18 January 2011

Fly Like a Needle--picture post

I was not able to take pictures yesterday. I had to go to our office in Northern Virginia near Dulles Airport, and then come back home in North Central Maryland. It was a 130 mile commute day. On the way home, it started to snow, and it wasn't lasy or pretty snow. Rather, the fast and furious persuasion. Plus, I had to eat because I forgot to eat from lunch on Sunday through all day yesterday (I know, it shocked me too. And then I ended up wanting a salad. Scary stuff is going on here). So, til I was done all that, it was bed time.

Without further ado, these are the things I have been working on.

My Day 14 start, Schipperke, by Pegasus Originals. There isn't much to say about this.

My Day 15 Start, Kitty Cat's Life, by Prairie Grove Peddler. I'll pick this one up back again soon. Just not now.

And my two finishes for the weekend.

First, a Challenge finish. Yankee Sittcher's A Nuisance of Cats. I like this chart a lot. It was a quick stitch. A good start to the year.

And my Santa's Bunnies, which I stitched for the Brides Tree SAL. A finish like this just reinforces how amazing our hobby is. I love this piece. I love that we can make pictures like this with floss. Yes, I'm happy dancing.

And the two WIPs I'm switching between for a few days. Sheepish Designs' Betsy is here. I really need to focus on this piece, because I've been working on it for two years. I think all the little motifs intimidate me. But I'm halfway finished now. I can do this!

And my WIP for the Ice Dragon's Kingdom SAL with Riona. I am doing this on a hand-dyed evenweave. It's something about Stormy Skies. I wonder if I maybe should have done this on a sparkly fabric, but I think that might have clashed with the braid and rayon in the dragon, so I think this is best.

I can't wait to see how this develops. I love Dragon Dreams designs and this is one of my favorites.

Keep warm today, particularly if you are in one of the icy/snowy/wintry mix areas.


Patty C. said...

Nice progress :)

Elaine said...

So many lovely wips and two pretty finishes Rachel, congrats!

Donna said...

Pretty little sheeps!

You were so close to me yesterday. You could have called me for a salad delivery, if I didn't have this darn cold.

Pumpkin said...

Woohoo! A HD for you :o)

Danielle said...

I love Santa's Bunnies!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the "shout out"! I can't wait to see what that looks like on the overdyed fabric. Thank you for choosing one of my designs to stitch. I am still really fond of that design too!

Blu said...

Cute finishes!
Can't wait to see more of IDK. I don't see many Dragon Dreams stitched so this should be tons of fun.

Carol said...

Congratulations on making it through all 15 days of new starts, Rachel! I really don't know how you guys did it...

Your little sheep stitching is darling--will be checking back often to watch your progress.

Yana said...

I am waiting for finished cats :)

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