Sunday, December 20, 2009

I must be ready for Christmas because

I am still able to show some stitching progress!!!
First up? Just a small bit of progress on Chatelaine's Fairy Garden Mandala. I couldn't leave the dragonfly unfinished so I completed the first one.

I did some mindless stitching (without pattern) and filled in the Fairy on Amberlyn's Christmas stocking. Even after doing that, some of the little designs needed some backstitching. I'm in no hurry so I just pick that one up as I feel the urge.

I felt like I totally neglected the Castle SAL. I've had some issues with this one, as has many other stitchers, so I don't feel alone. But I have to feel like I can conquer it, so out it came. I didn't realize Part 3 was sooooo big, or that it was almost exclusively specialty stitches. But I finished it!!! It has LOTS of beads in this part too. This shows the piece overall, but if you follow this link there are 3 more photos, close up and trying to show the beads.
That's all for now. I only have to work 2 days in the next 2 weeks, so pretty lazy end of the year. This weekend will be crazy with 3 Christmas's being celebrated in 3 days. But that's the fun of it isn't it? We did get some snow (3 " maybe) so looks like we should have a white Christmas and if you live in Michigan you might as well have a white Christmas!!!
I hope all my blogging buddies have a great Christmas and very Happy New Year!
Almost's Amberlyn and her first visit with Santa!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Multiply's been a bad boy but I'm trying to update my Finishes!!

I've have trouble uploading, missing photos and the lot....just like everyone else. I've seen some slight improvements but still everything isn't working properly. I am taking a chance and trying to post an update. I've been on a finishing spree lately. First off my Fruit and Cheese is framed! That was done by my LNS, no mat because where I am going to hang it isn't a large enough space.All my photos are in my 2009 Finishes album if you would rather leave any comments there. And there are photos of the backs of the ornaments too, in case you're curious.

Then I framed my Christmas Fairy, just had the mat cut and I used a frame I had here at home.

Since my son bought a house, I thought I should make an ornament in that honor. Found this one in the JCS 07 edition. Stitched and finished it all in one day so I could take it to his house the next day!!!

Then I had to do one for my Granddaughter's first Christmas, so I found this one in the Gift of Stitching Dec 07 issue.

Then I had finished the Dimension house awhile back, but had not *finished* it. So I did that tonight too! I have also been plugging away on Chatelaine Fairy Garden, I have gotten farther than this, but just haven't taken a recent photo. I've finished the whole dragonfly that you just see part of in this photo.

I've been busy putting decorations up and finishing my shopping, just like everyone else. I think I have got things under control and can relax the next few weeks and enjoy the holidays. Can't see me having lots more stitching updates before the end of the year, so I hope that everyone has a great holiday and enjoys every minute! And Multiply still isn't playing nice, so I can't upload the most recent photo of Amberlyn!