Thursday, July 28, 2011

Long Over-due "To-do's" Are ~ Ta Da! ~ Done!!!

I finally finished up some projects that having been sitting too, too, long....(You know that phenomena where the longer they sit, the harder they are to pick up....and pretty soon it feels like you have a herd of monkeys on your back? Yeah, well that's what it feels like to me!)

Anywhohow.....finished up a few finally:

My hooked Christmas stocking.....I have despised our Christmas stockings for years now....they're the cutesy-wootsey, kitschy, things from the '80's (uh...1980's - NOT 1880's....) So, last year, I got this bright idea to hook us some new ones. Ok, maybe it wasn't my "best" idea - but it sounded good at the time.....) This is a design by my pal, Cathy, at Red Barn Rugs - she has designed several wonderful Christmas stockings - and I thought how hard can it be to hook 3 stockings??? Well....lemme tell you - it wasn't the hooking that did me in, but all the hand stitching....No not - the pretty embroidery kind of stitching, but down-in-the-trenches, haul out the big needles, kind of stuff.....YUCK!!  It's backed with the same wool as I used on the cuff, and has the coolest lining (which, try as I might, I could not photograph while trying to hold the stocking open at the same time....)




One down, two to go......Arghhh (don't hold your breath - I DON'T do CPR!!)

And.....my needle felted purse.....
Purse pattern/design is also from Red Barn Rugs, but the felted design is just a free-hand ditty I did.....




My favorite part....the lining....


And my needle punched sheep.....(This I punched a while ago, but needed to frame or finish somehow....)  This is "Shear Pride" by Shawn Williams of Threads That Bind....


Ta Da!!! And, that's it!! Now back to goofing off!
:o)




38 comments:

Angela said...

Now Robin, aren't you ashamed of yourself to be SO talented and ya just keep entering all those giveaways and keep us all from winning? (giggle) Congrat. on your last one girlie, you are on the roll. Love all your finished items. I can't do any of the above crafts but sure would love to learn. I am tired of doing the same old things all the time. After craft show in Sept. I am going to try my hand at something new. Love all your treasures.
Have a great day.
Angela

lilraggedyangie said...

Well holy Cranky Crow ...she can create ...and very well I might say! Its bout time you fluffed them feathers just right and got busy ...giggle giggle , love em all you got some mad skills woman I love that stocking ! But the sheep is super dee dooper cute! and Im with angela on ya crow hopping all over the prizes lately , congrats you lucky ducky! Hope you have a great evening and get to hookin...g !:0) hugs lilr aggedy angie

cottageprims said...

I adore the sheep.The purse is adorable and the stockings,well they are stockings.I'm not a big stocking person(love the gifts inside)I have some giant hooked mittens for stockings.Warm Blessings!~Amy

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Oh Robin! Your creations are wonderful! Love them all! Don't know a thing about hookin' or felting but I love the look! Keep on Creating! ~*~Lisa

Courtney said...

That stocking is just too good! Now, you must start hooking the others or there'll be a brawl on Christmas morning and not even a Cranky Crow wants to be responsible for that!!

Love all the little goodies you've stitched up!

Hugs,
Courtney

Christine said...

Hi Robin! A big hurray for finishes!
I love the punch needle sheep and your purse! Great job!
Best wishes
Christine

Traci said...

Hi Robin,

You go girl! I just know you feel better getting them damn monkeys off your back, LOL... too hot to carry them around any hoo...

All three of your finishes are just amazing, you are so very talented with your hook & needles.

Blessings,
Traci

tamera-country at heart said...

Doesn't it feel good to have finished some long over due projects? What a talent you have. I have never tried hooked projects.
Love all of your finished goodies.
Tamera
Country at heart

Beckyjean said...

Hi Robin~

Lovely finished goods!! Each one is beautiful!! Love the purse~the lining is perfect too!! I think you deserve to goof off after these wonderful finishes!!

Enjoy your evening~Becky

Ellie's Country Accents said...

Hi Robin,
Your purse is soooo pretty. Love it.The lamb is cute. Good job on the stocking.I want to try rug hooking. Maybe after the shows.
Ellie

oldecrow said...

Uuuuhhhhh...could you come over to my house and finish up some of my UFO's! lol I have way too many unfinished things that need to be worked on. Love your purse and the stocking is way too cute. Thanks for sharing!
Wanda
Olde Crow Mercantile

Raymond Homestead said...

Love it all, especially the purse!

Ronda said...

You've done an awesome job my dear friend...very nice!!!
Blessings,
~Ronda

Farmhouse prims said...

Robin, Wow, I never knew that you were so talented. Your work is amazing!!! I am so proud of you, thank you for sharing. You are one talented girl!!! Everything is Awesome, Hugs, Lecia

bettyj said...

Wow Robin you did some nice work! all of it. congrats on your winnings
betty

renee said...

