Thursday, March 19, 2009

More framing and finishing!+ chart give away!

I got my Nora Corbett Fairy framed! I just loved the way she looks in that frame, a bit gothic feel too it. She's not hung yet since I haven't had time to get the hardware from Michael's, the littel hooks I had at home were not sturdy enough.

This is another finish, Just Nan's September Song that I finished stitching 3-4 years ago so it was time to get it finished. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, it took me a whole afternoon to put it together so it was pretty time consuming.

Then I finished I love Snow from Bent Creek! I used everything that came with the kit since this has been my car project for several months now. It's so easy to just throw a kit in the car and then I just work on it when I'm waiting for kids.
This is the chart give away! Nothing fancy but if you want the used chart let me know in the comments and I will get it out to you. If there's more then 1 taker I will just draw a name before I post again.

Emma was playing around with the camera and she took this picture of our kitty relaxing. They like hanging out together.
Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my last post. I really appreciate all of them!!
DH has been travelling so much lately that it feels like I'm slowly losing it here. I never go to bed before 10 pm but some evenings I've been up there at 9 pm. It's been totally exhausting and it seriously have been affecting my stitching too. Hopefully he will be home for a while now so I can recuperate for a while!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Ta da! Sweetheart Sampler finished!

Sweetheart Sampler LF # 12 Blackbird Designs
R & R 30 ct Kansas City Blend
GAST Threads

Here's finally the promised picture of my Sweetheart Sampler. I have had some things that I had to take care of that took up my time a bit more then expected. This was a pure joy to stitch up though. It's so pretty in real life.

I'm so happy that I have projects like this to work on at the end of the day. It gives me so much peace when I'm dealing with hard things.

Their song from Blackbird designs framed!

I love this frame that I found for this piece. It looks a bit crooked in the picture but when I'm measuring it it seems like I was able to center it smack on. One of those optical illusions I guess.

Fa -La -La from Shepherd's Bush finished!
I finished this cutie into an ornament. It's so small and dainty.

Bird from Birds of a Feather, JCS Ornament issue.
I can't remember which year they did this bird for the ornament issue. Maybe it was 2002?

Winter Angel from Lavender and Lace WIP picture.
This is how far I got on that Angel before I picked up the Sweetheart Sampler. I messed up when stitching with the whisper thread so alas, she and I needed a bit of a break.

Pillows for DD's bed!
I did do some sewing too. DD wanted some big colorful, flowery pillows for her bed so I pulled out my old Husqvarna sewing machine. In my opinion the one on the right turned out so much better then the one on the left. I'm no seamstress as you can see!

At the moment I'm working on doing some finishing along side my stitching. I have so many things that I love that I have stitched up and I just have to take the time to do the actual finishing. It's usually much more fun then I think it will be when I start.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments!
Dani - I think it's ITF that we do. All the kids love it so it's great. I'm hoping it will help my oldest daughter with her self confidence too.
Linzi - I never stitch anything more then once so I'm open to selling or trading.
About fabrics and counts, I have to confess, I love linen and lugana. Don't know why but they really feels right when I stitch on them. If you are a beginner and want to switch over from aida I would recommend trying out a couple of evenweaves first. Lugana is an evenweave and to me it's not as slinky and soft as some other evenweaves.
But as with everything else it's a matter of what you personally like so try a couple of different brands out and you will find your favorite!
Sorry for the long post! I will be back with more pictures of finishes soon and hopefully the finished Block # 8 of Village of Hawk Run Hollow.