Sunday, January 23, 2011

Bah humbug!

No, I'm not upset or channeling a late Christmas. I have another finish! I have everything ready to make him into a pin cushion. Won't he look cute hanging around my stitching table next Christmas?

The Bugs
Bent Creek
WDW as recommended
28 ct Platinum Cashel
See, I was tired of fighting a tightly woven 32 ct even weave in another WIP. Would you like to see that one?

Snowman Photo booth
Bent Creek
32 ct even weave included in kit
WDW floss
I love this little guy. Pumpkin did this last year and I had to get the pattern. Think he will be framed. Hopefully, I'll finish up sometime this week.

Speaking of framing. I did frame Christmas Snow yesterday. I had to lace it because trying to straighten the picture any other way was beyond my patience level! lol

It's not as cute as it would have been had I gotten the tree shaped frame. But, I wasn't spending the $35 to get the frame. Guess I was being cheap!

I don't know about the rest of you but I take pictures of every finish and put them in an album. Real in your hand pictures and real in your lap album. Somehow I managed to take pictures of most of last years' finishes - not all. Then I didn't print them off and put them in the album. Yesterday, I farted around with that project. This morning I realized I didn't get them all done. Sigh! Today I must finish that project.

Ok kids, I'm off to play with my snowmen! Take care, stay warm, and stitch your fingers to the bone! ;0)


CalamityJr said...

Christmas Snow looks fine in the rectangular frame - don't fret! As for Humbug, well, he's a cutie, and maybe he can handle your frustrations so you always stay calm! And the photo booth is going to be fun. You can never have too many snowmen, right?! I take photos, too, but haven't printed them to put in a real album. Great idea!

Sounds like your day is going to be busy. Enjoy!

Daffycat said...

An awesome post...I just love Bent Creek! That Humbug is freakin' hilarious!!!

Tina said...

Oh I love the photobooth lol that is too cute...can't wait to see it finished.

Catherine said...

Great stitching goodies - both finished and progressing!

Kttycat said...

I think it looks great in the white frame. And I don't blame you for not wanting to spend $35 on the shaped frame!

gracie said...

Humbug is precious! Good job with your finish.

Paula said...

I'm glad you used this frame. I love my snowmen simple and sweet . . . not cutesy and I think a tree frame would be to cutesy. I like my snowman to have that "human" quality. or maybe it is a childlike quality that endears them to me.

Donna said...

Yes, that little humbug would be an adorable pin cushion - and not for one second would I think of this as "channeling a late Christmas"... I think of it as preparing for next Christmas!

Pumpkin said...

OH SO CUTE!!!! WHERE did you get that BC design from????

LOL! I'm always glad when I can enable ;o) You'll love your snowmen in the end.

I love it! I don't think it would have looked any better in the other frame. This was is in proportion and the two are fabulous together :o)

Shari said...

humbug looks great!!! Cute finish!
The photo snowmen are going to be adorable, but.....I can see where it would get tiring working on it.....right where I am on the one I am working on......same color all along!!!
Your framed Christmas Snow looks great.....

Lisa V said...

Lovely finishes.
I love the photobooth design and everytime I try to buy it online, its sold out, maybe I might get lucky soon, its just too cute to give up on.
Happy stitching

Blu Stitcher said...

Christmas Snow looks great. I love all the blue in it.

Lelia said...

i luv your humbug - and I'm known around here as "Mrs. Grinch?

Marnie said...

Great idea about the photo album. I used to keep an album with photos of pieces that won a ribbon in the State Fair, but I somehow stopped doing that years ago. I should go back to reconstruct while I have half a mind (make that a quarter...)

Snowman photo booth is TOO cute. I haven't seen this first.

Congrats on Humbug finish. He's sweet.

Stay warm, friend