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

Monday, August 20, 2012

August IHSW: Another Finish .. and Ground Shock

Hey Blog Buddies,

I didn't get quite as much stitching time as I would have liked this weekend (isn't that the way it goes for most of us?), but I did manage to finish the Laura J. Perin ornie that I started on our trip:

I didn't really have too much more to do on it
by the time Friday rolled around.
Three of these ornies are done now--
two more to go to make my holiday cube.

Here's a pop quiz for all you sharp-eyed stitchers out there.
I do have a little mistake on this one--
didn't even notice it until I looked at the photo.
(And I made the photo nice and large for you, too!)
It's not horrible, and I'm on the fence about
whether or not it needs to be fixed.
Can you tell where it is?
Be honest--my feelings won't be hurt.
Who knows, you may find another one that I missed!

I worked a little on Plum Street Samplers' Boris, too.
Here is where the ground shock comes in.
My LJP ornie was on 18-count canvas,
and Boris is on 36-count linen.
It was a challenge to pick him up
on the same day that I finished the ornie!

Here's where I left off...

I still have to redo the letters and everything that isn't
"the dog" because they were stitched with one strand.
This photo is more representative of the linen color.

That's it for now.
To see my fellow hermitters' progress,

Hope you had some time to stitch this past weekend.
Thanks for visiting!


Anna van Schurman said...

I'll be damned if I can see it. I just ordered Boris, but I'm going to have to call it Stella because the dude and I think it resembles her.

Moonsilk Stitches said...

I couldn't find a mistake. Not a one. I love the ornament.

Julie said...

I couldn't see a mistake, it's beautiful.

cucki said...

It is so beautiful :)
Hugs xxx

Holly said...


I can't see a mistake either and I think it's beautiful!

Boris is looking pretty cool too.
Holly x

lesli said...

I see no mistakes! :) Boris is adorable!

Chris said...

Beautiful finish. I can't see the mistake.
Boris is looking wonderful too.

Maureen said...

Ok, you have to tell us where the mistakes is! I just cannot see it..

Sally said...

I'm with everyone else. I can't see a mistake either!

Love Boris. He's looking brilliant:)

Southpaw Stitcher said...

All right, here's the little error (I guess it IS pretty small): Look at the gold square in the middle of the design. The green thread that is touching the northwest corner of that gold square should have been white, to give a straight line to that part of the pinwheel. It's actually more visible in the first photo I took, but it's in the SW corner there. And, no, I'm not going to fix it. I'm not the perfectionist that I was 15 or so years ago!

Bea said...

That's a gorgeous finish - and you're probably the only one who will ever notice the mistake. Boris is great!

Kasey said...

Love your work! I have no attempted specialty stitches like that!

Anne said...

He looks perfect to me! I love Boris!!

Carla said...

Loveyour finish!!! And Boris is coming along great!

Scattered Threads said...

I am new to your blog and I enjoyed looking around.
Love the flower on Boris. It reminds me of a quilt block.
The Perin piece looks wonderful and I think it is a matter of what you can live with…should you pull it out or not. I think it is very pretty.

Joysze said...

Man.... I really love those Perin stuff. Might have to get some to do.... hrmmm..... hehehe. It's so gorgeous!

Hmm... i can't tell where the 'mistake' is... so I vot to just leave it. LOL!!

Minnie said...

Even after you told where the mistake is, I still can't find it, looks perfectly lovely to me.

Lelia said...

Boris is quite charming and I didn't find any stitching error.

Enjoy your week-end