Monday, May 16, 2011

Quite Dashing

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Dash Away All
The Sampler Girl
DMC on 32ct Dirty Linen
Finished 4/16/11



I've been working on stitching ornaments here and there this year. I had intended to do one a month, but you know how that goes. This is my third ornament for the year. It wasn't even on my to-stitch list, but after I saw a finished one at a guild meeting I remembered I had this pattern in my stash! I immediately went home and found my chart, and then pulled fabric and fibers from my stash. It's such a cute, simple piece and I'm glad I was reminded I had it. After I finished it, I needed to get a little star button to add to it and I just finally made it over to my LNS last week. Not sure how I'm going to finish him yet, but I'm so glad I stitched him. Thanks, Katherine, for being my inspiration!!

I've also been stitching along on my Stacy Nash piece I showed you in my last post. It's coming along slowly. I love the pale palette.


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I went to book club on Friday night and we had a lovely discussion about The Hare with Amber Eyes. I've posted my latest book reviews over on the other blog, if you're interested. I had intended to spend the rest of the weekend stitching, but it didn't happen. Too many other things going on! Maybe tonight I can get my needle out.



I am grateful for Eric for being immensely patient with me while teaching me Lightroom and for all of his help last night, and most of all for refusing to allow me to post really crappy photos even though I was willing to settle for what I had. Thanks, sweetie!

19 comments:

staci said...

Wonderful stitching Michelle! I know exactly what you mean about that ornie-a-month, lol!!!

Lisa said...

Cute finish Michelle, and lovely progress on your wip.

Sylvia said...

Having no Eric in my life, I do post really crapy photos quite often, lol. Yours are always beautiful.

Your ornie is so cute and your Stacy Nash piece is looking lovely.

Sorry you did not get to stitch much this weekend. Hope you find some time this week for it.

Margaret said...

I love your ornie finish -- 3 is good for May IMO! :D And your Stacy Nash piece is pretty so far!

Siobhan said...

Fantatic stitching, Michelle! The ornie looks great, and your SN is coming along nicely!

Annemarie said...

Ooh, ooh, ooh, love Stacy Nash! And if this is your third ornament this year, you're three ahead of me. It looks lovely!

Hazel said...

Gorgeous ornie - love the fabric. Love your SN too. It is coming on a treat. x

Deb said...

Cute ornament Michelle. I know that it's hard to stick with the things that we want to, but I think three ornaments is great so far! Three more than I've done anyway!! LOL

lynda said...

I love that little ornie..I had forgotten all about it! And your Stacy Nash design is so pretty...those colors are lovely. What is the name of this one, please?

mdgtjulie said...

Grats on the little finish. Ornies are nice for a quick fix. You'll be finished with your WIP asap.

Linda said...

Oh, my! Your Stacy Nash piece is gorgeous. Can't wait to see the finish.

Laurie in Iowa said...

I'd be thrilled if I had three ornaments stitched already this year.
Your ornie looks wonderful and I love your SN project. The colors are so appealing.

merumo said...

How fun you stitch the Christmas ornaments all year long! I've been thinking to make one whole entire year to dedicate with the holiday season theme stuff, but haven't actually done that yet. It'll be really nice when seeing whole bunch ornaments are done by the holiday season!!

Nancy said...

So pretty! I love your reindeer ornament. I was doing one a month too, and the same thing happened to me. I'm almost finished with my third one! The Stacy Nash piece is lovely.

Giovanna said...

Cute ornament, and lovely sampler - love the swirly border!

Katrina said...

Both sweet projects!!!! Love them :-).

Littlebit said...

That Stacy Nash piece is going to be incredible, Michelle! Nice progress.
Me too..for 3 years I have been saying I want to do an ornament a month. lol. I don't know what happens to my time. The one you worked up is adorable.

Sharon said...

Cute ornament finish! Your wip looks great.

Dona said...

Very festive reindeer ornament, Michelle!

I like the colors in your Stacy Nash piece, too. It's very pretty.