March 11, 2011

Finishes

Next time I decide to go off and take a bloggin' break, someone please take a switch to my backside! Uploading pics to blogger is taking forever today. That'll teach me!

So, in no particular order, here are some projects that were completed during my blogging absence (all pics are clickable)....

First up, Trudy's Flower by Elizabeth's Garden (daughter of Kathy Barrick)



This one I started, oh gosh, who knows how long ago, and I just couldn't get into that much. Finally decided it was because I was using one strand of DMC over two, and the coverage was "meh" at best. Thankfully, one of my daughters enjoys frogging (she takes after her father, go figure), so she ripped out all I'd done (which was about a quarter of it, so I could start over on that piece of fabric.

So, with TWO strands of DMC, over two on the 36 ct. Barn Owl, it was much better.
Dated 2009 because that's the date it had on it before daughter ripped it out.



Next, Dainty Housewren by Carriage House Samplings
Stitched on 40 ct. Ink Spot Black with Needlepoint Silk.



I left off the beads because they just seemed HUGE and too busy on this piece.





This one is Snow Day, from With they Needle & Thread



Stitched on 35 ct. Confederate Gray linen by WDW, with two strands of DMC over two.





A very fun stitch!



This one, I've done before, for an exchange I was in. Liked it so much that I had to do it again






The design is from Chartmakers, and is called Christmas Night.
Stitched with DMC and WDW threads, on 32 ct. black Belfast, over two.






I'm thinking it would be nice to get it made into a bag like before. My friend Patti did the previous one. Maybe Tobie can help me out this time ;)


That's all for now. Oh wait....pugs!! As requested by MaryLou :)

Someone stole Mom's stitchin' chair....





and promptly got kicked out and put next to his brother ;)



They really cannot stand it when they can't sit right beside me. We got them that big pillow you see in the second picture, which I would pull up right beside me in the sun room, but they'll have NO part of it, thankyouverymuch. Astro says "You wasted your money Dad! We'd all be much happier with a bigger stitching chair" :)

Happy weekend y'all. Stay tuned for more finishes...will post next week :)


31 comments:

BeckySC said...

I swear I am Droooooooling here! WOW I just love it all!! You always do such gorgeous stitching :)
Enjoy the weekend my friend :)
((hugs))

Nancy said...

Wow...you have been busy!! Love your beautiful stitching!

Nancy said...

SO beautiful - every single one of them!

The Pugs are as cute as ever!

valerie said...

Beautiful stitching! Love all the projects. I think Trudy's Garden is my favorite! Hope you have a nice weekend!

Cindy in Virginia said...

Wonderful finishes, girl! And those pugs, OMG! You sound like me, 1 dog and 4 cats, and they all stick to me like glue...I call it animal magnetism, lol!

Margaret said...

What wonderful finishes! They're all so pretty and just my taste too. lol! I'm glad you included the pugs. They're so cute! I need a bigger stitching chair too. Mia likes to be on my lap but finds it hard sometimes. If she could be beside me, it would be nice.

Teri said...

Terrific finishes! Sure wish I had finishes to show when I return from all my blogging breaks. You've set a good example!

Joy said...

Love all your finishes. Proof positive...one cannot stitch and be on the computer!

Laurie in Iowa said...

More wonderful finishes. Glad to see some snaps of the pups too!

Julie M said...

Beautiful finishes! Love the Christmas night one!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

You know I'm just have to say, "What's kicken, chicken" ? LOL!
Awesome finishes, Andrea. I love them all but Dainty Housewren is my favorite. Love the dark fabric and your stitching is so pretty! No beads needed! OK, I really love Snow Day, too. The curved holly is fantastic. Ooooh, the Christmas one is great too. I've never seen it before. Love it! Trudy's Garden is a new one to me as well and it is darling. You have been very busy. The pigs are so sweet. The rug you have in the room is really pretty, too.
Awesome pics and awesome finishes. Have a great weekend, GF!
XOXO

staci said...

I *WANT* your finishes, LOL!!! They are all so awesome...when I first started reading I thought Trudy was my favorite and then I saw the next one, and the next and I can't pick one fave :) Gorgeous projects and gorgeous stitching!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Sorry 'bout all the typos above.... working off my phone. Should have said pugs, not pigs.
also should have said "I just have to say...."
Sorry!

Sylvia said...

Wow, what great finishes. I especially love The Dainty Housewren.

I had to laugh about your Pugs... I have one dog who just insists on squeezing in next to me when I sit on my stitching chair - its a bit more difficult to stitch, but she sure keeps me warm in the winter.

Lois said...

Oh my, I'm drooling here!! What gorgeous finishes!!!! Cute pugs too!!

Siobhan said...

What fantastic finishes, Andrea!! I love 'em all--I've had Dainty Housewren here to stitch forever. I need to get with it! I think that snowman is tooooo cute! It looks wonderful on the gray. Great pics of the pups! Duffy and I share a loveseat and will wedge himself in next to me if somebody tries to sit on his part of the seat. LOL I always hope that I can be the person my pup thinks I am.

Catherine said...

Love all of your stitchyness! I really love the Dainty Wren piece - I have a scarlett curls willow right outside my kitchen window and I love to watch and listen to the birds as I work in my kitchen. I think I now have to track down this pattern!

Love your pugs!

Deb said...

Blogger can be a pain in the butt sometimes, but I'm so glad that you got all your pictures in. They're all wonderful and I can't pick a favorite! They're all wonderful. You made great use of your time on your blogging break!

Kimmie said...

Love the stitches!!!! Love the pugs!!! LOL

Blu said...

Gorgeous finishes! Are there still more to go? It's nice that you came back with a giant pile. The stitching mojo was going strong!

KsMaryLou said...

Oh WOW Girly you've really been on a roll! Everything is super! Don't ya love the WDW fabric?

The mutt pupps make me laugh wanting to be snuggled up to Mom. I don't need to explain to you my recent photos of Jiggs in my chair as if it was his. ;-)

Melanie said...

Such great finishes!!! You *have* been busy!!!!

mainely stitching said...

Oh my gosh, what great projects!!!!

You could hire your daughter out! I have some frogging to be done. What's her hourly rate? ;)

Marjorie said...

Beautiful--love the fabric on the Goode Huswife piece! I feel your pain re: the pugs. I usually have to stitch with a 20 lb. cat on my lap.

Vonna said...

Such absolutely gorgeous finishes! Love each and every one!

Astrid's dragon said...

Beautiful pieces! Your dogs are precious, must say I'm partial to Astro - that's one of my nicknames!

Stitch By Stitch said...

What a busy girl you have been! Such great finishes! LOVE those pugs! I know what you mean about sharing a seat. My girls just cannot stand to not share the chair when there's stiching going on!

Katrina said...

LOL, cute puppy pics, my girls and I share a loveseat :-).

Gorgeous stitching, love it all!!!

Sally said...

Andrea you have been busy and I love every single one of your finishes :)

Cute photos of your dogs!

Pointed Stitcher said...

Wow, all your finishes are so beautiful. Congrats on great work ;)

Sharon said...

Andrea, your finishes are stunning! I love Dainty Housewren and Trudy's Flower. Oh, I feeling enabled and faint!LOL