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.


Annie said...

Lots of beautiful stitching, Minnie! I love how you're doing the Brooke's Christmas animals on one piece of fabric:)

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

You've done some great work just lately. I love all the BB animals and want to stitch them one day.
Trick and Treat looks fantastic on that fabric, I've got my framed and on the wall. I love it!

Marilyn said...

The BB's Animals are too cute.
Great Fall/Halloween pieces.
Love your Thine on that green fabric.
It's in my, to-do pile.
Hmmm, maybe I should order green fabric for it.
PTP is having a sale next Monday. :)

Mii Stitch said...

Wow, I love all your Halloween stitching and finishing.
The quaker looks absolutely spook-tacular!
Please do not include me in your giveaway but good luck to all who enter :)

Lesley said...

I love Thine is TheTrick or Treat,great stitching on all your projects.

Heather said...

Lots of pretty progress but I adore the bright green sampler!

Justine said...

Your green sampler looks amazing! I can see why you couldn't put it down.
I saw Boo on your FlossTube video - I'm really enjoying them. Still catching up on everything you've been stitching. Your voice is so soothing - I'm British and I really love your accent!

Katie said...

Lots of beautiful stitching going on. Love the faces you got. How beautiful.

Sandy said...

Glad to see you finished Thine is the Trick or Treat. I love how it looks, love the fabric color. Also love your "I can Drive a Stick", I've seen that one before, but didn't get it. Might have to reconsider and do it for me.