Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Finally A Finish!

Happy 2nd Day of Fall everyone! The best time of year is here! The beautiful colors, crisp air, pumpkins and hot chocolate all leading up to Thanksgiving and then the Christmas season! It's my absolute favorite!

Well I finally got a project finished--you know one of those that was stared oh a couple of years ago and then got tucked into a drawer and sort of forgotten. Well here it is! You might recall I blogged about it way back in January for The Procrastinator's Challenge. I think I won--I procrastinated past the date by um.....several months! Anyway this is my primitive/vintage Santa stitchery. It's a pattern by Leah Smith of The Country Cupboard that appeared in a 2006 issue of Create & Decorate Magazine. I think I got it a little darker than I wanted, but I think I like it, although I think I would like to find a different way to display it than in this frame. I know I don't want a pillow--maybe a different frame. Something unique or something totally different--not in a frame. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions?

Now that I have one project finally finished, maybe I can get myself on a roll and finish something else. Anyone want to take bets. hehee!


Bizee Fingers said...

Hi Cathy!

I love the Santa, he looks very vintage! How about making him in to a wall hanging with perhaps some patchwork borders, incorporate him into a table runner?
Im sure however you decide to finish him he'll be darling!


Dena said...

Nice work on your vintage Santa. I think if you were to paint the frame a darker color the needlework would stand out more. Perhaps a deep red would work.

We have our annual pumpkin pitch this Saturday. It's quite the affair. Local businesses invent machines that pitch the pumpkin and the winner is the one who pitched it the furthest. We're so easily amused. LOL

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hey Cathy, you did a great job on it..I have a few projects I will pick up this my cross stitching...have a great rest of your week..;)

cwa said...

Your vintage santa is darling. I think my mother-in-law may have you beaten as a procrastinator though. She started cross stitching a Christmas stocking for my brother-in-law 20 years ago, and she is still working on it. I have to give her credit for dedication though. Every year she vows to finish that thing and works on it for a little while. One of these days it probably will finally be done. Blessings to you.

Jen Anderson said...

Maybe you could display it on a makeshift embroidery frame. You know, take 2 dowels and roll the top and bottom end around it a little. Like an embroidery hoop, but rectangular.

As it is, it looks great!