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?
I stitched up this afghan quite some time ago and finally took a photo so that I can share it with you.
It is Stoney Creek’s Snowmen of the month afghan. When I stitched this ( and it took me a long time) it was offered in their magazine each month or every other month. I can’t remember. But I think that you can now purchase a book of all of these adorable snowmen. The afghan started out as a piece of sparkly fabric and I had to block off and stitch in the silver thread separating each block. But it was well worth it as I love this afghan. I don’t use it much. It sits on the back of my rocking chair. Occasionally I will throw it over my lap if I get chilled. What about you? Have you stitched up any afghans and do you use them? Here is my favorite block on this afghan:
I love the witchy snowman and that penguin disguised as a tiger is too stinking cute! Here is the November block since it is reminding me that I need to get my leaves raked up. Hehe.
I think I like patterns that I get to keep adding to each month (or when I can). Like on an afghan. I have made quite a few afghans in my time, but this one and one other (I will share that one tomorrow) are the only 2 that I own now. I hope to add more afghan’s in the future. Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I have been up to.
Good morning. I am getting ready to go to the Great Lakes Mega Meet Scrapbook Convention and wanted to share my latest stitching project.
This one has been in my rotation for over a year now and I had to give him some love last night. He is Autumn Time Snowman and was featured in the September 2010 issue of Cross Stitch & Needlework magazine. This is for a friend who loves snowmen and I hope to get it done for Christmas this year since I missed it last year. I would also like to stitch the other 3 seasons in this series as they are so cute. I am about 1/2 done with this one. Thanks for stopping by to see what I have been up to. Have a great day!