Thursday, January 6, 2011

One Day --- Two Finishes!

Not very often in my neck of the woods does this happen! My happy dance is a bit underwhelming (still coughing) but I am smiling!

Olde Crow
The Stitcherhood
unknown 28ct linen
DMC floss
The reason I didn't stitch the key hanging from the crow's mouth - I want to add a small silver one. It will look something like this when I find it.

Obviously, this key is the wrong color and size. I have even thought out the finishing details. I have some cream/tan fabric with tiny crows on it. I will add some to each side of the piece. On the seam there will be black ric-rac. Then it will be made into a pillow.

 My second finish will become a pin cushion. I have to go get the walnut shells and buttons. Of all things, I didn't have the buttons. Oh, I have them but they didn't feel right on the piece.
Blackbird Designs
Unknown 28ct linen
GAST Union Blue

Up next - Christmas Snow by Waxing Moon Designs. I am using Crystal Mystic cashel linen. It's the called for fabric and is gorgeous. This pattern is from 2004.

If you are wondering when I will show an update on Colorful Sky. Don't hold your breath! I haven't touched it yet. I just plan to pick it up as my next WIP.

I've been watching all of you working your challenges! Holy Smokes! This is going to be a productive year if everyone finishes their projects. I hope the designers are preparing for 2012. The year of All New Projects! We'll have all of our WIP's done and be ready for new stash! ;0)

It's back to winter here in Ohio. We have a covering of snow on the ground. Compared to last year - we haven't had anything! Don't get me wrong - I am NOT complaining!

Hope this finds everyone warm and healthy!


Crystal said...

WOW 2 finishes in 1 day, double happy dancing with you. I love your idea for the stitcherhood piece, what size and colour of key are you looking for. I have a jar some where filled with all shapes and sizes of old keys. I'll send you one if I have something that would work.

I love the fabric you have picked for Christmas snow looking forward to seeing it all stitched up.

Paula said...

DO you have a key for your crow? I have some keyes in my charms cache and could send you some to try.

You must stop by the blog . . . I think tomorrow is the 1st Cross Stitch day. I did them already and can't remember which items is which day now.


Where are all these birds going? To Louisiana to replace the ones that fell out of the sky?

he he he he he

Pumpkin said...'re making the rest of us look 'really' bad... ;o)

Seriously, lovely finishes and I like your idea with the key. Can't wait to see your next piece!

Blu said...

Lovely finishes. I love the idea of using an actual key!

Danielle said...

Both gorgeous finishes! I love The Stitcherhood.

gracie said...

I really like the crows....and a real key would be perfect.

Catherine said...

Great finishes! Love your idea for the key!

CalamityJr said...

I can see why you're smiling through the coughing - great finished. I love your plans for the crow and can't wait to see it. And of course I love your new snowman design. Keep up the great work!

Shari said...

great finishes!!! Love the key idea! Hope you can find one!!!
I stitched the winter one a few years back...ok..when it came that time, I was just really getting into cross stitch BIG TIME & hadn't learned there were fabrics other than aida....I did mine on the aida that looks like your fabric.......still turned out beautiful!!

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

You go girl, and finishing off with a key is a good way to move through the rest of the projects.
As always

Cath said...

Great finishes , you should be dancing as though no-one is watching , lol.

Kttycat said...

Yay two finishes. Congrats! I can't wait to see your Christmas Snow all stitched up. I really love that pattern!

Jan said...

Super great finishes, Denise!! I especially love the BBD piece!! Can't wait to see your sweet snowman finish!

Elaine said...

Two lovely finishes and look forward to seeing your Snowman piece.

Anonymous said...

hi, new to the site, thanks.