Archive | July 2010

Finished Project of the Week – The Mittens

This is a series of posts where I feature projects finished long before I ever had a blog to post them on.  In looking through all of the finished cross stitch pictures on my webshots page, I realize that this might be one of the last FPOTW posts I’ll ever do!

The following are pictures of some Mill Hill Charmed Mitten Kits that I stitched a few years ago.  They are so cute and I love the way they look on my Christmas Tree!  I never really finished the back of them, but someday I might stick some sort of felt or fabric to the back….

I modified the designs slightly to make a beaded hanger with the leftover beads instead of using just plain embroidery floss.  These were fun, quick stitches!




I actually have more of these patterns in my stash, but I haven’t really been inspired to work on them.  Maybe I feel like I have enough mittens on my smallish Christmas Tree as it is??

Finished Project of the Week – Friendship Collaboration

This is a series of posts where I put up pics and talk about projects that I finished long before I ever had a blog to share them on.

I stitched this beautiful pattern for a friend of mine waaaaay back in 2001!  It is a collaboration project between Shepherd’s Bush, Charland Designs, and Just Nan.  I just love the colors!

Considering how bad my finishing skills were back then (virtually non-existant!) I’m surprised at how good this turned out!  Probably the key reason was that I stitched it on fabric banding, so no need to finish up the edges.  I had just learned hardanger so added that to the pattern at the bottom and I don’t even remember how I managed to tuck under the ends so that they looked this nice!

Apologies for the picture quality.. it appears that I scanned it in multiple sections then fitted the scans together!  🙂


The quote, in case you can’t read it, says “Though Far Apart, Still Close in Heart, Friends We’ll Ever Be.”  I stitched this for my best friend and roommate from college, Cori.

I love going back and looking at old project finsihes.  It makes me remember what was going on when I stitched them.  I remember stitching this one in Spokane, Washington, shortly after my former husband had been transferred to Northern Idaho for work.  We were living in an apartment  for the summer while our house there was being built. That was a oh-so-interesting time of my life!

Partial Mountains and Trees….

Here’s my latest progress on Alpine Seasons!  There’s still some confetti left in the “field,” but I’m alternating between that and the larger areas of solid color in the mountains.  I’ve also included a picture of the working copy of the chart…. you’ll see that I lost my blue highlighter last weekend and have had to move to purple highlighter on the already stitched bits…

Now that I’ve got so much filled in, its getting a lot easier to work on this (less counting) and I’m moving right along.



Finished Project of the Week- Just Nan

This is the latest in a long running series of projects  I’ve finished before I started a blog.  This week is a couple of Just Nan designs…  the first two of which are languishing in my Finished But Not Finished bag…  These are so pretty and I think will become pinkeeps to give as holiday gifts.. someday.

Amethyst Snowflake:


Snow Business:


The next pic is a cute little design that I saw somewhere online a long time ago, decided I had to have it, found that it had been a special edition design, and was no longer in print!  I searched the web far and wide, found the kit, then finished it and gave it as an ornament to my sister.

Fairy Violets:


I have a few more Just Nan Designs in my stash… the Floral 15 biscornu and one of her Over The Top Tins.  I’m eyeing the new Twilight Pearls Leaf Ball… love it but think it might be beyond my finishing skills… it might be a mute point though as it is already sold out!