I love it all: embroidery, canvaswork, quilting, crochet. So much to do, so little time.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

hep mous

Hey Blog Buddies,

"hep mous" -- that's what one of my recent projects spelled out.

Well, I started stitching at the bottom,
and in order to be able to stitch it easier,
I turned the thing upside down.

There, that's better--Snow Day.
(I'm not quite right.)

This is from the Lizzie Kate leaflet
"Winter Crazy."
No, I don't know what the little piece of lint is
on the snowman's scarf.
I assure you it wasn't there
when I gifted this to my friend Joyce yesterday.

This is the first time I've ever done a flat finish!
It's certainly not a Karen finish.
The tassels are a little weird,
and the cording could have been a bit thicker,
but you learn by doing, I guess.
I'll have to add "finish-finish more things myself"
to my 2012 stitching goals.
Anyway, Joyce liked it,
and that's all that matters.

This is the other 2011 finish I couldn't show you before.
It's a freebie blackwork project from the EGA
that I'm going to be teaching later this year.
You'll notice that the stems are a bit funky.
That's because my stitches are a bit too long in spots.
(It's the wrapped stem stitch.)
I figured that since it's a teaching project,
I would leave it the way it is to show
what NOT to do.
And since the project was chosen for me,
I consider it "expendable" after I'm done with it.
I don't hate the design, I just don't love it.
A bad attitude?  Maybe.
But I'm sure I'll have fun teaching it
because I do love blackwork.

Hey!  My first blogoversary is coming up soon.
And you know what that means, don't you?
So, watch this space!

And thanks for visiting.


Kaisievic said...

Your flat finish looks great as does your stitching piece.

oooooh, giveaway - love it.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Robin said...

LOL Hep Mous! Too funny. I once posted a partial finish of an October holiday piece and was questioned what was "loween"! Nice flat finish too.

Chris said...

Great finishing on the Snow Day ornament. It is really sweet.
I like the blackwork piece. It looks great.

CalamityJr said...

Your finish looks great from here! I'm sure Joyce loves her hep mous.

Happy Baker said...

I absolutely love my Snow Day piece that my friend Pat made for me; since our Christmas tree is down I've hung it on a hook by my kitchen window so as I am doing dishes or baking it is in full view and I can only hope that soon we will have a snow day (I love snow.....). She does beautiful work!

Sally said...

What a cute gift for your friend! Love it.

Meari said...

That's a great list of WIPs to get done. Good luck!