Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wednesday Wish-Its (Three)

Leading the pack today: a mouse variation of the darling humbugs Ann has been making lately; Isn't he just the cutest!? I love everything about it--fabric and even the cute lace-edged jar he's perching upon. :D

Next is Carol's sophisticated "Pearls and Rosebuds Fob" from Drawn Thread. Carol, I understand, has been very busy with other commitments this year, and has not been as active in blogland as she has at other times, so I don't know her that well, but I sure feel like I know and enjoy her work! When I first started looking online for xstitch stuff, her works really stood out to me in places like the world's largest collection of smalls blogs. I am Such a fan of her works, and get so excited each time I see a finish perched upon a windowsill.

Here's a little something from a photo tour of Mituswa I did a couple of years ago at my video game blog. It's a set of darling cat-themed mugs that were sold at Utsuwa no Yakata. They have a nice bit of texture in that the glazing was done in such a way that the "line art" on the cats is at a lower level of relief than the rest of the mugs. I really do wish I'd bought some when they were still available. Has anyone got a time machine they'd be willing to lend me? ;)

Aaand that's all I have for this week! Boy does the holiday season just fly! We've only just started, but I already feel like I'm behind. I also feel like I haven't done any stitching, yet the truth is that I'm almost finished with an ornament! I also made some pomander balls, and am hoping that Marc will get interested and make some, too! I've got the cloves and oranges laid out along with an invitingly-placed awl. I also want to show 'n tell about Thanksgiving: I cooked my first turkey ever and it came out perfectly--so juicy! But, it looks like we are going into the City tomorrow to see the tree lighting, so I'd better go to bed now before I oversleep again (This morning we slept like logs until 11:30 AM! Marc's work is casual about arrival times (he can leave here as late as 10 AM--but not that casual! It's important to show a properly punctual commitment to arriving in time for lunch. :P Or, at least early enough to justify taking a lunch when the Noon-1pm hour rolls around!) We've also been busy driving to Ikea what seems like every day this week, but is in reality only two. Amazingly, I have to go back again to exchange a defective apron!! After we finish with our tinker-toy assembly, I might take some pictures to post up! :D

Yours in Stitching,

P.S. Primitive Bettys has released two new patterns as of the first of this month--please check them out if you <3 prim like I do! I love how her patterns are available via etsy, too!
Also, Sampler Girl has a new freebie out--My True Love Gave to Me. Have I ever mentioned how much I want that toffee apple pattern from her Stitching Janeite's Pattern Book? Tasty! Now, if only it were sold individually.


Siobhan said...

Lovely pics this week, Berit!

Kathy A. said...

Oh Berit that little mouse is just too cute!!

Patti said...

I love your little mouse Berit!! When I was child I used to make really small ones out of felt and lace and seeing yours reminded me. Gosh that was a long time ago.
Lots of Love
Patti xxx

corinna said...

thanks for your kind comments
hope santa finds some of your wish list to bring your way

WoolenSails said...

I would love those cat mugs too, really nicely done.


Lili said...

Hi Berit! Great to read your blog in its Xmassy decor. Very beautiful.
I'm craving on these mugs too... They're too cute for words! We have quite a few cat mugs here but not a signe one that looks like these two... A Viennese chocolate sure would taste even better in those... Lol!
Hugs, sweetie!

Ann said...

I haven't forgotten the RAK I promised you Berit, the new year is going to see me busy with this sort of thing!!! Thanks for showing the picture of the mouse.

Hazel said...

Thanks for your lovely comments. Glad to have found you. x