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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I've finished my biscornu for the HOE Too Biscornu Exchange. I'm mailing it out this week so I'll wait until my exchange partner receives it to post a pic...don't want to spoil the surprise!!

I'm working on Little House Needleworks, Peace and Plenty at the moment...one of my WIP that I hope to finish soon. After that I'll get started on another piece for the Spooky Stitchers SAL. I picked up the Kreinik Halloween fiber pack for 50% off at Joann's clearance sale. Some of the braids are glow-in-the-dark so this should be fun. I'm not sure what I'm stitching yet, but it will be on neon green fabric using the Kreinik braids!
OK here's my post for the Totally Useless SAL New Moon post. It's a small jar but growing...I'm hoping to need a quart jar by the end of the year!! This a fun "no pressure" SAL!!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Lest I be accused of favoritism... Here are pics of our other "furbabies". Aren't they cuties?!!

Almost 12 and super QT

Mr. Kitty
20 yrs and still going strong

Reilly...caught in the act!!
Hey! I'm only 5, I don't know any better!!

Oh...it's so nice and warm in here...please don't make me move!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Baby Pillow Finish

Here's the finished "Baby" Pillow. I've made it into a pillow using a beautiful purple/lavender paisley print for the outer border and back and a soft green that matches the "B" in the stitching for the inner border. The ribbon is a soft sparkly lavender organza type ribbon and the buttons on the corners have several shades of purple/lavender/green...a perfect match!

It's going in the mail today -- as a surprise for the new family.

Shepherd's Bush - Baby
Threads: GAST & WDW as specified
Fabric: Zweigert Ragusa 14ct Cracked Wheat
Buttons: JHB Buttons
Finshed as a pillow
February & January Report

February Goals

HoE II Biscornu Exchange
Seasonal Ornament SAL
Valentine Ornament
Christmas Ornament
PALS Monthly SAL - Gift
Mystery Sampler 2000 - March Band (WIP)
Bent Creek - Glory (New)
Little House Needleworks - Peace and Plenty (WIP)
SheNANigans - Noah Bear (WIP)

January Finishes

Baby Pillow - Shepherd's Bush
Seasonal Ornament SAL
Winter Ornament - Bent Creek Snowman (Winter Row)
Christmas Ornament - Prairie Schooler - Snowman
Spooky Stitchers SAL - Buonaugurio Jack-O-Lantern Scissors Fob
Myster SAL - Buonaugurio Eggnog Sampler
Christmas Centerpiece - Brittercup Designs (2008 JCS Ornaments)

Friday, January 23, 2009

This is the completed February band for the Mystery 2000 Sampler that I started way back in 2000! This is a personal SAL for me, I intend to finish it this year, stitching a band each month. So far I'm one month ahead of myself! Sorry about the shadow, I don't have the best lighting.

Designer: Dobi Bullock
Threads: DMC as specified
Fabric: 18ct unknown variety or color
Designer: Lynne Harrison
Threads: DMC as specified
Fabric: 18ct unknown variety or color
Beads: Mill Hill
This is the piece I stitched for our new Grand-niece. I'll be finishing it as a pillow this weekend.

Shepherd's Bush - Baby
Threads: GAST, WDW and Crescent Colours as specified
Fabric: Zweigert Ragusa 14ct Cracked Wheat (over 2)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

I've dug out all of my old UFOs/WIPs and moved them to my stitching corner. Hopefully I'll be motivated to work on some of them this year. One that I might be able to finish this year if I make it a personal SAL is the Mystery 2000 Sampler I started in...yes, wait for it...2000!! I stitched January and most of February and that was as far as I got. I'll post a pic here tomorrow if I manage to finish February!

Tonight I set up the Shepherd's Bush "Baby" piece that I'm stitching for our new grand-niece. I basted the fabric to scroll rods and pulled all the threads. I think it will stitch up quickly and then I plan to make it into a pillow.

Lots of stitching this weekend. The luxury of a 4 day weekend, I'm in stitching heaven...
Here's my piece for the Spooky Stitcher SAL for January.

Designer: Casey Buonaugurio
Jack-O-Langern Scissors Fob
Threads: DMC as specified
Fabric: 28 ct from my stash
Here's my stitched piece for the PALS Mystery SAL for January. I'm thinking of stitching some of the otherCasey Buonaugurio designs on this piece.

Casey Buonaugurio
Threads: DMC as specified
Fabric: Aida 14 ct Fiddler's Cloth
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Our newest "family" member. She's been a stray for quite some time, but with the cold here in NC over the last few nights...she's moved in!! The "Kiss of Death" was when we named her!!

Meet Chloe!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

My finishes for the January edition of the Seasonal Ornament SAL.

Christmas Ornament Theme:

Prairie Schooler
Snowman "freebie"
Threads: DMC as specified
Fabric: Off White Linen from my stash - not sure of the count

I have plans for the eyelets in the corners. Stay tuned...

2nd Ornament for the SAL:

Winter theme:

Bent Creek
Winter Row
Threads: WDW and GAST as specified
Fabric: 28 ct Pewter Jobelan

Since it's Winter and the trees are bare, I've used a twig as the hanger.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

First finish for 2009

My first finish for 2009. I'm thinking of finishing this as a cube...will be my first.

Christmas Centerpiece
Brittercup Designs
2008 JCS Ornament Issue
Threads – as specifiedFabric – 28 ct Cream Lugana (I think – it’s from my stash pile)

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