Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Fare-the-well 2014

Well, I did get quite a few things completed in 2014....not as many as I would like, but some big things, so that is a plus!!

2014 Completions

Zecca Owl with Feathers
Kelly Clark Creché
Liz Stocking ~ Abbey
Ann Wheat Pace Heart
Tiny House
Faith Flower
Fairlee Flower
4 Seasons Tree~Summer
4 Seasons Tree~Spring
4 Seasons Tree~Winter
Sandra Gilmore Turkey
Poison Bottle ~ Evil Spirit
Poison Bottle ~ Eyeballs
Poison Bottle ~ Poison
Poison Bottle ~ Warts & All
Librarian Owl
Tudors Home Study

Friday, December 5, 2014

Away Goes the Manger!

Complete!  I have been waiting to start this creche scene from Kelly Clark since it arrived (let's not even say what year it was!).  I think it is a beautiful canvas, but more over, the stitches that Amy Bunger chose for this piece are really wonderful.  I started the creche on March 2nd of this year, but it kept getting sidelined for stockings, poison bottles and the like.  I took the last stitch on October 13 and it is one of the first times that I have been sad to see a project end.  While I am thrilled to have finished it, I really loved working on it.  There were a few parts that vexed me, but all in all, I am quite happy with the way that it turned out.

I have really loved the background on this set and so I started with that and then moved onto the scene itself.

Bethlehem's buildings first, then some of the grass

The grass has all grown in and these "broad leaf plants" must be addressed!

Starting in on the wood manger 

 The hay rack was very intimidating, but in the end it worked out just fine.

I am so happy with this finished product!  It is, completed, one of my favorite projects ever.  I loved having it for my Christmas decor for 2014!