Thursday, November 16, 2017

Name Tree



Time for gift stitching.
Several years ago I ordered some name trees from M Designs. Then the plan was to stitch these as ornaments for a family theme tree. I practiced by stitching the shortest name first. It was stitched on a piece of fabric fabric from my stash. The fabric I bought for the others is 32ct Lambswool. My finish this month was stitched with NPI 103 Pansy Purple. I need to add the beads and tree topper then these are destined for the top of the finishing pile


M Designs Name Trees



Sunday, October 29, 2017

Pumpkins and Rings

I managed to get my Little House Needleworks, October stitched before the month ended. I haven't finished it yet. I would like to set up a display so that I can change the months out. Of course that would mean that I should get busy stitching the rest of the LHN Monthly Series. I loved Pricilla's white picket fence, so I stitched my fence with WDW Grits, also changed the bird to a crow/raven and stitched it with Carriage Black (I think.)
Little House Needleworks
October

Five Golden Rings is finally stitched. I subbed Kreinik 002 #4 very fine braid and MH 00161 seed beads for a little bling. 


                                   
Hands On Designs
12 Days
5 Gold Rings

I had a pretty good start on Autumn Harvest. I'm using a mix of fibers, since I don't have all on any one of the companies. The completed pumpkin is stitched with Sampler Threads, Burnt Orange, the other is being stitched with Crescent Colours, Pumpkin Harvest.
Autumn Harvest
JBW Designs



Sunday, October 1, 2017

Slow progress

I thought I would be reporting a finish on this today.
Little House Needleworks
October
I didn't quite made it. Hope to have it done this week.

The frogs came calling this week and I made little progress on my ornament.
Hands on Designs
Rings: 12 Days
Next up is my start on Autumn Harvest.

Thanks for your visit,
Gwen



Monday, September 11, 2017

Second Week Stitching

I finished the first motif in Fragments In Time 2017. Last weekend, I also worked some on the border.  I'm happy to finish this one, it turned into a challenge trying to correct for my prior miscounting.
Fragments In Time 2017
Summer House Stitche Workes
Beth has posted a picture so the completed sampler stitched by Tomorrow's Treasure on her FB page, Summer House Stitche Workes.
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This week I had another small finish. Spooky Sheep by Shepherd's Bush. I just need to add his hat, a button to his head.

Spooky Sheep
Shepherd's Bush (kit)
For some seasonal stitching, I've stared the next 12 Days Ornament and a Fall project as well. I only have the 'N' in Rings done on the ornament so no picture this time. This is my progress so far October by Little House Needleworks.
October
Little House Needleworks (chart pack)

 Next up is Autumn Harvest by JBW Designs. I'll be stitching on the fabric, in the background,
from my stash not sure of the name or count.

Thanks for stopping by,

Gwen

Sunday, August 27, 2017

August Update

Where oh where does the time go? It's been a month since my last post! Shame.... I only have 3 projects to report progress on, my Halloween Ornament SAL, Christmas Ornament SAL and Fragments in Time 2017. My progress on the angel as stalled big time.

I finished Birds, 12 Days  by Hands on Designs, still need to back stitch the word. I've been thinking that beads would be a good alternate for the berries. I decided to try it out and used MH 553 for the berries on this ornament. While I am happy with the way they turned out I wish I had the petite beads instead. I plan on getting some of the smaller beads with my next order of cross stitch supplies.

Birds 
12 Days 
Hands On Designs

My HalloweenOrnie SAL this month is Spooky Tree, by  Elizabeth Designs. I know that this was in one of the Halloween Ornament Issues but I'm not sure which year. I stitched mine from JCS Halloween Collection. It was published in 2011 and contains a compilation of several designs from prior years magazine issues. The published ornament has 2 bat buttons in the upper left and right side but I don't have the buttons.   
Spooky Tree
Elizabeth Designs
JCS Halloween Collection

I have threads everywhere on my Fragments In Time. I'm off in my placement of the motif in the first block. I'm not going to frog it, so I worked some more on the dividing band to help with placement of the remaining. motifs. 







Monday, July 31, 2017

July Ghosts

Trying to get back to working the themes for the Halloween SAL.  I decided to work on this Mill Hill kit, for my July selection.
It went into hiding under some papers and I couldn't find him.  I started looking for something quick to stitch. This freebie, from Hobby Loco, filled the bill.  I stitched it with  Kreinik #8 Braid 054F. This is a florescent fiber and glows in the dark.

I've started the finishing. I'm attaching the rick rack with black beads.  Hope to add some decorated pins also. 

(slightly out of focus, sorry)
I was on 123 Stitch and found this lovely ghost pattern. After I got my order I saw that there he has 2 brothers. So guess who's on the way here in my next order. Yeah! I think they are just lovely.

This is Essence, Ellis and Eerie are the other 2 in the Trilogy.

Thanks for stopping by,
Gwen

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Bits and Pieces


I had hoped to have my DN Cheer Angel done this month. It didn't happen. I had to order some more fiber and although it arrived in record time, I haven't been of a mind to finish her. So no progress there.

I did put in the back stitching on my 12 Days Partridge Ornament and also stitched Dove and Hens. Hens still needs back stitching around the word but that shouldn't take too long.
12 Days - Hens
Hands On Design

12 Days - Doves
Hands on Design

I was naughty and started 2 new projects, Halloween at Hollyberry Farm and 2017 Fragments in Time. I'm stitching my Fragments on one piece of linen, 40ct Wren from PTP. This was a suggestion from by friend CarolB I was able to put in enough of the border to get a start on Fragment No. 1.

Halloween at Hollyberry Farm
Stacy Nash Primitives

Fragments in Time 2017
Summer House Stitche Workes

Thanks for stopping by,
Gwen