Monday, December 31, 2012

Last finish of 2012

So here is my finished Sparkle Plenty!  I had planned to finish this before Christmas but at least I finished it this year.  I'm claiming this as my third Thimble in the Craft Olympics.  I've got two other projects I would like to do, even though today is that last day of the challenge.  I still plan to try the needle felting and the punch needle.  Maybe even before I go back to work next week!

Friday, December 28, 2012

After Christmas

I've been sick since the week before Christmas so I haven't finished any of the projects I planned to do.  I took a week vacation so I could finish some quilts and so far-nothing!  Ah well, the boyos had a great Christmas.  Santa brought plenty of Legos!  I'm still not feeling great but I am much better than I was last week.  So, for the rest of my vacation, I'm hoping to get the binding and hanging sleeve on Sparkle Plenty.  Surely I will be able to do that!  I tried to get Aunt Cindy to come down from north Texas to do it for me LOL.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

One gift finished

Here is my gift for my Aunt Cindy.  I started this over Thanksgiving, stitching it at the lake on our camping trip.  It was just the perfect project to do, all by hand, chatting with The Poppas.   This pattern is from Cath's Pennies Designs, The Melt.  Candle from Bath & Body works-peppermint!

 I had to practise my stem stitch for the sticks-my first efforts were horrible.
And I ended up changing from floss to perle cotton for the snowflakes.  I love these little cardinals but I think my favorite things are the carrot noses!


 It's a top!  My goal for my two week vacation was to get this to a top and here it is!