Thursday, September 22, 2011

Happy Fall Happy Sunday

This is my favorite time of year. I'm sitting here watching racing and football, the sun is out but the wind is whipping the leaves around ... love it! And my fantasy football team is doing well today .. hopefully I'll get my first win!

Last week I made some headway on TTandT, this is such a fun stitch. I finished page one (top left) and started page two (bottom left) ...
I'm really enjoying Carol's mystery SAL ... I've finished Part 5 and can't wait to see the next part. It's nice because the motifs are small and I can sit and finish it up the same night and I'm enjoying this 40ct fabric too. I'll be getting more of it ...
I pulled out one of my old wips, determined to finish it this year. I purchased Peppermint Twist the first year it was released, which was 2008!! I remember pulling it out last year and deciding to stitch the year on it right away because I was going to finish it in 2010 ... well it's now 2011 and still not done. last week I finished up the red birds on the far right and started on the block below ... I so need to finish this this year ...
I have a ton of finishing to get moving on. This is only part of everything that needs to be finished soon. I'm hoping to have next weekend free to finish finish finish ...

Thanks everyone for stopping by and for your comments. It's always fun reading all your comments.

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

I'm grateful for fall ...

28 comments:

Mindi said...

I love Peppermint Twist, and keep forgetting I have that pattern in my stash. Carol's SAL has been a lot of fun, and I think this is the first time I've ever kept up with a SAL. Looking forward to seeing your finish-finishing results next weekend.

Deborah said...

Love your Halloween piece! Your WIP's are coming along nicely. Peppermint twist is gorgeous.

Mouse said...

ooooo nice work on your halloween one and mmmm think you do need to finish peppermint twist with the date on it .... we won't tell its late ..lol and oooo looks like you are going to be busy finishing things there too :) love mouse xxxx

Tracey said...

Good luck on finishing your WIPs... looks like you are off to a good start! Can't wait to see how you are going to "finish" your finishes! :^)

Ranae said...

All the WIP's are looking great
And all those that need to be finished are awesome, can't wait to see what you do with them

mainely stitching said...

Wow, you've been productive! Everything looks great. :D

Catherine said...

What a great collection of stitches! Peppermint Twist looks close to being done!! Just look at all those waiting to be finished - can't wait to see how you finish them!

Nancy said...

I love your Halloween piece! It's looking wonderful. Your SAL is so pretty and so is Peppermint Twist. Enjoy your fiishing - can't wait to see it!

Beth said...

I love all your stitching!! I hope to see some of those finishes in MB soon. I am taking tomorrow to do a bunch of finishing for the trip. Don't have many other days available after that. Not surprising to see your great mantel full of sunflowers!!

Alison said...

Love your Peppermint Twist! It looks like you don't have that much to go.

Natasha said...

Way to go on your Fantasy Team :) I won but made a bad mistake and droped a RB that was pretty decent LOL Oh Well...

Loving your current WIP's I am happy to finally be stitching again after almost 7 months of not :( I was in a TERRIBLE funk, but it is finally breaking.

Hopefully you have a fast week. Enjoy your night.
Natasha

Carol said...

I have no doubt that you'll finish Peppermint Twist this year, Michele--you're so close and it looks so nice!

Enjoy your finishing--you sure have a lot!! I have a bunch, too, but it is all from a few years ago before I started "finishing as I stitch" (at least for the smalls). That has been such a good system for me. But, that doesn't help with my drawer full of old finishes waiting to be finished into ornaments!!

Hope you're feeling back to normal or even better than normal now, Michele :)

Fiona said...

Peppermint Twist is very pretty and I look forward to seeing it finished. Like you I have quite a bit of finishing to do and only a few weeks left to get them all finished up.

Karen said...

great finishes!

Shelleen said...

I also have Peppermint Twist and want to start it someday. All of your progresses are coming along and can't wait to see all of your finishing this weekend.

Brigitte said...

You also need the finishing bug to finish all these lovely stitched pieces. Your WIP progress is looking great.

Michele B. said...

Your SAL piece is looking so pretty - I love the color you chose. I am also using the 40 count linen (first time ever) - after I finished Part 5 I went back to something on 28 count and it looked huge! Can I sneak a few things onto your finishing pile? My stack is huge and will never get done at the rate I am going!

Sally said...

Nice to see Peppermint Twist out again Michele. I loved stitching this one.

Your Halloween WIP is coming along a treat and love your mystery SAL. Not got my part 5 started yet.

Looking forward to seeing your finishing.

BrendaS said...

Beautiful stitching. LOVE Peppermint Twist and hope you get it finished this year:))

Looks like you have a big finishing weekend to look forward to!

Melanie said...

Wow! So much great stuff here.
And I'm glad to see I"m not the only one was has a stack of stuff to finish. :)

mdgtjulie said...

Hi Michelle. I saw you were following my blog, and of course, I wanted to return the favor. Welcome to my blog, lol. I was glancing through your finishes, and WIPs and I saw your wolves. They're just beautiful!!! Grats on all the finishes. Your Life's A Beach is cute too. I love the color you're using for Carol's SAL, and grats on your progress on your other pieces. You must be a fast stitcher. I like watching football too. Way too much, lol. I follow so many teams, I can almost always find a game to watch on Sunday. I generally watch all three games, unless the first game is someone I really hate. (There are only two teams I really hate, so that doesn't happen often.) Love the autumn temps and scents too. It's a great time for bonfires!!

Susan said...

Love your Peppermint Twist. Who is the designer as I would like to stitch it?

Happy Stitching!

Nan said...

Wow Girl! You've got quite a collection of stitch pieces. Any chance I'll be seeing some of those finishes in a few weeks?

Terri M said...

beautiful stitching. :) I love the different fabrics for your Halloween words.

Patty C. said...

Great Progress ;)

Veronica said...

Lovely stitching. Peppermint Twist is one beautiful design. Wow, that's a lot of projects you have there waiting to be finished. Good luck :)

Lana said...

Wow!! Your needles have been smoking!! can't wait to see some of the finishes done! I bet they will look amazing! Love the Peppermint twist piece! You can finish it this year! We got faith in yah!

Siobhan said...

Lots of fun stitching going on in your neck of the woods, Michele! I have Peppermint Twist started, too. Gulp. I'd forgotten about that! Yours looks great.