Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Finishes

I finally took the time to put Midnight Garden on a journal. I sewed it on by hand and it is crooked and my stitches aren't even. But I like it as the cover on my journal. I only glued the edges of the base fabric so I can remove my cover if I so desire. It is my first attempt at stitching canvas onto fabric so I am trying not to be too hard on myself. At least my journal is ready for the library program starting in January.

The Mill Hill needlepoint Santa stitched up fast. I have decided to add the fibers used to my stash reduction although the piece is not really finished. If I use my own stash to finish the guy, I will give myself more points.
He came out cute, don't you think?

Monday, December 21, 2009

Not much to Show

I haven't been able to make much progress on my Heirloom Sampler. I took some time last night while the family watched a movie. Here is a close-up:

I have been stitching 12 stitches a day on my Gay Ann Roger's Townhouse, but since it is just Nun's Stitch and ecru on ecru, there isn't much to show.
Have a Merry Christmas if I don't have time to post again before Friday!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Stitch-a-Long

I am joining Yoyo at Dragon my Needle with a Christmas SAL. I have had this piece in my stash for um, several years. It is a Candamar Design called O'Star of Wonder. My goal is to do a little each month and see if I can eventually finish it. Right now I need a frame to stitch it on. Mre shopping!
Here is Yoyo's blog:

Friday, December 11, 2009

Cresent Santa

I started this piece last week while waiting for my dd at choir practice. It is a Treasured Canvas Creation by Mill Hill. I bought it off e-bay a few years ago and thought he would make a great "carry with me" project. The background is basketweave. I wish I had thought to try a different background, but I did not. I will probably have him stitched for Christmas, just not finished... I have a few of those, don't you?

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Missing Vatican gold

I did some more stitching on my Heirloom Sampler and went to look for some Vatican gold braid. None. Nada. Luckily I can keep stitching until I make a run to the LNS. I will give her a ring and make sure she has what I need, although I am sure she will. Yes, this will not help my stash reduction, but this is too big of a piece to "just use what I have." Anyway, I had to order some threads for another piece I want to work on...So many projects, so little time!
I need to go wash dishes as our dishwasher has died.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Snow Charmer

I finally put this little kit together. It is called Poinsettia Snow Charmer by Mill Hill. I think this will be the only ornament I get done this year. Sigh. Maybe next year.