October 13, 2013

Gingham Dog, Calico Cat and Stalin Rabbit

Hi, all! It has been raining steadily here for nearly a week, so my photos are a little off today, but here's what I've accomplished since my last post: I've mentioned that I want to finish up some old projects before taking on new ones. I had been going to start a new project with each major and minor holiday, and I've backed away from that. I think I'll just start one, once I've finished up a few more WIPs. Here we have The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat, by Carriage House, stitched on 40 count using the called-for NPI fibers. Almost done!
Winter Welcome by Country Cottage Needleworks, stitched on 40 count older Lakeside from my stash--I think light exampler--using the called for DMC and GAST fibers, with some Kreinik blending filament thrown in to make the white sparkle. I am also not using the DMC Light Effects called for since I find it dull. I've substituted some tinsel-y Kreink instead. I'm trying to make the October 26 Christmas framing deadline, as it's a Christmas gift (for someone who doesn't read my blog).
Very modest progress on Peaceful Paradise--I'm a little tired of it. I will probably miss my self-imposed October 26 deadline to have it framed, but no matter. There's always later.
Another shot of Elizabeth this week (Elvis wouldn't pose). Tom thinks her mustache makes her look like Joseph Stalin. Elizabeth: "You cannot make a revolution with silk gloves."
Happy week! Hopefully you have Columbus Day off and can get some extra stitching accomplished. Sadly, I do not....

14 comments:

Giovanna said...

How good of you to attack old WIPs - they're lovely designs.

Margaret said...

Beautiful WIPs all. You're so good to tackle those old ones. lol about Elizabeth's moustache!

Cari said...

Oh my goodness Glenna...I love reading your posts!! I love the piece from CHS. I also have it in my stash ... right along with the other 50 gazillion ones!! Elizabeth is so darling. I love your bunnies !

Happy Stitching...

Annette-California said...

All your wips are gorgeous! Isn't it great to pull out some oldies and see some new progress on them? Good for you! Darling bunny! I like the sparkly threads on CC Winter - looks great.
love Annette

Chris said...

It is always great to finish some of those things that you are so close on. These are lovely pieces.

Krista said...

Wonderful pics! You have some great projects in the works! Bunny looks so cute.

Thumper S. Thompson said...

Elizabeth clearly seems disgruntled about the way the color of her rug clashes with her coloring. Rabbits have color sensibilities, you know, don't believe that scientific propaganda about rods and cones dictating their visible spectrum. Hogwash. Eyes aren't the only color receptors. Little bunny hearts feel the energy of different colors. Her energy says, "Aqua? Really? No, really?"

Melissa said...

You're making good progress on your WIPs. I really like the CHS piece. Must find mine.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Elizabeth is a Chico with floppy ears!

Nice pieces of work getting done!

We better go faster on fixing up the display barn!

Tammy said...

The bun is super adorable, regardless of the Stalin 'stache. And your stitching is just gorgeous!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat! I loved that poem as a child.
Thank you for bringing some memories back. Great stitching too!

Nataly K said...

Beautiful stitching Glenna!! Love the bunny pic. Too cute

Jeanne said...

Peaceful Paradise is really getting into the home stretch now...it can get tiresome stitching words so give yourself a break. Love both of your other projects..I don't think there is a CHS chart I don't like!

carolm said...

the gingham tree reminds me of CANDY CORN, it's really cute.Better come visit before the snow.....