Friday, November 28, 2008

Bent Creek finish

I plan to make this into an ornament and it's already so large that I didn't stitch the snowglobe. I had a great idea, though. I think I might stitch the snowglobes on 28/32 ct so they'll make a nice ornament rather than this huge monster. I could probably get smaller buttons, too.

Here's the Nativity Snow Globe:
BC Nativity Snow Globe finished Nov 28 2008

Bracelet finish

Hooray!! It took 4 hours over 2 days to attach all the charms and dangles to the Shepherd's Bush bracelet. Whew! LOL I put all the charms on except for the last one: cherish. I didn't have enough links to keep them all double-spaced. I can always use it on something else since it's a terrific charm.

This is a wearable companion piece to the SB Cherish Sampler. Each month's motif has a corresponding charm. The dangles pick up common colors for the month.

SB Cherish Sampler charm bracelet Nov 28 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Another quick finish

This was the kit of the month at The Stitching Post for November. I started and finished the piece last Sunday. Love these quick stitches!!!

Erica Michaels Fall Nov 23 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Cherish Sampler finished

I finished stitching the 2006 exclusive Cherish Sampler from Shepherd's Bush. Just have to put the buttons on! This is my third SB finish in a row! I have an oldie from 1988 upstairs waiting for me. Maybe this is the month!

SB 2006 Cherish Sampler finished Nov 22 2008

I don't recall the color of the fabric, but it's a light pink. Cherub? Maybe.

I was feeling like I wanted an outing so I bundled up and went to Savage Mill. It used to be a weaving/cording mill, but it's now full of great gift shops. My favorite shop there (and possibly on the planet) is Artcraft. You never know what you'll find there. I picked up a star Christmas ornament that's actually a 5 piece wooden puzzle. The lady ahead of me in line had a colapsable vase! Who knew?! I also picked up a little something for me and another in a different color as a Christmas present. They were having a special holiday event this weekend and I heard a keyboard performer and saw a magician. I had a nice time.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Shepherd's Bush finish

I plan to make this into a Christmas ornament rather than the necklace it's supposed to be. I can use something else in the necklace hardware.

This was started after dinner yesterday and finished during the 11 o'clock news. I like fast finishes!

SB Christmas Sheep finished Nov 18 2008


Monday, November 17, 2008

Katrina's RR and Shepherd's Bush finishes

Katrina's RR is from Drawn Thread: The Wildflower Garden and The Sanctuary. The geese I just copied from the area next to mine to make a flock of Canada geese.

RR Katrina's finished Nov 15 2008

This is an early Tina Richards design from the Vanessa-Ann book Sleepytown Days. It's called Balloon Woman and it was fun to do. The fabric is an overdyed blue from Charles Craft that I picked up at A.C. Moore. There's a goose on the chart to the right of the child, but I didn't care for the proportions so I didn't stitch it.

SB Balloon Woman from Sleepytown Days finished Nov 16 2008

Finished my part on Kathy's RR

This is from Our House by Goode Huswife. I liked all the colors and although the leaves are gone from the trees in my area, it is, after all, fall and I was inspired.

RR Kathy's Our House Nov 13 2008

Saturday, November 1, 2008

I've finished a few things lately, but the computer with dial-up goes so slow I didn't want to invest that kind of time into the process. Now with broadband, it works like it should!

Here's what I've finished lately:

Graphique Needlearts "Nine Lives"

Nine Lives finished September 2008

Lizzie Kate's Hocus Pocus (to be finished as an ornament)

LK Hocus Pocus finished Oct 18 2008

Plum Pudding's spells:

Plum Pudding Needleart Spell Binding  Spells & Potions finished Oct 2008

Pat’s Neighbourhood RR:

RR Pat's on Nov 1 2008

I've started Kathy B's RR, but it's late so I didn't get far. Much more will be done tomorrow.