Saturday, September 12, 2009

SAL update and other stitching

Happy Saturday everyone ... we love September around here ... it's football season! woot! and hopefully it means more stitching time for little old me ... I'm going to spend Sunday planning and kitting up a few Christmas presents ... not sure how many I'll actually get done but I'd like to make an attempt. Money wise it's going to be pretty tight this year and I have a few people that actually like stitched gifts ... it's good to have a plan, right?! lol

September 1st Natasha and I started a SAL, BBD's Autumn Song. We're supposed to stitch on Tuesday and share out progress on Wednesday ... well, I missed both Wednesdays ... so here's my progress after two nights of stitching. I love this design, can't wait to get to the leaves and some color ... but this poor bird needs a tail first! lol ... one of my stitching friends on Facebook (Chris) is also stitching AS ... she posted a picture last week on her Facebook page ... I'm not sure if she has a blog or not, guess I'll have to ask!

I finished a freebie from Blue Ribbon Design. I substituted red bird buttons instead of stitching the ones on the design. I think they look really cute. I'm in a couple of Christmas ornament exchanges, wonder who will get this one??

I also finished a quick little Halloween design by The Sunflower Seed ...

Well, the dogs are clean, the enchildas are ready and there's night racing at Richmond! Time for some quality stitching don't ya think? Hope you have a great weekend!

Oh, I wanted to say hi to some new readers to my blog .. thanks for visiting and leaving me comments .. I love seeing new names here *smile*

I hope you find your joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for SAL's with online friends ...

20 comments:

Jan said...

Hello Michele! Enjoyed visiting your blog and I love your new finishes. Your BBD design is going to be gorgeous when finished!

Nancy said...

Your Christmas ornament is so pretty, and I love your choice of putting redbird buttons! The Halloween piece is very cute - love the little bat! Enjoy your BBD SAL, and enjoy kitting up projects tomorrow!

Siobhan said...

Congrats on the finishes! They're both adorable. Lovely progress on your BBD--love the bird!

Karen said...

i wonder who is getting the ornament too?! i think i know but not positive. LOL

love the halloween finish and your progress is great! love the bird, tail or no tail. LOL

Kathy A. said...

Lovely ornament! Can I come for enchiladas lol

Karen said...

Love your new stitch. Especially like the Halloween stitch. Great job.

Football is season is the best stitching....unless you are jumping up & down screaming at the t.v.

mainely stitching said...

Autumn Song is such a great design. Enjoy your SAL! :D

Brigitte said...

Those finishes are really adorable. And what a beaqutiful BBD project you have on the go. That's what I call fun stitching, lol.

Carolyn said...

I love the fabric you are using for Autumn song.

I think you made a great choice on using the bird buttons.

The Halloween design is so cute. How are you going to finish it?

stitcherw said...

Nice start on Autumn Song, and your two ornaments look great. Yummm enchiladas, now you've made me hungry. :)
Sue

Janice said...

Thanks for sharing the pix of your ornies and the SAL. I look fwd to seeing how the bird turns out. Cute idea putting the red bird buttons on the ornie too.

April Mechelle said...

The pictures look Great !!!! April In ALABAMA

Carolyn NC said...

Cute ornies and SAL!

Andrea said...

A great WIP and two lovely finishes.

Terri M said...

Lovely small finishes. I like the red bird sub. Autumn Song is looking good. Now...will you stitch on it tomorrow, as it's looking so good?

CindyMae said...

Everything looks so wonderful! Gorgeous work on every single piece!!!

Kelly's Blog said...

Hi Michele!
Love your blog and love seeing other people's finished projects as well as works in progress. The BBD one will be pretty when finished.

monique said...

Cute finishes!

Michelle said...

Hi Michele,

Your ornament is really pretty ~ I love your Sunflower Seed project.. I just visited the Sunflower Seed! So FUN!!

Football season.. yahoo! My team (KC) is not doin' so well.. :(

Michelle

Kim B said...

What a great SAL! I can't wait to see more! And your small finishes are lovely too.