Friday, April 17, 2009

Finally -- back to stitching and blogging!

Hi everyone! Sorry I've been absent so long. Between trying to get our taxes finished and everything else life throws at us, I just haven't had the time to post on any blogs or boards, much less stitch much. But now...I think things are almost normal. (Whatever "normal" may be, right? LOL)

I stitched another ornament before the end of March but didn't get it "finished" until about a week or so ago. Here it is:

That is "Snowflake Ornament", the first in the series of Christmas ornaments by Stoney Creek from their February 2008 magazine. It is stitched over two on 28 count opalescent Lugana with Azure Skies Caron Waterlilies. A Mill Hill treasure is in the center and has two different colors of Mill Hill beads throughout the design, too. I made my own cording as well as my own tassel and have decided I hate making tassels. *grumble grumble* But it turned out okay...all except for the hanger, which is not-so-pretty. Notice I cut that part out of the picture? hahahaha Oh well, I like it overall other than the fact that it's about 4 1/2" square and that's a bit larger than I thought it would be.

Hey, quick question to my readers...How many WIPs do you have? My mother forced me to count mine (okay, so "forced" is a strong word) and I have twelve of 'em. *thud* So, 'fess up in your comments with how many you have...if you dare! *mwah hahahaha*

Hope everyone's been doing great. I hope to be back with more pictures soon. Take care, bye for now, and keep that frog away from our stitching!