Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Wonderful Day

To use Meari's word for Monday....it was "Marvelous"! Got a finish, good progress on a WIP and a great package in the mail.

To start I finished this ornament for my DD Manda. She mentioned the other day how much fun it's finally going be be to get to shop the girlie aisle at Christmas. I just had to make this ornament for her for this year. And when I say finished, I mean totally finished, not just stitched. It is backed with a green fabric with Gingerbread Houses printed on it.

"Arm and Leg" by Raise the Roof designs
From the 2006 JCS Ornament Issue
Stitched on 28 count White Monaco
Wth DMC, Crescet Colours and lettering in
Carrie's Creation "Holly Days"
I just love this little "Snowman" and have made some good progress on it. It is from a Bucilla kit I got several years ago before WalFart closed out their stitching. I changed out the Aida and am using 28 ct linen instead. Should be able to finish him this week and then I'm going to make him into a "No Sew" cube.

"Snowman" WIP
The best part of the day came when I got the mail. My package from Karen at Wasatch Needlecraft arrived with the threads for a exchange on my ILCS group. We had discussed some other threads and she asked me if I had ever used "sassy strings". She said she hadn't stitched with them and was wondering how they were. So I'm her guinea pig, she sent me an assortment to try. I love the colors she sent.

"sassy strings"
When you get a new car you have to drive it. When you get a new toy you have to play with it. When you get a new movie you have to watch it. When you get a new thread you have to try it. Right? Well I jumped in with both feet, found a chart and some fabric and this is what I started last night with the "sassy strings"

"Emblem of Friendship" by Cherished Stitches
I am really impressed with the quality of the thread and love the smooth variation in the colors. It stitches really nice too. I know I will certainly add more "sassy strings" to my stash as she has some really lovely colors and like Carrie's you sure can't beat the price of $1.00.
I'll probably be quiet now for a couple of days while I stitch away to get more finishes and get back to some other WIP's.
Until next time....Happy Stitching


Kathy said...

The ornament finish is adorable! And way to often true. :)

The new fibers sound interesting. I'll have to keep my eye out and try them.

Sandy In Montana said...

Rene, your Gingerbread Man is way to cute and his words are so very true.

Have fun with those new threads the colors are very nice.

Meari said...

Nice stitching, Rene!

Donna said...

Very nice! I love the gingerbread man.

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Lovely finishes - and that first one is just so true!

EvalinaMaria said...

You have been very busy girl! I love your stitching pieces, all of them.

Katrien said...

The gingerbread man looks very cute.

Carissa said...

The gingerbread man is so cute and can't wait to see the snowman finished.

Mel said...

Lovely stitching as always!
Interesting to hear about sassy!

Carolyn NC said...

Very pretty color threads - nice stitching, too. Love the finish - it's adorable. Snowman is so cute, too1

Nancy M said...

More great projects for you and a great finish! She will spend more on a girl too! LOL Is Sassy String another Carries' product or someone else's dyed fibers?