30 November 2014

Kenny Kangaroo

Lots of changes to this guy! As charted, he's in the sun and sand with his sunscreen and his drink, but I wanted him to look a little more like the other animals in the set so I changed the sun sparkles to snowflakes and the sand to snow. I also substituted a candy cane for the sunscreen in the stocking, and substituted a gift for the drink. I changed the color of his sunglasses so they would stand out a bit more, and I also changed the blue on the stocking to red. Here he is!

27 November 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope you get some stitching time, once the cooking is done and the kitchen is cleaned up!

26 November 2014

First Snow!

Tiger Lily watches the first snowfall of the year... the earliest we've had since we've lived here. 

24 November 2014

Pearly Pig

At last! A finish! Here's Advent Animal #8, Pearly Pig. The only change I made, as with the others, was to give her brown eyes instead of blue.

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I'm back! ...Again!

My triumphant return didn't go quite as I had hoped it would, so I'm taking another run at it! I hadn't been to my LNS in over two months, so I went on Saturday in hopes it would help re-start my stitching mo (as in, motivation). I'm ready to move on to a little Christmas stitching. I didn't buy much, but I did get the sweet new design from Little House Needleworks. 

Also picked up some threads for my Christmas ornament. Pretty colors.

I missed this for Halloween, but they had some very cool wooden needle minders left. 

And here's a little sneak peek of the Advent Animal I'm almost finished with. They normally take me 2-3 days, just working a few hours at a time in the evenings. This is the September animal. That gives you an idea of how little I've been stitching. I haven't even started October yet, and November is due out tomorrow. sigh

Finally, here she is. It's been too long since we've had a Tiger Lily beauty shot. She's still beautiful. Still stealing my seat. Still supervising the stitching, when any gets done.

I am determined, determined, to finish that pig today and get a start on #9.