Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Christmas in July

Yesterday I decided to pull out a UFO that I have not worked on for a year, maybe even two. It is quite shameful really as I only have a corner to do, plus a whack load of french nots which run all over the design. It is Polar Santa and is now a discontinued chart I think but not sure. Jayne's Attic runs a UFO night every Tuesday night so I decided to join in. Plus it is one of my July goals to join in so I have accomplished another goal yay! Here are my before and after pics:


before ufo night 15th july 08

after ufo night

It feels strange working on aida again after so long on linen, but it makes for a nice easy project, even on that navy! Hopefully I will get this one finished in time for Christmas.

Thanks for looking and for all your postive comments re the parking ticket. It looks like we are going to have to pay the £100. Like we really need that right now! :-(

xx

25 comments:

Ginnie said...

The Polar Santa looks great you have put a lot of work in already... It'll look lovely for Christmas.

Rachael said...

Well done on getting some of your UFO done,I totally forgot so will have to hide from Mr Stick!!

Becky K in OK said...

The Santa is so pretty. I do a project on Aida sometimes just to give my eyes a rest. If you didn't want to do all the french knots you could always use beads. I usually do the colonial knot instead because I think it is a fun one to do. Your Elijah is a cutie.

Jenn said...

The french knots would have stopped me from even starting this piece. You'll have this done in no time for Christmas. This makes me wonder what is in my UFO pile...to much to even think about. LOL

Kathy A. said...

What a lovely piece that is. I am sure you will finish it in no time. I use beads instead of French knots when they are loads of them. I don't even want to think about my UFO pile GROAN!

Wendy said...

You are so close to being done on this Santa! But I hate doing French knots too. The latest pictures of Elijah are adorable - he has grown so much :0D

Barbara said...

This is a gorgeous WIP!!!!

So sorry about that darn ticket!

Carla said...

nice progress onyour ufo! it's a lovely design :)

staci said...

Your Santa is wonderful and look at much Elijah has grown, what a cutie! So sorry about the ticket, it's so unfair :(

Little Cat said...

That is so cute. I dont think i've ever seen that project before

Daffycat said...

Wonderful job on your UFO...you are so close...go for it!!!

Dawn said...

This one is a beautiful piece. I am sure you can get it finished in time.:)

Mylene said...

Great progress on your UFO project.

Dawn B. said...

The Polar Santa looks great. Now he is ready for Christmas

Karan said...

Love Polar Santa & good progress - will look forward to seeing this complete. :0)

Teresa said...

Hazel, this piece is lovely. Good for you to go back and finish it! Have a wonderful weekend!

Andrea said...

It doesn't look like you have too much left to do. You'll get it finished in no time.

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Hi Hazel, I'm so sorry about your parking ticket woes! What a mess. I hope it all works out. :( Your pics of Elijah are so sweet, he is a beautiful baby.

You made great progress on Santa, that must feel nice!

Rachel
p.s. "a whack load" is going to be my new favorite phrase!

Kathy said...

Love the Polar Santa. Looks like you are getting close to having a finish. Yes, I am sure that going back to aida does seem strange. Have not done any in a long time.

Sally said...

Your Polar Santas looks fantastic Hazel! You've done so much already and with the help of Julie and Mr Stick you'll soon have it finished:)

Karin said...

Looks like you got a lot done! It's a great project.

stitcherw said...

Polar Santa is so pretty, good luck on finishing it up. It will be a lovely UFO to be able to count as a finish, and you'll be able to show it off this coming Christmas. How frustrating on the parking ticket. Hopefully it gets resolved soon, and maybe someone will make the carpark quit acting that way.
Sue

Stitching Mama said...

I'm having flashbacks...lol.

I stitched this one for my aunt and it took me a couple of years because I got so frustrated with it....lol.

It looked great when finished, though.

Angela

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tkdchick said...

Oooh that'll be done in no time!