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Stitchy Progress, Ornament Attempt And A Real Finish!


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:

Snow LoveSo 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.

Snow love ornamentI 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:

Siren progressThis 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:

Angel of Grace finished

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?

Afghans

Snowmen Afghan


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.

snowmen

Autumn Time Snowman


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!