I only stitch on days that end in "y".

Friday, October 2, 2015

2 WIPS No More and College Football

I must confess that I'm a serial starter so my wip pile gets pretty high.  I'm trying to whittle it down a bit by sneaking in a wip to finish every once in a while.  I'm in a fall mood and picked up these 2 that I started last fall:

CEC Nutkins mitten

I can see in my mind's eye a bunch of these CEC mittens stitched and "finished" into mitten-shaped pillow ornaments.  I'm slowly stitching mittens.  We'll see if the master plan ever materializes.  I made a couple of changes in this one...I used seed beads instead of French knots for the eyes and, since there wasn't much contrast between the fabric and the floss, I outlined the mitten with backstitching.

CEC "Leaves" (can you see a theme here?)

I'd seen a picture of this one (stitched) online and knew it was CEC but it took a while for me to figure out that it's from leaflet 142 Winter Circle.  I fondly call this guy "Leaf Man" and am thinking it would be cute "framed" in a grapevine wreath.

I'm so close to finishing Live, Laugh, Love sampler but have been thinking of what initials and date to use.  It's a prominent part of the design and I thought my initials and the current year don't quite match the mood.  I may use my grandma or great grandma's initails and birth date.  I'm still thinking about it.

I also started a fall Prairie Schooler design but haven't taken a picture of it yet.

We had a treat last weekend.  Our friends offered UT(exas) tickets to us again this year...the ones on the 50 yard-line 2 rows up from the field.  Of course, we took them up on it!  They were inducting various athletes into the UT Athletic Hall of Fame so there were lots of extra people on the sidelines.  We looked down at one point and there was Matthew McConaughey (a UT graduate and a big UT football fan) on the sidelines no more than 10-15 feet away from us.  He was very gracious posing for pictures for whoever wanted them...and there were a lot of people who wanted them.  UT failed to win the game but we had a great time anyway.

We forgot to take selfies until after the game when we were hot/sweaty.  Note the lovely "hat hair".

Happy stitching!


Susieq said...

Is there a group for Serial Starters? If there is one I better join. I used to finish what I started for the most part, but not anymore. I blame it on the internet and my eyesight, but I really think I'm just addicted to new projects. LOL

marina said...

Hi Rita, believe me... I'm a serial starter too!!!
Lovely your CEC mitten... may I guess it's finished?
Pleased to share with you too the Prairie's Sal adventure.
I'm your follower here on your blog and on Facebook too.Did you notice? Lol
Have a pretty good weekend. Hugs

Rita said...

There IS a FB group for serial starters and one-at-a-timers. lol!

Thank you!

Yes, the mitten is finished being stitched, anyway.

Thanks for becoming my follower, Marina. :-)

marina said...

That's interesting Rita... May I get the Facebook links for these groups?No possibility at all to discover them by myself!! Lol

Rita said...

Type this in the FB search box, Marina, and you should find it.

The Superstar Serial Starters and Divine Disciplined Divas Club

Radka said...

I like your "leaf man" :-)

Julia_Owen said...

Hello Rita!
I like that CEC Nutkins mitten so much! Could you write me, please, where can I find it?
Unfortunately, I can't find that chart on CEC site (((

Thank you!