Monday, January 24, 2011

Some more finishes

I have a couple more of my 2010 stitches finally finished. This is an Elizabeth's Garden design from "Three Swedish Pincushions". I stitched it on 36 count with Vicki Clayton silk called--Inner Space.


Next is this Lizzie Kate "Fa La La" kit. I found this moda fabric at a quilt shop. It is a perfect fit:) It was stitched on 30 count with DMC threads.

The final Lizzie Kate season fob--"winter". I stitched this up last month, but just finished it up this last week.

Here are all the fobs. They are pretty cute, but I really just wanted the scissors.
Now on to my 2011 stitches and finishes. I am really trying to be organized about how I keep track of my stitching and getting it finished right away. With that being said we will see how this year goes.

I have had this LHN--"Home of a Needleworker II" in my stash for awhile. I stitched it on 36 count fabric that I had coffee dyed so that it would fit in this frame. I bought the frame at an antique shop for $2. Another good match.
I have been trying to use frames I have found at antique shops, so I adjust the fabric counts to accommodate the frames I have.

Another thing I have been trying to do so far this year is to stitch an ornament after each "bigger" stitch I finish. So I stitched up this Country Cottage Needleworks ornament--"Season of Love" from the 2010 July/Aug. JCS magazine. I stitched it on 32 count fabric with DMC.

I stitched this Stacy Nash Primitives--"Monogrammed Pinkeep". One I have been wanting to do for sometime. I plan on gifting this one. But I will be making myself one too. I stitched it on 28 count natural with DMC.

A Primitive Betty's freebie--"Simplify". Stitched on 28 count natural with DMC and made into a pinkeep.

Brittercup Desings-"Mine" From the 2010 July/Aug JCS magazine. Stitched on 32 count sand with DMC. I must say that these ornaments are so much cuter once they are stitched up.

Finally I was at my LNS and pick up the first 2011 LHN ornament--"Cardinal Winter". Had to hurry and get it stitched up. Another cutie. This one was stitched on 28 count coffee dyed linen and stitched with Crescent colors and DMC.


Well now I am caught up again until I finished the last few 2010 stitches. I am off to do some coffee dying of linen.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.



17 comments:

cathymk said...

Beautiful finishes, Joan. You have been busy!

~*Shar*~ said...

You have been a busy bee hun; great stitching and finishing; would you be interested in trading or selling the charts for the four fobs? I know the scissors won't be w/the charts; maybe I can pick them up somewhere; I love the designs.

Hugs, Shar

Deborah said...

You have been one very busy girl. All of your finishes are lovely!

Michele said...

wow what great finishes!!! Love the Stacy Nash pillow and all your ornaments!

Theresa said...

I love all your finishes!!! They are gorgeous!!!!!! You're so fast on the LHN 2011 ornament..... I still have to put mine together.....

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What great finishes and great job on the finishing! I love all your seasonal scissor fobs!

BrendaS said...

Lovely finishes. You have been very busy:))

Karen said...

you have been very busy! they are all wonderful!

Blu said...

Tons of great finishes!

Lesleyanne said...

Wow you have been busy. All your stitching and finishing is stunning.

Lesleyanne said...

Wow you have been busy. All your stitching and finishing is stunning.

Katrina said...

Everything is so pretty!!! You've been busy, congrats on all the finishes.

Carol said...

What a beautiful group of finishes--each and every one is wonderful. I especially like your little LK fobs--so cute :)

Pointed Stitcher said...

Wow, awesome finishes.

Teri said...

What wonderful finishes! I love your use of the antique frame - very nice. "Mine" is absolutely adorable.

Kathy A. said...

Wow, your finishing is gorgeous Joan. I love the FaLaLa fabric. How perfect that is. Your scissor fibs are wonderful and those scissors are just too cute.
Your hands sure have been busy with some very wonderful delights to see.

Daffycat said...

Goodness ~ so many finished, Joan! You are just amazing!

I cannot believe you found Fa La La fabric to match that L*K design! It's perfect!