Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sanctuary and Wicked finishes!!



I finally finished Sanctuary, I think I started this in 2006 and without Sally's SAL it would still be lurking around in my stash somewhere. Thanks Sally, you can take some credit for this one! I think I used BOAF's Sandpiper linen, 32 count and the called for NPI's.



I love all the little details in this sampler!






The hollyhocks were one of my absolute favorites.



I kitted up a little Halloween design that I have been itching to do for a while. I think it's called Wicked from La D D. It was oop but was reprinted in Just Cross Stitch's Halloween book. I used 36 ct Havana from WDW and Carrie's Threads (can't remember the exact colors, and they are somewhere in the stash).



When I was done with Sanctuary and Wicked I felt a bit lost and didn't know what to work on so I pulled out another WIP that I have been working on for a couple of years, Shepherd's Bush Happy Haunting (kit). Filling in that hill on the top turned me of this piece but Mel came over and we stitched and all of a sudden I was done. The other bands have gone pretty quick so I'm hoping to finish this one.



Remember the snowmen I stitched for the Dodge House? Well, This is how many I got done! Not bad if I say so myself. They are very quick stitches though. And so much sparklier in real life, lots of beads!

Thank you for all the sweet comments on my Spring Sampler finishes! They mean the world to me. I haven't been doing the blog rounds yet but I'm planning to the next few days. Earlier this week I took another accounting exam and I have been busy studying for it. The result- bleckity bleck! Didn't feel great about it but I have been doing good in that class, some problems I had to do ahead of time so that could save me.

Two questions: Would anyone be interested in the Sanctuary chart? It's a bit worn so I'm not selling it. Mostly it's the folds in the middle of it that are a bit scruffed. If more than one person is interested I will hold another give away. Second question, is anyone interested in a Prairie Schooler Christmas Village SAL? I have had the chart since it was released but never got around to stitch it. I would love to SAL with someone and have it ready for next Christmas. Let me know!

12 comments:

Sharon said...

Gorgeous finishes Kajsa!

Margaret said...

I love both your finishes! But especially Sanctuary. Gorgeous!

Lynn said...

Sanctuary is stunning! Congrats on the finish as well as the Wicked finish. I've always loved that design. I'm going to pass on the chart offer since I have way too much accumulating in my stash but thank you for the offer.
I don't have that particular PS design myself but I hope you can find someone who is interested in stitching it with you.

Sally said...

Congratulations on finishing The Sanctuary! It was lovely to have you SAL-ing with me :) I should be finished soon too. I think I'll be cutting and reweaving tonight!

Love your Halloween finish!

Cathy said...

Beautiful finishes!

Carol said...

Oh, I just love your Sanctuary finish, Kajsa...I just bought this chart myself, but haven't started it yet. Seeing yours makes me want to get going...

And your other pieces are delightful as well... Love the little witch and her sheep on the SB piece :)

Veronica said...

Wow! Sanctuary is gorgeous. That is quite an accomplishment. Congratulations! There sure is a lot of details in this design. Beautiful stitching on Wicked and Happy Haunting too.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

All that you have stitched is beautiful, and I have to say the Sanctuary chart is just lovely! All of the detail in the stitching is breath taking. blessings,Kathleen

Brigitte said...

Oh Kajsa, you're definitely on the roll, aren't you. So many finishes lately, and none of them were small pieces. I just loved to see the wonderful PS spring samplers, they just look gorgeous. And now Sanctuary is finished, too. Major congratulations!!!
If I hadn't already stitched Christmas Village a couple of years ago I would join the feast. Enjoy stitching it. And enjoy your SB Halloween piece.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congratulations on finally finishing sanctuary! You must feel great getting that out of your stitching bag, it looks just so pretty!

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on the finishes!!! Wow! Sanctuary is STUNNING! I love your Wicked--that is just too cute. Fantastic snowmen ornaments, too!

Suzanne said...

The sanctuary is such a stunning finish, congratulations! Love the snowman ornaments and the halloween piece.