Thursday, January 17, 2008

Meet Doug ..

Isn't Doug cute! A very dear friend and coworker of mine, Pat, stitched this for me. It's a hand painted needlepoint canvas. A couple of years ago we were bored at work and did some surfing .. Pat was looking for a new canvas to start. She found Doug and it was love at first sight for both of us. Pat offered to stitching him as a Christmas gift for me .. Doug came home to life with me this Christmas. I just love him! My camera is taking awlful pictures lately .. the colors on Doug as very bright and cheery. I'm going to have him framed. I was going to have a pillow made out of him .. but with all the furbabies around, I really don't want him to get layed on .. so now to get him off to a reliable needlepoint framer.


I've been doing finishing some of my WIPs .. I kinda decided in December that there were some WIPs that I really wanted to finish up .. so January is WIP month for me. This first piece is a teaching piece from a class I took from the Bent Creek sisters .. 2 years ago! yikes! silly to take that long to finish stitching a small piece .. but I love how it turned out. And since it was a teaching piece .. I decided to make it my first pinkeep .. seemed fitting. Again, sorry for the picture .. colors are all off ... but I finished a pinkeep! woo hoo! and it's not too bad .. a little off center ... but I really like my first pinkeep, and I'm looking forward to making some more *smile*


And here's another of my finishes this week .. it's JBW's Pumpkin. I used GAST Fragrant Gloves. The fabric is just a piece I had in my fabric bin .. not sure what it's called.

I also have been finishing up SB's Christmas Drawers, but I ran out of med. olive .. I called and SB is sending me some along with their 2008 scissor fob .. well, I couldn't just call and ask for more med. olive without placing an order for at least one thing! lol .. it won't take me long once the floss arrives to finish CD too .. and I won't tell you how long this piece has been a WIP .. I'm too embarrssed! lol

Thanks for visiting ...

I'm grateful for trying new finishing techniques ...

20 comments:

karen said...

I had to laugh at your title for today. DH, Doug is going to be in Seattle next week for work. I told him you haven't even been there already and Michele is joking about you. LOL then he saw the chubby reindeer and didn't laugh. ROFLMAO great finishes girl!!!!

Kim said...

I love Doug, he is so retro! So that's a teaching piece? Interesting. I like the finished pinkeep, since it's a primitive design the off-centeredness looks good, like it's intentionally part of the design.

Barbara said...

Doug is awesome!!

Sally said...

Dug is fantastic! Your pinkeep is lovely too. It's difficult to get them centred. I've made a few and I still get them a bit off!

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Vonna said...

I love Doug...what a cutie!
And you did so good on your pinkeep! Good going you!
And that pumpkin is gorgeous!

Nancy said...

I love all of these Michele! Doug is amazingly fun! What a great friend. Congratulations on your first pinkeep - they are lovely little treasures. And your French Country Pumpkin is stitched in the prettiest color. Have fun!

Carla said...

Doug is cute!!! Great job on your finishes, you firts pinkeep turn out really nice!

Michelle said...

Michele, What a great post! I love Doug..what a lovely gift. Congratulations on finishing a pinkeep!! I so want to do one of those, but like you, I have a lot of WIPs to finish up, that's why I started something new last week :)

Have a great weekend.

Michelle

DaisyGirl said...

Doug is cute as a button! I have alot of wip's myself, need to finish them!
Donna

Cheryl said...

Doug is cute! Great job finishing your wips, i have too many wips, i want to finish more of them this year too. Your pinkeep looks great.

stitcherw said...

Doug is very cute, he'll look great framed. Both your pinkeep and pumpkin look wonderful as well, you've been quite busy. Glad you had such fun on your birthday, sounds like a good time was had by all. All the lovely stitching presents and stash were wonderful too. Your new stitching bag looks like it will be getting a lot of use.
Sue

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Ruth said...

Michele, you lucky reindeer collector, you!!!! I love Doug -- he's too cool. I know he'll have a lovely lfe with you.... lots of friends to play with.

tkdchick said...

Lovely finishes!!!!

Wanda said...

Doug is really cool! Your pinkeep turned out so well, I love pumpkin designs and the thread is gorgeous.

Marie-P said...

Sometimes I feel like Doug looks!!!
Nice job on the Pinkeep finish, and I love the pumpkin!
I too would not have been able to order just the floss. LOL

Michelle said...

Doug is awesome! Sooo cute. Very nice pinkeep, and I love the pumpkin. Fragrant Cloves is such a pretty color.

Tanya said...

Oh wow - Doug is too cute! Great gift and my my your pinkeep is lovely :) Pumpkin is cute too - you've been busy.

Tanya

Shelleen said...

Doug is very cute! and I love your other finishes.