Monday, August 6, 2012

LOTS of pictures to share...

As promised, just way later... I have pictures of WIPs and some PIFs to share. Without further ado... let's get cracking! First are some WIPs:



I finally put Seashell Silhouette into my rotation! But--I decided to do it teensy weensy, one over one on 28-count fabric! It is going to be ever so cute. The blue is Crescent Colours Peacock, silk... love the feel of it.



Here's a closeup of the stitching. Not perfect, cause some nights I really struggle with the tiny little stitching... Going through new glasses lately... and adjusting has been challenging to put it mildly! At least the headaches are gone!



Fruit of the Spirit by My Big Toe. For me! Well, today it is... let's see what happens when I finish it! It is half the size of the ones I did for my two daughters last year, so if I would focus on it... I would finish in no time... But, no... I have lots more to stitch on... I saw someone say in their blog that they felt ADD cause they had so many projects going. Hmmm...



Sampler Roundy by Shakespeare's Peddler. Come on now--really? I didn't continue on?? Oh but I am changing the colors... takes time to think it out!



This is Lizzie Kate's ABC's of Parenting. My first ABC's one from her. I cannot decide how to stitch it in the Qsnap... all the way across or up/down in one frame, then move it over and up/down...Poor excuse, but... it's how I think...



Isn't this one looking pretty? It is on overdyed 16-count aida, and I am enjoying stitching on it! Who'da thought?!? It is Cheryl's Bouquet, the collaboration piece I showed in July. I am sure liking it!



This is my progress on the Saturday SAL I am doing with my stitching buddies. It is Birds of a Feather by With Thy Needle, and I finished Part One and started Part Two...Terrible picture...sorry!



And this is progress on Kindness Begets by Birds of a Feather. I am not liking the light green color, so planning to rippp it out and start over. Later... sigh...



Why is this a WIP you may be asking? Well, I don't like the chenille. It is glued down, and I guess I used too much glue cause the chenille is hard! And I don't know if I should take it off or put something over it!(Suggestions welcome!) Plus, I have to line the interiors. So it is still a Work In Progress, even if the stitching is done. It is my first box finish.



This is a part of Home is Where You Hang Your Needlework by Homespun Elegance. Technically the stitching is finished, but I am making it into something new to me, (again) and so I classify it as a WIP!

Now we move on to the PIF's! Two of three have been received so far...



First is the one to Joyce. I did blended threads for the tail feathers. That was fun!



Each pin cushion had trim that I sewed on. Just not sure about gluing right now...Came out good. Also included scissors, pins, buttons and a fat quarter for finishing!



Next is the one to Maureen. Her pincushion is a one-of-a-kind, because it is stitched on 40-count fabby, over two, which I had never done before. Not sure I want to ever again...



Again, sewed the trim on. Love that bunny! Also included scissors and fob that I made, pins, buttons and a fat quarter also.

That's all the WIPs and PIFs I can show you! But I do want to end with a finish, so... here is a picture of a Birthday gift my stitching buddies and I made for Darlene. We all stitched parts of it, and Patti finished it for us! Isn't it gorgeous? It really was a collaboration piece, and Darlene loved it!



Well, it is late and I have not even stitched tonight! My how time flies! I hope you have enjoyed seeing all these projects! Have a final question now... What do you call projects that are pulled together but not yet stitched? I know that is 'kitted' but is there a fun acronymn for it? Or am I just too tired to think about it?

Hugs,

Maggee

14 comments:

Beth said...

Oh Maggee - You DO have alot going on in your stitching world! I love your Homespun Elegance piece and look forward to seeing your finish - also your SP "Round" - what colors will you chose? And you are so generous too - sharing your 'lovelies' with others!

cucki said...

wowwwwwwwww they all so cute..i love all of them so much..
Sampler Roundy by Shakespeare's Peddler is so cute..is it a pin cushion?something very sweetttttttt
big hugs and happy stitching xxx

Peggy Lee said...

So many beautiful pieces here.
I do know what you mean about stitcher's ADD! I get so frustrated that I can't stitch things faster but it's my own fault. I really need to devote more time to my stitching. I only do it at night for a little bit now.
I need to go back and drool some more over this lovely goodies!

Vickie said...

Wonderful goodness Maggee! Way too much going on for me. I am a one stitch at a time kind of girl. :)
You know what I love most? The present for Darlene. Yes, because it is pink. But also, that is great that you all contributed and created together.:)

Jennifer said...

Fabulous! I just love the seashell piece.....it is in my stash too. Maybe one day....if the ADD quits! Lol!

Carol said...

Lots of great stitching to share with us today, Maggee!! And your PIFs for Maureen and Joyce are wonderful. I'm sure they were both so thrilled :)

Ranae said...

You have lots of cool stuff going on and the PIFs are awesome, I bet they were happy campers

Mouse said...

cooo you and I have alot in common ... loads to do and still adding more and can't make our minds up how to finish stuff ..lol
lovely pillow for your friend and mmmmmm can't think of anything for the chenille apart from take it off ... happy stitching :) love mouse xxxxx

Mindi said...

Lots of fun and interesting projects, those should be varied enough to keep you from getting bored. Beautiful and very generous RAKs you sent out!

Nancy M said...

You have been a busy little bee! All your projects look fun! I've thought of doing Cheryl's Bouquet too, just haven't gotten around to it.

Catherine said...

So many fab projects! And your pifs, I'm sure they brought smiles!

Mangogirl said...

Wow so many beautiful wip your pieces are lovely

Parsley said...

So many lovely stitchy items! Love the seashells and might have to stick that someday for a family member. That's why I love reading stitchy blogs, I get ideas!

Joysze said...

Gorgeous WIPs, Maggee. The pillow is darling!