Tuesday, February 28, 2012

BAP Challenge, Exchanges and Some Finishes

I have been stitching diligently on LK's 6 Fat Men, my BAP Challenge project. These snowmen are so adorable! Snow Fun is almost done, I am eager to start on "Let It Snow". The pictures do not reflect the true color of the fabric, it is brighter(Wichelt Amber Linen).

Closeup view of Snow Fun!

I won another giveaway, lucky me! Barb hosted a giveaway to celebrate her 2nd Blogoversary. Here are the charts and kit I won.

Thank you, Barb for these lovely designs. I can't wait to start on them, especially the Christmas designs by Waxing Moon and the Biscornu. Have to get myself some of that lovely red fabric first, ha ha!

On the HoE Exchange, I received a gorgeous Santa Ornament from Suzanne. She stitched for me a PS Old World Santa. Her stitching and finishing are perfect. Thank you, Suzanne, for a great exchange!

For this Exchange, my partner is Marie P. I stitched for her an old Santa by Mary Garry's Sewing Cabin. I am so glad that she loves the ornament.

I love smalls and have some finishes to show. The first two designs are by Shepherd's Bush - Be Happy and Glad Tidings. They are gifted to my by Cindy and Sally. I only stitched one side of the designs and the fabrics showed are the backings for these scissors fobs.

Both designs stitched on 32ct Belfast Antique White linen using only DMC threads.

Here is one scissors fob, the other will have to wait. The cording is not done yet, ha ha!

These next two smalls are the bonus charts by LK, included in the Inspiration Boxers B34 and B35.

This one is gifted to me by Julie and is to be finished into a Pin Pillow. The "O" in Love is a heart charm! The other one is a scissors fob, the birdies are so cute! Both designs are stitched on 32ct Belfast Light Mocha linen using DMC threads.

One final finish to show, this is actual a wooden napkin ring turned into a pincushion. The motif is by DMC and stitched using DMC thread #115. This pincushion is very tiny, barely 1.5 inches in diameter. I am looking for more tiny designs to stitch for these pincushions. They come in the shapes of rabbit, rooster, elephant and duck.

I am currently working hard on my HAL. We are already on part 3 of the HAL and I am still struggling with Part 2. Hope to catch up ASAP???

Happy Stitching till the next update!



marly said...

Lots of great projects in this post. Enjoyed the visit.

Veronica said...

6 Fat Man is completely adorable. Can't wait to start mine in April. Congrats on such a lovely giveaway win.

Oh, I absolutely love all your smalls. The scissors fob you made are so cute and the napkin ring-pincushion is so very unique. Where can I get those napkin rings?


Chris said...

I love your fat men! They are looking great.
The small SB finishes are lovely too, I know that your friends are very happy to have them.
Have a great week!

Carol said...

As a small lover myself, Ellen, I love your latest finishes :) And your Fat Men are looking adorable, too...

robindefender said...

Wow! You've been busy! Everything looks so cute, and are you already halfway through your challenge piece? Sigh. I have sooo much further to go on mine. Great work!

Lillie said...

Wow! so lucky to win again. Very pretty smallies and Fat Man looking fantastic!

Lillie said...

Wow! so lucky to win again. Very pretty smallies and Fat Man looking fantastic!

Sally said...

You have done some gorgeous stitching Ellen. Love your 6 Fat Men progress. It's such a fun stitch.

Love your SB pieces too. Love everything!

Congratulations on your win :)

Nicola said...

All so very beautiful. I adore your taste in designs.

Anne said...

Lovely prizes you won Ellen!! Congrats! I love your little SB fob! I just put mine together yesterday but still need to stuff it and trim it with ribbon. Your finish is lovely!!

Suzanne said...

So much beautiful stitching! I am so glad that you liked the santa I stitched you.

Great prize you won!

Brigitte said...

Your smalls are really gorgeous. And I love the two Santas from your exchange. Enjoy the charts you won from Barb - a great haul!

Anonymous said...


I've just joined your blog.

Lots of lovely WIP's and all those charts you won in the giveaway are great.

I love your Lizzie Kate snowmen!

Siobhán said...

Six Fat Men is adorable! Congratulations on the finishes.

Grit said...

Ilove your stitching. The Blog is very nice.
Now I will follow your Blog.
Grit from Germany

Solstitches said...

I've been seeing a lot of the Fat Men in Blogland and they are so cute.
Congrats on your blog win.
You've done lots of lovely stitching.
I really love the tiny pincushion in the animal napkin ring. What a great idea.

Debbie said...


Kathy Ellen said...

I love all of your beautiful 'smalls', especially the sweet little napkin ring pincushion. What a wonderful idea! So nice catching up on all that you have been stitching!