Wednesday, February 09, 2011

A Finish

This one was fought for! I don't know what it was about this little design, but I started it before Christmas and it would have gone by the way of my other UFO's if I hadn't persevered and finished it. I simply couldn't count on this one and kept making the same silly mistakes over and over. It was like I could not count. It's Little House Needlework's "Winter Wonderland." The smaller design is just a smaller portion of the same. They're each sewn to Mary Kathryn's Impie, Hattie, and Bea products.

This last picture is on the inside of the pin notebook. I just love how this set looks finished togeher! Too bad it's not going to be in season much longer, or is it? I've had enough winter to last the rest of my life!

I'm currently working on another Little House Needleworks design, "Winter Sampler." It's a UFO of mine, put away a year ago, and not knowing why, I soon found out. All you see in the link has had to be frogged and done over. Yes, I was heavily drugged when I started this one, so I have had to forgive myself for stitching what I did with one stitch off. I also stitched it with the Belle Soie Crescent Colours overdyed silks with one strand, and I saw it in my LNS with two strands and liked it better, so I'm using two strands now.

I'm thinking of using a rotation and have been asking a small Yahoo Group for their suggestions on how to rotate five projects---2 UFO's, an ornament a month, and two new projects. I'm up for suggestions. Two suggested a project each day, a couple of others suggested I'd get more progress done on a project for a week, then onto the 2nd, etc. Any ideas of yours? Please? If you have your own rotaion that works for you, would you kindly email me with ideas?

23 comments :

Tricia said...

Oh, Nancy! I love, love, love this! I *must* get this pattern and that set from Impie, Hattie. I'm so glad you persevered and finished them!!

Rotations are hard, aren't they? I think I'd do the ornament first each month, cuz it's a timed commitment, then, what if you picked a certain day or two each week to set aside to work on a UFO, and work on your two new ones in between times. Just a thought! I'm sure someone will have just the advice that will "click"!!

Sally said...

I absolutely LOVE your Winter Wonderland finish Nancy. So cute!

Emily in NC said...

Very nice, like the fancy pins you are keeping in it. Hope all goes well with the UFO.

Meari said...

That is adorable!! Congrats on the finish.

Petites xxx et Cie ! Mon petit coin de Paradis said...

Gorgeous! You did a great job.
Bisxxx
Françoise

blueladie said...

Beautiful Nancy. What a great way to finish this. Don't bother about the season, just look and appreciate all your beautiful stitching. :D Cathryn

Nancy M said...

Love this piece, I have the sister to it "Snowflakes" as a flatfold. It's a cute way to finish it too. I don't do a rotation. I just have several things going and switch them out when I need to or to whatever calls loudest to me at the time.

charles said...

Oh it's so beautifull

Shelleen said...

Those are adorable!

Cindy said...

Very cute finish! Great job sticking with it and getting it done :)

I don't do very well with rotations, so I'm afraid I wouldn't be any help with that!

Carolyn NC said...

I love it! Great job!

Mary Ivancicts said...

Nancy.....I just love the Winter Wonderland finish! Great Job!

Scattered Threads said...

I am glad you stayed with it Nancy because it is beautful for me to look at. LOL.

Joy said...

Great finish Nancy!! I know you are just looking and smiling as I am.

Katrien said...

Gorgeous finish!

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your gorgeous finishes!
I'm not very good at rotations I'm afraid. I always have the best of intentions but when I get to something I don't feel like stitching on I end up not enjoying my stitching or not stitching at all, so for now I'm just going with what calls.

StitchCat said...

That design is awesome Nancy. I thought I would post here, then you could find your way to my blog. I havent posted in ages. Must get back to it at some time soon :)

~*Shar*~ said...

Nancy, I absolutly LOVE this...Can I have it??? LOL Ok, I had to ask. :) and I love your blog; I'm going to be a follower now and hope you have time to check out my blog and also become a follower of mine :) Once again hun, I love, love how you finished this,

Hugs, Shar

Francesca Violetta said...

wow, that's really beautiful, I love it!!

chrisstitches said...

Snowman theme....I love it. I did some snowman cards with green thread on aida....what a beautiful effect...sold at auction (no photos)....thanks for the remembrance.....
Very beautiful piece....love the blue.

Anne S said...

I love, love, love your Winter Wonderland piece - stitched on the I&H pieces they're just stunning :D Hmmmm, might have to start considering something like that myself! ;)

Ruth said...

What a wonderful piece and I love it.

Sari said...

This is really really nice!