Thursday, October 23, 2008

A UFO Comes Out of the Closet

This week I have stitched primarily on two different designs, and they are both Winter projects. Winter Cardinal by Something in Common is almost done. I have decided to leave off the border because it does not really match my decor...the border is Southwestern in design. So all that is left is stitching all the pine needles in straight stitch. I decided not to put a photo up this time because I am so close to being done. I'll just wait until then.

But I also stitched on The Road to a Friends's House is Never Long. I am trying to discipline myself to keep stitching on this even though the yellow border is ENDLESS. I really love the design, though, so I plow on. I stitch some yellow, then something else, then back to yellow again. I am nearly done with the more interesting parts, so soon it will be naught but yellow left to stitch.

Here is a detail of the little skier.

This Saturday, I am going to participate in a SAL where I have decided to work on an old UFO. This project has not seen the light of day for years. But my kids like it, so I have decided to pull it out of the mothballs and stitch on it on Saturday nights. Here is the before picture:

And here is a detail of the elf in the barn with the reindeer.

Have a great weekend everyone!


Sally said...

Wow, Laura, your WIP looks gorgeous. I like the look of your UFO too and am looking forward to seeing your progress on it.

Kathy A. said...

I can see how all that yellow will get annoying but I am sure it will be beautiful when done.
You UFO looks very interesting.

Barb said...

Those are both cute. I look forward to seeing more progress on them.

AnnMcD said... your little skier!
Thanks for the nice comment on my sock-knitting ability...alas I am finding that my skill is lying mostly in being able to knit some, rip it out and try again...this sock is looking a little ragged now. My "foolproof" instructions are proving to be anything but! Unfortunately the store where I got the stuff is not open again until Tuesday so I will have to wait until then to get straightened out ...of course I could always knit some more and improve those ripping and picking up stitches skills.

staci said...

Love your ME piece...I love her stuff and a friend gave me this kit for Christmas (I haven't started it yet!) But yours looks wonderful and makes me think I should get mine out :)

What is your last piece, the UFO? It is sooo cute, I can see why your kids like it.