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

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Two Finishes and a SAL Update

Hey Blog Buddies,

We've had three gorgeous days in a row here in the Chicago area, but it sounds like that will all come to an end on Monday with much colder temps and that 4-letter word that begins with an S.   Snow.  What did you think I was referring to?

On the stitchy front, I've had two small finishes recently.  The first was a gift for a friend:

This is The Primitive Jewel's Gem Keep.
The pocket is for small scissors
and the floss bow is meant to
tie around the finger holes.
I had purchased this little kit months ago,
but did not actually make it until
about a week before my friend's birthday!
She loves it--and has several scissors
which will fit into the pocket.
The second finish is Just Nan's Turkey Lurking.
I love the disheveled turkey peering around corners,
looking for a chopping block, perhaps?
(He won't find one here because we don't eat turkey!)
The beautiful frame was ready-made
and was a real steal at my local frame shop.
I think it's a little too formal for this piece,
but it's hard to find frames for something that's 3 inches square,
so this is where the turkey will live this month.
The turkey will easily pop out of the frame
after November, and I just realized
that I have the perfect piece for it (the frame) in my stash.
It's a delicate little heart by Sweetheart Tree
which has been languishing in a project bag
in one of my drawers for the past eight years.
Now I have the incentive to
stitch it up and pop it into a frame!
Finally, I am keeping up with my Winter Logs SAL.
Here is where I left off last month:
And here's where I'm at now:
I'm a quarter of the way through this project!
Here's a close-up:
This photo is probably the truest, color-wise.
It's a very fun stitch,
and I can finish the monthly stitching
in only a few days.
I'm bad at estimating hours--
maybe 8 to 10 hours?
That's it from here.
Hope you've had a wonderful November weekend,
with maybe some stitching thrown in.
Thanks for visiting!


cucki said...

Lovely finishes..
Hugs x

stitcheranon said...

Very nice finishes...lovely

Chris said...

I love that turkey!
Logs is beautiful, such pretty colors and great texture.
I hope the snow doesn't show. Have a great week!

Fidike said...

I love the SAL!

Claudette497 said...

I love the purple scissors holder!

Linda said...

Congrats on the adorable finishes. I love the turkey. Your SAL piece looks awesome.


Anne said...

Your turkey turned out very cute! And the Winter Logs piece is lovely . . . can't wait to see it completed.

Carol said...

Ha ha--I love that scared looking turkey!! Really cute design... And the colors in your SAL are beautiful--looking forward to seeing more :)

Julie said...

Winter Logs is stunning, such lovely colour palette. The turkey is a fun one, that made me smile this morning lol.

Deb said...

Cute finishes! Love the turkey one!
Your winter piece is just gorgeous!