Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Turkey talk

My favourite turkey for the past few months has been Plum Street Samplers Gobble. As of Sunday afternoon, he is finished and ready to strut his stuff.


Plum Street Samplers Gobble
stitched on 32 ct PTP Legacy
using DMC floss
I am certainly going to miss this fine fellow for he has accompanied me to various stitching locations in the last few months. I think he will look wonderful next Thanksgiving when he is framed and proudly displayed in my home. I do have another turkey stitch in the wings (pardon the pun!) by Bent Creek which I can always pull to fill the void.


Once more we were hit with a winter storm in our area on Tuesday only this time we received more freezing rain rather than snow. The surface of the snow now has a definite sheen to it and the snow crunches rather loudly underfoot. Last night it was so windy that I couldn't get to sleep for all the noise it was making! I could hear the cracking of the tree branches which are coated in ice. It reminded me of the ice storm we had here in the late '90s.
My Tuesday stitching group cancelled their get together because of the weather so I spent the day stuck indoors, stitching alone. It was just too miserable to go out.


I spent the time catching up on a few of my WIPocalypse goals. I managed to complete The Trilogy Secret Snowdrift which has been hanging around since 2009! This should have been a quick stitch but for some reason or another it has been sitting unfinished in my drawer. I only had a few things left to stitch on it - the last little penguin, the border, some long stitching on the snowmen's arms and attaching a couple of buttons. This will make an adorable pillow or wall hanging.


Now I figure I'm on a roll so next I dug out LHN Acorn Hill. If you remember, when I last stitched on this one in the fall I only had the inner border remaining but had run out of floss. Okay so I ordered the floss and I distinctly remember it arriving sometime before Halloween. I also remember cleaning up my stash room, having the floss in my hand and putting it away. It's the part about putting it away that I can't remember. For the life of me I don't know what the heck I did with that skein! I'll be darned if I was going to order another one so I took the opportunity to try out some of the floss I won during Victorian Motto's Christmas giveaway. One skein of that floss looked almost identical to the CC Brown Sugar that I had been using. I pulled it, started stitching and personally I don't think you can see much of a difference. If you look at the border stitched along the top of the house, that's the Crescent Colour floss and my inner border around the piece is the VM floss.


Little House Needleworks Acorn Hill
stitched on 28 ct Lakeside Linen Buttercream
using Crescent Colours floss and Victorian Motto
Paradis Perdu also received a little bit of attention yesterday. I finished stitching one of the alphabets and started on another. 




At the top of this design,beneath another alphabet, it is charted for you to put in your year of birth which coincidentally just happens to be my birth year. Then, under the small alphabet I've just finished, there is a spot for another year. This time though, the pattern calls for only two numerals. They have used 04 which I suspect is the year the design was stitched in. I haven't decided whether to put in all four numbers here or leave it just as 12. There is plenty of room for all four. I'm also thinking of somehow highlighting my initials in the main alphabet with a different coloured floss.


I haven't decided which will be my next new start yet. Anything that I've picked out I'm missing something, either fabric or floss. I'm expecting some orders to arrive within the next few days so I think I'll just stick to my BAP and some ornaments until then. I'm in the process of finishing off the Prairie
Schooler Winter ornament right now.


Time to get a move on! Today our Wednesday group meets and following that I'm heading out on a drive to pick up my son Daniel. He is going to spend a couple of days with us and then return home on the weekend. It's a beautiful, sunny day and the temperature has risen some so I'm actually looking forward to the drive. 

25 comments:

Autumn said...

Loved seeing all your projects. May have to add some of these to my wish list. Thanks for sharing.

BrendaS said...

Beautiful finishes Lynn and what a nice variety. Your needles are smokin'!

Have a nice visit with your son:)

Nancy said...

You have been busy! Love all the projects but especially that turkey, I've not seen that design before!

Gabi said...

Wow. You surely made some good use of that miserable weather. Congrats with your beautiful finishes. How neat that the floss you won us such a close match

Siobhán said...

Beautiful stitching and finishes! I just love that Gobble--it is so cute! Good for you for improvising on the thread--it looks to be a great match.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Well all that PWS can pack up and go coz it sure is cutting into the OOTDS! Each and every piece of your stitching looks great Lynn and you know it is bad when the weather gets in the way of a good stitching night with friends. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend together and that the time stands still for a while to enjoy.
Be warm and be always in stitches.

BeckySC said...

Oh, I love Secret Snowdrift...I should really stitch it up :) TOO cute!! Your other stitches look GREAT too :)

Kathy A. said...

Congrats on your finishes girl. WIPocalypse seems to be spurring us all on. Love that turkey!

Mary said...

Gobble looks great! Congrats! You are really moving right along on all the stitching.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Lynn you are on a roll girl! I love your Gobble and your snowdrift is so sweet! Acorn Hill...AMAZING! And I hope that you have a fabulous time (I know you will) with your DS visiting!

Pumpkin said...

Your needles are smokin'! WOW! Gobble is just gorgeous. Love the colors and can't wait to see him framed.

Your BC is too cute and I can't believe it took you this long to finish that along with the LHN piece! I'd say the VM threads worked perfectly :o)

Beth Pearce said...

I love, love love Gobble! Your Snowdrift one is darling too! But your BAP is going to be amazing. I really love the colors so far. It will be interesting what you decide on the year and your initials! Drive safely.

Carol said...

You and I really do have the same taste, Lynn! Guess what I got for Christmas--yep--the Bent Creek Thankful Quaker chart :) Your Gobble is just wonderful and Snowdrift is so cute, too. Hadn't seen that one before.

Enjoy your days with Daniel--it's always nice to spoil them when they come for a bit :)

Deborah said...

Love all the finishes! Gobble is gorgeous. When I did Acorn Hill, I changed the words Acorn Hill to the town that i live in. Just something different.

Mindi said...

Congratulations on your finishes! Gobble will be very spiffy hanging on the wall next Thanksgiving, and I love the Trilogy piece. That little penguin is so cute peeping out froom the side.

Patty C. said...

LOVE the snowmen pattern --so darling

Von said...

It's so encouraging to see several finished projects, Lynn! With this weather, you'll surely have more finishes to share real soon. :D

Gill said...

You've had some really cute finishes and Acorn Hill looks just great with your substitutions!

Penny said...

Such pretty colors in Gobble and I love all of those little snowmen! It's so frustrating to know you have something and can't find it but Acorn Hill looks lovely. :)

Angela said...

Congrats on your 3 finishes. I love the Secret Snowdrift one :) You've been very busy!

Brigitte said...

Absolutely gereat projects and finishes. Reminds me that I have so many LHN charts in my stash, also the Acorn HIll. I think I'll have to pkit this one up and finally stitch it. It's so beautiful.
I hope you had a good drive in the snow.

Tatkis said...

All the finishes are so lovely! Especially the snowmen ;)
It's such a pleasure to have something finished, when it was waiting for so long!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Anne said...

Wow! You have been busy Lynn! I love Gobble Gobble!! Those snowmen are so adorable too. They are getting blown away by that pesky wind. We too have had that freezing rain/wind storm. Can't do much in that weather! Your LHN Acorn hill is darling. Makes me happy to see that crow on a stack of pumpkins :D

I see your Paradis Perdu!! Gorgeous colours!! I think highlighting your initials in a different colour is a good idea!!

Veronica said...

Your needle sure has been flying. I love all your finishes. The snowman one is so cute. Look forward to seeing what your next start would be.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Suzanne said...

Your weather sounds terrible, I hope that it has improved. Congratulations on your beautiful finishes, I particularly love the little snowmen.

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