Thursday, January 19, 2012

One more finish and a first.

"Make every effort to add to your faith goodness;
and to goodness, knowledge: and to knowledge,
self-control; and to self-control, perseverance.
For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure,
they will keep you from being ineffective and
unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ."
2 Peter 1:5-6


I have finished another project in my basket. Well really I did two but one is for an exchange and I can't show that one just yet. I am a sucker for those kits all made up with all the goodies included. I know they cost more but they come all packaged up and are so cute. I purchased a Shepherd's Bush scissor fob kit at the fall retreat. Those scissor fob kits get me every time. I really enjoyed stitching this one. It had a couple of different stitches other than the traditional cross stitch, one I had not done before and was happy with the way it turned out. I finished it just as the pattern called for.


I loved the saying on this one.
Front: My scissors I'll keep



Back: Like a sheperd his sheep.


The blue line at the top was the new stitch for me, the double backstitch.

Now for the first in my title. Last week my husband and I went for a drive to Seal Beach to have lunch because the weather was so nice. I knew it was about 15 minutes away from a wonderful stitch shop. I took my list of threads I needed to finish packing up 10 of the projects I had in my basket. I was so good, I did not buy a single new pattern while I was there. I don't think I have ever been in a shop and not bought a pattern. OK I wasn't all that good, the cute little pair of scissors with my fob was a new purchase. I know the kit even came with purple scissors (not my favorite color) but those were so small and cute. I left with 18 new threads, a pair of scissors and some linen. As I checked out she was showing my the new patterns by the register and I had to say I am sorry but I have to finish projects in my basket before any new ones come to my home. She just laughed and said "I hear that alot in Januray".  With my new threads I have started CC - Bunny Hop.

How are you doing on your stitching resolutions for the new year?

A heartfelt thank you for all your wonderful comments. Each one puts a smile on my face.

Always keep love in your stitches,
Teresa



 

25 comments:

Karen said...

Wow....you are good! No new purchases? I wish I could be that strong :) Love your key fob. I have one in my stash that I need to make. You've inspired me to get started on that next. Right now I'm working on a row of bees that are just too cute! Should be done in a few days. Have a lovely day!!!

butterfly said...

Oh you are better than me, I just go mad inside a stitching shop can't help it, maybe I need help !
Love your stitching so pretty.

cucki said...

I love your finish so much..so sweet..I have a special love for scissor fobs..
Keep well big hugs xxx

ROSELLA69 said...

E'DAVERO MOLTO BELLO,CO ATTORNO IL CORDONCINO,BRAVISSIMA CIAO

pam said...

Just love the fob. Don't plan on being good at the SN camp! We will both be crazy in that shop!

dixiesamplar said...

Lovely fob finish...and what a good girl you were, LOL! I couldn't do it ;o)

CalamityJr said...

Love your new fob finish, and so proud of your purchasing will power!

Ranae said...

I love your SB FOB, it's so pretty
And those scissors are awesome, love the color.
How did you go in a needleshop and not buy a chart?!, lol
Take care!!

Sarah said...

That is an absolutely beautiful finish Teresa! I love the colours, it just looks perfect! I admire your perseverance with no chart buying, you good lady. Looking forward to seeing Bunny Hop!

Kelly said...

What a lovely fob. I am with you on buying the cute little kits. This one has a bonus of new scissors!

Theresa said...

This fob is gorgeous!!!!! Your finish is just perfect~~

Lesleyanne said...

Your fob is gorgeous.

Kate said...

Gorgeous fob finish. Well done on your restraint in the Needlework store.

Colleen said...

Love the SB fob! Lovely finish & love the sheep. Wow...you are so good, resisting temptation at the stitching store!!! Are you Saving up for the Silver Needle camp? Wish I were going. You'll have a super time. Happy stitching from your basket.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

This is just precious! I love your finish and your new pair of scissors! I look forward to seeing what you finish next!

carol fun said...

Love this fob -- so pretty! How could anyone resist this - LOL! You showed great restraint at the LNS. I wish had such willpower - happy stitching!

Karen said...

What great willpower! Your finish is just so cute. Happy stitching...

Catherine said...

Oh my! You were so good not to buy any new patterns!!
I am in love with your sheep fob! I might have to look for that one.

Jennifer M. said...

This is a sweet design. Love that double backstitch too. Kudos on your restraint at the store. I went to my LNS last Saturday for specific items in mind and left with way more than planned. :)

Jen

Deborah said...

Love the scissor fob. Nicely finished. I am being very good for the time being, I'm waiting for all the stuff to come out of Nashville.

Mouse said...

oh dear ... I had to re read that twice to make sure I had read it right ... no new charts kerrrrrplunk ...lol
love the SB fob its really cute and you didn't like the purple scissors :( lol ....take care and happy stitching :) love mouse xxxx

Pumpkin said...

That is just ADORABLE! I haven't seen that pattern before. Love the sheep charm on the back :o) Too cute.

I still think you had a successful shopping trip even though you didn't buy a pattern. You can still fondle threads ;o) LOL!

Penny said...

What a pretty finish! Sometimes it's nice to buy a kit that has everything in one place.
I admire your restraint in not purchasing any new patterns. :)

Tatkis said...

Such a cute Shepherd Bush scissor fob! I love their designs so much!
And you were really very good buying only threads in the shop :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Susan Elliott said...

I think you were quite good, my dear. For you are helping our local needlework shops to stay in business! Good for you! And I hope the lunch was good...