Thursday, November 19, 2009

Some finishes & TUSAL...

First...thanks for all of your wonderful comments on the LK pillow. I really do appreciate them and they made my heart smile! Gotta love stitching friends.
Now... on to the important stuff!

La D Da "Merry Christmas"
JCS 2009 Ornament issue
Stitched on 32 ct. linen

My first ornament from this year's issue. I loved this has such a "vintage postcard" look. I did change the colors since I wanted to stitch it on white linen. I did have a little boo boo while pressing it. I used a little too much steam trying to get the hoop marks out. The end thread bleed. I still love it, though, and the best part, it is for me so it's just fine! Don't know if you have seen Corinna's version on chocolate linen, but I love it! I dug out a piece of chocolate linen from my stash so I am stealing her color scheme and stitching it again.

BBD "Sweet Heart" from "Joyeux Noel"
25 ct. light green linen w/misc Valdani threads

I also stitched this sweet design a couple of weeks ago and plan on finishing it into a small heart shaped pillow . I love their model using overdyed chenille trim and think I will give it a try. I just love this book and hope to stitch a few more of the smaller designs before Christmas. It has some great non-stitching projects in it so I suggest you check this one out if you haven't already!


Again, I am late on posting my monthly progress for the TUSAL. Can't really tell but the top is full of little fuzzies from my latest night of frogging. I have been working on one of SB stocking designs and I just couldn't decide if I liked a top row of swirls. After stitching and frogging twice, I decided I would leave them off. Hopefully I will be adding some more ornament threads soon!

Happy stitches....

Friday, November 6, 2009

LK Exchange sent....

I heard from Janet that she had received my package for the Lizzie Kate Exchange....

Lizzie Kate "Friends Are Like" redesigned
Stitched on 28 ct. light green evenweave w/DMC

Back fabric

It had to go all the way to Malaysia so I was so happy to hear it made it. I Y love Y the way this little pillow turned out! I made the pillow from two fabric samples I had on hand and matched the thread and fabric to match. This pillow finish was a first for me and I just love it! I have to tell you was very hard to let this one go but my heart is smiling since Janet likes it. I have more of these coordinating fabric samples and plan on going through the pile to make some more!

If you like Lizzie Kate, you should head on over and check out the
Lizzie Kate Exchange Blog. This has been one of my favorite exchange groups and all of the finishes are just wonderful! You can find some great ideas.

Thanks for looking....happy stitches....