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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

WIP Wednesday and Finishing

Its been a busy and exhausting couple of weeks, thus no blogging!!!

During mid November for the last five years I've been one of the organizers of a Live & Silent Auction, Wine & Cheese event to raise money for the school we support in the Dominican Republic.  Our project was recently featured in a local magazine called Faces you can read it here if you'd like.  Running this event just takes everything out of me, from the weeks leading up to it getting my students to get in donations for the auction, to the shopping, to all the behind the scene things that need to be done.  The night itself is a very long one!  This year I didn't get home until 12:45am!  I was rather frustrated this year because I didn't get to go to the Timberhouse Retreat I've been attending every November for years.  Now the reason I didn't get to go was because of when we scheduled the auction on the same date, but because the Timberhouse messed up our booking , it was supposed to be the week before.  Though we booked that date before we left last year it wasn't put in the system right and they booked someone else instead.  Needless to say I was quite bitter that I couldn't be there.  I've been going to that retreat since almost the beginning, when it was first held at the Butler Creek B&B before it closed.

So since November 14th if I wasn't sleeping I've been stitching.  All I've wanted to do lately is be a hermit.  Winter setting in and the darkness hasn't helped.  I think this is going to be a rough winter for me, psychologically.

When  I last posted, The Accolade has been moving along nicely, I finished page 8 (of 12) and started page 9!  It would be nice to Happy Dance this piece next year.

Snow Business
Just Nan
Stitched on 28ct mystery fabric
Stitched with DMC & using Mill Hill Snowflake charm

I took a bit of a break from The Accolade last week and stitched up and finished this adorable group of snowmen by Just Nan!

Tall Snowman - The Trilogy

My finishative came out to play, and I finally turned these two ornaments I had stitched earlier in the year into on the tree finished ornaments.  These two show the comparison between over two on 32ct and 40ct. I must say more and more I like my ornaments to be on the small side!

I'm working on another ornament this week, the picture didn't turn out and I couldn't be bothered to get up and take another.  Again its on 40ct and if you follow me on Instagram (@tkd_chick) you'll see it in progress there!  I'm sure I'll be happy dancing it for you next Wednesday!

19 comments:

sharine said...

The Accolade is looking great. Cute finishes:)

Christine said...

Great stitching and finishing Dani

Annie said...

So cool to be so far along with the Accolade. Gorgeous ornaments. Two of my favorite designers.

Julie said...

The JN is adorable and Accolade is moving along so quickly now.

Vickie said...

Snow Business is so adorable.

D1-D2 said...

Wow the accolade is almost done. Will you frame it once it's done?

Dee said...

Adorable snowmen.

I like my ornaments on the small side too, but I don't think my eyes (or my patience) would hold out for 40-count. I have a hard time with 32-count.

Linda said...

Congrats on the adorable finishes Dani. Great progress on the Accolade. Looking forward to seeing it finished.

Linda

Lulu said...

I love your beautiful work on the accolade :)

Justine said...

The Accolade is beautiful and wow you've stitched so much! Love your little ornies and those cute snowmen. Hermitting itself isn't a bad thing but I'm sorry to hear you're struggling with winter. Hugs xx

notes12 said...

thank you so very much for my ornament, it's wonderful! And those snowmen look pretty cool too! I'll definitely be keeping an eye on your blog in future, you seem to get so much stitching done!

Giovanna said...

Accolade is coming along so well, and the ornaments are very pretty. Well done.

Annette said...

beautifull stitching

Carol said...

It's been such fun watching your Accolade piece come to life, Dani, and I love all three Christmas finishes. I'm another who loves small ornaments :)

stitcherw said...

Accolade is looking great, and Snow Business is adorable! Sorry to hear that you couldn't go to the retreat, that would be soooo disappointing when you look forward to something like that all year. With winter coming and the more cold and dark, being a hermit and stitching is most appealing.

EvalinaMaria said...

Looks lovely, and just 3 and some(?) pages to go.

Meari said...

Great finishes. Love the snowmen!

Brigitte said...

I love the two little ornaments, and the snowmen are so cute, what a beautiful little pillow you made with them. Great progress on The Accolade!

What a pity that they messed your names up at the retreat. I can imagine how disappointed you were. I hope that you had some time for yourself to recover from organizing the big fundraising event.

Have a merry Christmas.

Sally said...

Fantastic progress and finishes Dani.