Monday, April 30, 2012

99 - Finished!

The Elusive Final Bottle!
Drew this bottle design and stitched it up on 4/25/2012

Finally complete!
The finished product!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

99 - In Progress

4 months of work .... 

First weekend's work



77 to go!


66 to go!


55 to go!

snapshot of the back
Here's what the back looks like.

Halfway home
12/4/2011 - Halfway done!

44 to go!

33 to go!

23 to go!

18 to go!

12 to go!

8 to go!

4 to go!

1 to go!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Nautical Fence - Finished!

Stitched the last X in the sand last night (just before midnight).  The buttons are not attached yet - just laid on top to show placement.  I've loved this pattern since I first laid eyes on it and it was a pleasure to stitch.

I did something different with the sand section on the bottom.  Inspired by one of the members of my stitch group, I stitched it diagonally instead of horizontally.  I think it gives the sand a nice texture (and it made a neat pattern on the back!).

Nautical Fence - finished

Nautical Fence
Raise The Roof Designs

Merry New Year - Finished!

Got some early morning stitching in on Saturday.  Don't ask me why I woke up before 7am!

Merry New Year - finished

Merry New Year
The Stitcherhood

Homework - Part 3

Fireworks on Groundhog Day?  Works for me!

(What a difference sunlight vs lamplight makes on a picture, eh?  This one is by the window; the last one was under my stitching lamp.)

Groundhog Day - finished

Ground Hog Day
Bent Creek

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Homework - Part 3

Progress on the last bit of homework for this summer's retreat!

Ground Hog Day! - progress

Ground Hog Day!
Bent Creek

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Homework - Part 2

Missing floss arrived in the mail yesterday. Got it all stitched and finished last night!

Owl on an Egg

Owl on an Egg
Bent Creek

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Homework - Part 2

Progress on my second homework item. I am waiting for the missing color floss to be delivered.

Owl on an Egg - progress

Owl on an Egg
Bent Creek

Friday, April 13, 2012

Homework - Part 1

Taking a short hiatus from the 31 projects to complete homework for an upcoming finishing class. I'm taking a class on the following - Box Finishing, Tall Triangle Stand-up Finishing and Ruched Ornament Construction - and this is the first of three pieces being stitched for this class.

Birds & Berries

Birds & Berries
Lilybet Designs

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Daydream - Finished!

Knocked out another project today!

Daydream - finished!

My Mark Designs

Thursday, April 5, 2012

First Mate Santa - Finished!

Oy! The cutting out is headache-inducing! But the sparklies are worth it.

First Mate Santa - Finished!

First Mate Santa
Mill Hill

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Nautical Fence - Progress

The mermaid comes next!

Nautical Fence - progress

Nautical Fence
Raise the Roof Designs