15 June 2014

Sunday Project

I should be finishing Peg, but I've spent the afternoon working on a decoration for our front door. I love wreaths, but in the spring and summer the birds take them over and ruin them, so I had to come up with something they couldn't nest in. 

I used an off-white burlap wired ribbon with gold flecks to make the bow and wrap the initial. It doesn't show up in the picture, but the gold flecks will give it a nice sparkle in the morning sun. All the materials are from Michael's.

Back to Peg...

09 June 2014

Slow, Stitchy Saturday

I got to stitch all day on Saturday. I've been furiously stitching on Brooke Nolan's Peg the Plum Pudding Angel, but I was waiting on the mailman to bring some stash, which included the Kreinik I needed for her eyes. I have this weird quirk: when I'm stitching something with a face, the blank spaces where the eyes should be bug me, and I'm not happy until I get them stitched. So all week I've been waiting on this stash, and Peg has been eyeless, and I've not been happy. I was really hoping my order would come Saturday... and it did!

First, here's some delicious Caron Wildflowers. I believe I've already confessed that I love this stuff and I'm slowly building my stash. From top to bottom: Painted Desert, Orchid, Easter Egg. 

Of course, this had to come live at my house. Country Cottage Needleworks Snowy Foxes. Too cute.

And here's Peg in progress, with her pretty green eyes.

Finally, and as always, all this stitching was conducted under the watchful eye of the Stitchy Supervisor. 

Happy Stitching!

02 June 2014

Katie Kitty

Anyone doing the Brooke Nolan Advent Animal freebie series? It began in March and runs until October 2015 and the first three animals are available at the link. Here's the first one, Katie Kitty. I am determined--determined I tell you!--not to fall hopelessly behind in stitching this series. I'm stitching them on 28 ct. Blue Whisper with DMC. I did make a few changes to the eyes, nose, and mouth, but the rest is stitched according to the design. I plan to finish these as flat ornaments and hang them on a garland. 

And while we're on the subject of kitties, it's been a while since we've had a Tiger Lily beauty shot. When I took this, she was listening to the birds outside.