Wednesday, March 3, 2010

He's A (Mr Sparkle) Flake Finish & UFO & PIF and Exciting news (I hope)

I finished my LHN 'He's A Flake' stitching last night. Not sure how I'm going to finish it off,  but the model on  LHN website looks really nice so maybe I'll do it that way. I added some sparkles to the bow and his scarf. I used DMC shiny white floss for him and the snowflakes, but you really can't tell in this picture. I'm hoping Diane from LHN will give him a girlfriend and we can do 'She's A Flake' someday!
I have resurected an old Christmas UFO (below).  It is very pretty in person. Along with the picture, I am going to make ornaments of some of the individual characters also. I hope I can finish this in time for Christmas.
And I  resumed working on a Shepard's Bush Christmas stocking last night and realized I was stitching the stocking sideways!!!! What an idiot! Oh Dopey Me,  I was in such a hurry to get these done that I didn't realize how large they are so I started on the short side of the fabby. Who let those frogs in???




And almost last but not least....I received a PIF from Dawn Wright, she made me the cutest tiny biscornu. 
 I still can't figure out how she did that. Thank you Dawn!!!!   So now it's my turn to pick 3 people who leave a comment on this post telling me they want to receive something stitchy from me in a year or maybe less! I will draw names on Sunday March 7 and post them on this blog. Please leave me way to contact you if you really, really want to win.


And the most-est exciting news of all...I hope I don't jinx it by mentioning it, but I know a woman who owns a LNS. She is the one I've mentioned in the past who is closing her shop due to her age.  She wants to meet with me to discuss her options on closing/selling her shop!!!!
I'll keep you posted.

38 comments:

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

What great stitching.

I am glad you like the Biscornu... if you want one of these days I can walk you through making one... they are super easy.

I hope and pray things work out for you and this hopeful news....

Marjorie said...

I love your finish and the biscornu is very pretty! You are so lucky--I have daydreams about winning the lottery and opening my own LNS.

Debbie Jo said...

Very nice biscornu! Love your little finish too. Keep us posted on the news.

Amy said...

Love your snowman. That Christmas piece is just beautiful.

There is lots of tutorals about Biscornus. I am thinking I want to do one. I've not done one yet. I'll give it a try if you will!!!

Have a great day!

Farm Girl said...

Isn't he a cutie, I'm waiting on this chart in an order from an ONS, hopefully it will be here soon. The biscornu is lovely too. What great news - I think it's every stitchers dream to be surrounded by stitching inspiration all day every day - though know doubt it is lots of hard work. Good luck. I would be thrilled to go in the draw for your PIF kindness.

Elaine said...

Love you snowman and christmas design. Wow, owning a stitchy shop now that would be a dream come true.

Nancy M said...

He's a flake is cute! Too bad about the stocking, hope you get it figured out. You could be a store owner? How cool!

Carolyn NC said...

Ooh - good luck with the shop conversation. Lovely stitching and finish! And sweet PIF from Dawn.

Diane said...

I really hope things work out with keeping the shop open. LNSes are as scarce as hen's teeth as it is in SoCal, I'd sure hate to see another one gone. Fingers crossed for you.

Love your "He's a Flake". Very cute.

Emily said...

Snowman is cute, think Rene did the same one, good luck with the LNS thing, sounds neat. Also good luck with getting the Christmas piece done in time for next X-mas, it is very pretty.

KipperKnitter said...

Love the Snowman! I have a tree skirt UFO I just found and now hope to find the pattern leaflet so I can get busy! Please keep us informed about how things turn out with the LNS---how exciting!!!

Rene la Frog said...

Great finish....that one is so much fun to stitch, I agree he does need a girlfriend.

Meg said...

I love your Flake! He's on my list to make before Christmas. The pattern's just so cute. Good luck on the LNS!

Suzzane said...

Cyndi, I'm just so pleased you'd like to join my group that I'm jumpiing for joy! Winning something would be like icing on the cake, and what I'd love to win is a biscouni (SP?) cause I want to attempt to make one myself. Stitchesandstuff is going to have a Christmas in July Project together, and the biscouni is what we're planing on stitching together so hopefully you'll help some of us who've never attempted one before!
You have a beatiful blog........and inspiration to me for sure!

