Monday, August 31, 2009

Weekend Stitching and Finishes

It turned out to be a good weekend for stitching, finishing and designing. It was just too hot to step outside so lots of time spent with a needle in my hand.

First I designed a "Little" ornament for my Hardanger class with some new stitches for them to learn. I have started stitching the model and as soon as it's finished I'll share it with you. I would have finished it but I just can't put "Witches" down. I don't know what it is about this project but it's drawn me in and I can't stop working on it.

More Finishes.....

"Pansy Sampler Ornament"
This is the free design from Victoria Sampler that goes with the "Pansy Sampler" we are doing as a SAL in my Hardanger Class. I really finished it last week but forgot to put it in my last post. I think I want to do this one again in Christmas colors.
The next two projects I have had in my finished bin for a long time and just hadn't done anything with them.

"Snow People" Bell Pull
Stitched on 18 count Fiddlers Light with DMC
I remember stitching this from a magazine BUT I don't remember when or which magazine. I do know it was done at least 3 or 4 years ago. About time I did something with it.

"Santa" No Sew Cube
All I can remember about doing this one is it was a kit like the Snowman Cube I did. Again this has to be 3 or 4 years old since I got the kit for it at WalFart before they discontinued carrying stitching supplies.
I still have one more project to finish this week for Halloween but need to get Tracy to cut the cardboard for it.
Tracy's vacation has officially started and we are going to go out to dinner tonight to celebrate his birthday and that's the extent of our plans. We hope to meet with Nancy R and her beau on Sunday for a concert on Fremont St and will probably also spend some time on the strip seeing the free attractions there and do some people watching. The weather is predicted to cool off and be below the 100 degree mark finally so should be a good time to get out before all the tourist arrive for the holiday weekend.
Until Next Time.....Have a GREAT week with lots of stitching time.


Daffycat said...

Oooo, your WIP looks fab!

Donna said...

Love it all!

Gabi said...

Your Halloween piece looks gorgeous. Love the rest too, especially your hardanger piece. Your needles must be smoking. All lovely

Emily said...

Think you are still in finishing frenzy mode. Snow People is really cute, and Witches is looking great.

Carolyn NC said...

They all look great, but your pansy ornament is stunning! Can't wait to see that done in Christmas colors. Enjoy your time on vacation.

Kathy said...

Fabulous finishes. And the PS is stitching up fast. Everything looks just wonderful.

Aunt Kat Stitches said...

Great job on all the finishing and pieces Rene!

I have to tell you - I know what you mean about remembering that you stitched something...I just had something framed and the date on it was 2001...oh my word...see what you find when you start to organize?

I love looking at all your updates, you do beautiful work!

Happy Stitching,
Karen K in NY

Sandy In Montana said...

More wonderful finishes, Rene. Keep up the finishing frenzy.

Katrien said...

More finishes, wow! Everything looks great. Look forward to seeing more of your new WIP.

Nancy M said...

More great finishes! You picked the perfect material to do witches on!

Meari said...

Excellent finishes, Rene. Happy Birthday to Tracy!

~~~Melinda said...

I love these two finishes!!! The snowmen are just too cute!!! I recall you stating you were learning how to do different bows. The bow on the snata is my favorite! Where did you get the instructions for the bows? Are you using some osrt of bow maker?