Stitching and Life in the Company of Pets

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I did it!! It's finally done :)

Yup I did it, I am so doing a major happy dance at this point.  This is my oldest WIP, at 10+ years it's a bit embarrassing to admit how long these poor little guys have been a WIP.  However, they are done.  Just need a final going over to make sure no missed stitches anywhere or missed back stitching (also to try and remove any contributed kitty hair I may have missed earlier, LOL) and then to watch for a sale on framing.  While it won't be done in time to display for Halloween this year, it is at least done by Halloween, my goal.  Actually I'm just ecstatic that it's done this year.  So without further ado may I present Trick or Treat Mice design by Lorri Birmingham :)

I'm soooo pleased with it.  Now to decide what next.  I have another old WIP, although not as old as Mice that has been calling to me lately too, so think I may give Flower Dragons some time, or at least get it into a regular rotation.  Hope you all had a good, and productive, weekend, I know I did :)

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Long suffering WIP and some progress :)

Isn't it interesting how our tastes and interests can change? I fell in love with this design a number of years ago, and while I've never stopped thinking it was adorable, my ability and desire  to stitch it certainly has had its ups and downs since I started it, well let's just say 10+ years ago.  However, lately it has been calling out to me again, and for a change I've been listening and actually working on this, and LOVING it!!  While not done, I've made quite a bit more headway, may I present Trick or Treat Mice :)

I'm actually on the home stretch of this now I think.  Still have the little fairy mouse on the right side to finish, then the moon on the upper left, couple stars and some back stitch (which really makes everything pop).  While not likely, it is actually a possibility it could be done by Halloween (although not framed and ready for display), but at least it will be done this year!   I so can't believe it may actually be done this year, the poor thing has been a WIP for soooooo long. 

So, what's the longest you've all had a WIP for that finally was finished up and what was it?  When this is done it will be time for a major party/happy dance!