Friday, December 4, 2009

It is Friday --- show and tell day.

Well it is Friday...December 4th and it looks like the holiday season is going full blast. The boys have started opening their chocolate advent calendars. They each have their own and then we have a special one which they share (one opening a door on the even days and the other taking the odd days). This is a tradition that we have had for quite awhile - they developed the odd/even tradition on their own.

Now that I got my exchange Christmas ornaments in the mail...and I am in between Friendship Sampler RRs (another is on its way here)...I have worked a finish and started another ornament...and put a couple of stitches in MW.

Here is my finish:

Fabric: R&R Linen 32ct Royal Blue
Freebie (forgot what website)

This is the back (nothing exciting, just thought I would post it)
I am not sure what I am going to do with this yet...but wanted to show it off because I do like the way it turned out as I feel that I am still practicing my "finishing" techniques. I guess that "finishing" is just like everything else..."a work in progress" and something that needs to be "practiced", right?

And now a new ornament start...

From the Just CrossStitch 2009 Ornament Edition
Fabric: 32ct Linen (was white, but blue food coloring turned it rose)
Floss: so far DMC Varigated #115
Again, not sure what I will do with this once it is complete, but because MW is so big to travel with I needed something little to work on when I sit at the hockey rinks so I wiped out my magazine and started this. Thank goodness I tote around a huge backpack with some cross-stitch magazines, accessories, floss, fabric, etc. A Hockey mom always has to be ready to stitch!

I did put some stitches in MW last night while watching The Office with DH, but nothing to really show at this time. After reading some of the comments posted on other websites regarding MW in the early summer, when this was really "popular" to stitch, there was a debate whether to stitch it as per the pattern offered or to "fix" it because many of the motifs are not symmetrical. Well, I have decided to stitch "as is"...unless I can "fix" the design without having to do any redrawing. Let's just say the whole symmetry issue can drive one batty. But I am determined to finish this project!

Well...that is all for today. I am enjoying my day at home without DH or kids...which will change a little later when school lets out. Take care all...and remember...
Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch Often - Lisa


Branlaadee said...

Your angel looks great. I agree...finishing takes practice. I have been trying to do more finishing, and I find I am getting better at it.

I only got through the first motif for MW and put it aside. I was going to stitch it as is, because redoing the motifs sounded like a pain and I am lazy. LOL

Carolyn NC said...

Very nice work!

Mel said...

A great finish! :)

CindyMae said...

Lisa, I just love your finish! What a sweet design! Love your new start and can not wait to see more of it!! I look forward to seeing your MW progress!