Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tuesday's Desk

Good Afternoon, Friends! My desk is rather clear today (and even my computer one!) so I decided to toss my WiPs on for you to see.



Already There (from L to R): Stack of Fabric w/Ribbon (AKA Being-Finished Autumn Exchange), Fibers from Santa Arrives Tonight (but I'm using one to finish the aforementioned...), and a long print-out of the candidates for the When Witches Personalization.





This was going to be 2010's "Us Ornament", but Dear Marc has indicated a tangible hostility for "Santa's Mu-mu(sp?)". I tried telling him it's "European Santa", but he is unmoved. SO...already considering what I'll stitch to "replace" it. This one will get an regular no-dedication-to-marc sort of finish, lol!



A close-up; feels like I'm "ALMOST DONE"...but I've still got the over-one initial. And all that fill in. And what about the moon. ;)



So! Again I beg help from blogland--A question for you Prairie Schoolers out there: I've been eyeing PS Book 110: Santa And Friends, which has four Snowy-Woods Nighttime scene Santa ornaments. What ARE the animals in the ornament in the top/North position? Is there a Fox???

The East features geese and cardinals, elk and more cardinals to the South, Rabbits and, umn, squirrels at west, But the North? The animal on the sleigh; the one running alongside...they could both be young deer...or...could one be a fox??? I have googled and googled, but just can not find a picture to clear up the mystery. Thanks so much to anyone who can help--I am fox-crazy, so this might be the one (if it really has a fox...)

26 comments:

Barbeeque4 said...

My thoughts are they are foxes. Lovely WIP!!

Kathy said...

Love both of your wips. Including Santa's mumu. :) Actually I beieve it is a long coat rather than a mumu.

As for the animal. I am sure it is a fox. Too small for a dear.

KarenV said...

They definitely look like foxes to me. Your WIPs look great - and your desk is so tidy! Much tidier than mine right now ;)

Catherine said...

I'd say foxes!

And I agree with Kathy - I'd prefer to think of it as Santa's coat.

Do you have the pattern "Red Fox in Winter"? I think that is what it is called - and I believe it is an older Leisure Arts pattern. I think I have it in my stash.

Margaret said...

Love your desk shot - great pieces all! I think those animals are foxes, but who knows. lol! Your WIP is so pretty!

Robin said...

You are coming right along on your projects and they are looking fabulous! And I agree with the previous comments, those critters are definitely of the fox variety. As for the moon, since I didn't get a chance to offer my 2 cents on your earlier post, I'd vote for filling it in with a slightly different color.

Love your blog and all the pictures!

Patti said...

I think they are foxes too. Loved looking at your WIPs.
Patti xxx

Meadows08 said...

Santa's Mumu! Hilarious.

I'm certain the animal in #110 is a fox. I like the checkerboard moon too!

chris_stitch said...

I think that they are foxes too! Your stitching looks great!



Chris

Myra said...

Silly Marc! That's a trench coat. :oP Both of your WIP's look great Berit. I can't help you with the other PS but it sure looks like a fox to me.

Christina said...

LOL - I didn't know what a 'mumu' was so looked it up on google. I got a few 'peculiar' websites, but eventually found 'mumu' has it's own wiki page!! It looks like there's a lot of filling in on Santa's coat (no photos of a mumu on the wiki page so the offending garment still looks like a coat to me - sorry Marc!) good luck with that!
The mystery animals do indeed look like foxes to me.
Thank you for the lovely message you left on my post, it really means a lot to me.

Sadie said...

Lovely, lovely stitching dear :-)
Me, personally, I would fill in the moon using the same colour of floss or a slightly lighter DMC shade. The effect will be lush.
The animal on the PS chart is so a fox. The pointy noses make it a cert for me.
You'll have to tell Marc that Santa is following the trend on the catwalks this season :-) LOL
P.S. What colour are you using behing the cats and pumpkin in the banner at the top of 'witches' it is divine!

Andrea said...

Lovely projects. They certainly look like foxes to me.

Marcness! said...

Yes, it's a muumuu! He's expecting....!

I definitely prefer those other Santas on that series of ornaments, including the one with the fox.

And the picture of your desk is so appealing. I think the new shelf does wonders for the aesthetic. It's brighter than my desk at work....ah, my kingdom for windows. :(

Hazel said...

Definitely looks like a fox to me. Gosh isn't your desk so very tidy?? I wish I could keep mine like that. x

Daffycat said...

Is there a big pile of junk just out of the photo or did you really clean your workspace? LOL

Awesome WIPS, even the Mumu'd Santa Claus. My guess is those are foxes ~ go for it!

Brigitte said...

Your WIPs look absolutely great. And so does your desk - I wish I could keep mine as tidy as yours is.
For me these animals are foxes.

Sally said...

Love your WIPs. Such lovely pieces. I rather like that Santa!

I think foxes too. They look more like foxes than anything else.

Melissa @ Sweet Homestead Alabama said...

Berit, I'm so jealous of your uber-organized craft space! How relaxing and inviting your little desk is... completely the opposite of mine! Maybe that's why I don't go in there more often... ; ) I love the European Santa, BTW. And that looks alot like my treadle Singer!

MyLifesAStitch said...

Great WIPs, and lolol re: the "Moomoo" (that's not really how it's spelled, but it's how I think of them!). :)

Love those PS ornaments! They have such great Christmas patterns! Can't wait to see which you choose.

Have a great week!

Siobhan said...

I vote for foxes, too. Love the WIP progress--especially the mumu! ;) Santa has to appeal to everybody, even the cross dressers!

Lili said...

Oh, I think I'm becoming a PS addict too, and your blog makes me want more and more of these charts...
I see a fox in the foreground, less sure for the one on the sled. May be a young deer?
Amazing stitching, Berit, as always...
Hugs,
Lili

Vinniey said...

Glad to discovered your beautiful blog, Berit. Love your WIP and your work station; very neat and organize. I love PS charts too. That animal looks like a fox to me. :)

Elaine said...

Your wips are gorgeous and they look like foxes to me.

Suzanne said...

Lovely WIP's, you have some nice projects going there. I agree with the other comments that they are foxes.

Quiltsmiles said...

Nice Wips! For that PS they are foxes. Deers' tails would be much shorter and when you look at the length of the animals compared to the height, definitely FOX! Jane

PS: Nice blog. Enjoying my visit.