Friday, July 8, 2011

Me Too - Aren't vacations awesome??

I finished up a few things while I was on vacation this week. The first one was actually finished a few weeks ago, but I can't remember if any of you have seen it. It's My Scissors by Olde Colonial Designs. This was a fun and easy stitch, but of course I still have to assemble it into a finished fob.

After several weeks of no stitching I decided I 'needed' to start a small new project, since none of my WIP's were motivating me. I picked up the Pin Pokes I chart by Homespun Elegance and stitched the Sewing Bird in just a few hours. I love instant gratification!

Feeling much more motivated after that, the only thing to do was to start ANOTHER small project. This time I chose Small Token by Blackbird Designs. This one took a couple of days to finish, but I really enjoyed working on it.

So now I have 3 more projects added to my ever-growing list of things that need to be finished. Still trying to get myself going again on some of my WIPs/UFO's from my January challenge. I guess I understand why they've become UFO's. I seem to be unable to work on large projects right now. Oh well, it's supposed to be a hobby, not another chore! :-)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Pictures of stuff I have finished...........finally!

I gave Madeliene her ugly reindeer. She loved it, enough said.

I whipped up the Boating stitching for another friend Renee, an avid boater that keeps her boat on Sebago Lake, Maine. It was a quick and easy stitch, a bit boring but with the frame it really makes it pop!

The picture to the far left is my little button jar. It took about 10 minutes to make the stitching part, about 10 minutes to finish the whole thing! As for the Summer scissor fob by Lizzie Kate was a another quick stitch that I, of course haven't done the finishing yet. I decided that I would not make it into a fob because it would be huge compared the scissors that came with the kit!

Here is a pic of my chicken tablecloth. I purchased it at Celebrations 2010, and spent the Spring and early Fall working on the tablecloth. For the most part it stays in the center of my dining table with an apple cookie jar in the center!