Cross Stitch, Finishes

One down, one to go!

I’m referring to my revolting commitment stitching … yes, that does indeed mean that poxy plastic canvas piece is finished, done and dusted, and out of my hair forever – woohoo!!! I’ve decided that Lisa can make it up herself into the little hanger, I’ve done the stitching on it and that will suffice … if you want to see what it will look like when finished, I’ve taken a photo of the kit cover for you. The only scissors I have on me are my Gingher’s and they sure as heck aren’t going to be used to cut plastic canvas!

Wire Welcome by Dimensions
Wire Welcome by Dimensions

welcome 1

I finished it quite late last night, and didn’t have the energy to start stitching the Winnie the Pooh bookmark straightaway – instead I figured if I’m already stitching projects I hate, I might as well keep the ball rolling … and put the final touches into a wee kit project that I started when I went into hospital to have my gallbladder removed two years ago. I only managed to stitch just under 1/2 of it at the hospital, and I finished it off in a couple of hours last night while sat up watching The Incredibles and Wallace & Gromit movies on DVD. The colours on this are quite odd, and I’m sure they put the wrong dark blue in the kit – which is one reason it’s taken so long for me to finish this … the blended stitches are really ‘obvious’.  Goodness knows what I’ll do with it … make it into a pinkeep maybe?

Morning Glory by Serendipity Designs

Morning Glory – Carolyn’s Garden, by Serendipity Designs

Today I picked up the final piece of revolting commitment stitching, and have stitched about 1/4 of the Winnie the Pooh bookmark – the shifts I’m working this week won’t give me much free time so I won’t have chance to get it stitched before I leave here in a couple of days, but at least it will go nicely into an envelope so it can be posted to Lisa down the track if necessary … no piccies of that one until it’s all finished.

Then I can move onto some “fun” commitment stitching – next up is Nicki’s Quaker Friendship RR piece … plus I’m going to start a new project to cheer me up after doing a few projects that certainly were not fun … the only question is “which one will it be??” 😉

And that’s pretty much all I have for you tonight – only two more nights left before I lose my internet access again … I still have over 600 unread feeds to plough through, but unfortunately that won’t be happening either – every time I catch up on some reading, another 50+ feeds update again 😉

Hopefully I’ll get chance for one final post before I head off into the wide blue yonder … although I’ll have to do all the housework over the next two nights quite late, as I have overtime both days for 2 hours.

9 thoughts on “One down, one to go!”

  1. Good luck getting through all those obligation and no fun pieces! I hate having things on my plate I know I should finish, but can’t really get in to.

  2. the welcome banner is really cute! I’ve never stiched on plastic canvas but i imagine it would be really diferent, i hate it when i stitch on aida after using evenweave or linen.

    the morming glory flower is cute too!

  3. If you don’t like your morning glory piece (which I think is quite pretty), what about mounting it into a card? Morning Glory is September’s flower….

    Good luck with your moves.

  4. I like the little hanger, though I hate stitching on plastic canvas, too. I don’t mind perf paper, just plastic canvas. Good for you for plowing through a bunch of them, though!

  5. I’ve done a couple of those plastic canvas projects and while I don’t seem to mind them as much as you do, they are a challenge. 🙂 I think you did well, though.

  6. I love the little morning glory! I think the way the blending worked out actually looks quite natural. The size would be good for a scissor fob if you decide against a pinkeep.

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