Robin piece is coming along so beautifully! I will try to get a picture and post it here so that you can see. Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by to see what I have been up to.
Ok, so in between running my youngest son around everywhere, and getting ready for my stamping open house, I was finally able to get some stitching in. I stitched the Pixie, Lily of the Valley for Karen’s Round Robin. Lily turned out beautiful and I can’t wait to stitch her one day, in full. Here she is:
I love the fabric Karen chose for her RR. A beautiful hand dyed fabric with blue, green, yellow, purple and pink in the nicest shades. And it’s sparkly. Here is the piece as it looked before I put it in the mail today:
So beautiful. Now I want to stitch some pixies. Unfortunately, I have to get back to Snowman or Angel. I promised myself that I would finish those 2 pieces before moving onto something else. That’s another reason that I like stitching on the Round Robin…I can break away from my current stitch and do something different. And I am really not breaking my promise since I am committed to getting the RR pieces done and in the mail by a certain date. I should be getting my next RR in the next few days and I can’t wait to see what I am going to stitch on next. Thanks for stopping by.
Hello my friends. I finally have a finish to share with you today.
It’s Donner on Sophia’s RR. I have been working on him all month. With my back and sciatica giving me problems, I didn’t think I would get him finished by the deadline, but I finished him late last night. And with a week to spare. Here is the entire piece:
Sophia stitched all of the squares and those of us in the group are just stitching the reindeer-minus the beads and treasures. This piece is so awesome. I can’t wait to see this piece finished. The fabric is perfect and sparkly. This was a joy to stitch on. Even with my back problems. Thanks for visiting.
I finished my block on Catherine’s Round Robin last week. Her theme is Roses and I stitched Damask Roses. Here is my block:
Here is the finished piece.
My lady is quite large compared to the other ladies, but I think she turned out pretty good. I also stitched the rose in the triangle below my block. This is a very well laid out piece. Catherine did a lot of work stitching all of her blocks and I can’t wait to see this piece finished at the end of the year.
I am participating in my first Round Robin and this week I completed my 2nd block. I stitched Winter Maiden for Kathy’s piece and here is what she looks like:
Not the greatest photo, sorry. But she did turn out very nice. I used some threads I hadn’t used before and this fabric was a breeze to stitch on. I will be putting her in the mail on Monday.