Sunday, June 13, 2010

Now What?

This is my first stitching finish!
Red House In Winter
Little House Needleworks
Bing Cherry + DMC

But what do I do with it now? I know it needs to be finished.
I know I want it to be an ornament. That's all.
I think I'm going to put it in a drawer until I figure it out.

Greg participated in his first triathlon yesterday. It's the small one-1/4 mile ocean swim, 13 mile bike and a 3 mile run. He knew the hard part for him would be the run and it was. During the swim he saw several small fins! I didn't get to go watch because I had a conflict but he's signed up for another one in July. Maybe I'll make that one. I'm really proud of him!

Happy Stitches!

35 comments:

Dee said...

Red House is adorable. Good job!

Congrats to your husband. I haven't had the courage to do a tri. I'm sticking with the 5Ks for now.

Sharlotte said...

I really like the LHN ornaments , but they finish big so I'm not sure I want to do them. I think the stitching on yours is fabulous!! Kuddos to Greg. I can't run because of a medical condition, but I probably wouldn't if I could! LOL.

Margaret said...

Beautiful finish!! Congratulations! With your quilting skills, I'm sure you'll be able to finish this one with no problem at all! And your husband -- wow!! I'm totally impressed! Tell him congrats!

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

wow, way to go Greg......I love your stitchery...maybe you could frame it?

Pat said...

Congrats to your hubby for doing his triathlon. I love your stitchery. It turned out really nice. Be sure to show us when you decide on the finish for it.

Zlaty said...

Your cross stiich is very pretty! Well done! Maybe you will find a nice frame to put it in! Sorry you miss the triathlon! Maybe next time!

Daffycat said...

Congratulations on your 1st finish, Jackie! It sure looks fantastic ~ you wouldn't know this was your first one!

You have such a decision to make! There are so many finishing choices. Don't leave it in the drawer too long...I'm excited to see what you do with it!

Annie said...

First finish ever? Fabulous! Hope you are hooked now. It looks great.

Ranae said...

Pretty finish! Congrats!
I love stitching houses.

Karen said...

Very pretty finish! I'm sure you will find the perfect finishing for it.

Marjo said...

Lovely ornament. I need to get stitching. With your sewing skills you will be able to finish it beautifully I am sure. I am sure you are proud of your husband. That is great to be able to do all three parts. Great finish for both of you.

Jane said...

Hi Jackie
Just popped over to take a look after seeing your name on Faye's blog! Really enjoyed reading your news and your quilting projects are lovely, congratulations on your 1st stitching finish - what a great design choice for your first one xxx

QuiltSue said...

Well done to you and the athlete.

Irene said...

Your cross-stitch is beautiful and kudos to your husband!

Carol said...

YAY!! Your first stitching finish turned out beautifully, Jackie. Some advice--don't toss it in a drawer. Try to finish it as soon as possible. I have far too many things that I've put away saying "I'll finish that later" that YEARS later are still unfinished. That is why I'm trying to keep up with my ornament finishing as I stitch them this year.

Great news that your DH finished the triathalon. My husband would love doing the biking and running parts, but not the swimming!

Faye said...

Love Red House~~~ too cute~~~

Congrats on the triatholon to hubbie~~ Wow~~~ That is awesome~~

Have a great day, Faye

Deb said...

I love your Red House. I think that it would make a really cute ornament! And congratulations to Greg. I couldn't even imagine trying something like that!

Giovanna said...

Congrats on your first stitching finish, you're quite the pro already!

Angela P said...

Congrats on the finish and I agree it should be an ornament :) Fins? Yikes, that's why I won't even step a foot in the ocean!

staci said...

Adorable! This will make a darling ornament!

Congrats to your hubby!

imquilternity said...

Congratulations to Greg! That's very impressive and he deserves a huge pat on the back!!

Berit said...

Beautiful! This is really nicely worked! :D Happy Dancing for your first finish!

yarnjourney said...

Way to go Greg! Your stitching is beautiful. Anything you decide to turn it into will be lovely.

Julia said...

Beautiful stitching, as usual. I'm anxious to see what you decide to do with it!

Littlebit said...

Your Red House is beautiful, Jackie! I can't wait to see what you do with it. I LOVE that Bing Cherry.
My congrats to your Greg!

Linda said...

Finishes are the best feeling ever! For you with the stitchery, and Greg for his physical efforts, congratulations to you both!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Way to go Greg! Your ornament looks great.

Sherry said...

the red house is so cute! you did a great job! congrats to your hubby i would be proud of him too!

Siobhan said...

Woohoo! Congrats on the finish.

Kudos to your husband on the triathalon. My brother does them all the time. I'm just happy to not collapse into the hedges when walking uphill. ROFLOL

Simone de Klerk said...

I hope you will soon figure out what to do with the lovely ornament!
Hopefully the conflict is solved.

Mylene said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish and goodluck in finishing it into an ornament.

Sally said...

Congratulations on a gorgeous finish!

Well done to your husband!

Ruth's Place said...

Congrats on the finish! It looks lovely.

Barb said...

Your cross stitching is wonderful....and it sure is hot there!!

love the bowties below too...

Suzanne said...

Beautiful first finish, it's best to put it aside until you are happy with your choice of finishing.

Congratulations to Greg!

PS. Thanks for posting to my blog. I think the very first project I am going to start is the hardanger course. I am really keen to expand my stitching skills.