Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Finish and a Start

Hello Everyone! I hope you had a great July 4th holiday. The family and I stayed home, ate some good food and I was busy scrapbooking and stitching away.

I started a Prairie Schooler snowman ornament when I was flying out to Indiana a couple of weeks ago. I finished him up on Saturday and I LOVE HIM! This was such a fun and quick stitch and I can't wait to get him truly finished and on the tree this year. The pattern is one of several from the Snowy Nights leaflet.

Next up is a start. It is the letter "S" from the M Designs Alphabet Series. This alphabet series is "loosely based on an incomplete set of illuminated letters from the early 1500's." I am stitching this on a piece of Dirty Belfast - which looks very brown - with DMC 310. It is stitching up really quick. Just have to make sure you know where you are on the pattern when you pick up that needle!

That's about it. This time of the year gets me thinking about Christmas (sounds a little weird when the temperatures outside say otherwise) and gift giving. Need to start my list and get started on the gifts that need to be made. I ALWAYS underestimate the amount of time that it takes for finishing so I would really like to get started earlier this year!

Thanks for stopping by......

10 comments:

Kathy said...

Love your PS Snowman. I've stitched several from that leaflet and they are all too cute.
Looking forward to seeing more of your M Designs piece.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

What a cutie he is! Know he'll turn into something even better. The letter 'M' brought to you by... Kermit THE Frog... Funny where our memories lead us, hu? That looks like a real needle watcher... enjoy!

BrendaS said...

Love your PS snowman finish! Nice progress on your new start too:)))

Nothing wrong with thinking about Christmas stitching and finishing now!

Michele said...

love your snowman! can't wait to see him finish finished :)

Fiona said...

Your snowman is a really cutie. Your M Design start is looking good, but I bet you really do have to watch where our needle goes.

Jan said...

This is a cutey for sure, Yvonne...and your special M Design initial is going to be awesome. Definitely one you need to pay attention with though. I would be a 'froggin' for sure.

Shelleen said...

The snowman is adorable!

Karen said...

Very cute finish! I am thinking Christmas too... maybe the "snow" will help cool things off.

happy stitching!

Nan said...

I LOVE THE "S"!!!!!!!!!!!

secondhandrose said...

The S looks lovely and your snowman is super cute!