I have been busy with stitching, sewing, crocheting and finishing. I just have not been as good at posting to my blog. So here is a little catch up!
Since it's fall, I thought I would start out with a few fall finishes.
LHN-Pumpkin Patch out of PNPS Magazine,
Stitched on 28 count linen that I dyed with overdyed threads I choose out of my stash.
My stitching bud Jackie and I stitched up cauldrons. Mine is on the left.
Drawn Thread-Full Moon, mine was stitched on 36 count Dirty linen with DMC thread.
Again my stitching bud and I stitched up this Jeannette Douglas-Pumpkin Pincushion.
We used a tart/quiche pan which my hubby spray painted brown.
Stitched on 36 count Antique Ivory with DMC threads.
Now I have been watching Floss Tube and see how many starts some people do/have.
With that being said, I am not criticizing how people want to stitch but it overwhelms me when
someone has tons of starts. I have my fair share of starts so I understand it but it has inspired me to take a look at all my starts and try to get them finished. I have about 25-30 starts. So here are a few that I have finished recently.
First up is a birth sampler for one of my granddaughters.
Drawn Thread-Birth Sampler.
Stitched on 40 count white with NPS.
I started this back in 2009 and finished it September 2016.
I have one more birth sampler to do for our grandson and then another
one to do for a new grandbaby due in March 2017!!!
This is my oldest WIP!!! I am so HAPPY to have this one finished.
This is a Jean Farish Needlework piece. It's called Down Home Christmas ABC's.
It was stitched on 14 count white with DMC threads.
Now I know this was a old piece because I don't stitch on 14 count--I am kind of a linen snob.
Also I had started this piece at the top and I don't ever start at the top, I always start my pieces at the bottom. I think I started this piece in 1989 or 1990!!!!
This is the fabric I used on the back.
This is how far I was when I decided to finish this stocking.
So it only took me about 2 weeks to finish it. Why did it take me so long???
Did I mention that I love this piece. So glad I finished it:)
One more WIP that I pulled out and finished.
Christmas of Olde--On Giving.
Stitched on 36 count flax with DMC variations thread.
I will be finishing this into a flat ornie.
Did the finishing on this Shepherd's Bush scissor fob.
The Scarlett House--This is my Happy Place.
Stitched on 40 count mystery linen with DMC threads.
I finished this in an old jewelry box.
I love how this turned out.
Here's a look on the inside.
Lizzie Kate-Accept What Is.
Stitched on 32 count lambswool with DMC thread.
Started on 8-24-2016
Framed in a thrift shop frame.
Yep, I jumped on the DBCS train. Here is my progress so far.
Now I haven't worked on it for a month or so. But I will return to it.
I am stitching it on Antique White using DMC thread 3818.
This is an afghan I made for our daughter for her 30th birthday.
It took me 2 weeks to crochet it. Needless to say I did not get any cross stitching done!!
I have also done some sewing. I made these bags.
I also make pouches and other items to sell.
Check out my FB page and Esty shop.
I made these two frogs for two of my friends who's daughters had little girls this September.
I think they turned out quite cute.
You can find a tutorial on these on the Fat Quarter Shop you tube channel.
You do have to buy the pattern by Me and My Sister.
Lastly here is a picture of some of my stitching buds. we gather on October 1st at a local grocery store that has a great community room. We had a great day together. We hope to do this again soon.
Thanks for visiting and I hope everyone is having a great weekend.