Debra said...

Nice stitching and the pif is wonderful. So you are thinking about buying the shop? Best of luck.

Robin said...

I love "He's a Flake". I have to begin mine, but havent yet. I'm glad I'm not the only one still stitching Christmas! lol

Anonymous said...

Love the snowman. The biscornu is very nice and not hard to do. Hope everything works out with the store.

Marl

Mylene said...

He's a flake is sooo cute as well as the PIF biscornu. Best of luck with the shop.

Katrien said...

Cute finish. Love your WIP!

Sarah Lindfield said...

Yes please I would love to be put forward for a PIF sooo are you thinking of taking on the shop? I wish you best of luck if you are. Love the snowman and the lovely biscornu. Hugs on stitches
cr4ftym00@btinternet.com

Lisa said...

Some fabulous stitching there, I really love the LHN He's a Flake, I have that on my wish list :-)

Look forward to hearing news on the LNS, I used to have my own which I sold when the twins came along. Loved it.

I'd really like to be included in your PIF giveaway.

silentsgirl said...

Great stitching and an adorable biscornu. Looking forward to further news.

Sunshine said...

Good Luck with the LNS. I hope things work out the way you want them to. Mr. Flake is Adorable, and the Biscorno is Beautiful.

Lyn said...

It would be neat if the woman sold her shop to you. I would love to run a LNS here in Danville too! Congrats on the finish and what Dawn sent was very pretty.

Ann H. said...

That snowman is adorable! Good luck with your Christmas piece. You reminded me I need to get busy with mine, lol if I want it done in time for Christmas.

Sherry aka Celtic Dream Weaver said...

I would love to win this contest from you. My birthday is on the 10th of this month. What a hoot if I won. So please put my name in the hat or cross stitch tin to win. I will keep reading to see what happens between you and the shop owner. Just working in a store like that would be a dream come true wouldn't it. I know I would love it.My email address is
celticdreamweave@yahoo.com

omashee aka Barb said...

Cyndi, I'm keeping my fingers crossed (and stitches too!) that things work out with the shopkeeper. What a wonderful venture! We'll live vicariously through you (and place lots of orders).
He's A Flake is beautiful. Love your special touches.
Dawn's PIF is gorgeous! Biscorni aren't that difficult. Even I made one and I'm NOT a finisher.

Patricia Cecilia said...

Nice new blog...love "He's a flake"

I have that same Christmas sampler--I started it years ago and then my late mum finished it right before she came to live with us in 2004 (she died in 2006). It's the last complete piece she did before her eyesight got too bad. She enjoyed it immensely so I hope you receive as much joy from yours!

I will also pray that everything works out for you vis-a-vis the LNS as it should

Anne Sans Tete said...

Mr. Flake is adorable!! I love that pattern.

Milly~ said...

He's A Flake turned out great.

stitchingpoppy said...

very cute finishes, the biscornu is very pretty! hugs lou x

Shelleen said...

the snowman is really cute. Let us know more on the news when you can.

Deb said...

You're stitching some great pieces. I think it's always nice to pull something out of the WIP pile and finish it off.

Can't wait to hear the results of your meeting with the store owner. I think it would be wonderful to own a shop and be surrounded by all the wonderful things.

MaryT said...

Love your finish really cute!

Shelley said...

Your stitching looks fantastic! The biscornu is lovely. I have so much fun making those. Good luck with the LNS prospect.

On another note, where did you get that adorable kitty kat on your blog? Email me s.tompkins76@yahoo.com.

Shari said...

Mr. Flake looks great!!! I need to finish Pear Tree, then work on him!
Love your OLD WIP!!!!!!! I have that one hanging in my bathroom, from many years ago!!!!!

DUSTY said...

I love your Just a Flake and agree he needs a girl friend. Your Christmas design is lovely. Who is the designer ??? the little biscornu is lovely. Nice gift.

Hope things work out for you with the shoppe

Meari said...

Beautiful PIF from Dawn. Congrats on your Flake finish... He's adorable! No need to include me in your drawing -- I don't have time right now to do PIF's. Keeping fingers crossed for you with the LNS owner.

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