Sunday, January 20, 2008

They are Finished!

Thank you for all the comments to my blog lately. I really appreciate them.

I loved doing this piece. They really went fairly quick for as detailed they are. I will be doing more animals from this book believe me! The only reason this piece took as long as I did is because I did railroad all the way through it. It takes longer but makes the stitches lay flatter and look neater. I love the look and worth the extra time it takes. This is no 7 toward the 50 challenge. I'm not flying through it but that's okay. I have over 860 books and kits, not counting the magazines and have only stitched from a little over 220 of them. I need to stitch more from what I have! Now they are done I will be going back to The Caretaker.

It is not nice out there. Yesterday we had temps sub zero and snow and this is to continue through tomorrow. I'm ready for spring! Oh well....this is the first real winter we've had in a couple of years.

It's too bad as today we are having a potluck at church and our Annual Business Meeting and the turnout will be poor because of the weather.

Well I want to get a little stitching done and I have to make my dish to pass so guess I better go. Until next time Happy Stitching!


Teresa said...

Wonderful job!! I love their little faces, they look so sweet. It is fine with me if you could send the snow to Virginia. We have only had flurries and very little on the ground. We need it, there was a time last year that the water tables were so very low. Enjoy your day!

Pumpkin said...

They are adorable Barb! Great job :o)

That's too bad you're having that aweful weather :o( I agree, I'm ready for spring as well!

Ranae said...

Aww! They are so adorable.
Brrr!! its cold here too.
Stay warm

Barbara said...

You railroaded the entire project? It must really be glorious IRL!! It's a lovely finish and I look forward to seeing what else you'll be stitching out of this book!

Marita said...

Cheeky Monkeys. They are too cute. Well done.

Hope the meeting goes well.

Nicola said...

What a lovely finish!

Deanne J said...

Congrats on the finish.

Johanna said...

They are gorgeous, I've been looking forward to seeing them finished. Nice work! Railroading is worth the effort isn't it - I automatically stitched that way when I first picked up the needle, I guess it's why I'm a slower stitcher, but I am so used to working that way, my work doesn't look neat if I don't.

Congrats on the cute finish!

stitcherw said...

They turned out so cute, I love their faces and the colors are gorgeous. I also railroad, but only on the top stitch. It does seem to make a difference in how the stitches lay, even though it adds time to the project.