Sunday, 20 January 2013

Week of Jan 14th and IHSW

I worked on Joan Elliott design since last week a little and completed it Saturday for IHSW. Will be a Christmas ornie for 2013.

First of 16 designs of Margaret Sherry 2009 Calendar I finished this morning.  This one is Sept 2008 on a pale blue cloth about two shades lighter than the DMC 964 of the bottom blue stitches.  Doesn't show the blue of the cloth though, with my camera.  I changed the Anchor thread to DMC .  It was an enjoyable stitch. 

Started this on  Saturday.  It is the second Gingerbread mouse I will stitch.  This one, due to the fact that the tail and fairy button for the bottom are not available, will be done with copper beads instead of gold, and I already made a cute copper wire tail.  Haven't chosen a copper button for the bottom yet, but will keep looking. 


This is the stitching I worked on this aft and evening.  The 'New Baby Sampler - Tatty Teddy'.  I had the top 6 rows done already during the week, but worked on this all day today.   I would love to have it completed by the time my first Great Nephew arrives. :)

Worked for about two hours on this Candy Rush - HAED today as well.  It's coming along nicely and I love the pinks of it. :)

Started this cute Newton Christmas design during the week as well, but only the top antler  On Friday I did part of the ears and the face and added the nose.   Thanks Valerie for the wonderful banding.  It looks great with the red edging.  :)


Couldn't forget to show you the pic of the Gingerbread mouse completed previously, which I gave to Denise,   He is just adorable.  I used heavy button thread for his whiskers and that worked well. Also wanted to mention I used 28 ct linen instead of 32 and it did make him about 1/2 inch  larger than the pattern suggested but still only 2 inches in length. 

I certainly enjoyed stitching this week, being sick with this cold helped with not going anywhere, lol.   I got more done than usual.   Love IHSW, which really motivates me for the weekend and can't wait to see everyone's stitching.   Hope you have a great week stitching !!  :)





33 comments:

  1. I love how well your finished mouse turned out. Beautiful job!

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    1. Sorry Lulu for not getting back to you. Thank you for the nice comment. Just about completed the second little mousie for me, just waiting to get the copper button. :)

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  2. I love this post =)
    so many great stitchings, an over cute mouse, what will be a great Newton of the fabric I sent you...wonderful =)
    I love snowman and hedgehog !
    But you know me by now, the mouse is my favourite in your post =D
    Did you buy a turbo needle ?? =D
    Happy stitching sweetie
    Big hugs
    xxx

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    1. lol Wish there was a turbo needle! Thanks Valerie for the lovely comment. Newton is coming along quite well, such nice banding fabric. The little mouse is going to have a brother soon! :)

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    1. Thanks Claire! That's my favourite stitching - cute things!! :)

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  4. What great finishes! That mouse is too adorable! Can't wait to see more of the Newton Christmas design - beautiful sttiching!

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    1. Newton is going to be stitched on this week along with the brother Gingerbread mouse, so will have a new pic next Sunday hopefully. Thanks for the lovely comment! :)

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  5. So many nice projects on the go! I LOVE that little mouse, so sweet!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Mii. There's so much to stitch, and so little time! :) The little mouse will be smiling soon! :)

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  6. Anne, such beautiful projects! I really like the 'shopaholic'! I've never seen anything like your Gingerbread Mouse - such a beauty!

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    1. How nice of you to say Kate. I truly enjoyed Shopaholic without doing all the background stitches. Just Nan Gingerbread Mouse pattern was given to my by Denise, and I surprised her and gave her the first stitch of it with the original tail and button. It will be interesting to see the different copper embellishments on the new one. :)

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  7. Everything looks great! I love all your pictures and can't wait to see how they grow!

    ~McKenna

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    1. Thank you McKenna! I am trying to update every Sunday now. I hope to check our your blog too. Happy Stitching! :)

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  8. Congrats on your finishes!! Both so cute =)
    I love Shop-a-holic! :D hehehe
    hugs&smiles

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    1. It was definitely a good stitchy weekend. I really enjoyed the Shop-a-holic without stitching the background. Thanks Nia! Hugs! :)

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  9. Wow,lots of nice projects on the go.You defiantly do get motivated each IHSW.
    Little mouse is just cute.

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    1. Thanks very much Julie! IHSW really does motivate me so much! :)

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  10. Great stitching - the mouse and the hedgehog are so cute! :)

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    1. Thanks Emma, just working on the copper tailed mouse, hope he's as cute! I've had the Margaret Sherry calendar since 2008, and so happy to have started it now! :)

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  11. The gingerbread mouse is adorable! I love how much you got finished and such lovely pieces too!

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    1. Hi MM! Glad you like that little mousie, he's fun to stitch. I love cute designs the best! :)

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    2. hiya *waves* I bet he is :D I seem to like all kinds of designs - not just the cute ones :)

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  12. OW MY... you stitched so much!!
    Wonderfull.. al beautifull pieces

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    1. Thanks Annette, I wish I could stitch 24 hours a day! Working on Newton this evening! :)

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  13. So many cute finishes--especially the mouse. I'm sure Denise just loves it :)

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    1. Thanks Carol and she sure does love it. She wanted me to keep it at first, since she gave me the pattern. But I wanted her to have it, and I am just about completed mine with the copper beads and tail! Just need to get a copper button for the bottom, and he'll be sitting on my buffet! :)

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  14. Oh that mouse is so adorable! YOu made lots of great progress! :)

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    1. Thanks Kate! I just completed, this evening, the copper tailed mouse. Just waiting for the copper bottom button. :)

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  15. You have been busy, it all looks wonderful! Your mouse turned out great, I still haven't started mine. I should also pull out my MS book, she has adorable things!

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    1. That's great you love Margaret Sherry too! Maybe you'd like to join us at http://msherrylovers.blogspot.ca/. Love to see your little mouse once he's done. I just completed my copper tailed mouse, and waiting for the bottom copper button, from Turkey. :)

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  16. Nice work all all your stitching! I love the little mouse, it's very well finished.

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