Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Ornament SAL 2013-January edition

Or the title could be the 'Pink Blog Post'. Keep readin' and scrollin' and you'll find out why!

Here we are, the last Wednesday of January, time to post my ornament that I actually finished the first week of this month! I haven't finish finished it yet, got lazy! I took a bunch of light gold beads and sewed scattered them across the front. I know Mardi Gras is not a holiday, but I think it should be! 
Mardi Gras
The Sampler Girl freebie
on Mystery linen
using over-dyed floss


Here's a blurry shot of Mardi Gras! I have some crazy plans for the finishing of MG so be sure to check back (can't say for sure when that'll happen!). It involves chains, wooo! We had been dealing with days of rain and then of snow, so my pics are going to look dreary!


In between stitching the ornament and working on WIPs, I started Baby, It's Cold Outside from Heartstring Samplery.



It looks pink which isn't the true color. Now I'm using 36ct fabric, like the model on the chart, but the finished design measurement is soo different from mine. Mine is smaller. I worried that the words on top weren't going to fit but as you can see, they do. It'll be interesting to see how the big house and trees fit!

I  recently stashed too



Wow, what is up with that pink?! Anyway, I'd seen a few bloggers stitching 'Ghoul' this past Fall, admired from afar and bought it. The 'Salem Sisters' from PPS is the first of 3 and I want to stitch 'em all, so cha-ching! I also bought on eBay these charts from Victorian Motto, the letters V and S, along with some chenille trim that isn't in the pic.

Very cute designs. V is for my daughter and she is graduating this coming May so I want to stitch the little sampler-type design at the left right below the 'V' for her. S is for me!

Aaaanndd, here's Hope of the LHN Sheep Virtues, I'm not too sure of the title. This is the SAL that Vonna is hosting. I have the fabric and the threads to start this NOW but I'm just pooped so I'm planting my rear end on my side of the couch and watching TV! I just might start stitching on Hope for a little this evening, Might.


My last post or the one before I think I mentioned a birthday giveaway. Well my B-Day was yesterday and no Giveaway! I ordered some stuff and I'm still waiting on it. So I'll have a giveaway sometime soon and name it-oh I don't know, maybe Shelly Actually Sunk a Needle Into 'Hope' Giveaway!! Haha! I'm hoping this isn't a sign of a loss of MOJO! I can't have that happen, not with all these SALs I'm a part of!! Oh, the pressure...

Thanks for coming by! A big HUGE WELCOME to my new followers too! So glad you're here! I really appreciate the comments you all leave, it does my heart good. Take Care!

16 comments:

  1. Pretty colors; nicely stitched, Shelly!
    I'm a new follower ;-)

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    1. Welcome Wilma! Thanks for following!

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  2. Hi from San Tan Valley, Shelly! I hate it when my photos take on a mind of their own, only mine usually tend toward yellow instead of pink :D Happy belated birthday.

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    1. Alright! A neighbor! I guess we should be glad the colors are bright and cheery, huh?! Glad you stopped by!

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  3. Pretty ornament. I like those beads =D

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  4. Oh sorry I missed your special day. Happy Birthday.

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  5. Ooh first time I've seen a Mardi Gras ornament well done!

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  6. What great new stash, Shelley, and your Mardi Gras ornament finish is so cute! Hope your birthday was a special day for you :)

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  7. What a great ornament finish! The beads add just the right touch. I can't wait to see how you finish-finish it! I hope you catch that mojo quick! You have too many things waiting to be stitched! Happy belated Birthday, too!

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  8. Congrats on the ornament finish. It looks really pretty with the beads. Great new stash.

    Linda

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  9. Very pretty ornament. Congratulations on the finish.

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  10. What a fun ornament! It put a smile on my face.

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  11. Love the Mardi Gras finish! The beads add a festive touch! Looks like you will be busy with all those lovely new patterns!
    I finally got some stitching done on my little sheep and I love it! Thought I'd be finished by now but still stitching...

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  12. A Mardi Gras ornament! What a great idea! And it looks wonderful.

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  13. Oh I love the Mardi Gras ornament. I've got to get in the Mardi Gras mojo to design some stitching.
    Too funny all the pics are pinkish.
    I like your hope sheep and hope that a few stitches did go into it.

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