Stitching and Life in the Company of Pets

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Couple of finishes

Yup, my needle's been fairly busy. Although, since they are a bit on the smaller side, it sounds more impressive than it really is. However, I'm pleased with my progress.

First up is my finished Ribbit. This was a SanMan Originals design and tuck hanger, done using DMC on 28ct. White Monaco.

Next up is Pretty Wicked by Just Nan. This came as a kit with the fun frame and mat. She's stitched on 30 ct. Peoria Purple linen again with DMC.

And finally, you saw the finish earlier, but now I have it framed, Six Bats and a Witches Hat by Blue Ribbon Designs on 32 ct. Lakeside Linen in Lentil, using DMC (if you click you can see the great marbling that the Lentil has).

And finally, I'll leave you with a picture of the little visitor that seems to come each evening to munch the grass. I love watching all the wildlife that decides to run around in the back (you'll probably need to click to enlarge to see the little guy in the center).


  • At 5:34 PM , Blogger Daffycat said...

    I really love that Ribbit! I may have to email Sandy and see if I can get that one! Your framed pieces are just wonderful...great job!

  • At 6:01 PM , Blogger Lynn said...

    Great projects!! I love how the sampler looks now that it's framed. You can hang it up in abt a month too!

    And what a cute bunny! Do the dogs see it?

  • At 6:53 PM , Blogger Dee said...

    I had to look TWICE to find the six bats!

    Love that piece and your stitching is LOVELY!

    Won't be long now til Halloween time!

  • At 7:50 PM , Blogger Suzie said...

    I LOVE all of your finishes! And you made excellent choices for your matting and framing! They all look fantastic!

    As for your little hoppy friend, I love buns. I used to have several domestic breeds as house pets through the years. Did you know that they can be litter trained, like a kitty? The only problem is that they love to chew, so you have to put protective covers on all electrical cords.

    I'm so happy that you have a habitat that attracts wildlife! Have you ever considered applying for a registered habitat with the National Wildlife Federation? It isn't hard to do, and a lot of fun.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely stitching with us, and for showing us your "wild side"! lol

  • At 8:00 PM , Blogger Teresa McNamara said...

    They are all great finishes. I love the colours you chose for the framed one! My current Christmas ornament is a bit big so I think it might be going into a little frame when it is done.

  • At 9:11 PM , Blogger Anna van Schurman said...

    We're overrun with rabbits. Drive the dog nuts. And me, she tries to eat their poop and it could give her tapeworms. Great. I used to love the rabbits a lot more than I do now. :)

    Great finishes. Love the mottling on the lentil.

  • At 10:10 PM , Blogger DaisyGirl said...

    Love the froggie! Cute as a button. When Jacob was little, he had a little stuffed frog that went everywhere with him. He still has that froggie!

  • At 10:36 PM , Blogger Becky K in OK said...

    Love the little witchie.

  • At 10:42 PM , Blogger Ranae said...

    Sue! I love your finishes, they are all so cool.
    The froggy material is so cheery, The JN is just fab and the BRD frame is perfect for your wonderful stitching.
    Have a hoppy Sunday!!!

  • At 10:49 PM , Blogger Kylie said...

    Very nice!!

    I sure do wish I would get mine framed as quickly as you do! I have a whole drawer full of finished patterns that are ready to frame. I am going to pick up my needle this week. It's been a few weeks since I've stitched. I've been on a reading binge!!

  • At 12:55 AM , Blogger claudia said...

    Ribbit tuned out so cute! Pretty Witchy is cute too.
    I love how Six Bats turned out framed.
    I think I have rabbits living in that pile of wood and Nastursiums at the end of my patio. At least I hope they are rabbits! YD said I'd better hope it isn't a bunch of wharf rats...ewww!
    Thanks for the great tip about the garden gloves. From now on, mine will be living in a zip lock bag in between jobs.

  • At 5:15 AM , Blogger Cheryl said...

