Tuesday, May 28, 2013

a memorial weekend finish!

i've been itching to start my next ornament project, so i promptly set about finishing the background on my the third (and last) wiseman!

Princess & Me nativity

the colors are so vibrant in person! and i just adore his strappy sandals...

i'm sure you all enjoyed having an extra day to stitch this weekend like i did!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

the third beard...

i stitched the third beard in this club and now this magi is ready for background!

Princess & Me nativity

i love the overdyed threadworx used on his beard and mustache. the subtle color tones add so much depth!

Princess & Me nativity

i am going to stitch this background at the speed of light because the next canvas is too cute for words and i'm dying to get my hands on it!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

i'm back and i'm stitching!

i did manage to sit down and stitch once the family left sunday


Princess & Me nativity


Princess & Me nativity

i started by finishing up the stripes on his blue gown, and then moved to the black and white mosaic checks. the yellow band is stitched in sprinkles and the bottom hem is diagonal mosaic with sprinkles and dmc floss.
don't you just love his cute little sandals? cuteness.

Princess & Me nativity

i just received the next canvas for this club and can i just say OMG. get ready for cute overload. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

inching along

short and sweet this tuesday morning!

Princess & Me nativity

 finished up the basketweave in treasure ribbon for his robe, and i'm hoping to finish the stripes this week but i really need to run a broom over the floor so we aren't swallowed up by cricket's fur tumbleweeds.

Monday, May 13, 2013

back to the nativity...

i was so excited to finish up the hot air balloon and get back to my next nativity canvas, the last wiseman!

Princess & Me nativity

i love all the bright colors in this series, and how each one complements the next. i started with his face and hands, then moved upwards to his turban

Princess & Me nativity

his top is done in a staggered cross stitch using neon rays+, with the black and white checks in mosaic

Princess & Me nativity

as of sunday, i am working on the blue dress and hope to finish up the stripes this week

Princess & Me nativity

what a handsome and regal fellow! 

Friday, May 10, 2013

and it's a finish!

another finish for the books! the remaining two packages stitched up quickly last night during another episode of "the west wing". can't. get. enough. 

Princess & Me ballooning santa

all packages are a combination of dmc and kreinik. i love the bows on top!

Princess & Me ballooning santa

this weekend i'll put in a serious effort to get back on track with the nativity club. what are your weekend stitching plans?

Thursday, May 9, 2013

almost done!

only 2 more packages to stitch and this fun project goes to the finished pile!

Princess & Me ballooning santa

i've followed the stitch guide very closely, and love how it all comes together!

Princess & Me ballooning santa

i finished up the french knot beard and the pink package last night while watching "the west wing" on netflix (love me some aaron sorkin!)

only the blue and purple packages remain and then this jolly fellow will be hot air ballooning to the finishers!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

a deja vu finish

the stocking is officially ready to go to the finishers, with NO detours!

i decided to replace the beads with sundance sparkles to give it more of a garland vibe

it adds the dimensional quality to the stocking without taking attention away from the main lady. i actually considered just removing the sparkles and beads and leaving it completely empty, but the spacing looks weird. 

i'm BEYOND ready for this stocking to go away to the finisher and come back completed in time for christmas...

Monday, May 6, 2013

a weekend finish!

remember this guy?

Princess & Me nativity

i decided to get him finished up to join his other nativity friends yesterday!

Princess & Me nativity

Princess & Me nativity

 (sorry, horrible picture)

i LOVE the memory thread leash! i forgot how much i love this little camel. now, onto the hot air balloon and the next wiseman for the nativity!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

new friends hopping by to say hello!

so these two bunnies from ewe and eye were not on my 
"2013 stitching list" for the year, but they were just too cute to pass up! 

i've seen them stitched in so many different ways, and each one is so cute on display! 

i've officially left my christmas comfort zone and am branching out to other holidays!