Monday, April 10, 2017

2 for 1 Monday!!

I had hoped to have my 'FINISHES' all finished up this morning so I could post earlier in the day,!! So after spending most of the day in town running from here to there, I finally came home and sat down to the sewing table - aka the dining table - aka we don't have a dining room, so it's really a table in the middle of the kitchen, but you get what I mean:)

I have TWO projects to show off today!! The first is one that I stitched quite a while back. So far back that I really can't remember when, but at least 3-4 years ago.  I thought I'd have it done to show off on Friday but I was having troubles finding a nose for 'him'. The original model used a 'carrot stick'? or something like that and they cut a hole in the face of the snowman to place it in. I didn't want to cut into my snowman, I wanted a carrot button. I thought this would be pretty easy as Easter is just around the corner, and I did find a few but they were very cutesy and my snowman is a little on the rustic side. So, I went to Etsy and found the perfect carrot buttons...
Purchased at 
 Here is my naked snowman...
Oh Christmas Tree by With Thy Needle and Thread (Brenda Gervais)
And here he is all dressed up!! 

I also finished stitching a project that was to be my mother-in-law's birthday present (last week!!). I did show her what I had done on it and asked how she wanted to display it so I would know how to finish it. She wants a hanger similar to mine (which is the one pictured). All that's left to do is order the one I found for her!! Oh, and start on 'Summer' Wordplay - I'm going to use the August chart for 'Summer'.
'May Wordplay' by With Thy Needle and Thread (Brenda Gervais)
I'm really liking that I'm starting to make my projects into something almost as soon as I've finished stitching them. I still have loads of stitched projects that need to be displayed, but one thing at a time!! :)