Greetings everyone~~~ I hope your weekend is going well and you've all settled down to watch your favorite team...The Tarheels are playing an away game, so we are home on Saturday for once!!
Thanks for all the compliments on my recent posts were I stained/painted/Briwaxed my boxes...It was fun and I did want to mention that all my supplies come from Michaels or Hobby Lobby... I did order some of the paper mache boxes from Sunshine Crafts also...just an fyi~~
As promised, I wanted to show you the 4 ornaments I was able to stitch up at the PALS retreat...
Many of us stuck with smaller projects so to be more transportable...
I love stitching ornaments out the of the Just Cross Stitch Magazines..
This is the Blackbird Designs chart in the JCS 2010 issue..
40 ct Days Gone By
converted to BelleSoie silks except the red
which is NPI Northern Lights Old Gringko
40 ct creme linen
converted to Belle Soie Silks
My Big Toe
40 ct Exemplar Lakeside Linen
converted to Belle Soie silks except
urn is Gloriana Charcoal
Little by Little
40 ct flax linen
converted to Belle Soie silks
I also was able to stitch a little on my new larger project....Aren't the colors gorgeous?
Sarah Elizabeth Brooke 1842
by Scarlett House
I am stitching Sarah on 40 ct Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linen with specified Belle Soie silks. It will be a pretty good size project for me...But I just love a sampler with a pretty house on it....More to come on this project!! (Nicole is much further along than me....see her progress here...)
I also was able to come home and stitch up one of Tanya's new ornaments...When I saw how Vonna had finished it off with the rusty bell and pretty rick rack trim, it set my mind in motion....I did not have the specified "Swamp" linen by PTP...But I DID have some LL Woodsmoke on hand, so, I took a chance and here is the outcome....... The Victorian Motto Faded Red rick rack was a perfect match....I hope to get to my finishing desk this week and finish off many of these stitched finished pieces...
Jingle all the Way
40 ct Woodsmoke linen
RedFox and Icing by BS
Last, but not least, I leave you with a snap of a cute design my dear friend LindaP stitched for my birthday....I failed to post it earlier with all the goodies she gave to me for my birthday....Not because I don't cherish it, but because I had set it aside... Linda and I hope to create a "Blue Basket" in 2012...Mostly because we are LOVING the new Moda Blueberry Crumb Cake fabric.....And, we think we will incorporate alot of that Moda in our finishing...So, why not have a blue basket of stitched goodies??!! Linda wanted to stitch me the first for the basket....
What's not to love with a pretty bird in the design???
Thanks so much Linda!!! Double thumbs up~~!
Alrighty....I'm outta here....Hope your day is great and your hands stay busy stitching....