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Monday, October 22, 2012

Fantastic IHSW!!!

Well, I had such a great IHSW that I had to report before going to bed tonight, instead of putting it off until tomorrow night.  Honestly I don't know what I'm going to feel up to doing tomorrow.  We're having a 10th Anniversary celebration at work tomorrow... which takes place after a full day of work.  So coming home and flaking out might be very tempting!

Delightful Dragon Fob - Front
c2008 Teresa Wentzler
Stitched on 25ct Ivory Lugana
Stitched with DMC, Kreinik #4 Braid & Cord, Mill Hill Beads

First up, on Saturday I had a little finish!!!  I wrapped up the front on Dragon Fob I showed you Saturday morning.  That evening I got a start on the back.

Delightful Dragon Fob - Back

Which I'm very happy to say I finished off this evening.  Now these two pieces are awaiting finishing.

Count Your Blessings - Shakespeare's Peddler

Speaking of finishing, I seem to have found my "finishative" lately!  This morning I pulled out a finish from earlier this year, this is one of the travelling patterns going about lately.  I finished it into a flat fold, it is backed with the red plaid fabric its sitting on.  I haven't quite decided where its going yet.  I could put it in the prayer corner of my LC at work (Learning Commons, forget the term Library... its outdated now!) or I'm tempted to give it to someone, I have a couple of people in mind.  Things of a Religious nature aren't really my thing, I just wanted to be part of a travelling pattern.

ABC Sampler

This evening after finishing up my TW, I didn't work on any of the projects I showed you in my previous post.  I pulled out something "new-ish" instead.  This piece belongs to Kathy, she sent it out as a UFO RR and not as much of it got done as she hoped.  She made a comment back in September that she would just love it if this piece reappeared almost finished.  Apparently anyone who works on this is not allowed to touch the "N" for Nutcracker block!  I worked on gold outlining tonight, everything you see above Holly was put in tonight.  This gold is going to have to be done in fits and spurts, its not bad metallic but not the best either.

37 comments:

sharine said...

Great stitching. I love your finishes:)

Bev C said...

Hello Dani,

A thoroughly productive weekend of stitching. I do love the "Count your Blessings" stitching.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Nic said...

Looks like a god weekend of stitching.
Have fun at the celebrations today

Lesleyanne said...

Great finishes. Lovely stitching on the RR block. It looks as though you had a very productive IHSW.

Christine said...

Great stitching and finishing, the little dragon is lovely

Mii Stitch said...

Very productive weekend! Well done, Mii x

Giovanna said...

Love that dragon fob, congrats on finishing him!

Lillie said...

You finished both beautifully. Enjoy the celebration day.

Ruth said...

You did great on the finishative, I really love the plaid you backed it with and the fob looks great, well done on getting it finished to. Loving the colours in the ABC Sampler and I'm with you on the metallics, bit by bit.

Doris Campos said...

oh the dragon fob is stunning!! i love it!

Chris said...

Isn't it great when you get on a finishing roll? Yours are lovely.
Pretty xmas piece. I hope that you have fun tonight.

cucki said...

beautiful stitching..i love your finishes..
hugs xx

Vickie said...

Great job all around. Feels so good to get so much done doesn't it.

Bette said...

I love your dargon fob. And so is Count your Blessings. Isn't it fun to feel like you've accomplished something?

Ann said...

Looking good Dani!
I love stitching pieces as well ... but then the finishing! ;-)
Kind greetings,
Ann

Cindy said...

Beautiful stitching. Love the Christmas one the colors are so vibrant.

McKenna C. said...

They all look great! How do you join in a RR?

~McKenna

riona said...

Predictably, I love your dragon fob. Combining one of my favorite designer's with one of my favorite themes is a win-win situation for me.

Bea said...

A stitching finish and a finishing finish - now that IS a productive weekend. They are both lovely Dani. And I agree about the metallics - a little at a time.

Emma said...

A successful IHSW for you then. Well done, they are all very pretty projects! :)

Linda said...

Congrats on the finishes Dani. I love the RR piece your working on.

Linda

Annette said...

You have done much!!
Great job!!
At the end of the year will it al be finished??

Carol said...

Isn't it nice to have such a productive weekend, Dani! Lovely finishes!! Have fun at the anniversary party at the "Learning Commons!" That's a new one to me :)

Kate said...

Beautiful projects you got there!!

Katri said...

Great progress and finishes! And might I add that the Halloween pillow couple of posts back is so lovely!

Sally said...

Fantastic finishes Dani and nice WIP too. You had a very productive weekend :)

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Angela said...

I love your flatfold finish Dani! Glad to hear you had a good IHSW :) The RR looks great but I run for the hills from metallic threads :) Hate them, all of them!

Julie said...

I love your flatfold Dani, that's a finish I have never tried.
A lovely RR too.

Anne said...

Very nicely done! You got lots done! :)

Michelle said...

Great stitching and finishing - well done!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a great weekend of stitching.
Love TW and love your fob.
I stitched the TP a while back but didn't think of it as particularly religious! I think the phrase has lost that meaning here to a certain extent.
Kathy is mad keen on nutcrackers, isn't she!

Julie said...

Nice finishes.Really like the TW fob.
The RR looks nice and colourful.

Kielrain said...

I really love that fob.

Lynn said...

That was indeed a very productive weekend! I loved seeing your flatfold finish on Tuesday. It looked great!
I hope you are able to get a lot more stitching done for Kathy. She must have been disappointed seeing how little was finished.

Karen said...

I love your fob! Really nice of you to help Kathy out with her UFO. :)

Kathy A. said...

((((Hugs)))))

Meari said...

Nice stitching! I'm sure Kathy appreciates your helping out in the RR.