Sunday, January 27, 2008

Finishes and other stuff ...

Wow, can't believe it's been over a week since I'm blogged .. bad me! but I have been reading all your blogs! That is how I spend my lunch hour at work .. reading about all your starts and finishes and familes and life .. nice way to spend my lunch time :)

I've been working on my wips this month and I'm getting some done .. feels great! They aren't big projects or hard .. just stitching that I had started, put away to work on something else and never went back to them .. didn't take much to finish them off .. woo hoo! lol

This is a Pine Mountain Pillow, Halloween Four Square. I do a lot of these pillows, usually I grab one to take on the plane with me .. easy, and I love to decorate with them. The white blob on the upper left is a ghost, can't hardly see him.

This cute halloween piece was from a class I took last October at the Pals Fall Fling. The class was taught by Mary of M-Design. The stitched piece fits into the front of this incredible "messenger" bag/purse. There's also a fall design and a scissor fob that goes along with it all. I had started stitching the halloween design during the class ... can't wait for October! lol

This scissor fob is from a class Lori of La D Da taught at a retreat I went to back in 2006. It's cute little fob with cherries on one side and my initial on the other .. but if you look closely, you'll see that my initial is upside down! lol but it was a fun class and we learned how to make tassels and learned how to make and work with really long cording.

Now this wasn't a wip .. but for the Christmas ornament SAL .. it's one of Tanya's designs (Sampler Girl) .. unfortunately my camera really washed the colors out on all the pictures I took today :( This was a very quick and fun stitch. There's a start button that goes on the reindeer, but I'm going to coffee dye the piece (a suggestion Tanya made in the directions) .. should be fun .. I've never dyed anything before!

We've been having the most wonderful winter weather. It's been cold cold cold (for us) but so incredible sunny .. if we can't get any snow, I'll take the beautiful cold and sunny days. Skiers are in 7th heaven though .. we are having record breaking snow up in the mountains.

Hope everyone had a great weekend :)

I'm grateful for my dad ...


Cheryl said...

You have been busy! Everything looks great. I failed to stitch a christmas ornie this month, im going for 6 in the year so its ok ;)
Let us know how the coffee dying goes!

Sally said...

Wow, Michele, lovely finishes! You've certainly been busy:)

I'm hoping to stitch some Christmas ornaments this year. I haven't started yet though ( not for myself) so think I need to get on soon!!

I sent your PIF this morning. I hope you like it:)

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Everything is looking so good Michele and your right reading blogs is a great thing to do on a lunch hour!

Karen said...

great finishes girl! you have been busy! hugs

monique said...

That M Designs piece is really neat!

Enjoy your snowdays :)

Unknown said...

Are those Bianca scissors? Lol, we really do have the same taste in stitching :-)
Great finishes! Good luck with the coffee and the dyeing.

Michelle said...

I love all your finishes.. La D Da is my very favorite! Lucky you, getting to take a class.


stitcherw said...

They all look great, you've gotten a lot finished. I love the PM pillows too, they are such a fun stitch and the finishing is so easy.