Let's start with my October Seasonal Shelf. This years shelf is a little different from last years. Lots more stitching projects this year and I really do like this one better.
I did get several things started and finished. I really became a one project person which isn't like me at all but I guess since they were small I could stick with them till finished.
by Mill Hill (kit)
stitched on White Perforated Paper
with DMC floss and Beads
I really love the Mill Hill kits and have the companion to this one to do. I did "Nice" for my adorable DH Tracy and I'll be doing "Naughty" for myself. I also have a cute Snowman with a Gingerbread Man to do and with any luck they both will be done and ready for the tree this year.
from JCS 2009 Ornament Issue
Stitched on 28 count Beige Jobelan
with Carries Creations "Old World Red", "Bullfrog" and DMC Ecru
This ornament caught my eye as soon as I got the magazine and I just had to stitch it. It reminds me of a Candy Cane Stick.
from kit by Design Works Inc/Mary Ann Moreck
Stitched on 14 count Perforated Plastic with floss
and Mill Hill Beads
This is one of the 18 designs that came in the kit. I wanted to jazz it up some and give it a little sparkle so instead of stitching the garland and the red ornaments I used beads from my stash. I am so happy with the way it came out I'll probably be changing more of the ornaments to make them more me.
from a kit
I was amazed by these little kits and looking forward to doing the others that I got on sale at JoAnn's.
I have another finish but forgot to scan it so you'll have to wait to see it hehehe.
I received this chart as a RAK a couple of years ago and when I pulled it out I thought the fabric was perfect for them. I got the fabric as part of my FOM from Silkweavers. I loved the color but had no idea what I would stitch on it....now I know why I didn't put it away, it was meant for the Panda's. This will be for my DD who we called "Manda Panda" when she was little (and sometimes I still call her that). I want to find a Bamboo looking frame for it. I got bored with the backstitching but will finish it real soon. There needs to be white backstitching on the black part of the Panda on the left and won't take long to do.
"Snowman Trio" by Stitchy Kitty
I fell in love with this design when I saw it stitched by Kathy in my ILCS group. I wasn't sure what fabric I wanted to use so it has sat in my to do pile for a while. I was looking for some fabric in my stash box for another project and this piece jumped up and said "stitch a snowman on me". I did a floss toss with the threads called for and thought they looked great on it so I was off and running. I'm using the DMC conversion since I didn't want to have to wait for a trip to the LNS to get the WDW's and I am very happy with the colors. I wasn't sure if I wanted to do each snowman separately or do them as on piece but tonight I decided I'll do each on their own and either make them into flatfolds or no sew cubes. The one change I'm going to make is to change the names to my grandkids names.
Well that's what I was up to while missing everyone.
Until Next Time....Happy Stitching