Saturday, September 29, 2007
I pulled out my Bluebird Box from Nan and worked on it a bit yesterday. I did the panel that will eventually be the back of the box. The top was already done. Two more sides and the bottom are all that is left to do. I looked at the instructions for making the bluebird from the wool felt. It doesn't look too difficult; hopefully, when I'm ready to make it, I'll still feel that way:)
Friday, September 28, 2007
My Needle Guardian needlecase by Teresa Wentzler. This was stitched on Lavender Wisper Belfast with just a few changes, the color of the perle cotton and the bead color. I was so lucky to find a braid that matches the colors in the Dinky Dyes Aerlie thread that is used for the border. I also tried something new for the closure. I used these really strong little magnets. I put them on the inside of the fabric and cardboard. Here's a picture of what I did with the inside...There are three small pockets that can hold your packets of needles or scissors or needlethreaders or just about whatever you like, besides the wool felt needlepages at the top.
by sttchalley Just a few of my little Pocket Dragons. :)
Monday, September 24, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Terrible picture, but my camera needs some new batteries. And this is #4 of my next group of five finishes....Just Nan's Day 1 from her Twelve Days of Christmas. I really do like this set of ornaments; maybe I'll have to set a new goal after this group of five is done....finish these ornaments (maybe two or three at a time) before any more new starts....hmmm...sounds like a plan. So, there are eleven left, let's say three groups of three ornaments, and then the final two....allowing myself a new start after one group of ornaments is done. Who knows? Maybe they will be done by this Christmas.;p
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Well, while looking through the new issue of Just Cross Stitch's Ornament issue for this year, I decided to do the one for Shepherd's Bush, Sweet Baby. Don't ask me why; I haven't done any of the others in this series (yet). It was simple enough (lot of color changes, however) and, I guess, satisfied my need for a quick finish. Here it is, done on Flax linen with none of the recommended colors~LOL! I used all Crescent Colors instead!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
here's one that I have worked on for a little bit...and this one....(almost finished with the Summer Face for the other side of this one)...and lastly....This is Little House Needleworks, Acorn Hill, with the recommended silks - but - over one thread....It is looking so cute!
Friday, September 14, 2007
That's what this is, so far. Here's Shepherd's Bush Happy Haunting. It came in the mail today, and without any hesitation, I started it. So this one counts as my second new start. No more new ones until I reach another total of five finishes.
This one is just too cute, but then I say that about each new Shepherd's Bush:))
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Well, this was one of my new starts. Finished and started it today! Yeah!! This is Little House Needleworks Pear Tree from the Just Cross Stitch magazine (2006, I think).
(this one counts as number two toward my next group of five finishes.)
Monday, September 10, 2007
I did take her out occasionally and admire her. There is just sooo much more work to be done on her, that just thinking about it, I would get discouraged and put her away.
I actually saw the model picture of this one prior to its release on Teresa's laptop when she was at CATS the year this one came out. Which is why, of course, I had to have her! Overall, there is quite a bit done. But, there is still plenty left to do. I worked on the upper right hand corner today for about an hour and a half just for the corner flower and two smaller flowers.
With my newfound penchant for finishing old projects, I pulled this one out and worked on it. This one will definitely be awhile before it's finished. Who knows how long I'll keep her out to play?:))
Here's a few more pictures...
Posted by Michele at 4:31 PM
it does, yes, it really does! Even though it's really little, it counts toward another finish! This is from The Stitcher's Hand; it was a freebie:
Edited to add: I stitched it with Crescent Colors, Auntie Dee on the new Lavender Wisper fabric.
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Friday, September 7, 2007
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Here's my Tuscany Garden, Part 3, in progress.
Still have a few more colors to stitch before I fill in the three colors for the background.
I think I will work on my Secret Victorian Garden for a bit....
(The more I look at it, the more I don't like my lazy daisy stitches; I think they will be coming out and be redone soon.)
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Here he is: I changed a few things on him. He is stitched on the new Lilac Wisper fabric. I used a lavender perle cotton instead of the suggested white and changed the beads to a green/blue Magnifica.
(He is number four of my finishes! Only one more to go for a new start...)
Monday, September 3, 2007
No, sorry, no picture yet. I don't have very much more to do; just the braid around the dragon's head and his belly. I am not going to stitch the nun's stitch edge around the design, since I am not going to cut it. I will probably finish it off with a sewn edge rather than the nun stitch edge. The actual stitching will more than likely be finished tonight. Once he's done, that's four finishes. One more....
Setting these little goals is definitely help keep me on track a little better. After the dragon, I may pull out my Halloween Fairy from Mirablia. She only needs her wings to be filled in to be finished.
Plus, I still have the rest of the fairies to do. I did complete the Christmas and Easter ones.
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Sometimes it takes a picture to make you realize you missed something.....(one little motif...) I'll have to go fix that now, before I forget!!
This was a Dinky Dyes freebie from one of the needlework shows that my LNS attended a while back. It came with the chart and thread to stitch it. I thought I would try and see if I can make a triangular- shaped scissor pocket with it.
Look what I found when I cleaned out the bottom of my closet where all my "future" projects are....I made this several years ago as a banner/wallhanging. There are tabs on the top for a rod or dowel to go through to hang it. I decided to add a few extra buttons today. This is the top panel. Here's the second one...., the third and fourth.
I only did four out of the six panels that were originally designed for this piece. Excuse the wonkiness of the hanging, as it has been rolled up in the bottom of my closet for a while. It really does hang straight. I will probably leave it hanging for a few days to get the bumpiness out. If that doesn't work, it may have to be pressed....
Saturday, September 1, 2007
Another finish!! This is one that I started as soon as I bought it....but sadly, put it away right after only stitching a tiny portion. But as part of my new goal, it's another one from the WIP pile.
This is an Indigo Rose design called Bee Charmer.
***Forgot to add: if anyone is interested in just the chart for this design, send me a note in the comments section. I'll send it to the first person who would like it.***