25 September 2008

2 finishes in one day

I finished my Britty Kitty for the HalloFall exchange on Tuesday night. I just need SO to fix the button for me and I can finish it. I have batting left over from the wallhanging, and bought a pretty little box to fix and then mount it on. I even found a rubber stamp with pawprints on it to put on the box.

Mom had a medical procedure yesterday, so I took off work and took her to the hospital for it. She's OK, but it gave me stitching time. When I was cleaning my stuff out of the Neon, I found a UFO in the boxes of stash and took that home. It was Heartfelt Quakers by Midnight Stitching, cute little snowmen on backgrounds of Quakerish designs. I had started one back in May, and then put it in the trunk of the car, and moved on. But I figured I might as well work on that. It was perfect hospital stitching, because I only had one color to use to finish it. And I did. I am going to make an ornament from it. I don't know, though, if I should give it to SO's mom for Christmas. It's very "her", but I'm not sure if it's nice enough.

So two finishes in one 24 hour period is pretty good.

I started the newest SNN kit, Stitchy Acres while I was there, too. It's pretty cute, a graveyard for stitchy things. The designer put stitching terms on the tombstones. I think I may switch out the terms so that I can put "RR" on one, I think that would work, based on how many of them go missing. It's fun to work on, it's just a learning curve to figure out how to use all those funky fibers. This design uses a lot of Fyreworks which are not the easiest fibers to work with, but I think I have those figured out.

Oh, and I've done so good not buying new stash. I've done awesome this week. I keep finding UFOs and stuff I have kitted up, or partially kitted up, and it's been kinda fun to say, "I can do this. I can work on this and I don't have to spend money. Woo hoo." Last night, I was fondling Lost Spirits, by BOAF. I have a beautiful piece of Picture This Plus evenweave to do it on, and I want to start it. I need like 3 skeins of floss for it. Not too bad to just have to spend $1 to get a project ready for stitching!


Pumpkin said...

Congrats on your new finishes!

Who is SNN? Do they have a website?

Barb said...

Great work on finishing some things up. I love BOAF designs.

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls