12 August 2013

Update and A Finish

 Here is my update on my Fright Night Friends for Week 7.  My goal this week is the second L and the sign post. I didn't stitch on it today which is Monday.  I was finishing up on Paws. I was  so close to finishing it, I didn't want to wait until Thursday to finish it.

 Paws and Stripes
by Stitchy Kitty Designs 
28 count even weave dyed purple by me
Recommended DMC threads and added white beads

This took me longer than I expected. One of the reasons is I have been getting headaches recently and been a little tired in the afternoons.  This summer is better than last year when I didn't want to stitch at all due to depression. I do need to get a button for the middle paw, but I won't show this again until I finish it into a wall hanging. I got the fabric and trimming already.

 Nora Corbett came out with a new pixie, Fairie Summer Love (FSL) and I fell in love with it. I love the greens in her dress and blue wings.  I am going to to stitch her on a Silkweaver solo I had in my stash. She will have a few stitches by next week's update.
Joann's had a 27 cents sale on Saturday. I took advantage of it, and got 95 skeins. Plus I wrapped majority of them on bobbins that night, and it took me about 6 hours. I am planning to use the skeins for FSL, Mirabila Lady of Freedom, and Sue Hillis Maps of Connecticut and Massachusetts. The maps are for my aunt. She had the patterns and gave them to me. I will be starting Massachusetts on Thursday.  I will be starting 2 new projects this week.

My dad is still in the rehab but he is doing good. We are hoping he will be home this week. It's been two weeks since his surgery. My cousin came over and fixed the dishwasher. I am very happy it works now.

Have a great week!



Kay said...

I love the paws finish, very adorable! Your Halloween design is coming along nicely as well! Looking forward to seeing how that looks when done. That is an amazing sale at Joann's. Looks like you got a lot! Hope you are feeling better. Have a good week

Mii Stitch said...

Congrats on your finish, it looks ever so cute!

Anonymous said...

Your paws and stripes look great! Great buy on the DMC and congrats on getting it all on bobbins. Lots of starts coming up for you, that's great!
Jennifer M

MaryT said...

Vicky really nice stitching love the Paws, really cute!

Mary Louise

Csák Györgyi Krisztina said...

Cute finish!
And best health wishes to your dad.

Shanda said...

Wow! I don't think my Joann's had floss on sale like that, if they did, they didn't advertise it! Great progress on Halloween!! BTW, who is the designer of the Hope on the top of your page..I'm really wanting to get the believe with the butterflies and I do love the hope too :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the finish!!!! It is adorable. Can't wait to see it made into a wall hanging. Your WIP is looking great. Looking forward to watching you stitch up that Nora Corbett piece & those maps. So glad that your dad is doing well. Thanks for sharing.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

Meari said...

Congrats on your finish, Vicky. The fairy is beautiful.

Linda said...

Congrats on the adorable finish Vicky. Nice progress on Halloween and great price on the floss.


Mylene said...

Such a cute finish and your Halloween piece is coming along great!!

Laurel Piontek said...

Your stitching is looking awesome! Paws and Stripes came out sooo cute! Wishing your dad a speedy recovery now that he's home.

Blu said...

Paws is such a cute finish! I'm looking forward to seeing FSL in progress!

Glad to hear that your dad is doing better :)

Anne Sans Tete -- Nome de plume! said...

Great work, Vicky! I love all of the purple fabric :)

The new pattern is gorgeous; I'm sure you'll enjoy stitching it.

- Lisa N.

Marcy said...

Paws is adorable -- congrats on the finish! And your halloween piece is looking fantastic.