Thursday, April 23, 2009

Some Finishes

I'm still feeling very "blah"... just can't seem to shake it. So for once in my life, I don't have much to say. I haven't done a lot of stitching recently, but I have had a few finishes to share.

First up is Souvenir Sampler. I did manage to do this pattern without adding any charms or beads. The fabric used was 36 ct. Edinburgh linen, and I thought it would be better done without embellishments. It was a bit of a challenge, but in the end, I was very happy with the results.



My next finish was a Mill Hill Santa ornament. The beard was NOT fun to stitch. The project is done on perforated paper, and the large needle with all six strands of floss was extremely difficult to push through.



The most recent finish was Serenity Sampler, by Sweetheart Tree, completed on Tuesday. I picked this kit up on vacation in North Carolina just a couple of weeks ago. I wasn't expecting to find a needlework shop while we were there. We were just driving along and I saw a sign on the road. That's when I started shrieking, "Stop the car!!!" BF is used to this sort of thing when we're on the road together, so he dutifully pulled into the parking lot. LOL He waited in the car, so I didn't linger too long, but I did manage to pick up a few things.

9 comments:

Chiloe said...

Beautiful finishes !!! Hope you feel better soon!!!

Tommye said...

I've been looking for your updates. Glad you're back.

Love your work. You did a great job on the Souvenir Sampler.

Where were you in NC? I live at the beach.

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CindyMae said...

All of your finishes are wonderful!!! Even though Santa's beard was not fun, it turned out great!

Daffycat said...

Gorgeous stitching! I adore Santa's beard, sorry it gave you trouble!

Dawn said...

Everything looks wonderful!! Great stitching.:)

I hope your blah feeling passes soon. ((Hugs))

Stitcher said...

Totally agree with the beard - I have this one and when I did the beard I got the needle stuck and then managed to ruin the perforated paper. Still need to make him into a hanger.

I love the sweetheart tree that is stunning-another one for the wishlist.

And souvenir sampler is wow, looks a lot of work. Well done.

Brigitte said...

... but at least you have much to show, lol. Your finishes are wonderful!

CraftyPretender said...

What an amazing amount of finishes. Congratulations!

Maren said...

LOL, what a sweet long-suffering BF. Isn't he a keeper? Now, if only you can get him to cross stitch with you...

Your Serenity Sampler looks lovely! I've only done one project on perforated paper, and I hated it for the same reason you had difficulty with the beard. Still, the end result is charming!