Sunday, August 30, 2015

August SAL Updates

Wednesday was the date for the Smalls SAL Check-In. My Smalls this month were the Thimble Purse for my Christmas Doll and LynnB's Mini Black cat for The Halloween Ornies SAL.

I used the heart from the pattern to personalize the back of my Thimble Purse.

Front and back assembled, just need to make and attach cording.

My black cat is wearing a beaded collar and the little spider has eyes!

The Thimble a Purse is the last part of my doll and also one of my WIPocalypse projects. The other that I worked on was Christmas at Hollyberry Farm. My house has all it's windows and the door in place.

Thanks for stopping by,

Gwen



Sunday, August 9, 2015

First Trial Fitting



I stitched up the skirt , made a muslin cover and stuffed it, then  did a trial fitting this weekend. Now to make the silk underskirt and attach the doll. 

Friday, July 31, 2015

My Christmas Doll





The last stitch was been taken and the beads added. My Christmas Pincushion Doll skirt is now stitched! Yeah!! I added the final bead on Tuesday just in time for The 2015 Smalls SAL and WIPocalypse check-in for July. The doll in the model is wearing a burgundy under skirt, but I plan on using the blue fabric in the background for my doll. Blue is my favorite color and the color of the ribbon in my dol'ls hair.
Now for the courage and skill to do a good job with the finishing.
A Christmas Doll Pincushion and Thimble Purse
by Giulia Manfredini
The Gift of Stitching Magazine, November, 2007 

It may be hard to see but there is a hint of blue in the Fir Waterlillies (Caron Collection) used.

Thanks for stopping by,
Gwen














Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness-JULY 2015



July 15 already!!. I haven't done much on  my GG projects this month. I've spent most of my stitching time working on my doll skirt. I did manage to put in 2 of the upstairs windows on my house. Now I am working on the door. 


Thanks for stopping by,
Gwen

Friday, July 3, 2015

July2015: WIPocalypse pt1.



WIPocalypse 2015 

I worked on 3 of my WIPocalypse projects in June. First up, Strawberry Lace.
I've started the front of the case, but haven't gotten very far. The diving bands are done. The 3 row alphabet and number sections are over one and there are a few color changes going on.

My before and after of Christmas at Hollyberry Farm showed up in an earlier post for GG 2015. But  here it is again. 

Third and the one with maybe the most progress is my pincushion doll skirt.

Thanks for stopping by,
Gwen


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

My Heartland




My Heartland by Sharon of the Purple Thread is my small for June. It's intended to be finished as a needlebook but I am considering a mattress pin cushion. When I decide on the final finishing I will attach the buttons.
My HeartLand
The Purple Thread

Thanks for stopping by,
Gwen