Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My first 2009 finishes

I am always forgetting to update my blog with my stitching photos! I have been posting some on the Let's Stitch blog and then neglecting to add them to mine. Gotta get more organized!

I stitched up this little Shepherd's Bush sheep kit a couple of weeks ago. Not sure how I'll finish it. If anyone knows anything about me, you'll know I tend to "not finish" which is one of the main things I want to overcome this year. I like SB kits, but this one had me disappointed. Not enough of the brown thread (the swirls, the hive door, the bees) and it wasn't very dark anyway. I had to substitute a little. SB sheep have such character...

And, I finished my first ornament of the year for the 2009 Christmas Challenge. I have a couple of days to finish it up into something (help help). I know I don't want to make a pillow ornament, so I think I'll try a pin keep type thing. Wish me luck!

For some reason, I just adore this whimsical skater.

Yule Rejoice, Primrose Needleworks
2008 JCS ornament issue
32 ct. Belfast platinum linen
used GA lancaster red instead of the suggested mulberry and
white DMC for cream

Speaking of skaters, an Ohio skater won the US title the other day in Cleveland. Way to go Alissa Czisny!


Lynn said...

I didn't realize you'd already been tagged and I tagged you again. Sorry but I just love your blog! Don't worry about passing it on again.
That ornament is super! I love the way it turned out. A pinkeep would be great for it. They're not hard. Try some of Vonna's tutorials. I'm a non-finisher myself and I'm proud to say I completed my first pinkeeps this past year.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

These are all wonderful finishes... Congratulations.

Karoline said...

They're both gorgeous Barb, congratulations

Danielle said...

I'm so glad you commented on my blog, because then I was able to get to your blog! Busy looks fantastic. I'll keep in mind that there was not enough silk for it, as I will be getting that kit very soon. And the ornament looks fantastic. I always loved that one from the JCS issue. Great job!

handgemacht said...

I like your christmasornament very much and the finishing too! "Busy" is cute.

CraftyT said...

Barb thanks for the questions. I have posted them on my blog and really enjoyed ansewring them :)

samplerlover said...

Hi Barb,
Thank you for commenting on my blog. Its nice to receive nice comments.
Both your finishes are beautiful. I love your SB sheep's hat. Congratulations

Jean said...

Barb- I love the sheep!! It's so adorable!!!

I'll give the skater a 9.5 - because it isn't "finished" yet! I am not a finisher, either. I just finished a PIF and just obsessed over it. I have a drawer full of stuff waiting for the finishing fairy to whisk it away! Congrats on the skater winning the championship!

I love your blog - you have lots of interesting stuff included. I'm with you on books. They used to be my passion and lately - not so much. For the first time that I can remember, I got 3/4 of the way through a book, it got boring and I just skimmed the rest and called it a night.