Saturday, January 7, 2012

A couple of Finishes

I finished my 'mad scientist'..... which is really " The Guest House, Secret Lair" by Bent Creek. Putting a frog in place of the pumpkin so I could hang it year round and I think every scientist needs a frog in their lab.

I'm really excited about him and can't wait to find a frame. I went out today to try to find one , but no luck yet. Also on the finished list is my 'Winter Squirrel'...I have finished the stitching up but still need to make it into an ornament. The pattern came from the 'Just CrossStitch Christmas Ornaments' Issue 2011. Don't you just love his tiny acorn he is holding?! The pattern called for tiny red buttons to go around the greenery, but I put 3 colonial knots instead to look like berries. Really, I just didn't want to go out on a hunt for tiny red buttons. :o)

Another finish is my son's ammonite. He worked so hard on it and it only took him 3 sits ( 3 different days sitting to work on it) to finish it. Each time he went to stitch on it I could tell he had improved a bit. He was bringing up the needle from the back much easier and following the pattern much better. This little guy will be framed and hung in his room soon. Pattern from the book 'Not Lame! Makoto's Cross-Stitch Super Collection'.

Onto some 'starts'... I started another ornament out of the same 'Just CrossStitch' magazine. This time I'm stitching a cute little snowman around trees. And if you look real close you can see the sweet tiny cardinals. I love birds.

Another start.... the 4th HocusPocusVille block. I will post progress with pictures on my HocusPocusVille blocks another time. School will be starting in T-minus 2 days so that means no time to stitch after that..... that will be a good time to post it.


Anonymous said...

You are SEW productive!:) I love your son's stitching as well...Tonite, Zach worked on a little embroidery piece too! My hubby is a bit OLD school, and frowns upon this a bit, but Zach loves it...and I say, HEY..He's not playing a video game or watching TV:-) Good work, Amy!

Paloma said...

I totally love your mad scientist cross stitch project! The little changes you made are really thoughtful. I'd love to find that pattern, I'm going to Google it, but if I can't find it I'll be back here to beg for it.

Anonymous said...

Just stopping by to see how you are! I know you are busy at school..I hope you are finding a few minutes to stitch! I have only been a nurse 7 years..those school years were the hardest and most INTENSE school years of my life..but so worth it! Sending you a hug...