Monday, November 21, 2011

Sixteenth Finish For 2011

I just LOVE the Zipper Kits that Bent Creek makes. They are so much fun to stitch and it's nice having everything together so you don't have to go hunting high and low for fabric and threads ;o) LOL!

This is Snowman Flatbed -


Isn't he cute? I have to say that I was a little disappointed with this kit though because the WDW pearl cottons that were included were sparse! I 'just' had enough thread to stitch the hat but had to make an adjustment to the flag in order to get it in there :o(


I plan on stitching this pattern again but on 32 count (this one was done on 18 count) and with different accent colors. It will be interesting to see the difference in size and look :o)

As this is ornament size, it allowed me to achieve one of my 2011 goals! All I have left is one medium size piece (WIP) and Christmas Rules and I'll have wrapped up those goals with a nice red bow for the holidays ;o) I'm pretty positive that I can do it.

Back during Thanksgiving, my MIL gave me an African Violet. I have NEVER had any luck with these plants but surprisingly, this one must like me -


Or maybe it's the environment it's in ;o) LOL!

I'm not sure how much I'll be around for the next week. My parents are coming on Wednesday and are staying until the weekend. They want to be at the ultrasound on Thursday. Don't worry, I'll post any news as soon as I can ;o) Thanks everyone!


butterfly said...

Great snowman.

TammyK said...

Love the snowman and you're right, it's sooo cute! Looking forward to the ultrasound news.

♥ Nia said...

Oh he looks so funny!! :D And adorable! =) Congrats on your finish sweetie, I'm pretty sure you'll reach your goals ;)
Have a great week!!! :D
(i'll be waiting for the news!! hehehe)

Annie said...

That flatbed series is just the cutest. I love every one of them. Yours looks so perfect!

And yea for your green thumb! African violets are very picky about which owners they like.

Lynn said...

Cute finish!
I've been cleaning out my stash room and found three of the BC zipper kits in a drawer. I'd forgot all about them!
I don't have any luck with African violets either but my Mom has a sunroom full of them.

Anonymous said...

What an adorable finish! I love it!

Congrats on reaching your goal.

That African Violet is very happy. Such pretty flowers.

Have an enjoyable visit with your parents. Good Luck with the Ultrasound. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.


Nancy said...

Hi Pumpkin,
Nice stitching. Shame for the scarcity of the floss though. You would think they would give you too much in case the frogs come to visit. Your Violet is pretty. You may want to invest in a pot specific for African Violets. It keeps them from getting too much water which is bad for them. It is a two piece pot and the water goes into the bottom of it and then it soaks up the water as needed. Good Luck for finishing your goals! Looking forward to seeing them finished.

Rita said...

Cute finish!

Beautiful African violet! I usually don't have very good luck with them either. My late grandmother had quite the green thumb for them.

Lesleyanne said...

A great finish. Your african violet looks lovely. Good luck with the scan next week.

MoonBeam said...

I always love seeing things stitched on different sized fabrics or with different colors, too.

Have a wonderful holiday.


Anonymous said...

Cute snowman, he made me giggle!
Donna in WV

Julie said...

Cute little design.
Nice plant, it looks very healthy.

Carol said...

Isn't he the cutest!! Looks like he's all ready for winter... That's great that you'll be meeting your goals, too, Cathey... I wonder what next year will bring with your new little "helper" at your side :)

Kathy A. said...

Cute little ornament. Love the colors.
I find that if I find the right light for an African violet they tend to do well with or without our neglect lol
Good luck with the ultrasound!

Jenn said...

He's cute! Good luck with the rest of your 2011 stitching. I wish I could be organized where my stitching is concerned: I'm more of a fly by the seat of my pants stitcher!

Lisa said...

Oh he is really cute. Bet he'll look lovely on 32ct too :)

Danielle said...

LOVE the little snowman!!!!!

cucki said...

a very sweet finish..i love bent creek designs so much,,they are always so much fun to stitch..
hugs for you and well done xx

Denise said...

The snowman is adorable! And the violet is doing amazingly well. You are the only person I've known to be able to grow them besides my grandma!

Daffycat said...

Awww, I loves his nose! What a cute finish. As much as we pay for those Bent Creek kits you'd think they wouldn't skimp on stuff!

Nice looking violet! I've never had any luck with them. Maybe it's all those PG vibes in your house?

Enjoy visiting with your parents! Are they over the moon or what?

And This Little Pig said...

Love your little Snowman Flatbed, so cute. I know you will achieve all your goals for the year :@ Bet your looking forward to seeing Peanut on Thursday.
LiBBiE in Oz

Catherine said...

So cute! Good luck with your ultrasound!

Deborah said...

Love the little snowman. He's very cute. Enjoy your time with your Mom.

Patty C. said...

I love him - Soooo cute !!!

P. G. said...

Your violet is very happy! He's beautiful!


Chris said...

I love snowmen. Great finish, i love Bent Creek's snowmen.

WendyCarole said...

he is cute

My firend had 100s of African viloets I was lucky if I managed to one to grow

Sally said...

He is incredibly cute!

Can't wait to hear about the ultrasound!

Alberta said...

Cute lil guy,isn't he?
Will be thinking about you and the family Thursday!

Melanie said...

Super cute finish!!
That's weird about the thread. I've never had that problem with those kits before. I hope they aren't skimping on them now. :(
I'm not a plant pro by any means but I actually do well with African violets so long as they have lots and lots of sun. I even get mine to bloom a few times a year! (I do fertilize it a bit during the summer months.)

Rachael xx said...

Great finish.
Good luck for the scan!!

Sharon said...

Cute finish! I love Bent Creek!

Forty Pound Sack said...

Your snowman is adorable! I never do well with African violets, either, but yours seems to be pretty happy. Maybe you figured out the secret and just don't know it, LOL ~

Renee said...

That little snowman turned out so cute! Nice job!!!

KaLu - Claudia said...

cute!!!!! =D i love the button wheels
i hate it when theres not enough thread in a kit ... its gives me anxiety lol i start going crazy in my head thinking of all the things i would have to do like frogging and replacing ... lol

very pretty flowers too !

Ranae said...

Flatbed snowman is too cute

Tatkis said...

Wow, absolutely cute snowman!
And I'm sure your violet likes to grow near something small growing too ;)