Kitty has body, but still needs her paw and whiskers.
But I need to put this down for a bit to work some borders for a class.
She's so cute.
Last night was my ANG chapter meeting. It marked the end of our year long UFO Challenge.
We had some rules - details not important.
Let's just say I did finish 4 out of 6 pieces.
One was a shamrock heart that I finished last March. Two was my Fenwick canvas.
Three is Ruth Dilts' Mystic. Of course I changed the colors. And eventually changed a stitch, too. I think my color changes sort of violate some of the original intentions of the piece, but it is still an attractive piece. What it comes down to is that I like it.
Four is my Pacific Coast Collage by Laura J. Perin. I'll be toddling off to get this one framed soon. Loved living on the Central Coast. And my little otter will always bring a smile to my face and remind me of those happy days.
I'm headed south today to meet my sister and visit my mom.
On the first leg of my trip I finished this little candy cane with Planet Earth wools. Fabulous thread to stitch with. Nice and smooth for a wool.
I started it at Dulles and finished before my plane landed in Atlanta.
Now I am suffering from a weather delay and have picked up a slightly larger piece - one of Anne Stradal's lighthouse ornaments. I have two with me. But am wondering how my black thread didn't make it into my bag. If this delay goes on too long, I may make significant progress.
So here are two of my UFO challenge pieces. They need to be finished in March. I've got a month. Easy, peasy.
I just need to attach beads to the purple one - that's Ruth Dilts' Mystic.
And the other one is Laura Perrin's Pacific Coast Collage. I've got some corners to stitch, some background to basket weave, and some beads to attach.
I've got two more pieces that I gave up on. I'll owe $10 to the Guild for those.
Three out of five - I'm good with that.
I have been deficient on the taking of photos. Again.
Two weeks ago I spent a huge part of my day refinishing a piece to enter in the Woodlawn Needlework Show. It was my guild challenge piece from 2012 and because I am a procrastinator, I didn't do proper finishing in 2012.
Basically I had pinned it to foam core and pinned ribbon around the edge. Trust me, that was a lot of pins to remove. My ultimate goal was a flat fold stand up. I located my finishing supplies and my instructions and then was nearly stymied by not having any orange fabric in my fabric stash.
Then I remembered my supplies for this year's challenge, which is the color orange. I had the perfect piece. But alas I am bad at following directions and by the time my husband got home, I had made an irreversible error. My only hope now was a patch job. Which I managed to do. By the time I finished I was pretty darn pleases with my work. But it would have been way easier to not make a mistake to begin with.
All this effort and I forgot to take a picture. Sigh.
I also finished a needlepoint piece that's gone off for finishing into a pillow. No photo there either.
Meanwhile I'm plugging away at two UFOs. Trying to finish 3 out of 5 in a UFO challenge.
Anyone see a challenge theme going on here in my needlework life? Apparently that's what I need to get motivated :-D