Monday, December 14, 2009

A couple of finishes....

This first ornament is a design from Michelle. She offered this as a freebie on her blog. I stitched it on 36 count with one thread of DMC. I added beads on the tree instead of the charted colors. I really like how it turned out.

Then I stitched this Prairie Schooler ornament from the book Songs of the Seasons. I received an ornament from Vonna from this book and had to have the book to do all of the ornaments. This is the book my hubby managed to find on Ebay and buy for me. (See post from November 21) I stitched this on 25 count, one over one. Another ornament for myself. Again I am very happy with the result.

I stitched this wedding sampler called "I do" by Bent Creek as an ornament for my daughter and her husband. They were just married this summer. I stitched this one over one on 25 count. I used jump rings from my beading stash for the wedding rings. I got this idea from one of my stitching buds--Chris who also did this for her own daughter, although I believe she stitched it on even a smaller count. I thought this would make a nice Christmas heirloom.

Well this is all for now. Thanks for stopping by. Stay warm and Happy Stitching.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Some finishes and exchanges

I have been busy this week stitching and this weekend I have done some finishing. Here are the fruits of my labor:

I stitched these ornaments for my grandchildren. The first one is for Emily--it is a first Christmas ornament which I stitched for her brother two years ago and for my youngest son 21 years ago. I want to stitch this ornament for all of my grandchildren for their first Christmas as they come along. So far I just have two grandchildren and one on the way. The second ornament is for my grandson Jacob. So far I have managed an ornament every year for him, but this is only year number 3. I would like to stitch an ornament every year for each grandchild, at least that would be my goal, but with six children I may have more grandchildren then I could stitch for!!!!
This is a view from the back of Emily's ornament. I try to always personalize it.

I finished Emily's stocking today also. I think it turned out quite nice. Now I will have to get this stocking and ornaments mailed off to Tennessee.
I took this picture because I used a clip on cafe ring as a hanger. I always seem to have such a time with hangers and I thought this would solve that problem quite easily.

This last Monday November 30 was Cathy B's birthday and I had forgotten about it. So On Monday I started this Cranberry Deer Pinkeep by Beehive Needleworks. I stitched it on 36 count with Belle Soie silk called cranberry. It was stitched and finished by Tuesday night. Cathy didn't receive it until Friday but I did manage to get it to her in a very timely fashion.

I stitched this strawberry emery by Anita's Little Stitches for Gaby for the FTT Fall exchange. Gaby has received it but has had computer troubles so I am going ahead and posting the picture.
Here are the goodies I also sent along.

I do have a couple of more stitched pieces done but I don't have them finished yet, so that will have to wait until the next post.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stitching:)