Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow report

Here is a quick update on Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow as the last hour of November comes up on the clock....I am actually keeping up on this, with a block a month all year and have finished the 11th block! Only a couple of small changes...I replaced the year 1802 on the sail with a crown motif from the first block, and rather than the black, I changed the background to dark blue as in the previous block 6. The last block is mostly lettering, so it should go fast.

I have also finished three Christmas gifts I will post later, after they are delivered!
I'm leaving Thursday for the JCS Christmas in Williamsburg stitching seminar with my friend Carolyn, and I'm going to relax and enjoy it before the holiday season goes into high gear.
Happy Stitching!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Small finishes

Where has the year gone? It's nearly Thanksgiving here! I've been working on some smalls, including a gift I'll have to wait to show off. I got the monthly biscornu out of the way, stitching a freebie from Drawn Thread called Pearls and Rosebuds. It's very tiny, only an inch and 3/4 across and meant to be a square fob, so of course I turned it into a biscornu! Changed the threads a bit, and added motifs to the plain back. Fabric is 32ct lugana from Silkweaver, the bead in the center is rose quartz.

I also stitched up this Rainbow Vignette for a box lid. It's from Rainbows, a 1992 leaflet by Young Designs. The fabric is 18ct cork linen, stitched four over two. Just over a year ago we were hit by the suddend death of one of our cats, Pixel. The box will hold his ashes, along with the ashes of my first kitty Ari, who died in 2006. This is a perfect example of the value of stash....found the pattern in my files and felt it was perfect for this important box.

I'm working on the 11th block of Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow, pics to come next week.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Rose Garden Sampler progress report

After a week of stitching, I have finished the third page (of 24) on the Wal D'Champs (WDC Designs) Rose Garden SAL. I'm using white 25ct lugana over 1 and still it's BAP large!

I've been working on some Christmas gifts too, but won't post pictures just yet......

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Another San-Man done!

This one is a companion to the Quaker Halloween, and is a freebie available on CyberStitchers under San-Man Originals. It is called Quaker 31. Stitched on 30ct Chartreuse linen from Weeks, with DMC varigated purple and orange, Kreinik for the moon, and Antique Effects 310 DMC for the critters. It is very *bright*! On to Christmas presents now!

Monday, November 1, 2010

October Recap
~Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow, Block 10 Done!
~Rose Garden Sampler SAL... Second page done!
~TW's Companions Nope...poor horse with no tail!
~Castles in the Air, Pt.13 (maybe?) No, but did take it to Jubilee to show off!
New Starts...
~Kitty Kalender for March Bumped...
~Owlscornu Biscoru Done!
~Tree of Life Journal class at Jubilee Started....
~Hummingbird Sparklie Garden Mandala (hope to start!) no such luck...
~Halloween Quaker, San-Man Orig. Done!
~Quaker 31, San-Man Orig. Started 10/30...

November Goals
~Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow, Block 11 Done!
~Castles in the Air, Pt.13 Still on hold...
~Rose Garden Sampler SAL Third page done!
~Quaker 31, San-Man Orig. Done!
New Starts...
~Rainbow Vignette Box Done!
~Pearls & Roses Biscornu Done!
~Christmas gifts to be started....three are done!