Thursday, January 14, 2010

I did some stitching!

Time sure flies, doesn't it? Seems like I just posted yesterday and now it's been almost a week already!

I stitched this pattern by With My Needle a long time ago, but just now added the charm and added the cording. I was going to leave the needlecase without the cording, but I think I like it better with the cording. Don't you?

I finally finished the Mistletoad ornament from JCS Ornament. I followed the directions, really I did! I connected the bottom and then I stuffed it and connected the top. I left it a little bit open, as you can tell, so I could attach the hanger. When I read that part of the directions, it says to thread a needle with a ribbon and poke it through the bottom. How am I supposed to do that?! I connected it all, and now I can't tell what's stitched and what is the connecting thread! Arg! Look how tightly closed the bottom is:

I should have left it like the top, but then how was I supposed to stuff it?

So now I'm not sure what to do, and here's what it looks like for now! Sure is difficult to take a picture of a circle!


You know those little metal shapes that you can stitch on? Well, this is a free pattern from here to use with their products. But I saw a lady on a blog somewhere, who stitched it on blue fabric and finished into a little fabric stocking. I'm going to do that, if I can figure out how to do it! And she made a little snowflake fob to match. Haven't gotten to that part yet. I just need to add a snowflake charm to the top left. I need to find those little circle beads too, I just need about ten of them, anybody have any to share?

Last but not least, I am finally stitching the pattern for the Witman tin. I changed a few colors to more cloesly match the Witman tin. The pattern is a little simple for my taste, but I think it will be neat when I get it all together. The yellow isn't looking too pretty, but it was 6:00 in the morning, on my lap! :)


Today Luke turns 10! He came and woke me up at 3:30am to tell me he was now 10!! He's not too thrilled at having to go to school on his birthday. He said, "Nobody else goes on their birthdays!" Yeah, okay! We're taking doughnuts to his class this morning and then we'll pick him up and take him out for lunch. Pizza for supper with Mamaw and Papaw and a sleepover tomorrow and a little party on Saturday. Whew!

I'm tired thinking about it!

10 comments:

Ellen said...

Wow--Sara, you have been busy!

I'd love to gt some photos of your lovely Maidens of the Sea for my blog www.withmyneedle-ellen.blogspot.com

Monsoon said...

Hmm I have the mistletoad on my list to do...I take a look at the directions and let you know if i have any ideas. As for poking a needle all the way through, I would use a really long thin darning or basting needle. I like the cording on the Maidens of the sea. What do you mean by little circle beads? those look like regular white seed beads to me in the model. oh yeah I need to send you my address...I will go do that right now.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Happy Birthday Luke. The Mistletoad is one in my stash also but has not hit the wip pile yet. Cording always makes a nice finish on just about any project which is not framed.
Be always in stitches.

stitchinfiend said...

You have been busy. Love the Mermaid and the cord around it really sets it off. What a cute snowman. Happy Birthday Luke double figures.

coral said...

Lovely stitchig and finishing :)

Karen said...

Your needlecase is beautiful. Great finishing job. Love your stitching!

Carolyn NC said...

Great stitching - love your needlecase! Is that whale a mother of pearl ruler of sorts or something else - whatever - I love it!

Mylene said...

Happy Birthday to Luke!

You sure been busy and your needlecase turned out great!

Pike said...

Your finishes are great! I especially love those With my needle designs...

Daffycat said...

Wonderful finishes, Sara! I like the cording you added to the needlecase, looks great! The little stocking looks darling too!