Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Scarlet Tanager

My plan to finish this little guy quickly has been moving along quite well.  Here is my latest update on Lori's round robin:

 He looks great!!  I know that the Kreinik that Lori chose for him is going to make him pop really well.  I'm going to concentrate on the bottom tree and leaves before working with the Kreinik and sending him on his way.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Just a Bit

I have said it before, and I'll say it again - this having to work for a living really cuts into my Stitchy Time.

Despite being busy at work and at home, I did manage to get the leaves done on Scarlet Tanager for the Round Robin.  
21 January

26 January

I am focusing on this piece so I can send it off to the next person to work on it rather than holding it hostage at my house while I work on the 15 Miras.  I am happy that I'll get to start working on the bird next.  Lori, the owner of this piece, does not want the background stitched, so I'm leaving that off.  She has made a couple other changes to the pattern to include using some Kreinik as well.  I love how she set this piece up, and I enjoy working on it for her.

So, my plan was to work on this until my sale items arrived from Stephanie which will allow me to start the last three Miras.  However, I have to say, that more planning is necessary before I can start.  In the meantime, take a look at these gorgeous fabbies:

Oh, I have fully fondled these lovelies since they arrived.  My husband completely thinks I'm nuts, but he knows how much I adore them.  He always loves the finished pieces as well, so he doesn't complain.  Oh, and yes, that one in the top right is not able to fit in one of Stephanie's little baggies.  It is a full yard of Opal Snow Drifts.  This will hold two of the Miras that I am planning to do next.  Any guesses??