Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A pirate finish... and more!

Well I'm happy to say that I *finally* finished the first of four pirates from Sue Hillis Designs that I am doing up. We are putting them in our bathroom and will just switch the one out for another every few months. My B/F loves pirates so our bathroom will be pirate themed sometime soon! :)

Here is a picture of beatings finished:


And what does this finish mean?
A new start. But it has to be another pirate.
So I started the Love Pirate. Here is the design:


And here is my start on it. This is on Summer Khaki Cashel Linen 28ct. The one above was on Mushroom Evenweave (they just didn't have the same material when I went in for more, but that is ok. The next three pirates will be on the Summer Khaki but I don't mind that they are different as the won't be side by side on the wall)


I also put a few more stitches into my Papillion SAL part 3. I know sad that I haven't gotten this done yet even with the delay on part 4 but that is okay. I knew I likely wouldn't keep up on this one.


We have only four more days until holidays! It will be an internet free holiday as we are headed to the mountains but I will likely update one more time before I go. And maybe even have my christmas ornament finished beforehand. While I am gone I hope to start my moon mirror or maybe one of the witch ornaments from when I bought stash at my LNS last time. :)
Thanks for visiting!

18 comments:

ange said...

the sal is beautiful- love the plethora of colors! i love the beatings one too- perhaps i should stitch it & put it up in my classroom?! LOL

Deb said...

Love your pirate piece. I should hang that up some place where my kids can see that! Love the idea of having all four of them done. And your SAL piece looks great!

Meari said...

Congrats on your finish, Mel! Your WIP looks really pretty. How are those flowers growing? Pouring down rain here today!

Silverlotus said...

I just love those priate designs. And that is a great idea to use them in the bathroom and switch them out.

I'm behind on Castles in the Air too. Part 4 came out today, and I love it so I really want to get caught up.

tkdquintmom said...

Pirate turned out GREAT! Of course you know I love it....my next one on the hit list is Queenie of course....I can't wait to see the room done up..

Rene la Frog said...

I LOVE the Pirates Creed and it is a must do for my DD. Living in a house with 4 males it would be perfect for her. Your WIP's look really good too.
Hang on to that lovely ornament, we will be doing the exchange again on ILCS and you will be ready ahead of time.

Carolyn NC said...

Sounds like a nice vacation with no distractions. I love your Pirates. Too cute!

Shelleen said...

I love your pirates.

Silver Thistle said...

The pirate piece is just FAB! It will look perfect in a bathroom.

Nita said...

Your pirate turned out fantastic! I am currently stitching Pillage and Plunder for my hubby. They are really a fun stitch. Looking forward to watching your stitching of Love Pirate :)

Kathy said...

I love the Pirate piece! Absolutely fabulous. And the new one, Love Pirate is just too too cute.

Sandy In Montana said...

Beatings is wonderful, that would go great at DH's work, 98% of them are truck drivers. Your SAL is looking nice also.

Kelly said...

Your finish is fabulous and Castle looks so pretty!

Tammy said...

Loving these Piratey designs!! Exciting new start--your finish is awesome!

Nancy said...

Pirates are a popular thing these days! I just started the Castle myself, so not even 1/2 way done with part 1! And now that part 4 is out, even farther behind. Have fun on vacation. Technology can wait!

technomom said...

Cute! I really like the "Love" design but can't find it on the SH site. It is one of hers, right?

Cindy F. said...

Cute finish!! I really like your next project...haven't seen that one!

Have fun on your vacation:)

TammyK said...

Great new finish & love that next Sue Hillis design. Don't think I've ever seen that one.