Sunday, November 9, 2008

Challenge Complete

I don't believe it....I did it!!! First I want to Thank everyone for their encouragement in completing my goals for the weekend. I just had to get everything done so I wouldn't let anyone (especially myself) down. Here is what I have manage to do since late Friday night in no particular order.



First I wanted to practice making a "Bourse" before I tried to do it with the Snowman. This little guy is just done with fabric, no stitching on the inside. After putting this one together I came to the conclusion that the Snowman design was too large for the amount of fabric I had left around it so it would have to be something else. I'm sending this to someone special with a little something tucked inside.





Since the Snowman was too large for a "Bourse" I decided it would make a cute little bag. I had purchased two different fabrics for it since I couldn't decide which I liked best. The fabric that the bag is sitting on is what I used for the back and the cuff is what I used to line the bag. It has a white ribbon for a drawstring and is ready for Christmas goodies to be tucked inside.






I finished the stitching on the JBW Mitten and turned it into a ornie for my Seasonal shelf. It is open at the top and I think I'll stick some greenery or Candy Canes in it. I'm going to do the next mitten in green and think they will be really cute hanging on the shelf.






The froggies stayed away from the "Snowflake" this weekend and I finished all the outline done in perle cotton. I'll probably skip working on this next Sunday and give everyone a chance to catch up since some have started late on it. (My Bad, I really should have done a better job announcing the start of the SAL). I know I have other Just Nan things to do next week.








Couldn't stop at just one Fob They are as bad as potato chips, can't make just one! They all have a theme and will be leaving here for new homes in the next few months.







Well that is what I did this weekend while watching Football, NASCAR and a couple of movies. Now what to work on the rest of the evening?

Until next time....Happy Stitching and have a great week

18 comments:

Nancy said...

Wow!! Those are some accomplishments!!! Way to get the most out of the challenge! The fobs are really nice. And the shelf will be very festive this winter I am sure.

Carolyn NC said...

Unbelievable! I'm impressed that you accomplished it all. I didn't get all my goals done, but made good headway! I love everything you did - bourse looks fantastic, and so does the bag and fobs, and Snowflake. Lovely work! Now tell me what you used to make those so cool fobs, please!!! Where can I learn how to start and finish them, etc.? Thanks - PS - somehow I don't think I had too much to do with this - it's all you! :)

Gabi said...

WOW, that's an impressive amount you finished. I LOVE that little bourse of yours. Too cute. The snowman and the mitten are great too. And great progress also on your snowflake.

Lou's addictions said...

Gosh, you sure do work fast. Congrats on the finishes and i love the fobs, but then I do have a weekness for beads.

Sadie said...

Woohoo! Congratulations on all the great finishes Rene. You did a great job.

BW said...

Rene, all your finishes look great! I really like those fobs you did.

Meari said...

You were busy-busy-busy, Rene! Looks like we both were making fobs. LOL Great job on all your projects.

Kathy said...

You were one busy little bee. :) I love your fobs. And of course everything else is wonderful too. The snowman bag is adorable.

Patricia said...

Love your FOBS and your snowman is so cute!
HUGS
Patty Smith

Cindy F. said...

~~HAPPY DANCE~~Congratulations on so many beautiful finishes! Wow! You were really busy!
Love the bourse, the snowman, mitten ornament, "snowflake" and those gorgeous fobs!! Excellent work!

Louisiana Momma said...

I wish I could finish as much as you did in one weekend!! My fav is the snowmen ( I love snowmen).. I always liked the idea of personalizing gift bags that way - but I dont think I would have enough time just to get the bags done.. of course if I could stitch as fast as you that might not be the case :-)

Laura-Leigh said...

Congratulations on the finishes, Rene! I love the mitten ornament. Can't wait to see the green one.

Gabi said...

Hi Rene,

I tagged you. Please check out my blog for more info. And I really hope I'm doing it right here.

Beth said...

Rene,
All your finishing work is wonderful. I especially like the bourse. Do you have a link for instructions?

The mitten is going to look great hanging. I vote for candy canes! I can already picture it.

Hugs,
Beth

Danni's Thoughts said...

Wow... the bourse turned out looking amazing, I love the tote and ornaments, and the fobs turned out phenomenal... you do wonderful work!

Danni's Thoughts said...

I noticed that you mentioned watching football-- do you like a particular team, or just love football in general?

Kathy said...

Fantastic finishes. Oh, by the way, you have been tagged. :)
Check my blog for details.

CameoRoze said...

WOW, Rene! Excellent work. Lots of finishes. Well done!