Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Weekend Update

It was just so incredibly wonderful to have a 3 day weekend. Despite some lingering mild illness we were able to finally make some progress on a variety of projects at home, including the dreaded house-cleaning.  And on top of that I was able to continue on my stitching marathon for the month of May.

First, I did manage to get a few pieces framed and hung.  So excited to see them up on the walls finally!

Not the greatest of photos nor necessarily the best mounting job, particularly on the little ones, but it's huge progress for me so I'm very pleased.

Also, a few new finishes this weekend (bringing the May total to 9 so far!).

Fresh Watermelon (Little House Needleworks)

Ok, so it took a year to finally finish this one.  I blame it on the very soft linen and lack of a snap frame (what an unbelievable help that was when I finally broke down and purchased one this month!). I am missing the little black bird for the top of the watermelon slice, but I think it looks very cute even without that added touch.  I'm still undecided as to whether I will add it. Those large buttons make it much more difficult to frame with glass and this linen will definitely show signs of dust in no time in our house!

Promise Me (Lizzie Kate)

I just love this Winnie the Pooh quote! And the colors on this are fabulous.  Unfortunately the picture doesn't really do it justice.

Ballet Silhouette #4 (Vervaco)

The second one I've completed in the series.  I have the third queued up for the next rotation. Can't wait to get the three of them finish-finished!

And, last but not least.

Prince (Mill Hill Nutcracker Series)

I'm closing in on a complete series here.  Clara (check!), Drosselmayer (check!), Mouse King (check!), Prince (check!).  Up next, the Nutcracker.  And, hopefully, somewhere out there I can find the Sugar Plum Fairy kit which amazingly I never purchased with the rest of them.

That's all for now folks.  Happy Stitching!


  1. Great framed pieces , I love the penguins.
    I so have to get the Promise Me chart and stitch it for both my kids.
    Love the ballet silhouette too, you have been super busy .X

  2. Congrats on all the great finishes and your framing looks fine.


  3. Wow! The framing looks great. I love all your other finishes too. Fresh Watermelon is ready just in time for the season.

  4. Your frames look good to me. It's always fun to get something new on the walls. Congrats!

  5. You have certainly been busy and what beautiful finishes! Keep up the great work.
    CrossN' My Stitches

  6. May has been a very productive month for you, beautiful work.