Sunday, September 25, 2011

2nd Stocking Finish

After a 12 hour stitch day at my LNS yesterday I have the second stocking for my little brother done. Here it is:

I also had a pretty brutal day on Thursday and had the most lively surprise when I got home. My man has been with me for years. And he's never once brought home flowers. He always brings me great gifts like books or music. But Thursday I had a huge surprise. He brought me home gorgeous flowers. Here ae the lilies and roses:

They smell amazing!!

Not too much else to share. I've bought a bunch of new stitchy stuff. But will share as I start things. I did start a new Jeanette Douglass pattern that I'll share soon.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Monday, September 19, 2011

Another finish and an amazing gift

Housekeeping: a number of people asked me about the dragon piece from last post. My bad for not posting the designer bits Joan Elliott. From her book "bewitching stitching". I got my copy from Amazon.

So believe it or not I actually have another finish. I think in the last few months I have tripled my finishes for last year. :)
I finally got around to doing one of the stockings on the list for this year. This one is for my sister:

I also got an amazing gift from my BFF. She is living in the Netherlands right now so I am missing her tons.
The other day in the mail she sent me this adorable little needle holder that she made:

Included inside one of the pockets to this wonderful gift was her stitching for Renes memory piece!! It's so adorable and tiny and has a place of honor on my stitching table. So thoughtful!

It is the first (besides Evalinas model) that I have seen stitched up and I just love it. Keeping the memory of Rene alive.

That's all for now. I have been stitching dragons again, have another stocking to do up. And as always tons of new charts and projects coming in that are just begging for attention.

Thanks so much for reading. I love and adore everyone's comments.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Halloween rules finish

For the first time in forever I managed to actually finish a "larger than an ornament" piece in less than 6 months!
This summer I spent a huge chunk of time stitching up Lizzie Kates Halloween rules. It was such a fun stitch. Here's my finish on lime green 32 ct linen with various overdyed threads:

I have a few other things to share. Amazingly two more finishes! Though little ones. Both I did over the summer. (yes dragons has been neglected but I'll get back to it)
Here's a cute ornament from this years Xmas ornament preview from Just Nan. I changed the colours to some silks i had on hand. And you can see that it makes it much less christmasey.

The last finish is one of a three set. The first is a dragon. The next two are a snowy owl and a unicorn (of course can't wait to do the unicorn).

Even more amazing than 3 finishes. I think I'm keeping them all!

I've got a few other things in the works. I know I'm not posting as much but maybe I'll get better as I get back into the swing of things. I picked up the Halloween book from just cross stitch magazine and can't wait to do the geometric sampler in it! My favorite: geometrics and Halloween! If it had a unicorn or dragon it would be perfect. Lol.

Hope everyone is stitching away. And enjoying the colours as the leaves start to change.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone