Friday, November 21, 2008

A Christmas Finish

I can't believe it - but I only have two things left to stitch up before Christmas for presents!! But for today I have the Cardinal stitching finish from last night -


(I just flicked back here and noticed that the picture I first posted was an earlier snap
- this is the actual finish - how dumb am I!!!)

I am really happy with the way this turned out - I am not sure how I will finish it ..... the finishing will probably happen over the weekend. I got out the Halloween RR of Ulla's and decided on a pumpkin design to stitch - If you have been reading her4 lately you may be able to figure it out.... what would I be stitching???? I will stitch on that over the weekend so it will be a surprise on Monday.

We did our usual Thursday go to market yesterday and boy was the grocery store packed already. We got about 85% of the stuff we will need for Thanksgiving. The veggies we will get on Sunday at the farmers market. Just thinking about things and I just can't fathom how fast this holiday has sprung up on me - realizing that time marches on and everything falls into place "like clockwork" - I wonder if it is the older I get the faster time spins away - In my mind I visualize the sands of time just slipping by quicker and quicker till the that hour glass empties out - kinda morbid for a Friday but that's the way it is sometimes.....

Have a great weekend - thank you all for stopping by, and for all the nice comments... I know there are those lurkers out there and that's fine but don't be afraid to speak out and leave me a comment - I don't bite - or not too much!!! :)

Take care,
edgar

31 comments:

CraftyT said...

The bird turned out to be beautiful. I can't wait to see how you finsih it.

I too am amazed at how fast the holidays approch, each year they come faster and faster. This holiday season we will packing for a move so it dose not even feel like thanksgiving or christmas to me right now.
Take Care
Natasha

Barb said...

Yep, I'm a lurker. Really enjoy your blog! I too am a huge Prairie Schooler fan and have recently gotten back into stitching after a hiatus of some years. Have a great Thanksgiving!

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

I love your last Finish Edgar...that is so pretty. I sure admire all of your stitching that you do and how fast you gett them done. You really amaze me. Your Stitching is so beautiful as well as how you Finish them too.

Congratulations on another Finish

Take care & Happy Stitching

Carol R said...

A beautiful cardinal Edgar - look forward to seeing how you finish it!

corinna said...

i always enjoy your blog
love your photos and finishes
have a happy holiday
thanks to you
smiles
corinna

staci said...

Really nice finish Edgar! Seems like the days really are shorter as we get towards the end of the year!!! Have a great weekend :)

Paisley said...

Lovely cardinal! Congratulations on the finish!

I agree, time does seem to be going by faster, but it sounds like you have it all together!

Irene said...

Very nice !!! I love birds and have this pattern, it's now going on my to do list.

valerie said...

The cardinal came out great!

Don't get me started on holidays and how time passes faster with every year. How is is Thanksgiving already!? Now I have to start thinking about trees, ornaments and gift buying. Ack!

Happy weekend. =)

Sherry said...

Oh, this is beautiful!! I love Cardinals and our yard is full of them year round!

Laura said...

Your cardinal is luscious! Love him! If I ever see the pattern it will be snapped up!

Kathy said...

Love, love, love the Cardinal.

Nicola said...

Fantastic Cardinal Edgar. How are you going to finish it?

Erica said...

Beautiful finish on the cardinal!
Your choice of fabric really accentuates it!

Jill said...

Edgar,
I love the cardinal. I am very fond of cardinals. What pattern is it?
Jill

Siobhan said...

I'm a lurker, too, but enjoy your stitching & blog so much that I put it in my favorites so I never miss an update. Lovely stitching on the cardinal! It looks great--can't wait to see how you finish it.

Lucy said...

Very cute cardinal!!! I hate the busy groceries stores...found that if I go during a big football game (Steeler country) I can get in and out faster.
Any tips on getting MY stitching done faster????

tammie said...

love your stitching yet again you have done a wonderful job he looks gorgeous cant wait to see what becomes of him..

Cathy B said...

That's a beautiful cardinal Edgar! Have a wonderful weekend!

Glenna said...

What beautiful colors, even through the monitor. Happy weekend!

Melody said...

Edgar; What a beautiful cardinal. Love the fabric you chose for it as well. I may have to look up this pattern and put it on my 'to-do' list as well.

I agree that Thanksgiving seems to be approaching really fast. I don't know if time seems to be going faster because we are getting older, or maybe we are just busy??

Take care.
Melody

Srinity said...

The cardinal is so beautiful. Can't wait to see what you choose for the finishing.

I have still tons to do before Christmas. It really hit me the other day that there is not a lot of time before Christmas is here. But I am confident I'll get everything done... or I buy something instead so no panic there. :)

Artystitches said...

Hi Edgar,

Lovely finish!

I recieved your exchange yesterday and felt very spoilt it cheered me right up thank you very much, i have posted pic on the exchange blog, just about to post some on my blog to x

Joke said...

Again, a beautful stitched piece, congrats!

Karol said...

Great finish!

dollfin said...

Beautiful cardinal :) One of the lurkers I have to admit but I do enjoy reading your blog - makes me homesick sometimes - am in the Pac North Wet after living in the North Bay for almost 20 yrs....sigh!

Laura

Shelleen said...

the cardinal is very nice

Karoline said...

The cardinal is gorgeous, congratulations

Ellen S said...

Hey, Edgar!!
Boy, do I love reading your blog!! At last someone who not only loves to stitch, but also has a passion for old movies!!! WOW!! I am a TCM nut!!!
Your stitching is great as is your finishing!! I have just participated in 2 of the HOE exchanges and am busy working on the LK exchange..what fun!! I am a novice finisher, but hopefully will get better with time!!
Have a great T'giving!!!

Ellen Sharp
Ashland, Ky

Cindy F. said...

Beautiful finish! Love the pattern and colors.

Andrea said...

A wonderful stitching finish. I'm looking forward to seeing how you finish it off.