Glamour Puss

December 28, 2009

The presents have all been opened…mostly, and the Boxing Day sales are over: at last, I can post what I made for my Avon lady for Christmas.

Around this time last year, you’ll recall, I posted pictures of all the handmade Christmas gifts I had managed to finish, and Heather was the lucky recipient of a Margaret Sherry cat posing with a green bauble.  (I’ll pause whilst you scroll down and confirm this.)  I was quite grateful to the good people at Cross Stitcher magazine for having provided the 2009 Margaret Sherry calendar complete with 16 new patterns, including this one:

Perfect choice for a purveyor of cosmetic products, eh??  Originally, the entire background was supposed to be stitched in pink, but I cut a much-needed corner and instead ordered pink opalescent aida from 123stitch.com – and I think it looks better.  Now I need to start thinking about next year’s piece…

You’d better watch out…

December 16, 2009

…you’d better not cry.  Better not pout, I’m telling you why: this jolly fellow is currently gracing the bathroom door, spreading a little holiday cheer to everyone who pounds and demands when he or she will get his or her turn:

This is one of the many maybe two UFOs I’ve completed this year, which is still a strange feeling for me.  The kit is by Dimensions, and came complete with wire hanger (insert Mommie Dearest joke here) and custom threads that bled slightly (grrr) when I did the standard cold-water dunk upon finishing.  It’s only noticeable if you know where to look, though…whew.

Who knows?  Maybe by next Christmas, I’ll have the next Dimensions kit done…or maybe the Christmas after that…