28 January 2013

Stitchin' Weather

Well, I wasn't actually stitching--I was finishing. Got one of those boxes or drawers where all your unfinished finishes live? Me too. So when I was planning my stitching for the year (yes, I plan the whole year... be quiet) I decided to plan one day a month just for finishing. I picked the last Friday of the month. We'll see how long this lasts.

Anyway, I had perfect weather--cold and snowy. So cold, in fact, that the snow was as fine and powdery as I've ever seen it. It looked like a coating of white glitter. These pictures don't do it justice. And it's even more beautiful at night, sparkling in the lights from the street lamps.

This one was taken Sunday morning from inside the car as we were getting ready to leave for worship service.

And here's what I was up to while all that was going on. First, a couple of Halloween ornaments from the 2012 Just Cross Stitch Halloween Special Edition. Mr. Wonderful chose the demented owl, and the white pumpkin one is mine.

 And a couple of Christmas ornaments from the Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament issues 2004 and 2005, respectively.

A little more coming later in the week, including some Tiger Lily. Stay tuned... and Happy Stitching (and Finishing!).


  1. It's so hot here today and your snow pictures are so pretty. Glittery snow is the best! Your finishes are always amazing. LOVE the black kitty!

  2. Really adorable finishes... I did the cat one a few years back in memory of our dear black cat and gave it to my son who was his favorite human :) Stay warm!!

  3. Great idea to set aside one day a month for doing finishes...they all look super!

  4. Hi Honeybee!
    Your snow definitely sparkles! Ours is melting (insert smile here.) After three days of frozen pipes and single digit temps, I'm ready for spring.

    Love your newest creations. Funny you mentioned that about the owl. I have a snowman someone made w/the exact same eyes. It usually freaks me out when I put it on the tree. He looks rather "intoxicated", or just plain freaky! LOL

    Your work is so beautiful and I wish I had a smidgen of your talent in my pinky finger.

    PS: Love the black kitty, too. I have one & his name is Shadow. He's a sweetie.

  5. Girls, the black cat was stitched for our black cat Shadow (Mardell!). He was a huge long-haired boy with the *sweetest* temperament. What a great cat. He passed away in 2007 and we still miss him.