Thursday, November 15, 2007

Victoria's Quaker

Now you see it...

And now you don't!

I had to frog this morning, I didn't mind it as much. Stitching on Victoria's Quaker is really fun so restitching that part should be easy peasy! After frogging I did put it away and pulled out all of my craft stuff and made some ornaments for an exchange I'm in. Instead of waiting for the recipient to receive them to post pictures I'm going to post them now because I can't wait. I think they came out nice, better than I thought they would anyway.
This is Just Nan's Snow Faces. It's a cute design but a PIA to stitch. It has so many scattered stitches that I was constantly rethreading my needle. I backed it with the fabric that it's laying on.
This one is Glory Bee's Snow from the 2004 Just Cross Stitch Ornament magazine. I stitched it on Red 32ct linen over 1 thread. It's sort of crooked :( but still nice, in my opinion. I backed it with the fabric it's laying on as well. The bottom picture is just a close up of it.
While I had everything out I decided to try and finish my Full of Hope Pinkeep. I had all intentions on making it a pinkeep but once I sewed the back and front together, I noticed that the ribbon that came with the kit was too wide for the border. While I was thinking about what to do I found myself staring at my hanging heart and decided to make this into a hanging sign. The ribbon is my own and the reason it's so long is because I'm not done with it yet. I'm thinking about adding some cording around it (my sewing job sucks!) and maybe add the pins that came with the kit. I hope it comes out nice.

Lastly, Christmas is on the bottom of my favorite holiday list but there is one thing that I absolutely love about Christmas...

CANDY CANES!!! I love love love this brand and flavor so I was so happy to see that Target had them out already. I bought 3 boxes which should last me about a week LOL. TTFN I didn't take my nap today so I'm going to hit the sack early!


Vonna said...

Everything looks smashing! Sorry you had to frog on VA...but it's really gorgeous and I love the fabric your stitching it on!
And the ornies are all adoarable :)
The Hope Wall Hanging shall be gorgeous and I don't think your sewing job sucked! LOL! :) Looks good to me!

Tash said...

Silly frogs... tell them to go away!
I really love that hope design and I love the way you finished it, it's perfect!
I also love the fabbie you're stitching Victoria's Sampler on. What is it?
Happy stitching!

Anonymous said...

I really do love these last few finishes you have done and the ornaments are just darling.. Congrats.. I wish I could get things done as fast as you. Perhaps I need to work on smaller projects?? LOL Cherie

Carla said...

cute ornies!!! I'm sure your exchange partners will love them :)