The colors are so awful because my flash didn't go off -- I must have changed the settings somehow. It isn't actually finished because I haven't attached the charm or signed and dated it yet. In case you are familar with the pattern, I rearranged, changed and deleted some elements from the original design. This is the second time I stitched this one, the first was for a friend. This one is for me.
The second Crazy 15 is A Ghost's Alphabet by Primrose Needleworks:
You probably don't remember (why would you) but I started this on different fabric and when I picked it back up last weekend, I decided I didn't like it ===><=== So I changed the fabric to a 14 count golden-colored aida (again crappy lighting makes for crappy colors) and I like it better. I should be able to finish this over the weekend and when I take the next picture, I'll be sure to get the flash to work.
This third project is almost finished also -- Friendship Heart SAL from my Sticklounge group:
I need to decide how I'm going to finish this. I'm not a big fan of heart shapes in frames because of all that empty space at the bottom. A throw pillow is not a good idea with my dogs, unless I keep it off the furniture and display it on my shelves. One of the ladies in the group found a heart shaped box that fit her stitched piece perfectly -- what are the chances of that happening for me?? Another thought was to finish it as a heart-shaped wall hanging -- ugh! sewing. Oh well, I'll come up with something -- any suggestions?
I forgot to take a picture of this guy last week:
He is my third hardanger snowman -- the first two were given away as gifts. This one will be mine and serves as the model for my EGA group's Christmas in July class (which I am teaching). As you can see, he needs a few finishing touches -- mainly a face. All three snowmen are from the same pattern but they're all different (due to threads, material and counting errors). Here are the other two as comparison:
I think that's about it on the stitching front. Have a good weekend!