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Monday, August 15, 2011

#12

Stocking #12 is done.

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It's a lovely wee cardinal.
I changed only one thing on this one (yes, the weird claw is all the pattern's fault) The berries were supposed to be outlined in dark green; I decided this was a printing error since it looked hideous. So I redid them in blue.

I also worked on my boat sampler a little; the red floss hasn't been used in a very long time, as you can see from when I unwound it. I used to always wind the leftover lengths around the skien paper before I discovered bobbins. Sometimes I still do. Anyway, it was very curly.

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Please pardon the messy bookshelves and the fireplace missing a tile. I never said I was neat. Or that I knew how to glue tile. :D
'Cause I ain't.
And I don't.
And yes, there is a stuffed penguin on my mantle. It's not supposed to be there, but it has been for several weeks.

Here's the progress, such as it is. A little bit of sails, some backstitching, some flags.

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I thought, after using Rustico for a couple of my stockings, that it would be intersting to stitch some on red and green. I had some red, but no green. A quick trip to eBay netted me these:

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All for $1.29. Eight pieces, 12x18, and an extra dark brown as a bonus.

It's been a good mail week. I got this for free from a book-swap site... A project for January, when it will be cold and I will need some :D

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And since this post could have been titled 'Everything but the Kitchen Sink', I'll add a note that I had more fun with blog pages and made a Wishlist page. It's up top.

Now, since my actual Kitchen Sink is full of dishes, I really must be going. I have to find some other way of avoiding washing them!

5 comments:

  1. LOL, you need an excuse to not wash dishes?!? I just avoid it like the plague, lol. Love your socks book. Can't wait to see what you come up with. And great progress on your two WIPs. I love the cardinal. He's wonderful. Grats on the finish!!

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  2. Great progress on the wips, the stocking is just too cute <3 And, lol, if this is messy bookshelf, you haven't seen mine! XD

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  3. All look amazing! Love your sense of humour lol.

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  4. Nice ebay haul :D I happen to think the penguin is adorable on your mantle. :D

    Cardinal looks nice, esp with the blue backstitched berries, as do the sails and your socks. :D

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  5. What a great little stocking, sometimes we have to change things up a little to make them more to our own tastes. Your ship sampler is going to be lovely. I just adore all thsoe colourful flags.

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