I cannot say a word! LOL! I have WAY too many UFP lying around the home!
You are so right, it becomes almost stifling, and once you can knock a few down, it feels good to tackle more~ I just seem to add more! It's always going to be something~ it's fun overall, but sometimes it's all the other stuff that gets in the way.
Love them all, I like the sheep and the stockings are SWEET!
I think you have many talents which you need to free yourself more with~ you are very good!
My Brandon will be alright, it will be a big adjustment for all of us.
I am happy to be getting some help around here! LOL!
Have a good night!
Hugs,
Renee

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Well look at you go! Lots done - wish I had some of that energy. I have many, many projects in my TO DO box.

Your stocking is just beautiful! You can do it girlfriend - I know you can.

Karen

Nancy said...

Good golly your onnah roll!
I absolutely LOVE all of what you made! I wish I could punch ah sheep...they've been mahhhh'in all evening across the road...seriously lol!

laurie said...

wow thats alot of finishing and I would say you deserve a break!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Robin ~
Wow girlfriend. You done good! Especially on your p/n sheep. Now you can get back to hooking on your primitive cats!
Hugs :)
Lauren

basketsnprims said...

Hi, Robin ~ your finishes are amazing and I love them all. I love Threads that Bind patterns. I have a few UFOs myself but am so busy outside most of the time this time of year. Thanks for sharing & have yourself a great weekend.
pam

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Hi Robin,
Love all your finished projects. Don't stop now, and get those other 2 done too!!!! Love the lining of the purse, really fits!!!
Lois

Me and My Stitches said...

I LOVE the stocking! Keep going - make more!

Carol Stuck said...

Well, Robin.....I knew you were a talented crow but just didn't know how much. Wowsa!!!!! I love everything. So glad you decided to finish things up. The stocking.....well....I am drooling. Wonderfully prim. I have the perfect spot for it...heehee!!! A pat on the back for a job well done. Thanks for sharing.

hugs and smiles,
Carol

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

hi, Robin
wonderfu job with all three~ Girl you are talented~ been holding out on us!!!
smiles
Teresa

~Madalynne~ said...

Pretty pieces Robin! Love that needle punched sheep ~ the multi-colored border is such a nice touch and I love the frame you used.

And why is it that every project has some unpleasant aspect that makes us wanna' throw it in "that" pile. My slow down is always the embellishments ~ I could spend a month lookin' for the right button.

Tolentreasures said...

Wow, love it all! I know what you mean about that stitching, I have had things like that and I hate it! Love the purse,and the sheep, great job on everything!

Cathy

deb said...

wowzer you have been busy!!! I ADORE the stocking!!!!!!!!! and the purse is awesome, so is the needlepunch...you are a jack of all crafts!!!!!!!

Deneen said...

Robin I love everything you do! You are so talented!

Margie from Hungry Hook Primitives said...

Oooooh Robin I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your stocking and girl, I know what you mean about the sewing part. I wish I could just hook and get someone else to sew !!! Anyway...great job !!!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Robin,
All of your finished projects are wonderful! I too have unfinished projects...in cupboards, baskets, piles on tables..you get the idea! Anyway, it is nice to see that I am not alone and thanks for inspiring me to get some done!!
Thanks again for your sweet comments and for following my blog and adding my Giveaway to your sidebar!!
Blessings~~
Julie

Prims By The Water said...

Hey Robin can I put my order in now for one of those Christmas Stockings..I know just the place where I could hang it...no you say? Oh darn, guess I will have to try and make one myself...and I don't even know how to hook, so if I tried, it would tak eme longer than it took you. It looks way too cool! Great job! Take care, Janice
PS. thanks for posting my giveaway on your blog.

Vicky said...

ALL of these creations are wonderful, Robin! I understand the 'monkeys on your back' but all of mine pertain to my household projects!!!

Mary said...

Oh my gosh gal.....your creations are so awesome!! What wonderful, wonderful creations..you are so very talented! Between your tweeking and decorationg and now seeing your awesome hooking...all I can say is Hoooooly Crow"!!! LOL
Love that stocking of yours just to cute! Enjoy your week my sweet friend!
Big Hugs
Mary

Kimberly said...

Great job!!! Doesn't it feel better to get them off your "to do" list :) Now you can enjoy them!!! Thanks for sharing your talent!!! Enjoy goofing off :) My Best ~Kimberly

Mrsjeff said...

You are very talented. Great job on the stockings!
Donna

Donna said...

Everythings Just Beautiful Robin!!! You are VERY VERY VERY,,TALENTED GF!!!!!! Love it all!!! You have been Hideing all that Talent from us Girl!!! Shame on you!!! lol!!!! Glad you liked your purchases..and your little win! I wish I had 1/2 your talent...I could never do those!!! EVER!!!! Hugs!!!,,, Donna

Mary said...

I have a long over due to do list too as you WELL know. I just got another to do knicked off my list though. This one took 3 years, LOL. Right now my top to do is to get in the pool. :o)