Monday, February 9, 2009

A Finish, A Start and other Stuff

Happy Monday.....Hope everyone is having a great day!

A FINISH.....

Pink Needlroll by Dragonfly Stitches
Stitched on 28 count Cherub Lugana with Crescent Colours
The thread finally arrived so I could finish the needleroll. I'm really happy with the way it came out and now to find some soft green ribbon so I can put it together. I made some modification to the chart. It was to be stitched in shades of blue but I do love picking my own colors. The heart charm is one I got in a package to do beaded scissor fobs but think it works well with the design.


A Start....


Christmas Double Flip It - HOLLY by Lizzie Kate
Stitched on 32 count Opalescent Lugana with DMC
I finally got the fabric for the Double Flip it with the gift certificate I got for my birthday. Again I made a change in the color used for the border. The outside border is charted to be done in white but since I'm using white fabric I knew it would show up and thought the red would work well. I saw this being stitched while at the LNS a few months ago and really liked the way the colors just POP on the white fabric so decided that was what I wanted too. I got all this done on Saturday (between naps) so shouldn't take long to get it finished. It will be finished as a bell pull.
Early Valentine Gift....



When I got up Sunday morning I found this adorable froggie sitting in my chair with the box of one of my favorite candies. Tracy said he wanted to get my gift early so I could enjoy him longer. Isn't he just the cutest and now is sitting next to the froggie I got last year.
Seasonal Shelf....



The shelf isn't complete yet. I still have one more stitched piece to finish but wanted to share what it looks like so far. Most of the items on the shelf are from exchanges and RAK's I've received.
We had some really nice rain over the weekend and more is expected today and tomorrow. Sure makes for good stitching.
Until Next Time with a Monopoly Update....Happy Stitching


13 comments:

Nancy said...

Great update Rene, everything looks great. I did get a shelf back up in my 1/2 bath, but no seasonal stuff. I am going to do a couple biscornus in a crystal bowl, in black and white.

Terri said...

Looks great Rene. Love the froggie. Your dh is definitely a keeper.

Vicky L said...

Your finish turned out great! I love the froggie, he is so cute. Your shelf looks good too.

AFwife99 said...

Rene, Beautiful work. What a great idea, a seasonal shelf. I have seen you write about it on the group, but I had not seen pictures yet. It is lovely.

Jess

Donna said...

I just love, love, love that needleroll! Great work on all. And that hubby of yours, well, he just can't get any sweeter.

htimcj said...

I love your finish. You will finish the Lizzie Kate Christmas flip its really fast. They are fun and easy to do. I like them on white.
Heidi-ILCS

Cindy F. said...

Congrats on your pretty stitching finish and great start on your L*K!
Love your color choices!
Your seasonal shelf looks so pretty and your dh is so sweet to get you that cute froggie!!

Carolyn NC said...

Your finish is so pretty! Nice start to the LK and your shelf is perfect for February!

Sadie said...

Lovely finish Rene. Holly does really pop on the white fabric, it looks great. Once again your DH is leading the way and setting an example to all men! What cute gifts. I love your february shelf, the heart banners are so fab, they compliment your stitching perfectly!

Lou's addictions said...

I love your shelf, I had never thought of doing something like that before. When I have more time I think I may have tyo take inspiration from you. The needleroll is lovely, I think you made the right choice with changing the colours.

Trecie said...

I love yours seasional shelf I really look forward to your updates each month on it.

Meari said...

Oh Rene, your newest finish is so pretty! Your shelf looks so festive :)

Christine H said...

Congrats on the Pink Needle, it is beautiful.