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I love anything creative...I am a busy mom of three (+4 dogs, 1 bird, 1 bunny, and 1 sweet husband) who sometimes wishes I had more time/energy/talent to devote to just being creative!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

5 more WIP's out of my basket!


I don't know why the above photo is cropping out the edges, maybe it's too long? I managed to finish a whopping FIVE projects this week, of course most of them needed just a few stitches to be done, but it is a relief to have them out of my stitching basket! The above is a Lizzie Kate Spring string. All I had to do on this one was give Mr. Bunny and Ms.Bird their eyes. 

This little Prairie Schooler took a bit more work, I had to fill in the hen and chicks, and finish some of the grass up. It only took me one evening of stitching to finish it up.

Another Prairie Schooler, all these little chicks needed were eyes and legs. I dread finishing this as an egg shaped ornie, I have done one in the past and it was so frustrating, a bit above my finishing skill level.

I have high hopes to have this made into a pillow before the end of the month. Lizzie Kate flip-it for April.

So now that I have cleared so many projects out of my basket I went and did something really crazy! I ordered a Heaven and Earth designs chart that is 90 pages long! Guess how many stitches?556,250  I calculated that if I stitched one square a day (100 stitches) it would take me six years to finish this. I am a little intimidated to even start it, and I am still waiting for my fabric to come in though. 

What I am Watching: Les Miserables, Hello, I Must be Going (very cute film about living at home divorced in your 30's), Hitchcock, and still Dexter

What I am Reading: The Bookstore

Miles Ran this Year: 116.62 miles (I have slowed down a bit as it gets warmer outside)


Busy Lizzie said...

cute finishes

Annette-California said...

oooh I love every design you finished this week. they are so lovely. How fun to you ordered a new chart. Looking forward to seeing which one you got:)Congrats on all your beautiful finishes.
love Annette

Catherine said...

Very sweet spring stitches!

Shirlee said...

Very pretty projects!

Minnie said...

You are very courageous to start a HAED. The simple fact that they are so large and detailed is why I've never tried one. Good luck!

SoCal Debbie said...

All your Easter finishes are so cute! Good luck making the egg-shaped ornament. I haven't tried to make any ornaments yet.

Wow! Your new HAED chart sounds huge! Maybe you should try to stitch 2 100-stitch squares per night, so it will only take 3 years instead of 6. Or get up early and stitch 1 square before work and 1 square at night. Whew!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Wow! You have been a busy stitcher!!! I like your Spring String and the chicks and the April LK... well, all of them!!! I look forward to seeing your HAED progress when you start!! : )


Barb said...

So many wonderful finishes!! You could actually put that cute little chick one in a great little frame, I could see the egg shape as it was. I too, am a wimp at finishing. Egg shape scares me!

Sharon said...

Such cute happy finishes! Can't look at them without smiling. I ordered my first head in December, once I finish my current WIP, I'm going to take the plunge and give it a go. Yikes! LOL
Best Easter Wishes!

Beth said...

Congrats on all the finishes. I really like the colors in the long Lizzie Kate.

Shebafudge said...

I love all your finishes! They are all really pretty but I really love the little chicks egg shaped one. Would you have the details for it please?

Happy Easter!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow awesome work AND they're all Easter/Spring related too!!!

Sally said...

Wonderful projects. Love them all.

Brigitte said...

Must be a great feeling to have 5 WIPs finished and out of the way. And they look great, all of them. And why not stitch a really big project after the smaller ones. HAEDs are always a great choice.

Deb said...

Oh, you have been industrious!!! Wonderful finishes!
I have several HAEDS going. One has to resigns ones self that it will take a number of years to finish these massive projects. Well worth it when the details start appearing!