Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Patriotic Row DONE
Cookie for Santa ornie
Monday, November 28, 2005
Barely got any stitching done in the last week, and of course my list of gifts to be stitched is endless. I did finish my holiday exchange ornament last night (2 am, lol) and am so glad. That seemed to be dragging on forever, and everyone kept asking if it was a Halloween design so I was really getting nervous about the finished result. I have to say I am pleased it turned out well (and looked like Christmas!). I hope to mail that out tomorrow so I can post a photo soon. For now all I'll have is a mystery box posted here in my little gallery till my partner gets it.
I did the finishing work on Hillside Samplings cookie ornament (the name escapes me) last night as well (don't ever try the hot glue gun at 2am, my fingers may never be the same, lol). I wasn't quite pleased with the finishing but it had to go out to Kelsey's (http://www.kelseys-needlekrafts.com) today no matter what as the deadline is way too close!
I started Homespun Elegance's NOEL ornament today, I surely hope I am doing it right! These pillows are SO cute and turn out so nicely (in the designer model at least, lol, see terrible photo above) I had to have one. Love the pillow itself, very nice work by Olde Colonial Designs, and the idea for them was by Homespun Elegance. Hoping this works up fast, I may do several.
I got my BC Patriotic Row back from the finisher on Saturday. They did a beautiful job but not quite what I had envisioned. It is really cute though, I just had a vision in my head and it didn't match my vision ;o) Photo later! Have to figure out where to hang it. My walls are so bare I keep stitching and not hanging, waiting to hang several things at once so they all make sense and look good. I also got two models back that they did an AMAZING job with, I'm thinking I'll post a sneak preview soon.
John is now teaching boy scouts on Wednesday nights while I teach my church girls, and the last task of my evening with the hot glue gun was to glue back together all the shards of plaques that were dropped in coming home from last activity. I think I deserve a nap today!
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Joy ornie finished
So here it is, I did the hand-sewing at lunch. I originally wanted to add beads into the trim but I think I'm glad I didn't, something to consider another time! Stitched on 10ct. Tula with Crescent Colours threads and Mill Hill beads, I think I should have done a traditional round ornie rather than a needleroll. Oh well, hopefully someone will like it, since it's to go to The Busy Needle in AR for their annual diabetes tree project.
Now I've got to start the only xmas exchange project I have this year (sigh), and also hunt up the cookie ornament I stitched but did not finish for St. Jude's. I need to stitch at least one more charity ornie very quickly as well.
Monday, November 14, 2005
Hope freebie done
Thursday, November 10, 2005
BC Summer Row done
Got a little ornament stitched up at lunch, will get it finished off tonight and figure out what charity I want to send it to. I think I've decided what I want to donate to the Busy Needle auction as well. I wanted something special that would draw a lot of interest and finally last night I came up with the 12 days of Christmas--whoever wins the auction will get a package a day mailed to them for 12 days with some really nice stitching stuff, i.e. charms, hand-dyed fabrics and threads, charts, buttons, q-snaps, whatever. Now to run it by Sara and see if she likes the idea.
Hope to have a few photos to show off tomorrow of finishes, I want to get the Hope freebie made into an ornie, the ornie from today made into an ornie, and the stitching done on the french freebie I started yesterday.
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Julie's BC RR 3 arch done
Now what to stitch next? So many choices, grrrr! I've got my ornament issues out and am scoping out possible presents in earnest, someone pointed out it's only 48 days today. I organized a lot of my freebies this past weekend while watching the last 6 episodes of MacLeod's Daughters with my sister. I can't stitch during that show, I think most of you who have seen the cast can figure out why ;o)
Friday, November 04, 2005
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
I had thought to take a break on Julie's RR and my BC Summer Row and stitch up SanMan's Hope freebie for a friend who is having a breat removed next week, but I need to have it done by friday and it's not started yet. Not even kitted yet!! It's not a huge piece, but considering today we have family tutoring, then dinner company, then scouts/my church girls tonight I doubt much stitching will be happening. As soon as we get home it'll be the whole bed routine and then dishes/laundry and once again bed :o/ That will leave tomorrow, and I doubt I can get it all stitched and then finished off in one night, especially since I won't able to just sit all night. I won't give up hope though ;o) And if I finish it for after her surgery that's fine, just wanted to give it to her on friday. On the BC row I have A-G to go and then I'm done!!! On Julie's I still haven't made progress, may have to have that be my lunchtime piece since I only seem to get stuff done then!
Lots of Halloween pics to share but not today! Also, got approved for a Cyberstitchers album so I'm slowly uploading to it bit by bit, been on the waiting list for awhile!
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