Wednesday, July 20, 2016

It's About Time

Yes it's about time that I share some WIPs and Finishes! To me it doesn't seem like I've gotten a lot done since my last post but I'll let you all be the judge of that, first I'll show you my wips. I am currently working on finishing up a few of Brooke Books "Advent Animals" especially since she has released the last one in this series. Brooke said on her Facebook page that she will eventually release more animals similar to these but this group is available now. I now have finished only 9 of the current 25 and at this rate it may be Christmas of 2017 before I'm done, but here is where I am now.
This next chart can be called a wip and a new start, because it was just started on Monday while I waited in the court house jury assembly room. Yes I was called for jury duty and I took this little chart along to work on while waiting.  Sadly, I wasn't selected for the two trials they had for that day, so I actually got a pretty good bit of this done. This is called "BOO" and it is from the 2015 Just Cross Stitch Halloween issue.
I'm stitching this on a scrap of linen from my stash with Classic Colors, Gentle Arts and DMC. Since my last post I did have three finishes, the first is another chart I found in the 2015 Just Cross Stitch Halloween issue, it's called "A Bump in the Night", I think I showed it as a wip in my last post.
The next one is "I Can Drive A Stick"  I love that little witch and I also can drive a stick (mine is a red Ford model).
My last finish is an old wip that has been with me for a couple of years and I decided to give it a little attention and once I started stitching on it I couldn't put it down. It's called "Thine is the Trick and the Treat".
I just love the lime green fabric this is on. It kind of reminds me of a traditional sampler but it is definitely not traditional. Speaking of samplers I have two that I got at the last lock-in at my LNS in a grab bag I purchased.  Real traditional samplers are just not my style and I've decided that instead of  keeping them in my stash I should find good homes for them so I will hold two drawings for # 1. "Selina Chown" (A Reproduction Sampler) from Lila's Studio.

 and #2. "A Pomegranate Study" by Needle Work Press. To be considered you must leave a comment letting me know which (or both) you are interested in and you must be a follower of my blog. It's that easy. On July 31st I will announce the winner/ winners.  Good luck to you all!
Okay, now that all of that is over with, I have been trying to remember to share a picture of these faces I picked up from a street vendor when we took a cruise to the Bahamas earlier this year. I had never seen anything like them before, they are made of leather. They were formed and the features were carved in the faces and then they were allowed to dry this way. I just love these.
Well I will let you all return to your normal lives now while I go back to making those wonderful little xxs. Good luck and thanks for visiting.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Just a Little Update

I first want to say Happy 4th of July weekend to everyone in the USA, I hope everyone stays safe and enjoys the holiday. Since I was here last I've had a birthday which was great, my husband and I met up with his sister and her husband and my mother-in-law out in Las Vegas or as my nephew says Lost Vegas because that is what I did. I lost all of my gambling money, I could have just sent them a check but I had a terrific time. My vertigo was kicking in so I had that drunk feeling without the actual drinking, which saved me from the hangovers.  Once I returned I published my second Youtube video, showing the stitched and finished pieces on my craftroom walls. This thing took me about three days to record, edit and voice over the pictures but I think it came out pretty good.  Also while going and coming back from Vegas I got a little stitching in, I even have a finish to show.

This is called of course 4th of JULY from Little House Needleworks and stitched on a 28 ct linen (Peared Barley) and I just noticed that I left off the little liberty bell, it should be right under the th in 4th.  Up next is my little progress I made on the Hogwarts Crest
There is now a whole lion. I also got a chance to do two more of my diamonds on Conniegee's SAL
Lastly I put in a few more xxs on my cross eyed cat from Not Forgotten Farms.
That's about it for now got to go make some more of those wonderful little xxs, and don't forget to go check out my new video and become a subscriber.