Sunday, January 9, 2011

Another One Bites the Dust...

One wonderful thing about recovering from bronchitis -- you hit that sweet spot where you don't want to push yourself too much but, you feel pretty doggone good. I've been there for a few days.

So --- I have another finish! I doubt the frame is still available. DH and I talked and we decided this should become a triangular pillow. More shopping! lol. Depending on the time I get off work - I might get to Jo-Ann's.

This one did cause me to stitch in a way I've never done before! I had a lamp between my feet pointing up and then I had the fabric in a hoop. I couldn't see the holes any other way. I wanted the snowflakes as near to the pattern as possible and this was my only way to accomplish that. I know it looked silly but it was quiet effective!
Christmas Snow
Waxing Moon Designs
 28ct Mystic Crystal cashel
recommended floss

Up next (you can see I already started) Winter by Notforgotten Farm. This looks to be another quick stitch.

I just want to shout out to those in the southern US. By the looks of the radar - you guys are getting hit hard. Please be careful out there!

Nothing much to report from my house. I've been in since Wednesday morning. DH and the boy have been out and about but not me.

Take care and be safe out there!
Denise

21 comments:

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Happy to hear you are feel better. Love the triangle idea and the new piece will be a beauty. Stay warm and healthy
As always

Shari said...

first, glad you are feeling better!!! We KNOW how that garbage hangs on!!
Second...your finish looks great!!!!! You did a great job with it.
And oh my...your new start.....I have just discovered that designer....I am searching for the Parson Brown chart....hoping to find it inexpensive somewhere!!!

Paula said...

I did 1 cross stitch, once, that was on black cloth. It was a bitch! But, I put a white towel on my lap and it made it easier . . . but has soured me on doing colored cloth ever since.

I am still organizing my cross stitch patterns . . getting them in sleeves and in sections where likes are together. I may have to get a 33.5" 3-ring notebook for them, but that i.s fine. As long as they are all together.

Now, I need to figure out how I am going to finish my Christmas Ornaments I am making so they will fit in a flat envelope.

Pumpkin said...

That's awesome! You go girl ;o)

Love your new WIP.

Deb said...

Such an adorable finish. I really like it. And I hear you on the colored fabric. I can't stitch on it, but maybe I'll try with the lamp trick. I don't care how it looks when I stitch! Love your new start too!

CalamityJr said...

Glad you're improving - just promise you won't push too hard! And you know I love your new finish. I mean, a snowman AND a bunny? What more could anyone ask for in a pattern?!? Bet your finish finish will be awesome!

Lisa V said...

I love the WM finish, its too cute. A pillow finish sounds great, cant wait to see it.
LISA V

Cindy's Stitching said...

what a pretty finish. Glad you are feeling a little better

Karen said...

Cute finish! I love your WIP... can't wait to see this one finished too!

Glad you feel better! I'm anxiously sitting in SC waiting for the snow...

Jules said...

Beautiful!!!

Darker fabrics do tend to be more difficult, but I also seem to have that issue with Whites too!! My fave color so far is Oatmeal.

Glad you're feeling better and nice new start!!!

Annette B said...

Such a cute finish he is just beautiful. Love the idea of a triangle pillow.

Tina said...

Oh that is so cute! Glad you are feeling better!

Catherine said...

Glad you are on the mend! Congrats on the finish.
Winter is a fun stitch - I'm waiting on the frame, so I can put mine together.

Carolyn said...

Love the fabric. It really helps the floss colors to stand out! Congrats on your 4th finish of 2011.

gracie said...

Glad to read you are feeling better. The piece is so nice. JoAnn's has 2 fabrics that are blue with stars..one in the quilt section...and the other in a nice flannel...

stitcheranon said...

beautiful..well worth the effort I think xxxx

rosek1870 said...

Love your finish! I can't wait to see how it looks as a pillow. I guess you will be missing this storm. We will be getting it tomorrow night in PA so maybe a snow day Wednesday?!?!? Snow days are made for stitching! Keep on feeling better and don't push yourself too hard.

Carol said...

Would you believe I was just looking at this chart the other day thinking I really should stitch it this year? Yours looks wonderful, Denise--that fabric is perfect for it...

Hope you're feeling 100% very soon. I'm battling a nasty cold myself--ugh!

Kttycat said...

Oooh it turned out really pretty!

Elaine said...

Being a snowman addict I just love your finish!
The new start looks really pretty too.

Rhona said...

What a cute finish and I just love the idea of a triangle cushion. Can't wait to see it completed!