A quick pillow for Miss Cuteness. Her mom likes penguins, so I made one for the baby's room.
Freaking 10 ct canvas. Never doing that again. Not a lot of thread choices.
But I like it.
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
Unable to resist the siren song of a new project...
This is a Pattandlee Designs of a tuxedo cat in a shower.
If my cat, Zoe, would get anywhere near a tub, she could look like this.
You can pretty much tell what is what for threads except I don't like the color of the shower cap so it will be those cool purple Soy Lusters whose name is Love in the Mist.
We're at Camp Wannastitch in Ocean City stitching away the days and nights for a long weekend.
Here's a shot of one my older projects that is part of a UFO challenge. If I don't finish it by March, I'm going to have to pay $5 to the Guild.
This used to be red and silver. But I ripped all the red out and am replacing it with purple.
Having lots of fun, but have a bit of a cold...
Lifelong dream realized!
I bought it at Michaels.
After years of saying I didn't want to get started on a Christmas village, I broke down and bought this piece. And maybe a few little things so it wouldn't be lonely like a stone bridge and some kids playing hockey.
As for the end of 2013 - what a difference a year makes. Last year at this time I didn't have a daughter-in-law or a granddaughter.
I'm sure I didn't stitch as much as I intended to. Will 2014 be any different? I doubt it.
Spending tonight with two girlfriends. Dinner and stitching. My Map Guy is still in NH with his parents.
Stay safe everyone and have fun.