I have a few updates on my regular WIP's. I have many holiday gifts stitched up and, as other stitchers, don't wish to post pic's until after our friends and loved ones have recieved them.
One thing I can show is a finish for October. Tiny Treasures Kitten 2 from HAED. This one was a pleasure to stitch.
Here is Bubble Telescope. DH has taken to calling this "Bubbles". I have a lot of confetti stitching that stretches over many pages. Have been taking one color and running with it over 3 pages. You know me... Always look like the mad stitcher has gotten ahold of some of my WIP's.
Randal Spanglers Chocolate Quick Stitch has also been in the WIP mix.
I was blog surfing and found a very cute Owl embroidery design. Haven't worked hand embroidery for a number of years. I have an embroidery machine for that! But, he is soooo cute, I decided I would dig out my old embroidery hoop and see what I could come up with. Now, I started to use my old standby colors of lavenders and soft iris colors. Then, looking through a box of DMC variations threads, the fall/autumn colors just jumped out, slapped me upside the head(didn't hurt much..) and begged to be used. Completely unexpected and here is the progress so far. The link is below, to this cute patten
This is the mess we started with...I went into a panic everytime someone wanted to come in the house...
The floor and table are done and I am dancing from one foot to the other because I want to start painting!
Now I can start organizing
DH still does not believe I fit all this in a 8 foot by 5 1/2 foot space.
I can roll the plastic cabinets close to the desk and roll them out for access to goodies and an extra work surface. My cross stitch is in another room. This is my sewing, machine embroidery and scrap book center. NOW if I can only find all those pictures I put away. I had a box of them, put them in a "safe": place in the house. Still looking... DH is absolutely thrilled as I have finally have room for mending all his work shirts and was one of the first things completed.
My bonne friend Michelle's petit knitting needles have been busy! And this time something different, too.
I was so pleasantly surprised to recieve a birthday card with these adorable stockings, that she so paitiently knitted.. I have then taped to my refrigerator door!
Although halloween is over, there are some spooky characters still roaming the streets!
Christmas is just around the corner! Even mice love presents.
Thisis a lovely little mouse version of Strawberry Shortcake! She is just so cute!
And, an update for Michelle beautiful traditional spanish dressed mice. Michelle found a tiny lego guitar for the flaminco dancer!
This flashy guy can play guitar at any wedding! We can hear the music!
Thanks you for visiting and happy stitching! Deb