Saturday, October 31, 2009

A finish

Hi everyone

Well this past week was not productive at all! Working back every night did not help the stitching one bit. I did manage to finish the ornament I needed for an exchange though and have just now done the "finishing"on it too! Decided to go with a pin keep finish as it's a big big for a tree ornament, least I think so anyway.

Here's a pic:

Helga Mandl - Just Add Snow

Fabric: 28ct opalescent "butterscotch glitz"lugana from silkweavers

Stitched as charted with DMC.

Stitching completed October 29, 2009

The fabric in the background is what I've backed it with. Will send it with a little stand so the recipient will have a way to display it.

Last week Alison asked for the name of my new gingher scissors, sorry I forgot to add that in the original post. The mutli-coloured ones are the new Elena design and the green ones are called Sarah.

Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween for those who celebrate it. We don't but I love to stitch Halloween designs, go figure! Didn't get any done though which is a bit annoying, so I am now going to focus on my current wip of Shepherds Bush - Spooky Spots.

Happy Stitching all



Saturday, October 24, 2009

A finish & scissors, scissors everywhere!

Hi everyone

Thanks for your comments on my last finish, it was a fun piece to stitch! Let me present you with my latest finish, Victoria Sampler - Jingle Bells Xmas Tree Farm. First here's a close-up of the final section:
and here's a pic of the whole piece:

Victoria Sampler - Jingle Bells Xmas Tree Farm

Stitched as charted, fabric 28ct hand-dyed jazlyn from Country Stitch, stitching completed October 22, 2009.

I succumbed to some new scissors the other day, how could I resist with our $$ being so good at the moment and the tempation of ginghers calling me! Here's a pic of my latest additions:

And here's a pic of the majority of my collection, there are a few pairs not here which are in projects! My DH said to me the other day when I told him about the new scissors, why do you need so many scissors? My response was, "need" has nothing to do with it, lol!!! DH is very good about my stash purchases and never says anything about them.

Well that it's for me this time, thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. I need to do an ornament for an exchange and then I will either start some halloween stitching, which is really tempting me, or focus on another wip! Maybe I can accomplish both of these at the same time as one of my wip's is a halloween piece. We will have to see I guess, whatever calls the loudest will be answered, lol!

Happy Stitching all



Thursday, October 8, 2009

A finish!

Hi all

Well here's what I've been stitching on this past week, I saw it on someone's blog (sorry can't remember who it was) and just had to stitch it!

The Primitive Needle - Earth Sampler

Stitched with GAST & WDW

Fabric: 32ct Belfast "Primitive" from Silkweavers

Stitching completed October 8, 2010.

I discovered an error in the key for this piece but I had almost finished it so just went with how it was except for stitching the rabbit in WDW Chestnut. This was a fun piece to stitch!

Now it's back to my VS Jingle Bells Xmas Tree Farm as I would really like it finished soon!

Happy Stitching all