Wednesday, October 31, 2012

WIPocalypse October

To prove I know it’s not Monday anymore, J let me start by saying:

         HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

Also, I hope everyone in the Northeast made it through Sandy ok.

Now for stitching.  I took out Don Not Disturb and put a few more stitches on that over the weekend.


 I was thinking of switching colors just to help it look different.  What I settled for was finishing the light sand color.  At least in the first 20 rows. J  Plenty more fun to come.  Right after I stop looking at all the pretty Christmas patterns.

Happy stitching World.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Ready for anything?

Hardly.  But I have been having fun with the cute, free (Thank You!) patterns from Stitcheree.  Last week I finished Silly Snowquake.  I use Charles Craft 14 count Polar Blue aida. (Another thing I’ve taken a liking to.)

This week I finished Creepy Hollow.  I did this one on DMC 14count marbled aida.  The fabric is actually greenish but the floss is 317, so they balance out.

Now hopefully this weekend I’ll spend some time with at least one of my sadly neglected WIPocalypse pieces.  Then I’ll be ready for Monday. J

Happy stitching World.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Make A Long October

As part of Pull the Other Thread’s Make A Long, I give you my first ever attempt at using matboard:

This is the Lizzie Kate Santa I finished a little while back. He’s taped onto a piece of matboard that I padded with some quilt batting. For the back I taped some Christmas fabric to a piece of white cardboard. Then I added the ribbon and taped the two together. Double sided tape is my friend!! The only thing I need to do differently next time is to measure and cut both the boards at the same time. J

I love places that sell things for $1.00. Like the little wood frames at Michaels. The 4x6 frame was the perfect touch for the penguins I made for my BD’s birthday earlier this week. My first thought was to paint the frame purple. But I pulled out some blue paints first and went with this one instead.

 I actually had two stitching finishes this week!  The penguins, designed by Maria Diaz, and Silly Snowquake by Erynne at Stitcheree!.  I’m keeping than one in reserve for next week though, so I have time to make it into an ornament.

Have a great IHSW!

Happy stitching World.