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Friday, July 11, 2014

M. I. A.


Not to worry, I have returned to my previous activities. Since I have some very important things to do on Saturday I will share my WIPOCALYPSE report today, first to answer this months question:  Do you start your holiday stitching this early?  Well I don't normally do holiday stitching unless there is  a specific ornament I want for myself or someone ask me to stitch one for them.  So the answer is no.   I do like to stitch for Halloween and this year I have already stitched two Halloween ornaments one I can't share yet it's for an exchange and the other is:
Double, double...

This is by from Prairie Schooler and is stitched on 32 ct Belfast linen (Limestone) with DMC black and RG Silk lame' braid for the eyes and flames. I stitched my June Calendar Girl from LHN with the suggested threads with exception to the skin tone.

June is my birth-month so she had to be a little like me.  I of course completed the 22nd part of AW80S, I can almost see the light at the end of this very long tunnel.
There are only three empty spaces left.  The backstitching on the these Ladies was completed.
This one was so much fun to stitch. I showed you the beginning of a set of cat names I was making for my sister, here is the finished set.
In case you can't read them, they are Mahogany, Lucky, Willow and Lourdes. She loves her Persians, they're her babies. I also finished another gift for a friend's birthday, you've seen it before but not like this.
She loves turtles and I think this was perfect for her, it even has a turtle charm at the bottom.  I gave another oldie a little attention and this one is nearly done.
Last but not least is a chart I saw in one of my Facebook groups and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it.

This is by Primitive Hare and is named "Freedom 1865".  My version is a little different.
I wanted it to have a little more detail. so I changed the font so everything would match and added the complete date and the name of the holiday. It isn't a federal holiday but is recognized and celebrated in some parts of the country. This design is stitched on 28 ct PTP  (Ale).  I plan to make this one into a pillow.  Well I hope my returning post was worth the wait, thank you all for visiting and I hope you come again.  I'm off to make some more wonderful little xxs.
  





15 comments:

Vickie said...

Have never seen a Juneteenth stitch before. Love it.

Nurdan Kanber said...

Fantastic works, beautiful stitching!But; I loved Freedom 1865 most!

Greetings from Istanbul :)

MarchAnn said...

Many Many wonderful things and they all look good. I am still working on Pot 4 Dickie and doing quilts. Love Retirement.

TammyK said...

Nice pieces, especially like double double.

gracie said...

Great stitched pieces....

Katie said...

Everything is gorgeous. Keep it up!

Boyett-Brinkley said...

Happy June birthday, Minnie! Love looking at your finishes -- beautiful!

Mii Stitch said...

Great finishes, beautiful little crosses :)

Pull the other thread said...

Wow lots of beautiful projects. The turle finish is so sweet. Freedom 1865 looks just wonderful. You made so much amazing progress!!

Crystal Rhew Staley said...

Gorgeous pieces! Love the Halloween ornament!

Scrapbrat1 said...

I cannot believe how much you get done every month! You are amazing! Your projects are fantastic.

Julie said...

Lots of wonderful stitching for the eyes to feast on...well done.

Sharon said...

Fabulous projects and stitching, love the turtles with the charm!

Marcy said...

Wow ... great stitching. Love the kitty alphabet and the stack o' turtles.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Wow, you have been busy! So many great projects, I love the Freedom adaptation and ATW is looking stunning. I fear mine is destined to be a UFO for a while longer.

I'm a bigger fan of Hallowe'en stitching than Christmas too.