Friday, July 29, 2011

Another Finish

I am so proud and happy and everything in between.  I finished the Snake for Brody (Love Quilt).  I highly encourage everyone to see if they can help out.  Its a wonderful charity and allows stitchers to stitch things that they normally wouldn't.  For example, I never would have picked a snake, but I am really happy that I did.  It turned out really pretty.  Stoney Creek really does have an eye for detail.

Stoney Creek Reptiles & Amphibians
18 ct. White Aida
Used all recommended DMC colors
Began: May 15, 2011 and finished 07-27-11

The back stitching really made this little guy come to life.  I really like the fact that he looks like he is smiling too.  I should have mailed it out a day sooner, but my little guy took hold of the finished project after I took it off the frame (with dirty hands).  Major panic set in.  Two and a half months of work, and I thought it was ruined.  Thank the good Lord for Dawn (hypoallergenic).  Every little smudge came out.  My little guy was admiring it and just had to touch.  I just gave him a big hug and told him next time we will wash hands first.  He was so cute and I wish I had a pic of his face.  But with disaster avoided, its of in the mail and should arrive on Monday.
I have to say, that I will be taking a break today to rest my eye.  He was a bit more difficult than I anticipated, but worth every stitch.  I may consider stitching him again in a few years. 
I do have my next tiny project kitted up (except for one color).  I really need a pin keep.  I have some stuck in my pin cushion and keep getting poked when I put it up for the night.

I will be stitching up the Lizzie Kate freebie "Hello Spring".  I couldn't believe it when I found that fabbie in the sale pile at Hobby Lobby for almost nothing.  I took it as a sign that I should stitch up that pin keep (he he he).
Well folks, thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for my next stitchy adventure............ pin keep or project already in progress???????????


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What's the WIP? If it's a big one then stitch the pin keep because it'll be a nice little stitch after the snake.

Mouse said...

oooo he looks fab and whoops to the wee one .. big lesson learnt there with him .. wash hands before touch and mmm think you should do the pin keep too :0 love mouse xxxx

Karen said...

Oh how are so lucky to have the fabric and I do believe it will match perfectly!

Can't wait to see the finish. Now that snake...even stitched he gives me the heebie jeebies....

Mary Ann said...

I saw your message at the LQ Yahoo group, and had to check out your blog. : ) Snakes give me the heebie jeebies, but your square will be much loved by Brody and will look fantastic on his quilt!

Joysze said...

Anaconda HD!!!!!! :D It looks fab, Joy!!!!