Now on to April's ornament to be all caught up. Still trying to decide between designs but hopefully by the end of the week I will be totally caught up on this SAL.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
The house represents shelter and protection in the Bride's Tree. And what a charming house this depicts with the trees and shrubs framing it. I can almost picture the white picket fence around it.
I have had to stitch a new design for the February ornament as I cannot find the candlewicking heart I made many years ago (1984?). I had wanted to use it tying in the something old, but I know once I complete this new design (which I love by Kirsten Schmidt 2007) I will locate the candlewicking one. That is the way things go and I can save it for another set. The new one is about half way finished already this evening and will be finished tomorrow.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Last night and today I stitched this small motif from a wonderful pattern which is a competition piece through firstname.lastname@example.org and BushMountainStitchery. I was wanting to sample a couple flosses I was thinking about using on the design and have fallen in love with the combination.
They are Raspberry Parfait by The Gentle Art and Sage by Weeks Dye Works.
The thought caught hold of me as I was almost finished that this small motif will be wonderful as my March ornament for The Bride's Tree SAL....definitely fitting the bill of the "Two Birds" title.
This will also make me one step closer to getting my SAL completed and of course the biggest bonus is I love this design!
Thursday, April 8, 2010
This little frog is one I finished on Monday, he is already finished with his Christmas shopping and is ready to hand out the gifts. (He is doing so much better than I am or probably even will be when November rolls around).
4 more frog ornaments to go til the set is complete and I will finish them all into ornaments at that time.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
We had a lot of fun and her girls loved running into the kitchen checking on our progress. Emma has now decided she wants a Castle Cake also, so I left the kit with Daya for the happy event and process of making another....lol.
Jaiden just loved getting all the attention while being sung to and getting gifts. It was precious to see her face just light up and hear her squealing with delight. I don't think I will ever forget her excitement.