Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Up to some good

How could I help but be?--- it's Olympics season after all !   There's cheering on to be done and frantic praying for success and lack of injuries to accomplish.   I know all this TV time is supposed to give me more stitching accomplishments, but frankly sometimes it is just too stressful to stitch.

I did manage to finish my July ornaments challenge with the Friendly yahoo group -- I signed up to stitch and completely finish2 ornies in the month.  I got 3 done although 2 are very small and thus far lack hangers.  Hey-- if my ribbon stash would quit hiding from me they would be done-done!  That happens to you, right?   It's not just me who has finishing bits that hide behind chairs, in boxes, and under stuff just to keep me from finalizing a piece?  Heck, I wouldn't put it passed some of the stuff to have nipped off into the kitchen cabinet to hide behind that can of cream of celery soup I got for a long forgotten casserole.

Here's the month's accomplishments--

That is Blackbird's Peace ornament from the 2009 JCS, and no, of course the coloras aren't what was called for.  They are close at least.

And here are my ribbon-less over-ones.   the chalet and the bunnies -- no, I don't think the bunnies are mutants, I think that mama bunny just would not let a full-sized pine tree in the hole so they picked a little table-top one.

I have made it this far on Plum Street's Love and Joy from the 2010 JCS--

And I have almost gotten the border in for that Blackbird freebie from a couple years ago --

And to prove I can do something besides ornaments --

My beading progress on Mouse's Spring sampler.

See, I think I'm so busy cheering that I can't focus on stitching...... combined with my general stitching slowness, of course.

Happy Olympics to all and to all good stitching!


Margaret said...

They all look great!

cucki said...

Wow they all look so lovely xxx

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Very nice finishes and great WIP progress, too!

Giovanna said...

Nice ornaments, and nice going on the WIPs.

Carol said...

Very nice stitching, Ruth--I especially love the little wooden spool ones :)

Mangogirl said...

Beautiful stitching!

Brigitte said...

Very beautiful finishes, Ruth. And that WIP is coming along great, with great colours.

Gillie said...

Love the updates on dos .will let you off on the changes as I really do like them xx love mouse xx