Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Flower Urn by Homespun Elegance

This is a project I bought at this year's Celebrations. I bought the pre-finished Stitchery Keep from Olde Colonial Designs and I substituted the floss with new overdyed flosses from Jar Designs. The Jar Designs flosses were nice to stitch with, but because the stitched areas were so small you can only see the color variations on the urn, so I probably wouldn't use them for a project like this in the future. It was a really fun easy stitch. I finished it in only 2 days! Cathy came over to stitch with me on Saturday and I started it then. I finished it up early Sunday afternoon. I wouldn't recommend breaking your foot as a way to get some stitching time, but it sure does make it easy to get lots of stitching done! Not sure what I'll start next. I'm enjoying working on and finishing small projects so I think I'll look through my stash and find something fun to start.

Winter Time by Homespun Elegance

This is a small project I started a couple of months ago and finished this week. It's one of a series of four seasons that fit in a desk clock by Olde Colonial Designs. I already finished Spring Time and it's been in the clock for over a year. I have Summer Time and Autumn Time all kitted up and ready to stitch. I decided to vary this design slightly from the designer's version. I left off an A B C across the top and a 1 2 3 going down the right side. I also made that variation to the Spring Time one that I finished earlier, and I'll do the same with Summer and Autumn when I stitch them.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Hi everyone, Hope you are all stitching! This blog is a great idea. I love the work you all have done so far. I've finished a couple of projects and I'm now working on a coral reef scene. When I figure out how to post pictures I'll load them on. Don't forget your name tags.


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Snowflake Table Runner WIP

This is my snowflake table runner WIP. I am proud to report that the center section is finally done! I now have to complete the other two sections to the left and right of this finished middle section. This is a kitted pattern from Scandinavian Stitches, my absolute favorite cross-stitch vendor. My goal is to have this finished by the winter holidays this year!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Another finish

This is called the Shaker Sewing Bag, designed by Samplers and Such. It's designed to fit in a pre-made bag by Olde Colonial Designs. I finished the cross stitching a month or so ago, but decided to do a hem stitch all around it to prevent it from fraying, and as a opportunity to try out hemstitching. The corners of the hemstitching were a little funky but I'm basically satisfied with the results. Now I get to start a new project! Something from my new Celebrations stash I think.

My first finish since Celebration of Needlework

This is a birth announcement that I just finished framing. I bought the Dimensions kit at least 10 years ago, started stitching it sometime later, and then it sat around as a UFO for many years. A month or so ago I picked it up and decided to finish it for a nephew's new baby girl. I finished stitching it last week. The frame was also sitting around in my stash and it fit perfectly. I love it when that happens! Not a great quality picture, but you get the idea.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

A place to share our 2008 stitching

I thought it might be fun to have a place to share our stitching news and finishes for the year. I'm not sure if I set this up correctly yet, but I can fine tune it if I didn't. The intent is to have a place where any of the 5 of us can post our own stitching stuff and look at each others stuff. Interested?