Monday, November 22, 2010

The weekend got away from me .... again!

I know that is it already Monday and I don't have a lot to show for my weekend, but it was nice. There was a little knitting and a little sewing and a little shopping.
I had grand hopes of finishing my Holden shawlette -- stop laughing - I know that was totally unrealistic. In fact, I didn't even get the stockinette part finished - bummer - but I love the yarn and it is looking good so I think it will be done by this coming weekend. I plan on parking my butt in a chair after our Thanksgiving feast at noon on Thursday and knitting and napping the rest of the day away.

On the cross stitch front, I didn't finish by Beatrix Potter but I do have this piece to share. It is part quilt, part cross stitch and lots of ceramic buttons.



I did this probably 15 years ago. I have no memory where I got the pattern or the idea. The letters are stitched in DMC floss on Jobelan and over each letter is a ceramic button that corresponds to the letter.

Some were easy A for angel, B for bear, C for clown --- G is a gingerbread man, and I is an ice cream




and some were harder to come up with, J is a jack-o-lantern, N is a nut, O is an ornament, and U in a unicorn.



and the hardest to figure out was the X. It was the last button I added, a little hoop with cross stitches.



I actually handquilted this piece and I was quite proud of the little Ohio Star cornerstones. And collecting all those buttons was fun - I love a collection!

Hope that you have plenty of help getting your Thanksgiving feast together this week. I'm planning on getting as much done ahead of time as I can so I can enjoy the day too.

Happy stitching -
carol fun

8 comments:

  1. What a great piece! I love all the buttons!

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  2. What a sweet design! Those buttons are so cute.

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  3. Love your buttons. That looks like a fun project!

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  4. What a creative way to meld two of your passions!

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  5. Gorgeous wall hanging . What a great idea.

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  6. Such a beautiful finish Carol, I just love all those buttons.
    Hope you and the family have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  7. What a fun piece! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving. :)

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  8. Looks great!I have this too -- the pattern is from Cross Stitch & Country Crafts!

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