Archives

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!

2692431750029744911gUwLVQ_ph

2062655710029744911ztBPuM_ph

250611631RODpDo_ph

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??

Advertisements

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!  🙂

15713696pKgTPHSlRk_fs

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!

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:

44903124TvCjsR_ph

Snow Business:

121166093tHJXon_ph

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:

54711838Pbhzel_ph

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!

Finished Project of the Week – VS Freebie

The “Finished Project of the Week” series of posts is for showing and talking about cross stitch finishes I had before I had I started my blog a little over two years ago.  I have neglected posting about my previous finishes, so here I go again!

Victoria Sampler Sea Shells:

2121621160029744911DqDizr_ph

This is a free pattern offered on the Victoria Sampler website and is based on her larger “Seaside Sampler.”  I edited the original pattern to take out the words “She Sells Sea Shells Down By The Sea Shore” and put in a little blue and white filling stitches instead.  I framed this myself with a frame I found at House of Stitches.  Its so cute!

Previously Finished Projects – VS Hearts of America

I just love these little kits…. quick, pretty, and a “featured” stitch in each one.  I’d like to apologize in advance for the fact that these were taken with different cameras, scanners, and lighting conditions, so it’s not a “pretty” post. The finished ornaments were early on in my finishing days and not exactly something that I’d be proud of now, but I was proud of them when I did them…. Hopefully the designs and stitching make up for all that!

I had a goal of stitching one for every state that I’ve lived in… then making ornaments out of them…  I actually did this for my parents – Maine, NY, and Oklahoma.  I still have to finish the Oklahoma ornament for them.

57234360GQLDBS_fs

57234450nVAWKm_fs

I also stitched Florida as an ornament for my grandparents:

57234286meDwFX_fs

For myself, I need, to restitch NY and Oklahoma, but I’ve stitched the others…  Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Indiana.  I lived in Colorado for one summer while doing an internship and am trying to decide if that counts….

77219240bnTTEB_ph

132933864fxfcZU_ph

77219110QHSJiB_ph

132933864fxfcZU_ph

Finished Project of the Week – VS Noel

Another beautiful Victoria Sampler finished project of the week.  This series of posts is where I show pictures of projects I finished before I started a blog.

I joined a cyberclass for this one before it was released as a leaflet and thought it was appropriate to post a holiday-ish finished project:
25989946AJPuJMpNox_fs

Victoria Sampler Noel Bellpull

The finishing on this one was really simple and fun… I gave it to my grandmother, then did it again for my other grandmother the following year.