Monday, January 29, 2007

A couple of smalls and a pillow


I had a smoking weekend. :-) First I stitched everything I could on Bluebird's Message - now I just need my brick thread and I'll be all done. I will turn this into a pillow I think for sure. This has been fun to work on because of the nice bright colors. I was thinking of maybe driving out to my LNS to buy another brick but why drive 40 miles round trip for one skein of thread I have already paid for from somebody else? It's not like I need this finished today. OK, I would like the pillow done before Valentine's Day but not enough to drive 40 miles for.

Then I turned Moon Garden into a pillow. I'm happy with how it turned out but it was a bit of a learning process. The fabric color with the fall-like vines all over it and with the reddish/tan trim really looks good I think but the fabric material choice could have been better. That shinny fabric isn't right for the piece. And it's the first time I have used such a large trim and that took forever to get right. I'll use a smaller one next time. I'll order a down pillow insert for it this week. It's now 14" x 13".


Then Saturday evening I turned my attention to my SAL January ornament. I was going to do one of my topiary trees but last month's three took at least 12 hours to stitch and I didn't want to put that much time into it this month so I stitched Christmas Heart from La-D-Da from the 2005 JSC Ornament issue. I did it on Silkweavers 28 count in Heritage - one over one! My first one over one. I think it turned out ok. It's so tiny, I should have put a pair of scissors next to it. It's smaller then they are.

On Sunday I wanted to do something from my "waiting in the wings" list rather than start a new chart (I was thinking Drawn Thread's Sampler of Stitch ABC, DEF) so I pulled out the Tin Pin Carrot - another over one kit from Twisted Threads. I did it on 32 count Dirty Linen using the recommended threads. I even managed to make it into the tin pin on Sunday night. That makes two over one projects this week! Yeah for me.


For my train project this week, I tossed in my bag My Workstation from Judy Odell. I need to finish part 3 by Thursday so I'm current with the SAL. No problem. Nothing much to show yet, I'll take a photo tomorrow.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Smmoookin' Needles! Everything looks great and I especially love the tin pin. I've been eyeing the SB pendants in tin ;)
WTG!
Kimber
http://360.yahoo.com/lilchefkimi

KarenV said...

Wow, you've been really busy! I love your finishes, the ornament is really sweet and I love the carrot tin pin! Congratulations :)

Carol said...

Wow, you sure did have a busy weekend - congratulations!

Katrina said...

All very cute! I love the BBD Bluebird piece :-).

Michelle said...

WOW! Amazing what you got done this weekend. Your Bluebird piece is really pretty and you stitched it up so fast. I too am wanting to go buy threads that are taking too long to come in, but I hate to "respend" the money! Your over one pieces are so cute - congrats on doing the over one. I love the colors you chose to put on your pillow - very pretty!

cathymk said...

Wonderful stitching! What a productive weekend!

Katrina said...

wow, what alot you achieved over the weekend, I bet you were thrilled with everything, its great to get lots done like that :)

Katrina~NZ

Nicki said...

Wow - you have been busy!

Anita said...

They are so pretty. I love the colors of the new blackbird one.
Your ornament finish is great, I can't never make such a perfect heart finishing.

Emily said...

I love the carrot and the bluebird!! Great stuff :-)