Saturday, August 30, 2014

Look What I Got

Tea and Crumpets by Princess and Me
Sweet Kim the excellent finisher gave me this as a thank you.  The iconic red double decker bus of London.  I will stitch it up to commemorate our trip there this summer.  Thank you, Kim!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Mega Post

Squiggee House stitched by LO

Who Dat stitched by LO

Petei Santa stitched by DF and finished by Kim 

Petei Shopping Santa stitched by RK

Super Pumpkin stitched by EG

Melissa Shirley Santa stitched by RK

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Straight From Steph's Beauty Shop


Betsy Ross finally has a hairdo I like.  Thank you, Amy Bunger!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Pumpkin Dilemma

Pumpkin ornament from Associated Talents

Not sure about this color of metallic ribbon for the criss-cross hungarian stitch...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

It's a Pear Wonderland Here

All these pears are by Kelly Clark.  I am stitching the cream area of this one in the reverse continental with three strands of silk.

Harlequin pear from The French Knot
 I got this one back from the finisher and can't decide on the ribbon.

Halloween Patchwork pear from The Needle Works

Other ribbon choice

Sew charms on the bottom?
Project for the weekend.  I had the cutest little girl help me with my bead selections.

Snowflake pear from The French Knot

Thursday, August 21, 2014

I think you are going to forgive me

   I didn't post yesterday but I think you will forgive me.  This entire set of The Twelve Days of Christmas by Melissa Shirley was stitched by ML using stitch guides from The Needleworks.  The finishing was done by Kim Hollifield.  

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Harlequin Pear by Kelly Clark

From The French Knot
After I finished my MIL's ornament, I pulled out the next Christmas present.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Progress on MIL's ornament

Shelley Tribbey ornament
I stitched the pot and beaded the ornaments/snowflakes.  Still bumbling around with the white area around the tree.

Friday, August 15, 2014

More finishing and Swedish MIL

Kathy Schenkel mini stocking

 DC stitched this to commemorate her child's summer "Down Under".  What a precious keepsake!

Texas Painted Pony Angel
I stitched this for me and no other.  I am native Texan after all.

Shelly Tribbey ornament
My MIL is of Swedish heritage and most of her ornaments are red and white.  I found this at Amy's Golden Strand the last time I was there.  Working away since the finishing deadline is looming.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hope you think it was worth the wait

I haven't stitched in the last couple of days.  I was preparing for a Swan birthday party at my house.   Here's what I saw...
3-D tomato
 KH started this earlier this summer.  She not only stitched it but finished it as well.

View from the top with better light
 In addition to the cuteness above, she has stitched and finished all the Peteis below since February.  Did I mention she's a librarian with a family?

Painted Pony WOOF mini angel

She finished this for me.  So cute!

Kelly  Clark pear from The French Knot
In a vain effort to be as productive as KH, I put forth maximum effort and finished this.  Off the frame and ready to go to my finisher.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Endless basketweave to hop scotching

Green Magi from Heartstrings
 Off the frame and ready to go to the finishers.

Camel from Heartstrings Nativity
 Instead of finishing the Christmas ornaments for this year, I put this man on the frame.  He comes with a stitch guide.

What is the hump covering called?

Halloween ornament from Heartstrings
 I also put this on the frame.  I could not resist.

Angling scotch stitches

Adding the orange