Wednesday, September 26, 2012

What I've been up to

I hope everyone has had a productive week so far and has gotten alot of those little x's done.  I've been working on a commissioned piece and I finally finished the stitching this evening.  I have two  more to make for this lady and then I have to do the finishing work.  Sometimes I enjoy the finishing work more than the stitching part.....it was certainly true on this one.  If you know me you know I absolutely hate back stitching and this little thing was loaded with it.
It's one of Mary Moo Moo's Christmas designs and it will be made into an ornament.  The lady I stitch these for always puts items in that pertain to that person.  See the little truck and red heart?  Well this year, this person bought a new red truck and calls it Ruby.  She also bought a piano (this is what I need the piano ribbon for) and it makes the ornament very personal.
Now about that stash diet.....I blew it big time.  I've been watching several people work on a french SAL and when I saw Nina's, I fell hard.  If you haven't seen hers, look here and prepare to drool.  I know Patty C. is also working on it and I just couldn't stand it anymore.  If you are interested in learning more, here is the french blog with the information.  Good luck in resisting.  
For you ladies who are going to join our SAL starting January 1, 2013, when you finish the cover of your book, please send either me or Jenn a picture so we can start showing people what they are missing out on.  I know Jenn has posted a picture of her book on her blog and she's still working on the cover but you can get the general idea of what her's will look like. 
That's all for now....off to work on the next 2 ornaments and then I can start my January page for the SAL.  I have the one part picked out, but I can't make up my mind for the second part.
Blessings as always,
Barbara

5 comments:

Nicola said...

The lady who you are stitching for is very thoughtful in the way she chooses her gifts.

I checked out Ninas blog and the sampler is gorgeous.

cucki said...

aww that sal is so pretty..i am drooling here too..
your finish is so cute..
i will start my book soon..
big hugs cucki xxx

Patty C. said...

I am glad you joined the SAL - I am way behind on mine - Hoping to catch up soon!!!

Vickie said...

Yes, I have been watching Nina's progress. It is so beautiful. You are doing very nice work. =)

Amish Stories said...

Fall greetings to everyone and hello from an Amish community in Pennsylvania. Richard from Amish Stories.