Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fidgety and some finishes, etc.

Yay! The first day of Fall!

Yesterday, I was sitting in my usual spot on the couch, the stitching spot, thinking I had better get back to stitching the last giveaway item. I haven't picked up a needle for 4 days, yikes! So what did I do? I go to my bedroomslashcraftroom and start rifling through my fabric. Then I stop that and then go looking through my woolfelt looking for black because I spotted a very cute penny rug in a quilting magazine. I then drop that and think of all the small stitching that yells at me every time I walk into my bedroom, asking to be finish finished! Finally, something to settle on.

Left to right: Scary freebie that comes with the LK Very Scary Mystery Sampler (wow, I really need to get back to stitching on that!), Mardi Gras freebie by The Sampler Girl, and Ho Ho Santa by Val's Little Stuff. I spent a good amount of time with the ribbon ruching of Scary. I'm not too crazy about it. Maybe it'll grow on me. The neon cat fabric is also the backing. Remember Mardi Gras? I found these beads at a second hand store and yesterday, hot glued them on. My new best friend-the glue gun! Here's the backside of Mardi

I wanted to find a real OUT THERE fabric for the back but settled for this, yet another find at a second hand store! Ho Ho Santa, I machine sewed on the Pom poms, got to thinking I should have just had the Pom poms go around the entire thing. I'm going to sew on a hanger for it. The snowflake fabric is also the backing. It took a JABC button for the end of Santa's hat but I lost it! So I took some shiny trim, rolled it into a ball and glued it to his hat. How's that for improvisation! Don't forget to click on the pics for a better view. Folks, I now have just three smalls to finish finish, for now.

So I received my JCS 2013 Ornament issue the other day and upon seeing Vonna's cute cute finish of the acorn door-hanger, went out and bought the magazine. She was right. There are some other nice things to stitch. I only buy the magazine if I see things that I'd like to stitch and sometimes that's few and far between. Anyway, here's the magazines with my want-to-stitch markers in the JCS

At last count, there are about 20 Christmas ornaments I want to stitch. I went through my other Ornie issues also, and freebies looking for ornaments. Not sure I can stitch 'em all!

A few posts back, I mentioned some magazine stitching I wanted to do in the new year. Here's a couple

These are both from JCS. On the top picture, you can see the date of the issue...2004! This is how long it's been a want-to. The Manse has a bit of foreboding to it don't you think? Now that I'm looking at it this way, I'm wondering if those flowers are French knots. French knots and I, we don't get along! I'll have to look at the magazine to see if they are.

Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it! Today, I am making myself break out the needle and get to the last giveaway item, and work on an ornament for the Ornament SAL. Usually, by this time, I have an ornament already done but not this time!

Don't forget to enter yourself for the giveaways that end on the 27th. Thanks for your comments on the last post-appreciate it! Enjoy the first day of Fall!

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  1. I am the same way with magazines...I like to buy them if there is something I want to stitch. But then sometimes I get it home, look through it again and ask the question "why did I get this"...
    nice finishes...

  2. Great job on the finishing.... happy stitching!

  3. Wonderful finishing! Isn't it great going through the magazines and finding things you want to stitch?
    Have a great week!

  4. Very cute finishes, Shelly!! I save all my old magazines (much to my husband's dismay!!)--I love to look through them from time to time because my tastes change and something that didn't appeal to me years ago is now something that catches my eye :)