Thursday, November 29, 2012

WIPocalypse update for November

I was driving home last night under a gorgeous full moon and remembered it's WIPocalpyse time.  Most of November was spent stitching for Christmas with a little Adriana thrown in just for yucks.

First up is Adriana.  I back stitched the birds' legs, beaks and some of their wings.  It's almost finished but I may not make it for this year.

The big hurrah! for November was finishing the Advent Calender and picking out fabric for it.  I plan to make it into a small wall hanging.  I really want to get it done before Christmas but am not sure that will happen.  Doing this kind of finishing is new to me -- I only did it once before -- and need to be nice and calm and relaxed before attempting it.  Right now, that's not my mental state.

The other Christmas stuff I've been stitching are presents for various friends and family and are on the top burner right now.  I forgot to get the designer for the Santa with drum but he's from an old issue of Country Cross Stitch Magazine.  The Stitching Sisters isn't finished yet.  I may remove the gold thread and replace it with something darker.  I like the way the spools show up but the individual strands of it aren't so visible.  And what can I say -- I just love that little angel.  Last Christmas I stitched a forest of trees, this year I stitched a sky full of angels. 

Have a great weekend!

Monday, November 19, 2012

IHSW - such that it is.

Well, I didn't get much stitched over the IHSW.  Actually, the only stitching I could get in was on Friday evening.  I started a little angel:

I just love this little lady with her curly-q dress and shapely wings.  When finished, she will be a Christmas ornament for a friend.

Check out the other IHSWers for their progress.

And Happy Thanksgiving for those who will be celebrating it Thursday.   Eat lots of turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie (my personal favorite).       YUM!


Monday, November 12, 2012

Fall Into Halloween Exchange

The Stitched with Love 'Fall into Halloween' Exchange is finished.  Autumn and Halloween are 2 of my favorite stitchy topics.  I love the colors of Autumn.  I love the spooky fun that's Halloween.

Kim stitched me 2 really cute (and scary) Just Nan ornaments and included a bunch of other fun goodies with them:

And for Beth, I stitched a creepy black cat with back arched higher than any I've ever seen:

Unfortunately, I'm a little short of time right now, so that's about it for today.  Have a happy Monday!