Friday, November 2, 2012

What a Find!

Okay, so a few days ago I posted about some counted cross stitch projects that I came across and put in to my UFO pile.

This is the cloth on the frame that I thought was the Indian Angel.  I was wrong and have absolutely no idea what this was.  It seems to me that there is a little something in the way far forgotten reaches of my mind about a mermaid sitting on a piece of driftwood.  I have no idea, although, it seems that this might be the beginnings of a nativity scene.  Yes, I think that is it.  However, I have absolutely no idea where that chart would be.  At any rate, I just can't bring myself to scrap it, may not seem like it but there is quite a bit of work in this piece already.

Just an update, I have since this post figured out that the above photo of fabric on the frame is, the Bucilla Nativity.  Thought I remembered something about that.  I have no idea when I bought it, started it, or from where.

This is what it should look like when I am finished.  If I can find a copy of the chart that is.  I have done quite a few stitches in to this already, hope to loose out on it now.

Now, on to the correction.
I found the native american angel today.  That is the chart beside it, in pieces.  I lady that went to my church started it, her eyesight started getting bad so it was hard for here to do this kind of work anymore.  She gave it to me, along with all the thread, and here it is.  She passed away a few years back, and I have not done a thing with it. Apparently, this was actually a part of a book, which I found a copy on and have already purchased it.  It would seem that when ever she changed thread colors she would leave that color and come back and just re-thread the needle and pick up where she left off.  Makes sense I guess, should make it easier for me to figure out where to go to start back up.  I don't know what the proper way to work a project is, I just usually do all of one color at a time.
This is a closer look of her work.  She did lovely work.  I guess I will take the other project out of the frame and after pressing this a little bit, load it in to the frame and make this a UFO to work on this winter.  That is if it ever actually gets cold around here.  Today was nice, but next week it is supposed to be hot again.  Any way, I may just start taking these counted cross stitch projects along camping.
Here is a photo of the book, and what the angel is supposed to look like when it is finished.  I think she is really lovely, and this designer has some beautiful work available in kits and charts.  I just love native american art though, have decided to put some more pieces up in the house.  Will frame this when I am done.
These are the fabrics I am using for my youngest grandson, Mr. M, a quilt.  Just a "lay around the house" quilt.  The puppies are that fur like fleece, feels like minky. I am not so sure about the middle two fabrics and have found another fabric with little dog bones on it.  Like I posted yesterday, I found some pre-cut black and red scotty dog shapes that I found online at Keepsake Quilting and have ordered a package of them to use on the quilt. Speaking of quilts, I ordered the 2013 calendar from Piecemakers.
Isn't this cool looking?  I figure as much as we go to the beach it was a no brainer.  If you aren't familiar with this vendor, they put out the most amazing calendars each year and the calendar includes the pattern and directions for the quilt.  Kind of a block of the month as each month is one block in the calendar.  I have some more of their calendars, just have been putting them away until I have a lot of time, but this next year that is changing.  The blocks are a bit time consuming as they are applique and ribbon embroidery or embroidery.  But, I plan to start in January and work a block each month.  Check back at the end of the year to see how I did.

Well, Miss Zebra has some company that just showed up, co-ed variety, so guess I best go check on them and then get something to eat for hubby.

Thanks for stopping in.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on finding the chart for your UFO! That piece is going to be beautiful when you finish it :)