Oh how I've missed blogging and all my stitchy friends!! It's been three weeks since I've done an update and boy do I have a lot to show you!!
Last night, at exactly 7 pm, I put the final knot in a bird's eye on Jane Philpott!! I started this big beautiful gal in January for Becky's BAP Challenge, and I'm so happy I've finished her yet sad at the same time. It's a malaise of sorts. I'm sure others feel this way too once you've completed such an epic design. As I said to my husband, she's been with me for so long I don't know what to do with myself now. He was amazed and pleased about Jane, but then he asked "When are you going to work on that Tea Fairy?" Sigh!! Anywho, here's Jane and the wonky, satin-stitched snake. He's sort of kinky....lol!!!
|Jane Philpott started January 2012|
Finished November 11th, 2012
Stitched on 36 count linen
Vicki Clayton Silks
|The kinky snake..he needs to eat something to help out that smallish part|
|The 1 over 1 stitching took an age to do!!|
I hope to get her framed before Christmas because I want her displayed right away!! Goodbye dear Jane, I loved every minute stitching you!!
I have some other stitching updates to share with you. I haven't finished anything Christmasy yet, however, I have started two designs. One is barely started so not worth showing you. It is from the new JCS magazine, which I'm finding a lot of cute designs to stitch. The other design is a freebie from 123 citrouille that I've been wanting to stitch for awhile now. I am using Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe's Nan's Red on some unknown linen. I'm loving how quick this is stitching up!
I already have the fabric and trims ready for a finish! After this one is completed, I have a few more lined up ready to go. I'm hoping after November 23rd (when reports are due), I will have more time for stitching and preparing for Christmas. Watch this space because I may have a few things to give away too!!
So after my husband mentioned Tea Bath Fairy, I decided to pull her out and start working on her again. Might as well get another BAP WIP finished right?!! Here's where I'm at with her.
Knotgarden has been coming along nicely too. I can't wait to get to some of the specialty stitches!!
I also added some more patterns and fabrics to my stash...like I need to right?!!! What's a girl to do when there's sales and stuff on? So I finally found my gray fabric!! YAY!! Thank you to everyone who gave me tips. I can't believe I didn't know about the DMC colour equivalent on 123stitch.com. It was very useful! Along with buying some gray fabric, I couldn't help myself to purchase LHN's Baked Goods. I've seen this little ornie stitched a lot on many blogs and have always loved it. Can't wait to get this one going too!!
Some more samplers to be stitched at one point in the future. Much to my husband's chagrin, I will have a sampler wall!! He really winced when I said that last night! Lol!! He actually said "We can't have all our pictures on the walls full of your stitching!" Okay...we will see about that!
This one I've admired on Melissa's blog for awhile now.
I love the massive flowers.
Marly from Samplers and Santas inspired me to purchase Sarah. She stitches a lot of samplers in this style. I love the simplicity of Sarah Pelham.
Wait...not done! HAED had a massive 50% off sale last weekend, so I took advantage of it and bought two patterns that I probably won't get to for years, but whatevs!! I've always loved William Morris's tapestry designs and think this will be amazing stitched up!
This little QS I'm thinking of stitching for my mom at some point. I think it's beautiful and we'll see how "quick" it is to stitch!!
So there you go! A "wee" update on what's been going on with me. I hope to catch up with blog reading once my reports are done. I should be working on them right now....oh I'll get to them later on today.
Big hugs to you all! I'll leave you with a cool crow picture I took on one of our Autumn walks.
Titus says good bye!!