I feel like I am getting things accomplished. Yesterday I finished another block on a Round Robin.
This is Joan Elliott’s Spring Garden Fairy. She is in the March 2014 issue of Cross Stitch and Needlework magazine. She was a fun, easy stitch. I usually hate stitching the hair on JE’s fairies, but this one was super simple. I love the way she turned out. I stitched her on Johanna’s Round Robin. She is going to love getting this one back. Here it is in full:
Such a beautiful RR. Everyone did a great job on this one. So sweet and sparkly. I will be putting in the mail to Johanna soon..well, maybe..yeah I will return it 🙂
I also finished this pidge scarf for a sweet stitchy friend.
She received it in the mail yesterday and loves it. I knitted it using Deborah Norville’s Serenity Chunky weight yarn. When I first started knitting it, I thought it may be a bit too bulky. But once finished, I think it turned out nice and will definitely be warm during this cold winter. I need to knit myself one in reds to match my coat. The buttons took me a bit to find, but once I saw these, I knew they would be perfect.
So, 2 more projects off of my list. Now on to the next Round Robin piece. What are you trying to finish up?
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 the Pidge Scarf last night and added the buttons this morning:
Other than it being a little loose, it turned out great! I love the buttons that Sue chose for it. They match perfectly. I think this scarf would look great with the perfect outfit as well as being a winter scarf to keep warm with. I just had to try it on 🙂
I am definitely going to have to make myself some of these. It feels nice around my neck. I’ll bet it would keep me warm on a cold winter day here in Michigan. Thanks for stopping by to see what I have been up to. What are you stitching?