Monday, 30 November 2015

A Few Finishes (assembled)

I started November trying to blog every day ... but life got in the way.  I finally assembled Just Nan's Hagatha's Hat.  I am very happy with the results, after sewing the bottom at least 4 times before I was happy and left it.  It was hard to get the bottom flat and stuff it with a cardboard circle.  The ghost is on the front.
Here it is showing the side.
I thought I should stitch something for Christmas.  This ornament is for my youngest sister Denise.  She LOVES The Nightmare Before Christmas, so I stitched Jack Skellington for her.  I still need to finish it into an ornament.
This past weekend I assembled Just Nan's Witchy Pumplkin Cottage.  I wanted the cottage to open so I could put a mouse inside.  The inside isn't perfect, but it is only for me.  Here are a few photos.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Happy Dance

I finished attaching the beads tonight to the Witchy Pumpkin Cottage.  Photos are not the greatest (night time) but you can see the detail and the beads.  Not sure if II will have time this weekend to assemble it.  I want to line the insde with fabric and have the side with the door open and close.  I never do anything the easy way.  :)

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Witchy Pumpkin Cottage update #12

I had to frog the left side border twice before I got it right.  I have completed all the cross stitching on the cube.  I still need to do the beads.

Here is a photo of all 6 sides completed.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Witchy Pumpkin Cottage update #11

I was trying to stitch the last leaf and discovered that I miscounted.  I started the white face to close to the left border.  I need to pull out the border and the 2 leaves on the left side, but that will be tomorrow nights fun.  :(

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Witchy Pumpkin Cottage update #10

I finished the Witch's cauldron side late last night or was it early this morning.

Today I started the last side (owl and ghost).  I will need to frog the ghost, didn't notice until I finished the border that I am off by one stitch.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Thursday, 5 November 2015

November Goals 2015

I just realized I didn't post any goals for October so no reviews for last month.

November Goals 
Finish stitching Just Nan's Witchy Pumpkin Cottage (cube)
Decide on charts for Christmas ornaments for friends & family
Work on Sue Hillis' Snowman Wisdom 

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Witchy Pumpkin Cottage update #8

I finished stitching the roof with the bats.  I also back stitched around the roof and the side with the crow and squirrel.  Here are 4 of the 6 sides stitched.

I still have the witch's cauldron, broom and hat side and the owl and ghost side to stitch. 

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Witchy Pumpkin Cottage update #7

Tuesday night is Stitcher's Club at my LNS (Stitcher's Place).  I continued stitching on the roof with the bats.  Sorry for the blurry photo, it didn't look bad until I cropped it for a closeup.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Witchy Pumpkin Cottage update #6

Today is my birthday, I usually buy a Baskin Robbins ice cream cake but this year I decided to buy something different.  This is called a Lemon Swirl cake.  It tastes like eating lemon pie filling.

Dave & I took the day off for my birthday.  I spent the day relaxing and cross stitching.  I finished the 3rd side (with the crow and squirrel).  I also finished the border around the top (roof).

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Witchy Pumpkin Cottage update #5

I finally finished the 2nd side (front door) tonight and started 2 others.  The square one on the right is the top (roof) and the one on the left is the side with the crow and squirrel.