Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Crazy - The First Finish

In the wee hours this morning I finished stitching Goode Huswife "Reuben Rooster."  Reuben was my last start of the challenge and my first finish this year.  Tonight is the TNT guild meeting so I was inspired to tuck him into the frame for show-and-tell. 

I want to stitch him again on an interesting piece of country cream linen I have and maybe a third time on 18 or 20 count fabric, sort of like a Bent Creek Zipper.  The design is super cute and I love the colors. 

Last night was Rainbow and I worked on "Sugarplums."  I'll be working on it some more tonight at guild, so no picture quite yet.

The guild is having a UFO challenge this year and I am going to participate with a quilt I started in the 1980's.  It is twin size and a lot closer to being finished than I thought it was.  The challenge is to have it done by the June meeting.  Even if I don't finish it by June, it will still be good to work on it. 

The Violet Threads group is going to have a kit exchange this year using the 2010 Just Cross Stitch ornament magazine.  I am organizing the exchange.  We are planning to have our ornaments stitched and kits pulled together for Christmas in July at our July meeting.  I haven't chosen my ornament yet, but I am getting it narrowed down.

I wonder if I am over-committed this year?  Nah.  No stress, all fun.  So far.

9 comments:

Linen Stitcher said...

I've nearly purchased Reuben on more than one occasion. He's an adorable finish, and I love how well the frame sets off this design. Nice!

Katrina said...

Cute, cute, cute!!!! Love him and congrats on the finish :-).

mainely stitching said...

Reuben is GREAT!!

KarenV said...

Love him, he looks fabulous!

Paisley said...

Love how Reuben turned out! Congratulations on your first finish!

Karoline said...

Reuben is very cute, congratulations.

You had some great starts during the challenge, I look forward to seeing your progress

Sharon said...

He is cute! Congrats on your first finish!

shakatak66 said...

Congrats on your first finish - it looks wonderful ... and even finish-finished too! :D

Lelia said...

Reuben is a star! and, should be fun to re stitch