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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!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Stitching Rock Star

That's how I feel this week! Like a cross stitching rock star all I need now are some leather pants! I buckled down and finished 11 projects last week! Or 20% of my WIP basket. My goal was to finish 25% of my stitching basket by the end of the year, which means only 3 more projects to get done and I will have met my goal. I'm not going to update my goal just yet, as a lot of the projects still in my basket are larger and will take me a little longer to finish. Above is Fall Fields by Prairie Schooler, all he needed were some branches and the grass finished but he had been in my stitching basket for 2 years now!

Country Poppies by Cedar Hill. I had to finish a few letters and the flower stems. This one I purchased as a WIP off of ebay, such a pretty design I just had to finish it!

Haunted a Tingles chart by Lizzie Kate. I didn't fully finish this one, I left out the chimney and smoke on top of the house. Also I changed just about every color except black on the chart. I LOVE stitching Lizzie Kate, but for some reason this one was more of a chore to finish. 

Another Tingles chart by Lizzie Kate, and this one I did love stitching. It took me 2 or 3 days to do all of the stitching, all I needed to do to finish it was attach the silly spider buttons, and you know how long it took me to do that? About 6 months cause I didn't want to dig out a beading needle!

Cardinal Pincushion, by Just Another Button Co.
All I had left to finish this was two little stitches on his wing, and all of the back stitching. I left off all of the buttons, as I like him better plain.

Little Brown Dog, by Bent Creek. Not thrilled with the thread I used as it looks very stripey on his face. But this is a small project, and I am not going to lose sleep over it. 

Blackbird Trellis by Plum Street Samplers. I loved the unique roses on this one, and am so glad I changed the thread the trellis was supposed to be stitched with. I used WDW Baby's Breath, and it turned out with some nice variegation on the trellis but still soft. 

Lizzie Kate Halloween Sampler. Another project I love, that has sat in my stitching basket for too long! All I needed  to do was attach those beads and buttons, but I was too lazy to dig out my needles. I hand dyed this linen, and it turned out a very pretty grey-ish lavender. 

Snowman by The Trilogy. Love the checkerboard effect, and the the little snow-globe he is holding. Excited to have this one up on my tree this year.

This one I didn't count in my original tally of all of my WIPS as it was already done, but I never posted it here, and it was a long timer in my stitching basket. Prairie Schooler "Autumn Leaves". I have the original chart for this, and have heard not good things about the reprints they are releasing. I always make a working copy of my charts, but still enjoy having the nicer original in my stash. 

Another Lizzie Kate small ornament, all I had left to do on this one was the tree to the left of the words. I left off the red buttons on the tree cause they seemed too big, I thought about doing french knots instead but kind of like my tree naked instead!


Brigitte said...

So great to see how you stick to your plan. And wow, so many finishes again. And they look awesome. Isn't it strange how we sometimes put a project away that is so very near to completion and never pull it out again?

gracie said...

My goodness, you certainly have been busy. I love each of your projects.
I especially think that red cardinal is lovely

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Fantastic!! I'm impressed!!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

You really are a stitching rock star! But I love that Prairie Schooler Autumn sampler; such a nice little poem. Must keep an eye out for it. Lovely, lovely work.

Julie said...

Great selection of finishes, such a variety of projects.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Anne L said...

Great finishes! I have to get some finished too. Why are the PS reprints not so good? They haven't reprinted anything I've needed so far.

Annie said...

Good heavens! What drug did you take to get so much done? Wonderful assortment of fun projects. I hadn't heard of any issue with PS reprints. Too hard to read or what?

Von said...

You should feel like a rock star - finishing 11 projects is amazing, even if some needed just a little attention. Congratulations!

Heather said...

Beautiful finishes I love the last one :)