Saturday, November 8, 2008

Busy Stitching

Last Saturday I picked up "Happiest of Holidays" from the framer. Our frame shop does an awesome job. This one seemed to take a little longer than I expected, but I had told them it was "no hurry". That might not be the case when it gets closer to Christmas.

In my STO Yahoo group we had a SAL weekend for the weekend before Halloween. This is what I started and completed during that week. Did not get it done until Tuesday, I think it was, but was done before Halloween. Took it to the frame shop when I picked up the other. I think I will hang it up year round. Doesn't look all that Halloweeny, as a witch or something like that would be. Pardon the photo. It is an untouched photo because I forgot to crop it, etc before starting my post.

Night Owl
JSC Halloween Ornament Issue
by Prairie Schooler
Mystery Fabric DMC and WDW fiber

Have still been stitching on several things that I cannot show here. I am on the final part of 4 parts to The Sunflower Seed design model and have 2 Christmas Presents in process. Here is a shot of the progress on another Christmas present. I don't think this person reads my blog, so I will show it here. Last week, I worked a couple of extra days at the LNS because the owner was sick. On Halloween afternoon, I was able to do some stitching on this project. Then this last Tuesday when I worked the election, I had a few minutes here and there to work on it. Even found a mistake, ripped it out and got it put back in.

Thimble Abundance
by Primrose Needleworks
28-ct R&R Apple Brown Bindy
Poison Apple Belle Soie silk

Since I had bought the fabric and patterns for LHN "From Sea to Shining Sea", I could not resist starting it the other day. Here is my progress as of Thursday evening. Have put in quite a few stitches since this photo was taken.

From Sea to Shining Sea
by Little House Needleworks
28-ct R&R 18th Century Stone
Belle Soie silk (comes with the patterns)

The Thanksgiving holiday is fast approaching with Christmas not far behind. Have not done too much Christmas shopping. Usually start it early and am done lots of time by shortly after Thanksgiving. We will again be going to our time share in Branson for the week of Thanksgiving. Maybe we can get some shopping done there. The next two weeks will be spent preparing food and shopping for things to take for the week. Also must make my plans for what stitching to take along. My stitching bag is pretty much packed all the time, but may have to add a couple of things before we go. Plans always are to get more stitching done than I actually get done while we are there. LOL!!

Getting close to the end of my secret Christmas stitching presents, so I am off to put in a few more stitches. Keep those needles flying.


Erica said...

That framing is just gorgeous!
I love the owl too!

staci said...

Happiest of Holidays looks fabulous in all it's framed glory! Congrats!

Theresa said...

Hi Kathy--I visited The Sunflower Seed--AWESOME!! Picked up Halloween Bandit and the works for Give me a Home. WDW recommends pre-washing the fibers--do you really do that? I am newbie working with WDW--any hints?? I left my e-mail for you also. Take Care---Theresa

Sharon said...

Wowser, this sure did turn out just gorgeous. Such lovely stitching and perfect framing too.

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Have a wonderful day! And loads of happy stitching time too.

Michele B. said...

Every stitcher's fear - not taking along enough projects and running out of things to do. I doubt that will be a problem for you in Branson - or anywhere. Have a wonderful time!

Anonymous said...

Happiest of holidays looks lovely stitched in the variegated green, I've just finished this design too, but done it in red, might have to have a go at it in green too!