I had hoped to have my ‘FINISHES’ all finished up this morning so I could post earlier in the day, but…life!! So after spending most of the day in town running from here to there, I finally came home and sat down to the sewing table — aka the dining table — aka we don’t have a dining room, so it’s really a table in the middle of the kitchen, but you get what I mean:)
I have TWO projects to show off today!! The first is one that I stitched quite a while back. So far back that I really can’t remember when, but at least 3-4 years ago. I thought I’d have it done to show off on Friday but I was having troubles finding a nose for ‘him’. The original model used a ‘carrot stick’? or something like that and they cut a hole in the face of the snowman to place it in. I didn’t want to cut into my snowman, I wanted a carrot button. I thought this would be pretty easy as Easter is just around the corner, and I did find a few but they were very cutesy and my snowman is a little on the rustic side. So, I went to Etsy and found the perfect carrot buttons…
|Purchased at petrascrafts64.etsy.com|
Here is my naked snowman…
|Oh Christmas Tree by With Thy Needle and Thread (Brenda Gervais)|
I also finished stitching a project that was to be my mother-in-law’s birthday present (last week!!). I did show her what I had done on it and asked how she wanted to display it so I would know how to finish it. She wants a hanger similar to mine (which is the one pictured). All that’s left to do is order the one I found for her!! Oh, and start on ‘Summer’ Wordplay — I’m going to use the August chart for ‘Summer’.
|‘May Wordplay’ by With Thy Needle and Thread (Brenda Gervais)|
I’m really liking that I’m starting to make my projects into something almost as soon as I’ve finished stitching them. I still have loads of stitched projects that need to be displayed, but one thing at a time!! 🙂