Sunday, November 22, 2009

Happy Dance!!!!

This has been a great weekend for finishing :). I finally finished DH's Christmas stocking ... it only took me 2 years and 2 months. Hopefully the next ones will go faster (since there were long stretches of time without stitching on the stocking. I had a lot of fun stitching it and am looking forward to the next one. I am going to wait to finish finish it until I at least get mine done as well so that I am doing more than one at a time (and there isn't a huge time in between finishes).

Design: "Gingerbread Stocking"
Designer: Joan Elliot (The Cross Stitcher - Aug 05)
Fabric: 14 ct White Aida
Thread: Recommended DMC, Kreinik and beads

I also finished my "whet your appetite" ornament for the Little House Ornament SAL. I plan on finishing this as a pillow ornament. It was a fun stitch and now I'm just waiting for the first ornament of LHN's new series to arrive since I believe it has been shipped.

Design: "Glory to God"
Designer: Little House Needleworks (JCS Ornament 08)
Fabric: Stash Linen (count and color unknown)
Threads: Recommended and DMC alternatives

I also finished my SWO pin to go with hubby's dolphins. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture before I took it into my LNS to get framed. So I will share a picture when I get it back. I haven't quite finished the next project, but am to the point where I'm working on the backstitch. This one won't be finished until I can personalize it with little one's information so it will probably be one of my first 2010 finishes. I plan on getting everything but the personalization done in the next few weeks. So here's my current progress on the Classic Winnie the Pooh sampler.

Since I finished up my other ornament, I was inspired to start another. I decided to start stitching Erica Michael's "Lights of Advent" from the 2006 JCS Ornament issue. This was as far as I got since I need to pick up the other DMC colors needed to stitch the ornament.

Since I didn't have the threads needed to finish, I spent the rest of this evening working on a wedding present (which I don't have any pictures to share of). I decided to put it on my scroll frame since I've taken the stocking off. So that's it for my stitching ... it feels good to get some of those long UFO finally finished. Hope you had a great Sunday!


Vonna said...

The stocking is gorgeous Dani! and I love your LHN finished ornament too :)
I just stitched Erica Michaels Lights of Advent and it turns out gorgeous!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow Dani! You've gotten so much done! Fantastic!

RuthB said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! I say 2 years for that much stitching is great time. :) And congrats on all your other goodies too.

Sharon said...

Beautiful stocking! Congrats on the finish. Your ornaments look wonderful!

Suzanne said...

Wonderful finish on the stocking! Lovely stitching on your ornaments and Pooh Bear.

Maureen said...

That is a gorgeous stocking - i am sure it will be treasured for years to come..