Monday, September 29, 2008

A W.I.P finish!

Whoo Hoo 1 w.i.p down only 10 to go!! I finished this one up on Sunday afternoon. I plan on making it into a quilted banner for my step grand-son's birthday in November.

Country Cottage Needleworks - Cowboy Dreams
stitched as charted with Crescent Colours & DMC
Fabric: 28 light mocha quaker (I think)
Stitching completed September 28, 2008
I'm currently working on one of my other wip's which hasn't seen any attention lately, up for the next few days is Chatelaine - Watergarden. Will post a progress pic when I change projects over.
My current objective is to get some of my wip's finished so I can start some of the other great projects waiting in my stash! Oh and I am on a self-imposed stash embargo! No new purchases for me unless previously committed! At the moment the only things I am committed to is the Just Nan Over The Top/In The Tin series, the LK Christmas Double Flip-its and the new JN Frost on the Pumpkin.There's only 1 more to go in the tin series and 1 more installment of the last 2 double flip-its to go in the LK's so after that I should be all set, oh probably for the next 100 years or so, lol!! Not sure how long this will last but we will see!! I even visited my LNS on Saturday and walked out without any threads, charts, fabric or embellishments!! The only thing I purchased was a small frame for a SB project I finished a while back and a little something to put in an exchange parcel!
Happy Stitching everyone

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Some finishing & a finish!

Hi all

Well I got the finishing done on my Shepherds Bush Friendship needleroll on Saturday, here's a pic of the finished product.

Shepherds Bush Friendship needleroll

Finishing completed September 20, 2008

I also started some pieces for an exchange I am in, I can't show the back of the pieces in case the recipient sees this but here's a pic of the fronts. I decided on using Little House Needleworks Rose Sampler and made a scissor fob, a floss tag (my first) and a needlebook (also my first). I'm pretty happy with the results and hope that the recipient likes them too. Here's the pic!

Little House Needleworks - Rose Sampler

Scissor fob, Needlebook & Floss tag

Stitched with DMC on 32ct Antique White lugana

Completed September 22, 2008

Back to the wip's now for me!

Happy Stitching all



Thursday, September 18, 2008

A w.i.p finish!

Wow I seem to be on a roll this month!! Last night I finished up the stitching on Shepherds Bush Friendship Needleroll. The plan is to get the finishing done this weekend. I have to say I hated the stiff linen that was included in the kit for this one! The only thing it was good for was that it made the hem stitching easier as the folds actually stayed where they were! Here's a pic pre-finishing!

Shepherds Bush - Friendship Needleroll

Stitched as charted with kit supplies

Stitching completed September 18, 2008



Tuesday, September 16, 2008

September Ornament finished

Hi all

Well here's this month's ornament which I finished last night. It's from the 2007 JCS ornament issue. I will say one thing for anyone planning to stitch this, cut the fabric larger than the recommended size as on 32ct it's 4" x 4" and the recommended fabric size is only 6" x 6". I found this really awkward seeing as I don't normally stitch in hand. Ended up the only way to get the border done was to stitch it in hand.

The Sunflower Seed - A Star, A Star
stitched with DMC & RG Petite Treasure Braid
on 32ct Antique White belfast
stitching completed September 15, 2008
Now it's back to some of my w.i.p's and to decide on what I'm going to stitch for an exchange due soon.
Happy Stitching

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Another Halloween finish!

Well, what a stitchy weekend I had!! I actually got to stitch both Saturday & Sunday afternoons, most unusual for me lately!! With all that time, I managed to finish my 3rd halloween ornament from the JCS mag. Here's a pic:

Prairie Schooler - Night Owl

Stitched with charted DMC on 32ct Silkweaver Solo lugana

Stitching completed September 14, 2008

I also made a really good start on my ornament for this month and should have it finished tonight as I only have a bit of the border to go!! Decided not to leave it till the last minute for a change, lol! So look for another finish pic tomorrow!

That's all for now.

Happy Stitching


Thursday, September 11, 2008

Another Halloween finish!

Hi all

Well here's my second Halloween ornament from the JCS mag. It's Jeanette Douglas Designs - Halloween Pumpkin. I finished it last night. These are such cute ornaments and it's nice to have some quick finishes!

Jeanette Douglas Designs - Halloween Pumpkin

28ct Antique Ivory Cashel

DMC threads

completed September 10, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A finish!

Hi all

I'm on a halloween kick at the moment and am hoping to finish quite a few of the Halloween ornaments from the latest Just Cross Stitch mag. Here's the first of hopefully quite a few finishes.
Just Nan - Batty Jack
Stitched on 28ct cashel
Stitching completed 8 September, 2008
Happy Stitching

Monday, September 8, 2008

I can't believe I'm blogging.....

Yep despite my many protestations, I have been convinced to start a blog! So not sure how often I will post to this but it will primarily be about my cross stitch.

For those who don't know me, I'm a stash-a-holic and have been told that my fabric collection is SABLE, my threads collection is probably the same! My logic is by having a large collection, I am bound to have the right piece of fabric and threads and can therefore start pretty much anything in my stash. That's my theory anyway and I'm sticking to it!!

Happy Stitching all!

Amanda (in Oz)