Monday, November 28, 2011

Making a start......

Hi everyone!  Well, I’ve made a start on the latest BBD LF’s Autumn.  Not much progress to share but it was good to pick this one up again.  Given that we’re almost  into December and that Christmas is looming on the horizon I’ve the feeling that this one may not get my full attention for a few weeks. 
Next up are two of my recent finishes which I sent to KarenV to work her magic on.  I asked her to finish DT Button Tree as a wall hanging and here it is….

Next up is GH’s Three Crows. Karen suggested using the wide ricrac round the edge and I love how it has turned out.

Thanks Karen!  As ever, I’m thrilled with both of these finishes and thanks, not just for these two, but for the other pieces you have worked your magic on for me during this year!

Finally,  guess who's finished stitching the blocks from PS 12 Days of Christmas! Ta da!!!!!  Yes, I managed to stitch both #11 and #12 this month.  The fabric in the background is what I plan to back all twelve with.

Now the hard part (for me!!). Finishing these as little pillows!! My plan is to attach them to a wreath but, who knows, that might change!!! I’m also seeing the possibility of them hung on a garland across the fireplace.  All I do know is that I need to set aside a day to get these all put together.  The stitching part has been fun, not so sure that the finishing won’t put years on me!!!!  

Hope all is well with you and yours.  Our daughter and her boyfriend got engaged two weeks ago and we are thrilled for them!  Talk of a wedding in 2013 and, while that still seems some way off, I can see the time just flying in!

Until next time….

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The latest stitching that's been going on around here

Hi everyone!  Time for an update I think!  I was so close to finishing Quaker Christmas Tree Sampler when I ran out of thread.  The closer I was getting to finishing this one the more I knew it was going to be tight but was keeping my fingers crossed that I’d have enough.  Not so.  I ran out when I’d only one motif left to stitch!!!! So, had to wait a few days until I was able to buy another skein but here it is, all finished. 

Stitched on 32ct BOAF Sandpiper using suggested DMC

In taking so long to do a blog post I do have some other things to share.  First of all, I received these back from Deb at Artistic Needle and once again she’s done a wonderful job.  The LHN one is the ornament I stitched in July and the PS one was stitched in September.
LHN Silent Night  and PS Welcome from Book #48 A Christmas Visit
Next up, the November pillow from Nikyscreations Primitive Calendar. I enjoyed stitching this one. Those squirrels are definitely doing a happy dance at finding these acorns! 
Nov pillow stitched on 32ct vintage country mocha using suggested DMC

And finally, the latest BBD LF chart has popped through my letter box so I’m looking forward to picking this one up again.

Until next time!