    Lots of lovely finishes! The framed piece is beautiful. Ribbit makes me smile :)

  • At 2:32 PM , Blogger Meari said...

    Nice finishes, Carolyn!

  • At 2:34 PM , Blogger Meari said...

    Oops!! I typed 'carolyn' by mistake... Sorry, Sue!

  • At 8:17 AM , Blogger Kathy A. said...

    Well good morning girl! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your frogs and the fabric is just perfect. It sure made me smile. It is nice to see your bat sampler finished and framed. That was a lot of work. God job there.

  • At 3:44 PM , Blogger Michele said...

    omgosh I love Ribbit! too cute :) I have a gf that collects frogs .. have to go find that one :)

    and the frame/mat are perfect!

  • At 4:37 PM , Blogger Doris said...

    ribbit look so cute, i love it!!.
    you haave a rabbit like visitor,and me a squirrel :D They are so cute too. And wonderful framing.

  • At 5:38 AM , Blogger Mylene said...

    Great finishes! I especially love the framed Blue Ribbon design.

  • At 12:13 PM , Blogger Redwitch said...

    Congrats on your finishes, they are all lovely, 6 bats looks fantastic framed :)

    V.cute rabbit too!

  • At 12:40 PM , Blogger Lucy said...

    Great finishes!!!

  • At 11:12 AM , Blogger Deanne J said...

    Great finishes

  • At 1:48 AM , Blogger nima said...

    wow...beautiful finishes

  • At 8:57 PM , Blogger Sharon said...

    Pretty finishes! Great framing!

  • At 1:27 PM , Blogger Pumpkin said...

    HD for you Sue!!!! Love the SMO pattern :o)

    Your framed piece is just beautiful. WOW! You must be so happy :o)

    Awww...a bunny. I wish I had another bunny :o(

  • At 9:08 PM , Blogger Crazee4books said...

    Hi Sue,

    Congratulations on finishing Six
    Bats!! It looks wonderful in the
    frame that you chose for it. The
    matting around the stitching
    appears to be a dark purple in
    the photo and I was wondering if
    that really is the true color??
    I love looking at this design,
    and others like it, and picking
    out all the different little
    motifs and their details.

    San Man designs are so much fun
    to look at and always bring a
    smile to my face whenever I see them. RIBBIT is so cute. Such
    a goofy grin on that froggie's
    face. Just be sure and keep
    him away from your in progress

    The little Just Nan designs is
    pretty and so colourful. Was it
    a fiddly stitch to do?? I love
    the frame around it. Can you
    call Halloween themed designs
    "festive"??? This one seems
    festive to me, in a witchy sort
    of way.

    Your bunny is adorable, which
    is pretty much normal for bunnies
    in general it seems. We have
    them around here quite often and
    I find them enchanting. Do you
    put out treats for it???

    This summer, for the very first
    time, I saw a skunk in our back
    yard during the early morning
    hours. It was probably picking
    up some of the stuff that had
    fallen from the bird feeders in
    our yard. I'd never seen a skunk
    in the "wild" before and was
    torn between awe and curiosity,
    and a strong urge to slam the
    window shut, draw the curtains
    and hide in the bathroom.

    I'm still lurking around and
    reading your blog Sue. Thanks
    for your visits to my own sadly
    neglected blog.

    I'll keep in touch.


  • At 6:27 AM , Anonymous Maren S said...

    LOL, Okay, that frog is just too precious! I love it.

    We've got a bunch of wild bunnies that make the neighborhood where I live their home. They come and play in our backyard whenever the dogs are inside. Now and then, when it gets really hot, you can see them in the kiddie pool, cooling off. Which is kinda surprising, because I thought they didn't like getting wet. Maybe they can't stand the heat here either! lol

  • At 6:53 PM , Blogger Lynn said...

    Six bats looks fantastic! It will look great on the wall at Halloween. I love your small projects too. The frog just makes you smile!


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