Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Smell My Feet HD

Here's another ornament I finished yesterday. It's Smell My Feet by La D Da from Just Cross Stitch. I love 40-count linen. The stitches are so dainty. My eyes have just started having trouble seeing close up (I'm near sighted and soon to be 44 years old), so I guess I'll be needing some cheaters soon to work on 40 count.

Mill Hill kits HD

I finished these Mill Hill bead kits a few weeks ago and am just now getting the pictures posted. I've never done any Mill Hill kits, which seem to be pretty popular, before, but working with perforated paper is much more fiddly than I thought it would be. Putting the backing on can be a pain too, especially cutting it out, so I may skip that if I do another one.

The first one is called Wintertime Snowlady, and the second is called Christmas Dove. Cheryl gave me the Snowlady kit; it was looking for a home. I bought the dove when we were at ABC Stitch Therapy in Houston (one of my favorite places to order from, incidentally, and now they're a few hours' drive away).

Oh, Sarah Beth asked what kind of yarn I used for the scarf. I believe it was Caron Simply Soft. I find Red Heart yarn very scratchy. I may need to try wool or another material someday. Any recommendations?

Monday, December 23, 2013

Frosty Windows scarf

I crocheted this scarf for Logan's kindergarten teacher for Christmas. I found some nice, soft yarn at Michaels. The pattern is by June Gilbank and can be found on her website.

It's Grumpy Cat!

Merry Christmas, Grumpy Kitty! This is a freebie by Brooke's Books. You can get the chart on her website. I finished him up as a little pillow ornament, which you can see on my website.

Matt and Logan are both sick for Christmas, so we're a little subdued here. I'm taking the opportunity to relax and catch up on a few finishes. More posts soon.