Saturday, May 10, 2014

Turtle Trot May, Finishes

After a morning of vacuuming and laundry, I can now sit down and type this all out. After finishing my 3rd ornament I took 2 days off from stitching. Two days turned into 3, then I finally picked up Fancey and added more stitches to her
I'm getting a little bored with the green corn stalks and there are two more on the right side. This is the only TT WIP that I worked on. I'll be done with her by next month.

Of course, I have more WIPs in all my 2014 starts and I have managed to finish another!
The color of the fabric is a little washed out. Hornbook Angel by The Primitive Needle on mystery 36ct fabric with overdyed thread.

Speaking of 3rd ornament-here is A Song A Song by A Sunflower Seed, found in the '08 JCS ornament magazine
Why two pictures? Because I love it and its the most favorite Christmas song of mine with Little Drummer Boy a close second. I'm not sure of the count of fabric. It's stitched with overdyed thread, Kreinik, and finished off with Mill Hill glass beads in the border. The tops of the waves were charted for Rainbow Gallery braid but I thought it had enough bling. The snow below the trees are a mix of white DMC and Kreinik silver filament. The funny looking squidgy things near the trees and Song are musical notes. I cut down on the amount of them too. Mostly because I wanted to be done! I will turn this into a pillow ornament as soon as I find a perfect fabric for the back.

I also framed one of my finishes from either last year or earlier this year (pretty bad that I can't remember!). My original plan was to make it a door hanger but did this instead
Peace by Erica Michaels. I thought the green in the frame went perfect with the greens in the trees. Sorry for the poor view.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it! Off to stitch and watch the NFL draft. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. So much great stitching. I love the ornament and Peace looks so pretty the way you have framed it. Fancey is one I have not done but I think it is adorable.

  2. Nice finishes and progress Shelly.


  3. Wow, you've been busy, Shelly--love all of your work, but especially Fancey Blackett. I have this one, too, and for the life of me, I can't figure out why I haven't stitched it! The frame looks perfect for the Erica Michaels finish, too!

  4. Very nice work. I have to say I like the A Song, A Song orney, too! Love the pearl accent.

  5. You accomplished a lot of stitching and all are great!

  6. Great stitchy update! So nice to finish up lingering projects.

  7. Beautiful stitches!Your Big as the Sea finish instantly caught my eye. LOVE IT!

  8. please tell me how to get Hornbook angel chart. I LOVE it. Thank you Jan in Pittsburgh