Sunday, February 15, 2009

Weekend Update

I concentrated most of my stitching this week to a few small projects. I was feeling a little overwhelmed by my larger pieces and just needed a few quick finishes to get my "mojo" going again. First I completed another design from the Prairie Schooler booklet, Christmas Past #51. I've done 5 out of the eight so I'm ready to put this one aside and tackle Santa's 12 Days also by Prairie Schooler. Since I've been in a PS mood I also completed a Santa from St. Nicholas II, Book #36 and finished it into my first ever floss tag. I love how it turned out and my head is churning with other ideas.
Finishes 3 and 4 is Ink Spots #1 by Ink Circles. This design was generously given to us by Tracy to test some colors/floss for stitching Growth Rings, a design featured in the April/May 2009 issue of Just Cross Stitch. I'm leaning towards stitching this design in the red/blue configuration but did the green version as a gift for my mother who celebrates her birthday on St. Patrick's Day.
DMC Variations 4210 & DMC 336
DMC Variations 4050 & DMC 581

28 comments:

TDee said...

Nice work.

TDee

Kajsa said...

Lovely finishes! Are you ready for your big projects again?

Brenda Lou said...

Pretty finishes, Mils!

Yoyo said...

Great finishes Millie, I really like the floss ring, gotta try one of these. The Ink Circles design is terrific as always. How about a blue-green, I think that would work.

Jackie in CT said...

Millie-

Ink Spot #1 looks great...did you know Tracy has an Ink Spot #2?

You can find it at http://www.threeriversdulcimersociety.net/

Jackie in CT

xinef said...

I love the first ink spot. Is the red the DMC variegated? And is the blue variegated or solid? Can't tell.

Paula C. said...

Nice work, Milly! You are going to have quite a collection of ornaments! Love your bigger projects, too. I am finally taking the plunge and have started Alla Turca thanks to you =)

Irene said...

Great stitching.

CraftyT said...

Your PS stitching turned out nice. Love the reindeer. And those floss tags are'nt they fun to make? Like yours

love the st patricks day pattern. I am Irish so I love anything GREEN ;)

Take Care
Natasha

Terri said...

Looks greaet Milly

Penny said...

Lovely Work. I love the ink spots especially with the shamrocks.

Marianne said...

All your pieces are wonderful! Love the tag. That's something I haven't tried yet and need to.

stitcherw said...

Wow, they all look great. My favorite was the santa floss fob, very cute.
Sue

Melissa said...

So many finishes. They all look beautiful! Great work!

Karol said...

Great finishes.

Cindy F. said...

So many beautiful finishes!! Good job Milly!

j39jones said...

Great work! I love the floss tag, never seen that one before. Also love the IC ones! She has some great freebies!

WendyCarole said...

some great stitching

Virpi said...

Looks great!

litlaskvis said...

Oh wow, you did a bunch Milly!

Karen said...

Wow, I love the Prairie Schooler pieces! And your ink Spots are so pretty! Can't wait to see what you do with Growth Rings - I'm still waiting for the magazine to go on the shelves here :(

staci said...

Wonderful stitching as always! I love that reindeer! And of course I love the Santa floss tag too ;)

shobs said...

The inkspot in green is quite lovely.

Joke said...

You first flosstag? Wow, and it's so lovely!

Debra said...

Very nice! You got a lot done.
Debra in Indiana

Lelia said...

All your stitching looks wonderful -- I esp like the reindeer one : )

The floss tag turned out so well! Excellent!

Maggee said...

Hi Milly! You do great work. I really like the reindeer. Such tidy stitching!

Hugs,

Maggee

Vickie said...

Very Nice Stitching Milly!!!