One of the first things I did when I got to San Diego was finish my iStitch Mystery SAL. I still have no clue what I'm going to finish this as, since its really too big to be considered a "small," not really large enough I want to frame it, and I'm not sure I want a purple pillow. Oh well, something will come along. This was truly an enjoyable stitch and a very well run SAL. Thank you Carol!
Some progress has been made on Lizzie Kate's 6 Fat Men, and actually more since I took this picture. For now I'm not stitching the wording or any of the confetti stitches. I have an idea floating around in my head with the song Winter Wonderland.
Here and there I've been working on some ornaments, and have another finish to show. Not 100% sure since I can claim this one totally by myself, since I suckered my mom into doing the machine sewing herself "as a lesson on how to use her sewing machine." Actually, make that a lesson on how to use one of the 3 machines she has (and I've actually used this one before). It looks cute now, but this was one of those "never ever again" things. Trying to turn a long and skinny piece, with curves, lined with interfacing, right side out was NOT fun. It may not look like it, its stitched on 40 ct linen so was pretty tiny once sewed up. Its an older Hands to Work design, which I don't remember the name of, but it was a chart with 3 different stockings on it.
|Stitched on 40 ct linen with HDF silk|
in Old Maid of the Forest and Examplar Crushed Berries
|Shakespeare's Peddler Jenny Bean's Christmas Sampler stitched on|
40 ct PTP Legacy linen with the called for threads