Sunday, March 8, 2009

Two Starts, Two Finishes

I started both these projects on Friday and finished them on Saturday. They both were quick stitches and I really did enjoy doing both of them.

First..... "On The Twelfth Day..." Day 5 by The Cat's Whiskers
Stitched on 32 count "Summer Khaki" Belfast Linen
with DMC 4210
I'm keeping to my schedule of 2 of these per month and should get the second one done this month with no problem. The next designs just get cuter and cuter with each day.
Second Finish....





"Cupcakes, Glorious Cupcakes" - One Sweet Rose
Design by The Cat's Whiskers
Stitched on 32 ct White Belfast Linen
with DMC 4090 and WDW
Yes that is a real Cupcake baking cup! The finish on this was much easier than I thought it would be. This first of many to come will be a gift for a friend I'm meeting this week for the first time. The chart has many different designs but I think any small design will work and I'm looking forward to experimenting with others. As you can tell The Cat's Whiskers is fast becoming one of my favorite designers. They have so many unique and cute designs.
Today has been a really strange day for me....I haven't felt like stitching which is very rare. I did spend most of the morning getting the Birthday Club Exchange for my ILCS group put together. This will be our second year and the group doubled in size making the job a little more complicated for me but at last it is done and we are up and running. I'm sure it will be another successful year. I managed a few stitches on "Celtic Spring" but not enough progress to share yet. I am going to leave her out and just maybe by seeing it out it will inspire me to get more done this week. Then I pulled out Monopoly since the backstitch with no color changes would be what I call "Brain Dead" stitching. I will continue to work on this tomorrow and hope to get most of page 2 done.
Hope everyone has a good week, I know I will since I get to meet a member of my ILCS group and am very excited about that.
Until Next Time....Happy Stitching

18 comments:

Donna said...

I love the cupcake pin cushion. It is SO CUTE! Thank you for all you do for our Yahoo group. I know it is a lot of work, but I do appreciate you.

Carolyn NC said...

Love the finishes! As much stitching as you do, you probably need a break every so often!

Gabi said...

The cupcakes are cute. And day 5 is lovely as well. Wishing you heaps of fun meeting Debbie Jo. I wish I could fly over to Vegas too...but it's a tiny bit too far from Australia :(

AFwife99 said...

That cupcake is adorable! You do nice work. The quick stitching is nice, it feels good to get something done!
Jess

Sadie said...

Beautiful finishes Rene, the cupcake is so cute!
Have a great week.

Meari said...

Congrats on both your finishes, Rene. They look good!

Beth said...

Everything looks great! I saw the book for those cupcakes the other day. I was soooo tempted. Of course, seeing one that you finished has me really wanting to get the book now. Thanks for the enabling! You do great work!

Patricia said...

love the cupcake I was just looking at them in a magazine. Enjoy your meeting!
HUGS
Patty

Trecie said...

Wow! The cupcakes are sure pretty. Enjoy your meeting with the ILCS member. Hope there is pictures to share

Kelly said...

Both the finishes are great especially the cupcake, how cute is that! xxx

htimcj said...

Your cupcake is so cute. I went to 123 stitch the other day to get the 12 days of christmas you are working on and they didn't have it. I will have to keep searching.
I know daylight savings time through me and my DD6 off last night. She was still up at 10:30! Hope you have a better stitching day.
Heidi-ILCS

princesssara said...

Cupcake is so cute!

Vicky L said...

The cupcake is so cute. What a cute idea. I like the 5 days ornie too.

Kathy said...

cute finishes.

Debbie Jo said...

Such cute finishes and so very unique. I wonder if something is in the air with stitching this past week/weekend. Hummmmm,,,it will pass soon tho.

Katrien said...

the cupcake is so cute. I haven't felt like stitching either since a couple of weeks :(, hope spring-air will bring back the stiching-spirit.
Katrien - ILCS

Cindy F. said...

I love your cupcake!! That is just adorable!!

~~~Melinda said...

I LOVE the cupcakes!!!! I had had to add the to me wish list...the pink one with roses and hearts isjust calling my name!!! I am sure it will be much cheaper to make than the one I like at JoAnn's too!!