Friday, November 22, 2013

Peacock Needlebook update pic

Here is a progress picture of my in between project, Peacock Needlebook.. Starting the back stitch on this and adding beads at the end. I have some lovely colors of wool felt for the needlebook pages and hopefully get this finished right as Frosty Forest arrives. The fabric is already here and it's gorgeous. I'll be posting here and on the SAL blog along with side projects here. The weather here has turned freezing at night, good stitching weather to just snuggle up and work. I'll be busy busy in the next week with seeing the new Hunger Games movie, a check up at the doctor, Thanksgiving and my birthday the day after. Good times!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Keeping Busy

Waiting to start Frosty Forest I thought I would do some projects I had been wanting to try. I got out my crystals and beads to make counting pins. They are fun to make although the E 6000 glue gives me a headache it is worth it for the outcome. I wanted to make these forever to use for an upcoming giveaway.

 Better pics to come once I clean off the glue bits and give them a cleaning. The peacock stitch I started got a visit from the froggy, and I took out the Terra cotta color ring and I will restitch it in another color. Progress pics will be soon as I plan on stitching this cold foggy day away!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

My In Between Project

Before I start the Frosty Forest series from Country Cottage Needleworks I thought I'd do something while I wait for the pattern to come out in mid November. I have Joan Elliott's Wit and Wisdom book and I've wanted to do something out of it for a while now. I thought about it and decided to do the peacock and mandala part of Eastern Promise. The larger piece is stunning and someday I think I'll do the whole thing but for the time I have a small piece like this is perfect. My goal is a needlebook and if I get it done quick enough maybe add a scissor fob to it as well. The fabric I'm using is from Stephy's Fabby's called Meadow in 28ct Cashel opalescent linen. I am a member of her Fabric of the Month since last year at this time so I had quite a few fabrics to choose from in my stash. This one just fit the colors I think. It's a fun little piece and it's going fast. Here is my start pic from a few days ago. I've gotten quite a bit further since then and I'll post more pics of my progress in a day or so.