Whew! Lots of stitching going on! First, my attempt at an ornament. I stitched Country Cottage Needleworks “Snow Love” about a month ago, but have been putting off turning it into an ornament. I was so afraid I was totally going to ruin it. And while it is not done yet, it is going ok so far. Here are some photos:
So here is the finished stitching. And today I began the process of turning it into an ornament. If all goes as planned, I will make more for next year.
I think it is turning out pretty well! Right now the front is being glued to the back and is sitting under a stack of encyclopedia’s. The pattern called for 32ct Petit Point Linen in Raw/white. That fabric already has the snow dots on it. But since I am not a fan of 32ct, I stitched mine on 16ct Dirty Aida and then painted with snow with acrylic paint. Turned out pretty sweet if I must say so myself 😉 Once the pieces are dry, I will add some cording to finish it off. I will post another photo of the finished product when it is completely done, hopefully later today or tomorrow.
Now onto my stitchy progress on Siren and the Shipwreck:
This mermaid has been a joy to stitch. I love the colors and I am hoping for a finish this year??? Probably a lot of wishful thinking, but it’s a goal.
And lastly, my final finish on Angel of Grace:
I finished stitching this back in January, and didn’t get it fully finished to give to my Mother for her birthday this summer. So I finished it this week, sewing the rod pocket, finishing the bottom into a point and adding the tassel. I think my Mom is going to love it as she loves Angels.
So that’s it for me today. Do you have a finish or are close to a finish for this year?
After my first finish for 2014, I picked up a WIP that has been around way too long. At least a few years. You may remember her; Angel of Grace? Well here is how she looks now:
I’m getting really close to a finish. She certainly is a challenge on that fabric. It is 28 ct Salmon and Gold Linen Banding. It is the most uneven fabric I have ever worked on. The pattern is Angel of Grace by Lorri Birmingham Designs. I am hoping to finish this by the end of the weekend. I just have her ruffle to finish and some gold stitching on the right of the dress, then outlining and some charms, buttons and beads. I am so happy this one is actually coming to a finish. It is a gift for someone special and I will by happy to finally have it crossed off of my WIP list.
And because I don’t have enough Mira stash, this is what I purchased on Saturday from Stitches N Things:
This month is my birthday, so I went on a birthday month shopping spree. Shown here is the lovely Biancabella and her bead pack and one of two Waterlilies needed. The other is on backorder. I love the colors in Biancabella. I am thinking of adding a snowflake in her hand instead of the apple. She is my favorite winter colors, so I think a snowflake will be perfect. Some day I will get to work on her. I also ordered a couple of patterns that were not in the shop yet.
So now, back to stitching on Angel of Grace. What WIP have you had in your stash for a very long time?