Here is the picture of my finished Ink Circles. It was so great to finish this project. I have never done anything this large before. My Snad Castles wasn't even this big. I am so proud of myself and even got it done way before Christmas. I plan to finish this as a wall rug. I will use a heavy muslin for the back and leave a fringe on each end. My niece likes this type of think and I thought it would be great on her wall.
For my birthday back in June by SIL gave me an awesome book full of Celtic needlework patterns. This was part of one of those. My SIL made sure I knew that she liked this cat head and kind of hinted that she would like it. So, her wish will be answered when she opens it for Christmas. I will be making it into a pillow with beaded fringe. The picture doesn't do the colors justice. It really is a beautiful piece.
So now I can go back and finish the baby announcement for a friend. Kylie Deeann was born on July 16, 2009 and I now know what info to put on the piece. The name will go above the large moon with the date under the large moon. I am putting the height on the first star next to the large moon and the pounds and ounces on the other two stars. I do have to frog the little bears hat as I thought I would give this before the baby was born that I did the hat in aqua but now I know I can make it pink. This one will be a quick finish as I really only have a few things to finish.
And this is my day time project as this is going to be a bookmark for my daughter. One of two for her actually, and there are at least two more for me to get done by Christmas. I thought they would make great stocking stuffers for the readers in my family. As soon as I get all these small projects done I can work on the several dozen ornaments I need to make for the family and friends. I have 5 Baby's First Christmas ornaments to make this year. My needles will be smoking for awhile. But I love it and the ornaments become heirlooms.
I am sorry this has been so long but I have gone too long without posting some pictures. I hope everyone has a great weekend and Mother Nature is cooperative for all your weekend activities.