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Winter Whisper #2


Where has January gone?  It just seems like yesterday I was celebrating the New Year and now here it is, almost the end of January.  Well, I guess that does mean that we are that much more into winter and closer to Spring 😉

I finally received the Hornbook and finished Winter Whisper #2 for my Mom.

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The hornbook had to be ordered from a different company than the one I did for the contest, and this one turned out to be a Navy Blue instead of Black.  The edges had the worn look of raw wood and it was smaller than the original one I had purchased.  But I thought it would work.  I used some white ink to make the worn edges more white and stamped the snowflakes all around.  I glued the finished piece onto the hornbook. I  made a bow from seam binding, glued it on and added a pretty, sparkly jewel.  My Mom really likes it.  I still have one more Winter Whisper to make, for myself, but have decided on a different finish.  The Winter Whisper design is now available for purchase on Passione Ricamo‘s website if you are interested in stitching this beauty.

I had planned on adding more today, but I am out of time.  I will post again tomorrow.  Until then, happy stitching!

 

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Accomplishing Alot


Even though I haven’t been blogging a lot, I have been crafting and even have a few finishes.  First, I finished the Spice of Life afghan.

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It’s not perfect, but I am happy with it. It seems I got a little too relaxed with the last 10 or so rows and so my sides veered out.  I wanted to take the last 10 rows and the border out and re-do, but hubby wouldn’t hear of it.  He liked it just the way it is and has claimed it as his own.  He has even used it a few times :).   I learned so much crocheting this blanket.  Thank you to Sandra at Cherry Heart Blog and everyone involved for a wonderful Stitch A Long.  The pattern is still available on Sandra’s blog if you still want to give it a try.

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I also finished a couple of scarves.  The first one was a gift to someone at my husband’s work.  I thought I had taken a picture of it, but can’t seem to find it.  This morning I finished the fun fiber scarf I was working on.  It turned out so pretty!  Love all the different fibers.

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I can’t wait to wear it.  I really enjoyed kitting the pink/red/tan ribbon fiber on this one.

Last night I finished a beautiful little project that I worked on this week.

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This is Winter Whisper by Passione Ricamo.  I call her Winter Princess.  It is for a contest.  Now that I have finished stitching her, I have to turn her into some kind of finish.  Can’t wait to see what I come up with ;). I stitched her on 16ct Aida Ice Goddess from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie.  LOVE this color and I am so in love with this design.  My photo doesn’t do it justice.

I also picked up Under the Moonlight mermaid from the framer this last week.  I had the framing done at Joann’s and I must say, the gal there did a great job.  Aside from crooked beads, I am very pleased with it.

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Now I need to figure out where to hang her.  I have really run out of wall space.

I will be getting back to stitching The Raven Queen tonight.  I will post a progress photo soon.  I am getting close to finishing the stitching on this one.  What are you working on finishing these days?