Saturday, December 26, 2009

"'Zee Renard"

Hello, Everyone! I do so hope that all is well with you and yours. December has been quite a month (and still is) yet I HAD to stop in for a very important reason: I have been lucky enough to win Jolene's Generous Christmas Wish Giveaway! I could not have been more surprised to see this image on her blog amidst photos of her family's Christmas Fun:



The condition of Jolene's giveaway this time was that you made a wish by telling her what, from your wishlist, you wanted to have as a new Start in 2010. Now, there are a lot of nice things on my wishlist, and I love them all, but I thought about what I might actually be able to START right now/soon (considering my WiPs, and an exchange commitment) and also the winter season and so narrowed it down to two things- Red Bird Sampler and Sweetheart Tree's Think Snow. I asked her to pick if I won. Secretly, I think I did want Red Bird More!!! Squeee! I'm really so thrilled about this one. Now, I'll have TWO WiPs featuring Red Birds, but I'm gonna keep the first under my hat for a bit longer. ;)


And, while I'm here, I finally have a tidbit of a thing I can actually show you! And it's even my own stitching at that:


Feast your eyes upon my start on the Workbasket's Fox Forest, or as I like to call it, "Zee Fox" lol (Marc's corny humor is contagious)! This chart is a generous loan from Edgar, who stitched it earlier this year and finished it into one of his "Incomparable" Boxes for his contribution to an exchange. I've been just batty for red foxes for quite a while now, and am so pleased to have done this little bit, at least, of a fox design. I can say that this is also my favorite fox of the whole bunch in this piece, so he can keep me company while I stitch up the rest.

Well, I'm off to a gathering of Marc's College Friends called "The Monthly Party" (You must forgive these guys; they are programmers and haven't the talent for titles that we stitchers have. ;) I hope everyone is having a very Merry Christmas and general good time. Please find some cozy stitching time and expect a return of my Wednesday showcase posts in the new year (if not another blog from me before).

Yours in Stitching,
Berit

14 comments:

JOLENE said...

Hi Berit,

What a cute little fox indeed! I had to check out the link to see the big picture you are working on....it looks fun. Hope you are having a fun time at the party.

Daffycat said...

Zee Fox is lovely, Berit! Congrats on your win from Jolene!

Myra said...

Congrats on your win. Zee Fox is looking good!

Ranae said...

Great taste in the chart win, Congrats!!!
I have and love Fox Forest, I might have to make a dive in my stash after seeing yours ,lol
Happy Stitching 2010

Catherine said...

Congrats on your win - how fun! And Zee Fox looks adorable!

Patti said...

Congrats on your win and I love your little fox - he's really cute.
Love
Patti xxx

Lennu said...

What a cute little fox, adorable :)

Ann said...

Love your little fox, we get red foxes around our neighbourhood, lots of us leave food out for them! That was a lovely win you had, hope you manage to stitch it soon, I seem to have too many WIPs at the moment, must get down to concentrating.

Brigitte said...

Your win is just great - I love these BC bird series very much. What a wonderful start in 2010.
Your little fox looks so cute. And there are some more on that piece ...

Ann said...

Happy New Year Berit

Ann said...

You are correct about using the Bondaweb and I also ironed some fusible interfacing to the back of the whole piece, that way the stitching won't show through and it gives it a bit of body.

Ann said...

Fusible interfacing just has one side with glue and is thicker. Bondaweb is like a glue mesh, that's why it comes on paper so that you can iron it to the fabric you want to cut out, then remove the paper and iron it to the background fabric.

Ann said...

P.S.
I think Bondaweb is called something like Wonderunder in the US, not sure about that spelling of it.

Lili said...

Great!
I have fond memories of stitching this red bird sampler...
I love cardinals, we don't see any of them in nature around here and these birds just make me dream...
Love the little fox, very very cute.
HUgs!
Lili