Monday, April 26, 2010

A couple of quick finishes

Hi all

Well this past week has been very productive! I managed to start & finish 3 new projects! Of course they were all small!

First up is my ornament for this month.

Carousel Charts - Do you see what I see?

2007 Gift of Stitching magazine ornament issue.
Stitched as charted with DMC on 28ct tea dyed monaco.Stitching completed April 18, 2010

Then I started a needleroll from Shepherds Bush.

Shepherds Bush Beehive Needleroll
Stitched as charted with kit supplies
Stitching completed April 20, 2010

And last, but not least, my first Blackbird Designs piece!

Blackbird Designs Small Token
32ct "Primitive"hand-dyed linen from silkweavers
Stitched as charted with recommended Crescent Colours.
Stitching completed April 25, 2010

Not sure what I will tackle this week, maybe back to my wip's but maybe another small new start is the go! Will definitely be back to my wip's when May begins though!

Today I planned on visiting my not so local LNS as we had to drive right past it to visit some friends. Much to my disappointment it was closed!! I guess that will teach me to check & see if they are open on Monday's which are public holidays won't it! So no new stash for me still!!

Thanks for all your comments on my previous finishes and as always, thanks for taking time out of your day to see what I've been up to!

Happy Stitching all



Saturday, April 17, 2010

Some wip finishes!

Hi all

Well time got away from me again and I missed posting last week! As a consequence I now have 2 finished wip's to share with you!! Both of these were started in January 2009 and I am pleased to cross them off the wip list!

First up is Shepherds Bush Spooky Spots:
Shepherds Bush Spooky Spots
Stitched with kit supplies (32ct Autumn Blush linen, AVAS, SNC & Gloriana silks). Stitching completed April 10, 2010
Next is a freebie from Passione Riccamo - Winter 2008. This one gave me no end of trouble for such a small piece! I lost count of the times I had to frog sections on this one! Here's a pic:
Passione Riccamo - Winter 2008 freebie
Stitched with charted DMC on 32ct Reflections Powder Blue belfast linen from silkweavers. Stitching completed April 16, 2010.
I started this month's ornament last night and should have it finished today, then I might reward myself for finishing 2 wips with a new start from the stash!!
Thanks for looking everyone
Happy Stitching

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

An Easter Finish & some more wip updates!

Hi all

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and that the bunny brought you all plenty of chocolates!!

This weekend I decided I needed to stitch something for Easter as I haven't had too many Easter related finishes in the past. I decided on The Trilogy - Happy Bunny Bunny Day after seeing it on someone elses blog! Here's my version:
Stitched as charted on 28ct "dirty"cashel linen with WDW. Buttons from stash. Stitching started April 2 and completed April 5, 2010.

This past week I also made some progress on 2 of my wip's, one was my valentine's day start which I realised I hadn't previously posted a pic of!! Here's my wip updates:

Jeanette Douglas Designs - Heart Collector

This is scanning a bit pinker than it really is but at least you can get the general idea. I'm stitching this as charted with a combination of various hand dyed threads. It uses WDW, GAST & Needle Necessities. Fabric is 32ct Antique White belfast linen.

Elizabeth's Designs - In the Garden of my Heart

This piece was the last of my guilt-free January starts. I haven't shown this one before either but the previous pic would have been pretty boring as it was just border boxes. Fabric is 32ct lambswool jobelan and threads used are WDW & DMC.

Well that's all for me from this past week, had a couple of nights without any stitching so not as much progress as I would have liked but at least I made some progress!

Not sure what will be on the agenda this week but it will be back to the wip's for me!

Thanks for checking out what I've been up to!

Happy Stitching