Monday, November 30, 2009

Tomorrow is December 1?

How did this happen? I can't believe how fast time goes. Especially the last month is like a blur. It wasn't enough what I went through with my mom, I ended up with strep throat last week over Thanksgiving:( I am a little behind in my stitching but trying hard to catch up.

I have a few finishes that I can share. First, my November pink stitch. I made one of the Cats Whiskers cupcakes. I received a package of the cupcake bottoms for the beCAUSE it's Pink Exchange from Chris.

This was a very quick and easy stitch but it is very cute!

My November issue of the 2009 Christmas Challenge was a freebie I found here.

This was very fun to do. I love that it's not just another square ornament.

I actually did 2 ornaments this month. I also did this one.

This is a freebie from Aurelle. It is stitched on 28ct. white lugana with silver, with DMC Variations #4210 and #4045.

Over the years of my "stitching career", I had stitched several things for my mom. These are starting to come back to my house. I will start by sharing this one with you.

I must have stitched this about 20-25 years ago. Some of you might remember this doll. This was a pattern in a Cross Stitch and Country Crafts magazine. Just the face is cross stitched over 1 on 25ct. My mom kept her under a clear plastic protective cover so she is still beautiful!

That's all I have for today. Thanks for stopping and thanks again to all of you who have left the most comforting comments on my mom's passing. I really appreciate it.

Happy Stitching :)


Karen said...

great finishes Jill! love the doll and that your mom kept her all these years in perfect shape.

Kathy A. said...

Love your latest stitches. That cupcake is so cool
Only our moms would keep things in plastic to keep them perfect. It is nice though as it is in beautiful condition.

hohla said...

I really like how you embroidered my design! Bravo!

Andrea said...

Lovely finishes. A beautiful doll. It was only from the 2nd photo that I realised (and actually reading your post!) that she had a cross stitched face. So pretty.

Karen said...

Great finishes. Love the freebie for the Challenge. Intersting shape your finishing is wonderful.

Goodness...I remember that doll's face too. Very nice and can't believe how good she looks for 20+ years. Hope you are feeling better soon.

RuthB said...

Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful, Jill. All better now? It's really not fair you getting sick over Thanksgiving--- you can't appreciate turkey and dressing like that!