Wednesday, January 11, 2012

First finished stitches of 2012

I am getting ready for a four day retreat but I did want to post a couple of things.

First I did manage to get my first finished stitch done for 2012. I decided to stitch LHN's Poinsettia house because I have been stalking the 2012 Year of Smalls and they decided
this would be their first "small" stitch. I am not sure I want to join the group but as long as
I had the pattern I thought I would stitch it. So it's finished and have a frame for it so hopefully
I will get it framed sometime next week.


















Next I stitched a model for The Country Sampler in Spring Green, Wisconsin. This is called "A Stitcher's Purse" by With Thy Needle and Thread. I stitched the needlebook and purse designs.
















Here is my BBD sampler that I finished last month. Went through my framing stash and found the perfect frame.
I think the frame was under $4. I just love a bargain.

















Well folks that's all for now. I will report back next week after I return from my retreat.

Happy Stitching:)

10 comments:

Kathy A. said...

Lovely new stitches. Your model stitch looks very lovely.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Very nice finishing! Have fun and tell us all about it!

CathyR said...

Joan, you stealthy stitcher! How cool that you "joined" the fun on the year of the smalls. Now go post your picture on that blog! I'm going to Country Sampler later this month. Maybe I'll get to see your Stitcher's Purse in person. And I just love your BBD sampler - the frame couldn't be more perfect!!! (What retreat are you attending?)

Lesleyanne said...

Your framed piece looks perfect. Great finishes. Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs. DillyDally said...

Have a wonderful time at your retreat! Am sure you will find fellowship and inspiration! Love your stitching projects!

Chris said...

Beautiful stitching. I love all the pieces. It is so nice to have a piece framed so you can enjoy it.

Nicola said...

As always your stitching is beautiful. Enjoy the retreat, am looking forward to see what you have stitched when you are back.

Mouse said...

oooo love you poinsettia finish .. well done on the model stitching too ... love the blackbird on and well done on finding a lovely frame for it tooo .. have a great time at your retreat :) love mouse xxxx

Mindi said...

Beautiful job with Poinsettia House. I've been lurking on that blog as well, and am about halfway done stitching the design as a birthday gift for my mother. She absolutely loves poinsettias, and picked the chart out of my stash a year ago. She probably thinks I forgot about it!

Your stitching of the purse and needlebook is gorgeous. I have that project kitted up.

WendyJo said...

Gorgeous finishes Joan!!

What a great bargain on that frame!! I'm so jealous!