Monday, November 29, 2010

I finished Wedding Ride!

"Wedding Ride"
Designed by Joan A. Elliott
Started 10/28/2010, Finished 11/29/2010

Hurray!  This is my first finish of 2010!  I showed the bride & groom the gift when it was almost done.  Now I finished all the back-stitching.  They are both over-the-road cross-country truck drivers, so I thought this picture of them "riding" together was just perfect!  They are going back to work tomorrow, and will pick up the picture before getting back in their truck.  

Here is a picture of my friends from last year, but now they have a different truck.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Oh so close, but not quite!

It looks like I almost made it!  I put this in the frame and gave it to my friend and her new husband after the wedding, but then told her I needed just a couple more hours to finish the backstitching to outline the groom and gifts in front of the bike.  They are leaving town to go back on the road (cross-country truckers) on Monday, so I will give her the completed project then.  Whew!  That was so close, but I'm still happy.  

I spent about 3 days making these cookies for her wedding; one day for the cookies, one day for the white chocolate diamonds, and one day for decorating.  She added them to pretty gift bags with gold Hershey Kisses that had a sticker on the bottom with their names and wedding date, all wrapped up with a fancy ribbon and placed at everyone's place setting at the reception.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Crazy January Challenge 2011

I saw a link to this Crazy January Challenge (Ristipistoni) on Lyssa's blog.  Minna came up with the idea to start a new cross stitch project every day for the first 15 days of January, then the challenge is to complete all 15 projects by the end of the year!  We will all have fun following everyone's progress.  I have lots of kits in my stash that have been waiting patiently to be looked at.  Now I will just have to choose which 15 I will start in January.  Some of them will be Christmas ornaments, so this will give me a great start for my tree next year!  What a fun idea!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Groom in front of bicycle

Now I'm stitching the groom riding in the front of the bicycle built for two.  Today is Saturday, and the wedding is next Friday!  It looks like I'm going to make it!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wedding Ride half-way done!

Well, it's almost half-way done.  I have a few more blue stitches to make a ribbon trailing from the bride's veil.  Then I will start on the groom and the front of the bicycle.  The wedding date is Friday, 11/26, so I have 9 days to go.  The race is on!


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Bride is finished!

I spent 5 hours just doing the back-stitching on the bride tonight!  Wow, that is tedious!  My daughter said it looks like she is in a wheelchair.  LOL.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The bride has a face!

Finally, the bride has a face!  I wish I could sit and stitch for hours at a time and hurry up and get this done!  I have so many other things to do before the wedding.  My friend asked me to bake wedding-ring shaped cookies, and I still have to buy shoes and think about hair and makeup (I'm the maid of honor).


Saturday, November 6, 2010

First week's progress

I've been stitching 30 minutes to an hour, here and there, for a week, and almost have the bride finished.  I only have 20 days left before my friend's wedding, so I better pick up the pace!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Today's progress!

I had a few hours today with nothing to type for my job, so I stitched instead!  The bride now has a head!  I plan to back-stitch her after she is all done.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Some progress on Wedding Ride

I am happy with the progress I've made on Wedding Ride!  This is part of the bride's body on the bicycle.