She is done - the Mermaid with her two tales! I had to share her with you. I had hoped to get her completely done before the Patricks Woods class last weekend, but I never got around to attaching the cording around the edge. I did bring it to show it to Sherry though. She is probably the most encouraging teacher I have ever had - she really celebrate all her students finishes with them! She even complimented the tricky curves - yes, I was terrified before starting to work on them! LOL
Here is Miss M in her calming mode, talking with the fish and letting the ships pass on calm waters.
Here she is in her party mood - the seafarers are getting a ride for their money and the fish have already taken cover.... I added little MOP shells for "feet" at the bottom of the clutch.
The mermaid is not the only piece I have been finishing lately. I am not real sure what has gotten into me,, but all of the sudden I have a ball just finishing the oldies on the "almost there" pile! This is an Oehlenschlager design with a little pig and a flock of adorable, and curious, hens. You can check out other cuties here! (I can hear the rooster pin-cushion calling my name. I already have the pretty tulip design in my to-stitch-one-day pile.) Anyway, since I already finished the Oehlenschlager goose design into a pin-cushion, I decided to make a piggie pin-disc. I had the neat chain-link fence fabric in my stash and I added a chicken button on the back for fun,
I did also manage to get my BOAF ornament finished. I used one of the cool hand-dyed rick-racks that I got in the trim-pack from Down Sunshine Lane (thanks for enabling me, Bzz*Bzz*Bee, LOL). I like how it turned out, but I guess that I need to put it away until Xmas comes around, right?
While on our trip, L-bug and I stopped by a delightful needlework store. (I'll write more about that next time.). I didn't buy a whole lot, but since the store was also specializing in framing, I decided to pick up some teeny frames to go with some tiny designs. To soothe my guilt over buying more stash, I stitched up a couple of quickies after Tuesday, which is when my total stitch exhaustion had lifted a bit (the stitch-tempo was pretty intense over the weekend. To put it mildly...) Here is a super-adorable cardinal frame and a little spring-green thing with accompanying designs.
finished spring bunny (The Littles Bunny by Bent Creek) - I added the bow-tie so that he is dressed up and ready to go. Too lazy to get the called for floss in the store, so I just pulled from the stash.
Here is the Cardinal ornie in progress. The glue is still drying for this one, but meanwhile I am having fun thinking about what ribbon (and maybe a couple of pieces of adornments) to use. I did switch out the cross-stitches used for the berries for beads. Of course! :-) And the white details on the hat were stitched with Whisper.
The design, Tree Trimmings II, and the frame are from Poppy Kreations.
I wonder if all of you are experiencing the strangest spring ever too? Two weeks ago - the spring flowers are ready to go:
And then - snow!!! And not a little bit (for here in KY, that is).
Isn't it pretty!?
Before signing off, I have to show you my baby-Hen keeping me company in the bathroom. I am applying make-up and she is taking care of the Q-tips.
It's hard work, but mommy needs help with stuff early in the morning. (I love her, can you tell? LOL)
And lastly, just to show that I am not making up stuff.. ;-) Here I am in Ohio, with my freshly glued Blue Ribbon Box! I'll show more photos of the weekend that was next time.
Thank you so much for stopping by, I really appreciate the visit! Take care, have a wonderful spring and Happy Stitching,