Wednesday, April 02, 2008

I have a finish!

I've felt like I've been in a rut and now that I have a finish I feel waaaaaaaay better. The only dilemma I have now is what do I choose to stitch next :-) It's late here (2:24am) and I'd like to go to sleep so I'll keep this short and just post my pictures...hope that's ok!

This is Barbara Ana Designs Spring Biscornu. It took me a while to stitch because 1. I hate stitching white and 2. I hate to stitch the same thing over and over BUT I loved it so much that I stuck with it and now it's done! I don't have and couldn't find the star button that goes in the center but I did find this heart and may use that. I still have Michael's to go to look for them, I'm pretty sure I'll find them there but just in case I don't I bought the hearts at JoAnn's. I'll probably make it into an actual biscornu on the train ride to work tomorrow.
And while at JoAnn's guess what I bought for my beloved scissor collection????? EMMA!!!!!!!! I've already made a fob for them and my favorite will always be my Leah's but I think they may be a second favorite of mine. I didn't really like the Bianca's but these I love :-) The picture sucks but the fob is really sparkly. I used navy, yellow, olive, and topaz crystals.
Here are some more pictures that I've been wanting to share but always forget to post...
The biscornu I stitched for HoE's Biscornu Exchange. It's the first one I've ever made. These little buggers look easy to put together but they aren't! One side came out a little wonky and I don't know why. Hopefully my partner didn't mind it too much. I sent other goodies but didn't take a picture of them.

This is a pinkeep I made a while ago...I think in February for a friend of mine. I'm not 100% happy with it but like with anything, I'll get better as I go. I saw these dolls (momiji dolls) on another blog and thought they were the cutest. I told Kelly about them and guess what? Kelly bought me a few :-) Usually I tell him about something and it'll end there but last week he told me to expect a surprise package from him and it was a great surprise when I opened the box. I bought myself another two and can't wait for them to come in.
This is a picture of my little stitching corner. It's a WIP. My cousin gave me a basket of cupcakes for Easter and once the cupcakes were gone I was staring at it wondering what to do with it. I love seeing baskets full of stitching on other blogs so I thought I'd start one myself. I was too lazy to throw out the plastic grass and the paper towels on the bottom but once I fill it up with some more stitching (Halloween stitching because it's going to be a Halloween basket) I'll get rid of it. I'm going to stitch the other little animals that came with the bee chart and hang them on my tree.
And here's a close up of the stitching...see the little dog??? I'm trying to convince people that I *need* a Frenchie but apparently no one seems to believe it :(

Lastly, thanks to those that helped me in my freebie search! I have the chart now and today I bought some DMC linen floss to stitch it with and some the new Variations thread, I haven't decided what I'll use but I'm definitely stitching that tree! TTFN...I work tonight and need to go to sleep. I hate it when I sleep all day only to get up to go to work. Hopefully I'll wake up early tomorrow and get some stitching time in! Hmmm so much for keeping it short! LOL


Vonna said...

I LOVE...absolutely LOVE that Barbara Ana design...where do you get her patterns?
And I think your basket is adorable...and oh no those dolls are cute as a I'm thinking about those...LOL!
Emma's are on my list to get on Friday when I go on a wee shopping spree :)

Anonymous said...

Oooh, your spring stitching looks so cheerful and pretty!!! Can't wait to see it all finished!

Wendy said...

Your biscornu look wonderful! I love the spring one, its so pretty and colourful. And your stitching corner looks charming, its so nice to see these little treasures on display.

Shelley said...

I just bought that same biscornu pattern and am starting it as soon as I finish up an exchange. It looks really cute!

And I think your biscornu looks great. Mine was a bit wonky, too, but I think we judge our own projects more harshly than others do.

Great fob, and I love Emma. And your stitching corner looks sweet. :)

Kim B said...

Your finishes look great! And I think the little heart button looks really good on your spring biscornu design.

Barbara said...

I love this post - so energetic and cheerful! Just like your Barbara Ana design! LOL!


Kathy said...

Love the Barbara Ana bunny design. So cute. I agree about stitching the same thing over and over.

Real newsy post. Enjoyed reading.

Jenn's Crafty World said...

Nice stuff! Is the Barbara Ana design from Creative Poppy? What color linen did you use? It sets it off very nicely.
Hmmm...I think I may have to become a Momiji doll collector too....