Friday, November 1, 2013

Turkey and Eagle

Not too much stitching in the last few weeks.  Seem to have spent way too much time fighting off one kind of minor health problem after another.   I was scheduled for jury duty too, but luckily my number was high enough that they didn't need me on the actual day so I was excused.

One piece of good news during my downtime.... a big, beautiful, new Joann's fabric and crafts store opened in a mall nearby!  Usually, I just hear about these things closing.  What a pleasant surprise!

When I finally felt a bit better, I just wanted to stitch something cute.  So out came "Bok Bok", a freebie from Plum Street Samplers that came out in 2009.  You can still get the pattern here.  He's such a an elegant little turkey, stitched on a piece of lavender hand-dyed Aida.  I turned him into a coaster/mat to use for the season.  I'm afraid the guy got all dressed-up without knowing his Thanksgiving fate!




I also managed to finish a square for a WOCS quilt.  They are doing a couple of quilts for wounded warriers and vets.  I thought this sweet piece, "Pride and Glory", from Threadworks Primitive would work well for the theme.  The rules required white, 14 count fabric, and I had one lone piece of Aida in my stash that filled the bill.



24 comments:

Shebafudge said...

What a cute little turkey! Lovely finishing on him too. :)

Vickie said...

What a sweet, little mug mat.
That is a great patriotic choice.

Emma/Itzy said...

Lovely stitches, and you are so lucky to have a store so near by!

Margaret said...

Nice that that Joann's opened! Love both your pieces. Bok Bok is adorable! Hope the health issues are all gone now and you're back to normal.

Jeanne said...

Both are cute finishes Annie. Hope you are now feeling better. I have a Joann's very close to my house...I get irritated sometimes with the place but it's handy for supplies!

Mary Ann said...

I love that little turkey! And, your patriotic piece for WOCS is very nice!!

♥ Nia said...

"all dressed-up without knowing his Thanksgiving fate!" LOL!!!
Nice work!! Congrats on your finishes :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

The turkey is cute!

ArchangelDecker said...

Sorry you haven't been feeling well. I've been there myself and it's no fun. Hope you're doing better now.


You stitching looks gorgeous as always. I LOVE the Pride and Glory. It's so pretty! :)

Jackie said...

So sorry to hear you've been feeling less than 100% and glad you're feeling batter now.

Bok Bok is so cute! I need to stitch him up too!

Jane Galley said...

Hope you're well and truly on the mend. These colds and things seem to be taking a long time to clear this year. Bok Bok makes a lovely little mat

Anne said...

Love your little turkey lurkey!! You made me laugh with his getting dressed for Thanksgiving!! Youve done another lovely piece for WOCS. Im afraid I wont start back until the new year. Life is just too busy yet. Happy Stitching to you! :)

Angela K said...

I'm happy you are feeling better now, I love the nice mr. turkey and "Pride and Glory" looks nice as well.

Annette said...

Are you all better now?
I hope so.
You have been busy on your two pieces..wonderfull

Carol said...

How cute is Bok Bok! I think I'd be afraid to use it as a mug mat, though, for fear of dripping on him... And what a nice patriotic block. I have a lot if old 14ct. Aida that I doubt I'll ever use. If you need any more I'd be happy to send it to you, Annie...

Hope you stay healthy this month :)

Anne said...

Very cute finish Annie. Love that you made it into a coaster. Hope that you stay healthy and get better!!

Hetti said...

That's a lovely colored turkey!
Glad you are feeling better Annie because with a Joann's nearby......:-))
XXX Hetti

Mii Stitch said...

A lovely little turkey!!! Glad you're feeling better :)

Melanie said...

Hope you are on your way to feeling better now. :)
Very cute little turkey guy. He's much too skinny to eat anyway, right??
Thanks for the heads up about the Goodreads widget. I'm not even going to admit how much searching I had to do to find the new code for it. Oy. I need to update my book list, too! Bad me, reading books and forgetting to update the interwebs listing thingys so people can marvel at my reading prowess. *snort*

Mylene said...

Cute finishes and i especially love the fabric you used for the turkey!
Hope you continue to feel better.

Nicky said...

Sweet stitching Annie... hope you are feeling better now....

Brigitte said...

Both your finishes are just lovely. What a sweet little turkey.
Hope you are feeling totally well again by now.

Nima said...

wow..lovely cross stitch as always. It has been ages since i visited you...let me sit back and browse thru the missed posts

Tammy said...

Both of your finishes are great! I love the 1776 piece!