Sunday, March 24, 2013

A very old UFO is finished and I'm a winner!

I bought the kit for Bear Hug at a Creative Circle needlecraft home party waaaaaaay back in 1988 (25 years ago!) and guess what?!  I finally finished it! This will be donated to World of Charity Stitching so they can sew it to a pillow or walker bag or tote bag.
Bear Hug - FINISHED!
Bear Hug
Designed by Sue Miyata
The Creative Circle
Started 1988, Finished 3/22/2013

I did the backstitching on the two windows and the roof of Halloween House.
Halloween House update #29
I pulled out one of my starts from last year to use for the 2013 Ornament SAL for this month.  It is a freebie from a French blog, Le blog de Vava.  I'm stitching it on perforated paper with DMC gold metallic 5282 with the word "Noel" in white DMC.

Boule Bordeaux update #2
I am using a variegated red J&P Coats floss for the top and bottom.  It's not turning out exactly how I planned (LOL) but I'll try a different method for the bottom half.  I bought a piece of red felt with an adhesive back to put on the back of this ornament.
Boule Bordeaux update #3
I was a lucky winner of a Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe giveaway!  Nancy sent me five 20-yard skeins of over-dyed floss.  She is having another giveaway on April 15.  You can enter HERE and tell her that I sent you!

I was also a lucky winner of DMC linen floss from Brenda in her "From My Horde to Yours Giveaway" at The Dropped Thread!

I also bought the rest of the DMC floss at JoAnn's yesterday that I need for my next BAP.  Hint:  It's the big picture at the top of my blog!  Yes, that's actually a cross stitch chart called "We're Off to See the Wizard."  I had a coupon for 25% off my entire purchase, so the floss was only 29 cents each!  Here's what the chart looks like:
"We're Off to See the Wizard" chart

24 comments:

cucki said...

Wow co grats for you're win and for your sweet finish..
Big hugs x

Linda said...

Congrats on finishing Bear Hug. What a cute design. I bought some crewel kits from them back in the 70's.
HH is looking great. What a difference the backstitching makes. I hope to get caught up to you in the next few weeks.
I think the red on the Noel ornament looks just fine. I would stitch the bottom the same way.
Congrats on the floss wins. I love the VMSS colors you choice.

Linda

sharine said...

Great progress and lucky you. Can't wait to see your new start:)

Claire said...

Great finish.Well done on your win.x

Joyce Clark Frank said...

Cong on your win. Her floss is neat. I have been a winer of hers.
Your Halloween House is looking good. You are ahead of me. Since I went back to work last month, my stitching has slowed down. I work for a CPA and do taxes, so it is busy now. Great buy from JoAnns

Melinda said...

Can't wait to see your WIPS of the Wizard. I have one of the Wicked Witch on my ToDo list.
She is my favorite....

wilma b said...

Great stitching...and what a wonderful win!

Monique said...

Congrats on finishing the project! The prizes you won look like something you will really enjoy using. I am super excited to see your WOZ project as you start and progress.
Not sure if my response to your email went through, but the answer is yes I would still be interested in them once you are done:-)

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Lesleyanne said...

A lovely finish. Great wins. Look forward to seeing your new project.

Annette-California said...

What a very sweet piece you stitched for the charity. Darling and perfect. Oh your Haunted house is is so colorful and fun. Beautifully coming along. I love how your stitching Valerie's Noel design. WOW! Great color choices. Congrats on your wins:) Oh Boy that is a very large chart - Off to see the wizard. Can't wait to see you start it:)
love Annette

Rachel said...

Cute bear (yay to a UFO finish!). Love the progress on Halloween House! Ornament is going to look great (you have way more patience than I do, gold drives me crazy!). What is the method you used and what will you try (variegated thread...)? LUCKY on both wins! OK, seriously, I love Oz! Can't wait to see it start and progress!

Silverlotus said...

I think the ornament is looking great!

I'm looking forward to seeing the progress on the Wizard of Oz chart. I bet it will look great when it is done.

Giovanna said...

Congrats on finishing the bear - he's cute! Nice going on the WIPs too.

Keebles said...

Congrats on the finish and the win! Looks like you had a great week!

Ruth McKeon said...

Congrats on another finish, its gorgeous and on the wins. So delighted to hear the pic at the top is a stitching project, I think its a fab picture and I'm going to enjoy checking in seeing it come together.

Claudette497 said...

Happy dancing with you on that finish! Not a bad finsih after 25 years, lol! You'll have a nice busy time with the Wizard of Oz - I look forward to seeing your updates!

Teresa S. said...

Isn't that a great feeling to finish an oldie?

Great idea to give it to the charity, too.

OMG, that chart is daunting! I so admire your stitching mojo. Nothing is too big for you!!

Stress Less said...

I can't wait to see you start this!!!!

Rai Rai's Stitches said...

Congratulations on finishing an oldie. That means you can start 6 new ones!

Denise said...

Congratulations on your finish. I use to sell Creative Circle way back when, and I also stitched this piece. Good luck on your BAP.
Happy Stitching
Denise

Faith... said...

I love your Bear Hug! One more thing out of the UFO pile and into the finished pile. Congrats on your win - lovely colors!

Preeti said...

Congrats Debbie! Lovely threads; I envy you :)
Wizard of Oz looks a mega project. My daughter loves this fairy tale very much. I was about to ask you few weeks back when I saw that header thinking that it might be your favourite. Now I know what it is going to be :)

Caitlin Jordan said...

gorgeous stitching :) I love your finish!