Saturday, November 29, 2008

A finish!

Hi all

Well this past week I didn't feel like stitching on any of my wips so decided a new start was in order. I decided on stitching Shepherd Bush's Friendship Collaboration. This chart was from my friend June's stash who sadly lost her battle with breast cancer in February of this year. I remember when June bought the chart and how she planned on finishing it into a needleroll. I was going to stitch it after her and even bough the charm in preparation. Things got away from both of us and neither of us ended up stitching it. So here it is all stitched up and finished into a needleroll in memory of June.
Happy Stitching all


Saturday, November 22, 2008

WIP update

Well as promised, here's a pic of this week's wip. I've been working on Ink Circles - Blackstone Fantasy Garden. The pic doesn't show the true colours very well, they are quite vibrant in real life. Such a fun project to stitch on, I'm almost at the halfway mark now.

Here's the before pic:
And here's the after pic:hugs


Friday, November 21, 2008

Some finishing pics & exchanges!

Hi all

This post could be a bit pic intensive as I have a few to upload!! Hoping blogger won't lose my post again too, as this is the second time I've tried to do this post!!

Firstly, some finishing.

Here's my ornament I stitched and finished for an exchange. My partner liked Lizzie Kate designs so I went with one from the latest Tiny Tidings leaflet, Dec 25. This was a lot bigger than I thought it would be, hope my partner likes it!
Next up, I finally got the finishing done on my CCN Cowboy Dreams wallhanging. The bottom is a bit crooked but overall I'm happy with how it came out, sewing is not my forte!!
I also got the finishing done on my SB Happy Pumpkin neeedleroll and scissor fob.
Here's some exchanges I received this week:

First up is a lovely Santa ornament and stitched card from Lizzie, thanks loads Lizzie, I love Santa!!
Then I have a Secret Santa parcel from Lori, thanks for the goodies Lori!Will post a pic of this week's w.i.p a bit later.

Happy Stitching all



Wednesday, November 12, 2008

November ornament done!

Hi all

Well I finally decided on my ornament for November and it sure was a quick one! Started and finished in one night! Here's a pic:

Charland Designs - Tipsy Tree

2007 JCS ornament isse

stitched with DMC on 28ct jobelan, no idea what the colour is!

Now it's time to stitch my ornament for an exchange! Hope to get it finished this week so I can do some finishing on the weekend!

Happy Stitching all


Friday, November 7, 2008

Another quick finish!

Hi all

I decided that seeing as I had finished the SB needleroll, I really should stitch the matching fob up! I managed to finish it up last night. I didn't have the kit for this one so the fabric and charm are just ones from my stash and the scissors a friend got me from ebay. Now I just need to do the finishing on it, hopefully later today!
Shepherds Bush Happy Pumpkin scissor fob
28ct "kiwifruit" hand-dyed lugana from Country Stitch
stitched with DMC & WDW as charted
Stitching completed November 7, 2008

Now I need to sort out an what ornament I am going to stitch for this month and work out an ornament for an exchange due soon too! Then I plan on going back to my wip's!

Happy Stitching all


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

WIP pic update

Hi all

Here's an updated wip pic of my teddy bear project.

Bucilla Paper Doll Teddy

Progress as at October 30, 2008.

Quite a few people have asked me what the finished project will look like, so I thought I would scan the kit cover pic. Here it is:

Since I had been working on this project for 3 weeks solid, I thought it was time to reward myself with a new start. I started SB Happy Pumpkin needleroll and finished the stitching on it last night. Bit late for Halloween this year but not to worry! The plan is to do the "Finishing" on it this weekend.

Well last weekend I went to the framers with some friends and after some 2 or 3 years, I am at long last getting some pieces professionally framed, 5 in fact!! They will be ready in about 5 weeks so I'll post some pics then! Can't wait, it's been so long!! My old framer closed down which is why I haven't had anything done for so long.

Happy Stitching all