Friday, November 28, 2008

PIG Update

I can't believe how long I've neglected PIG. By my best estimate, it has been well over a year since I've worked on it. The last photo of it was dated June 23, 2007.

I finally got back to work on it this past week. I didn't have a lot of stitching time, but did manage to make a little bit of progress on it.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Better Late Than Never

As promised, a pic of the beautiful Halloween bellpull that I received in a recent exchange. I should have posted this well before Halloween, but I'm not doing so well at keeping up with these things lately.

This little bellpull is so cute that I really hated to put it away. Unfortunately, the Christmas decorations will be coming out very soon, and Halloween might look a little out-of-place then.

I also finally put the finishing touches on my JBW pumpkin pillow. I purchased the pillow and pattern at Hershey in 2006. The pumpkin was stitched not long after and has been sitting in a drawer awaiting finishing. The finishing on this was unbelievably easy and made me wonder why I let it linger for so long.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Where has the time gone?

I keep promising myself that I'm going to update my blog, and I keep breaking that promise. I seem to have gotten out of the blogging habit. The result is that I haven't updated anything here in more than a month. I also haven't been keeping up with reading the blogs that I've always enjoyed so much. I've been distracted by a lot of things, not the least of which has been Facebook. I found myself spending more and more time fiddling around with more and more useless applications. I finally got fed up with myself, and deleted most of them.

So, here I am... playing catch-up in blog-land.

Besides not doing much blogging, I also haven't done much stitching. That must change! I did manage a bit of Halloween stitching for an exchange. The design is Stitchy Witchy from Brooks Books. I also received a lovely exchange gift, but I am going to save that for another post. It's so nice that it deserves its own space-- don't want it to get lost in the clutter of my rambling.

While the sewing machine was out, I also made a bunch of tuck pillows. I've never made any before, but found that I really enjoy making them. I think this may be my new addiction! Two of these were for my Halloween exchange partner.

Speaking of Halloween...

The world's most tolerant dog! I know that most of the goofy dog clothes and costumes are really geared for tiny dogs, but I couldn't resist dressing Sadie up for Halloween. I was hoping she could be the "greeter" for Halloween night, but we only had one trick-or-treater. >:(

My current stitching project is an ornament for an exchange. It goes in the mail at the end of this week, so I need to get working! As usual, I managed to bite off a bit more than I can chew with this one. Sometimes, it's the finish (like deciding that the Halloween bag simply MUST be lined). This time, it's the actual stitching. The design looks simple-- because it is-- but it is all done over one, and there are a LOT of stitches in it. It's cute, though. I'm really excited about it and hope that my partner will like it.