Thursday, January 31, 2013

In need of a finish!

Don't you just sometimes crave the satisfaction of completing a piece? It's the end of January and I have nothing to show for this month. Of course, reading all your wonderful blogs and seeing some fantastic finishes, just makes this need  to complete something (anything!) even greater. So, to avoid  feelings of total inadequacy I've made up my mind to do some small pieces in between my rotations of Simple Treasures and the  pain in the you-know-what erm, I mean the delightful Geisha (that I'm blaming for all those grey hairs that suddenly are appearing!)

So here's the little piece I'm working on....

.... Seraphina mouse. She's from an old kit that was free with Cross Stitcher magazine many, many years ago. The kit came with 16 count aida and was an adorable size, but this time I stitched it on a piece of 14 count aida that I had in my stash. The photo doesn't pick up the colour terribly well as the aida is a strange shade....neither blue nor grey. Anyway, it will make a cute card or ornie.....I haven't decided what it will be as of yet! I think I might try to do one piece of Christmas stitching every month so that I'll not have the usual mad rush towards the end of the year...well, that's the theory anyway. Anyone else working on Christmas stitching?

Hopefully I'll be able to show you my first finish of the year soon. 

There's still time to enter my giveaway go and warm up that needle and get those stop watches out!

Until next time...happy stitching!



Preeti said...

Yes I do get impatient to complete my piece. But if it is large then it is always good to do something small for instant gratification:) I am about to complete my stacked teacups cross stitch. In between, i did lot of crochet.
Your little piece is looking colorful:) waiting to see your Geisha project completed.

Miss LindaLee said...

Hi Rhona!
Your smaller piece is coming right along and believe me, I know how you feel about getting things done. Seems the holiday is always right upon us when I decide that I need to cross stitch up some pieces for it. A lot of good it does me then right? I always plan on having all kinds of things done but just never quite make it in time. I'm still hanging in there though. I'm set for Valentine's Day.
LindaLee from
CrossN' My Stitches

cucki said...

Wow it is coming along so lovely...
Love for you x

Mouse said...

nice to have a wee break from big projects as you feel you have defo accomplished something with a finish :)
and of course a mouse is a good finish heheheh :) love mouse xxxxx

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Very promising, very nice start :)

Valma said...

Noni stitched me this cute mouse and made me an ornament for Xmas
too beautiful
she is really cute
and yours is becoming lovely
happy stitching..and Xmas will come after Easter only on my to do list =D
Big hugs

SoCal Debbie said...

That will be a cute design! It's always thrilling to have a finish!

Mii Stitch said...

What a cute little mouse! It's coming along nicely :) I know how you feel about the finishes. All my current WIPs are large design taking forever to finish on rotation!! So I stopped "rotating" & started smaller project... Working a treat so far, no time to get bored :D

JenniDMills said...

I know what you mean about the finishes .. I'm kind of aching for a start at the moment LOL. Can't wait to see the mouse finished.

Cleejoow said...

I know how you feel, sometimes you just need a finish to keep going on those larger projects... mag kits are just perfect for that :)

Lei said...

Love your Seraphina mouse. It is precious. I am trying to stitch a Christmas ornament every month, but I am not sure if I will be able to complete them all. I tried last year and failed miserably. I guess all we can do is the best we can do. Such is life.

Ruth S said...

Good luck with the rotation Rhona - I favour that technique to see good progress with those 'hard to finish' designs!
Seraphina is looking cute ;)

Caitlin Jordan said...

Ooo such a cute mouse. I quite often stitch smalls to break up the pattern of the big pieces and at the moment they are all Christmas ornaments.

♥ Nia said...

Oh your little mouse looks cute alreay! I'm sure you'll finish soon :)
Have a great week!!