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!


Lizy said...

I try working on several wips but I could only work on one Lizette

Daffycat said...

You are getting rain? We haven't had any yet today but it's supposed to be coming.

Your ornament is lovely! I like a few 'huge' ornaments on the tree to balance out those that are so much's pretty that way.

WIPs? I think I have five unless I've forgotten any! I have that new-start-itch so the number will probably go up soon.

Let's try to get together some Saturday for stash shopping and lunch, what say?

Tammy said...

Love the snowflake ornament :0) I come in right under ya with 11 wips but the day is still young & who knows I might get a wild hair today & start another one.

tkdquintmom said...

What, huh,...WIP?...I can't hear you .....lalalalalalalala....can't make me....lalalalala :-) Seriously though your ornie is very pretty!

Rachel S said...

That I'm working on right now? 3.

UFOs has to be up to 60. Everytime I clean, I find more. I think they reproduce.

Cindy F. said...

Beautiful ornie! You're not the first to say you don't like making tassels...I may as well not even!! I'm all thumbs! Yours turned out congrats! on a gorgeous finish:)

Hmm...I have 6 wips:)

jaja said...

verry nice work

bravo !