Sunday, June 10, 2012

WIPocalypse update #6 and two finishes!

Only six more months until the WIPocalypse! Will I get all my WIPs finished in time?  The entire list on my WIPocalypse page is slowly shrinking.  I have moved two more WIPs to the Finishes 2012 page!

Linda and I had a Monday snowman SAL.  She finished Snow Pals and I finished Mr. Mittens.  Next Monday we'll start a new SAL.
Mr. Mittens - finished!
"Mr. Mittens"
Designed by Alma Lynne
Started 1/2/2012, Finished 6/8/2012

I am having a giveaway of the original chart for this design.  The finished size is 7" x 9" and the chart has the DMC color numbers listed.  There are lots of quarter stitches, so I would recommend 28 ct fabric and stitch over 2, or use a sharp needle if stitching on Aida 14 ct, which is what came with the kit I used.  Just leave a comment on this post to let me know if you're interested in this chart, and I will choose a winner on Thursday, June 14.

My next finish is the Harley-Davidson logo which I didn't finish in time for Christmas, so I waited until my boyfriend's birthday in June instead.  The orange hand-dyed fabric is from Stitchnmomma.
Harley-Davidson logo - finished!
 "Harley-Davidson logo"
Started 11/26/2011, Finished 6/3/2012

My friend Beth works at a framing shop and framed this for me.  I love the custom mat that she made!  The frame is actually silver and reminds me of a motorcycle engine.
Harley-Davidson logo - framed!
I signed up for a Pine Needle Basket Weaving class at the local community center for three Saturdays.  This is my progress on my very first basket after two classes.  It will be finished next Saturday!
Pine Needle Basket top

Pine Needle Basket bottom


Unknown said...

Mr Mittens is looking fantastic Debbie, well done on the finish, I'd love to be included in the giveaway, can't wait to see what your next SAL is going to be.
Harley logo looks amazing in that frame its so striking, love it !
The basket looks great, can't believe thats just two classes with one more to go, ideal for holding lots of littles.

twinpeakprimitives said...

Mr.Mittens is very charming!!! I love every single detail on him. Well done!

Harley's frame just made it very striking. Wonderful choice!

Little basket is growing beautifully.

Congrats on two finishes and new way of creation....

StitchyDon said...

I'd love to be included, he is soooooo cute!!!


Carrie said...

You know I fell in love with Mr. Mittens the moment I first saw him!! He is just so adorable!!! Please, please include me in the drawing!!!

Congrats on TWO finishes!!

Sandie said...

Mr Mittens is so cute - I'd love to be included in your give-away draw for him PLEEEEEASE!

Your friend has done an amazing job finishing off Harley - the frame and mount are both just right!

Basket weaving has never been my "bag" but yours looks kinda cute - hope to see the finished piece soon.

Hely said...

Mr. Mittens looks great, well done! :)

I would like to enter the giveaway as well.

Can't wait to see your next SAL. I am tempted to join SALs sometimes, but I know i could never be able to stitch the dates agreed, so I need to pass them lol.

Have a lovely day :)

Otter said...

Love how Mr Mittens came out. I've loved watching your progress on both him and the HD design. The framing job is fantastic! You are so lucky to have a friend to help make the perfect mats for your frame.

I'd love to be in the drawing for Mr Mittens.

Your basket looks great. Where did you take the class? I'm not brave enough to sign up for craft classes.

Can't wait for the new SAL progress pics.

Chelle said...

Very nice! You're so lucky to have an "in" at the frame shop!

Please include me in the giveaway. I just discovered Diane Arthurs and we are doing one of her designs for our SAL (Carrie and me). If you are interested in joining in, please check out my blog at

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow that HD piece is just framed so perfectly! It makes me think of motorcycles, chrome and grease! Well done I know its going to be loved.

Congrats on finishing your snowman.

That basket is pretty cool and looks great so far!

Patty C. said...

Lovely work ;)

Waaaaaaaa - i love snowmen!
He is soooooooo cute! Please enter me in your Giveaway ;)

Tricia T said...

Yay for a finish! I'll pass on the giveaway - I have so many to finish right now - but I wanted to congratulate you on two more projects well done!


Unknown said...

I love Mr Mittens and would love to be in the giveaway! Your Harley Davidson is amazing particularly the way it was matted and framed. It really is way cool!

Linda said...

I love Harley and the frame and mats are great. Mr. Mittens is adorable. I like Alma Lynne designs, but she uses way to many quarter stitches for my liking.


Vilemoo said...

Hi Debbie.
Fantastic work.

sharine said...

Mr Mittens is so cute and the Harley one totally rocks!

mdgtjulie said...

Looking grand Debbie. Keep up the good work, and you'll have ALL finishes. Grats on these two. I especially like the frame for HD. It's awesome!!! Love your basket too.

Rosemary said...

I realize I forgot to comment on this post too! Your basket is so cool looking, please keep sharing your progress - it's beautiful already!

That Harley Davidson logo looks sooo stinkin cool with the custom mat and that frame - totally captures the spirit of the brand and the chrome. Really perfect!

ricketyjo said...

Congrats on your finishes, they are lovely - I think the framing on the Harley Davidson is fantastic!

Unknown said...

the harley davidson's logo is surely prefect with that frame! congrats for finishing the projects ^___^ Nice to meet you! :) (

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

lovely finishes :D such awesome framing on the harley davidson!