Sunday, May 30, 2010

Meow! Another ornament done!

I have been trying to catch up on all the JCS ornament issue favorites for a while! This one is from the 2004 issue, by Chessie & Me. I left off the border and smyrna stars so it would match her other cats. There have been several, and they are in my Webshots ornament album if you are interested. I am going to ornamentify them with the same holiday fabric....sooner rather than later I hope!
Last finish this month, as I am getting back to Castles in the Air today!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow, May update

I finished the 4th block of Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow last night. This block necessitated adding filling stitches to the night sky to show the snowflakes. They were hard to see otherwise!
Started with the dark blue also used in block 6, and then used a slightly lighter shade. Tried a third blue, but the deer was hard to see so left it white. Live and learn!

Going to try and squeeze in an ornie before the month is over...and pick a project to take on vacation next month!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Stitching and Finishing...done!

April and May have been pretty busy this year! Thankfully, over the last week or so I managed to get both some stitching and some finishing done! I finished stitching the Barbara Ana design "Frogscornu" and also finished it off into it's biscornu form. The fabric is a 32ct Silkweaver solo from my stash, as were the buttons. The back side is plain. I love the expression of "frog scorn" on the face of the frog prince!

Last Saturday I also finished up the Hummel pillow for my mom's birthday (it's displayed on her sofa now!). The kit came with backing fabric, but I used the blue floral you see for the back to match her decor.

This last little thing is from Elizabeth's Designs, a chartpack that came with the charm. Stitched it over the weekend and framed it in a small frame I had on hand. The fabric is from my stash as well, 28ct platinum linen.
Now I'm back to working on block 4 of Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow. More to come!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Dinky-Dyes Luna Park Biscornu

Started and finished this in a couple of days to close out the month of April, and then got the Dragon Feathers afghan out for a change of pace!

This is by Jo at Dinky-Dyes, stitched with silk that came with the chart, and on 28ct white opalescent cashel. I love how colorful it is!

It's been really busy lately, as we are getting some repairs done on the house...both porches and a window that had to be replaced, plus painting the exterior. Now if we could just get the grass to grow.....

April Recap, May Goals

April Recap
~Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow...Block 1 Done!
~Castles in the Air...Pt.9 Postponed to work on different WiP
~Lily of the Valley...complete this month...Done!
~Dragon Feathers Afghan Working...
New Starts
~Luna Park Biscornu Done!
~Keep a Little Secret Done!

May Goals
~Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow...Block 4 Done!
~Castles in the Air...Pt.9 Working...
~Dragon Feathers Afghan...Another square done...2 to go!
New Starts...
~Frogscornu Biscornu Done!
~Candy Cane Cat ornament Done!
~Hang in There! Done!