Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Week 11: A Fully Finished Object (FFO)

Posting a little late for last week. It's the first full day of Spring , according to the calendar. Someone forgot to tell Mother Nature. A large portion of the country is still experiencing Winter weather. Some are blanketed in snow, with no end in sight.  Here the temps have dropped at least 20 degrees from last week. I'm fortunate that I have only had to deal with cooler temperatures and not the tornadoes that touched down in my area over the weekend.

Over the weekend I rummaged through the box-of-shame and found some Easter/Spring stitching that I want to FFO. I haven't gotten to them yet but I did manage to finish Hares' Easter as a flatfold.

Hares' Easter
Plum Street Samplers

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Week 10: Waiting for Spring

I'm so ready for Spring. The weather has been a tease the last few weeks, we had temps in the 80s for a few days only to drop back down to the 30'splum s each morning. I'm ready for the dreary gloom of Winter to go away.

To lift my spirits, I worked on a freebie from Plum Street Designs. And wonder of wonders I have finish. I left off the words at the bottom to make it a general seasonal piece. Hare's Easter is stitched on a piece fabric from the stash pile. I changed out most of the called for colors, starting with the color of the hares. The called for color was too close to the fabric and didn't stand out enough. Then I brightened up the colors for the clothes as well

Hares' Easter

 The other stitching that I managed last week was on The Needlework Shop. I've added the upper portion of the shop and the awning.

The Needlework Shop
Little House Needleworks

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Week 8: The Beginnings of a Building

My Needlework Shop has some snow on the roof and the beginnings of a building. Reading and knitting took up most to my spare time. I'v working on a scarf that I started in January. While I'm anxious to welcome Spring, I really would like to finish this scarf and so I've been spending a lot of time with it. Time to get it off the needles and concentrate on something lighter

Meanwhile here is my progress so far on the Needlework Shop.
Hometown Holiday
Little House Needleworks
Needlework Shop

My only finish was an altered Altoid Tin for a friend. 

Motifs from:
Summer House
Little House Needleworks

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Week 7: Hometown Holiday Bldg 2

The only stitching I have to show from the past week is The Needlework Shop. 
I managed to get the roof done and little else. 

The Needlework Shop
Hometown Holidays
Little House Needleworks

I need to get busy if I'm going to get any kind of a finish this month.
Only 8 days left. EEK!!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Week 5: Quick Update

I don't have much to show this week. I pulled out Fragments In Time 2017 and worked a little on it but didn't make much progress. I had hoped to finish the block I was working on. Maybe next week. 

I had a new start, Valentine Wishes by Blue Ribbon Designs. A set of six ornaments for my Seasonal Stitching list.  Stitching is on 32ct Touch of Pink by Wichelt. So far I have 2 sides of the border for one pillow/ornament done.

The snow on The Sweet Shop in done. I have temporarily pinned the project to some Styrofoam, in anticipation of a cube finish. I think I will like this series as a mini town. I will wait till I have at least one more complete before I start the finishing. In the meantime I'll be looking for some fabric for the back and some ribbon for the sides and bows.

The Sweet Shop
Little House Needleworks

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Week 4: A Few Finishes

I've 2 almost finished and 2 fully finished to share.  There are a few stitches needed on the swan. I plan to substitute beads on this piece, as I've done on a couple others in this series. I need to change my stitching location to the table so that  I'm not spending a lot of time retrieving beads from the carpet. 

Hands On Design
!2 Days

The shrubs are in and the tree in the window has some leaves. It's hard to tell (picture is a bit washed out) but there is some snow on the left side of the shop as well. The flakes are scattered and I hate skipping all over, so it took a few days to get started on the snow.  Hope to finish up this week. Ready to move on the next one in the series. 

Littlehouse Needleworks 
Hometown Holidays
Sweet Shop

From one of my favorite poems, The Raven, Nevermore by Lizzie Kate. Not sure how I will finish this one.

Lizzie Kate
Anchor 403

My Fully Finished Objects:

Country Cottage Needlework
Merry Merry! 
Christmas Cookies

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