Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
I've been very slow in my stitching. I'm so sorry. I am a bookkeeper and needless to say the last few months have been very busy preparing for tax season. While I don't prepare the actual end of year taxes myself, I do a ton of data entry and account verifications for my boss, so no rest for the weary. :-) As soon as tax week was over I had company fly in that weekend. They just left this morning. While she was here I was able to do quite a bit of stitching while watching movies and playing board games. So, I am finally up to date on my SAL!!!
Stitched on: 28 ct. ivory evenweave
Threads used: DMC & Green Leaves Light by Thread Gatherer Silk 'n Colors
Beads used: Mill Hill Antique Glass Beads Rich Red (03059) and Petite Glass Beads Gold (40557)
Stitched on: 28 ct. ivory linen
Threads used: DMC, Sable by Caron Collection Wildflowers, and In the Reds by Thread Gatherer Silk 'n Colors
Beads used: Mill Hill Frosted Glass Beads Buttercup (62041)
Stitched on: 16 ct. Stardust Heatherfield
Threads used: DMC & WDW
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Okay, things are moving along! Here is my February (True Love) Ornament. I omitted the initials in the lower left/righthand corners and have instead inserted our wedding date. My apologies for the very bad pic!
February - True Love
(Rosewood Manor - Best Wishes Ornaments)
Stitched with DMC on 32ct Antique White Murano
Sunday, April 20, 2008
I finally finished this last night. Now I'm caught up again and back in the right order for the rotation.
This was a LNS freebie from Heart in Hand Needleart Designs. I accidently switched the light and medium pinks in my version. If anyone would like the chart and leftover threads (there's enough for everything except the browns), leave me a comment by May 1. I'll choose someone randomly if more than one of you are interested.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Here is my March ornament! It is called "Flower Basket" and is a free design from www.the-chart-shop.com It was done on Ice Blue 28 ct. Jobelan. I wasn't happy with the way the edges looked, so I made a cord from a varigated pearl cotton I had and glued it around the perimeter. Much better! It's what I call "making lemonade" from a lemon.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
I got a very, very late start on my ornaments but am hoping to catch up by the end of April! :) Here is my first one:
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
This is my April ornament for the Bride's Tree SAL. Isn't it adorable? It's so spring-like.
This is a freebie pattern by Erica Michaels from the Rainbow Gallery. I used the following DMC substitutions. Cocoa - 841. Rose and Pink - 3689. Chocolate - 839. Periwinkle - 341. Green - 966. Whiskers - Wisper ecru. I used the Rainbow Gallery's conversion chart to choose colors. The fabric is a scrap of 18 count cream Aida.
Now I need to go back to my March flowers that I still haven't finished. I'm determined to have an ornamentifying weekend some time in the next month. Stay tuned.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I finished the March ornament for the Bride's Tree Ornament SAL late last night. I still need to do Jan. This was done on 18 count Fiddlers and I did not stitch all of the chart. The chart is from the Prairie Schooler Designer Series "From the Heart".
Have a great day stitching. huggerz laurel
Monday, April 14, 2008
Here is my ornament for April. It is a free design here. I had a hard time deciding on this one but I am happy with how it turned out.
Prairie Schooler Book 10
A Prairie Christmas
14ct. Lambswool aida
DMC floss except for the rabbit (WDW Cocoa) and the green trees and border (GAST Dried Thyme)
Sunday, April 13, 2008
I did this ornament last night. This is my February ornament. I didn't stitch the little flowers it had on it, just the heart. This is from The Prairie Schooler, Designer Series, done on 18 count Fiddlers. I am now working on the March ornament, trying to catch up before I start the babies Christmas Stockings.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
I finished my Bride's Tree Ornament for April. I added the word HOPE to it. It turned out OK. It is done on 18 count Fiddlers and is 3 inches by 3 inches. The chart was a freebie called Checkerboard Bunny by Waxing Moon Designs. I still have to do Jan, Feb, and March, but I do have October's done! Not sure as to how I will finish them yet. I am think about doing the pillow finish with frayed edges. I kind of want to keep them country looking. huggerz laurel
Friday, April 11, 2008
Here is my February ornament, representing Love. The design is a freebie from Mosey 'n Me called "Stitcher's Heart." It is 3"x5" and done on 22 ct. hardanger fabric. I changed the original design by putting hardanger kloster blocks and eyelets around the edge. I also used silk threads and some metallic thread for the hearts.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
A little bit late, I've finally finished the February Heart and the March Flowers:
The first one is based on a Ant of Sweden and the second on a Prarie Schooler chart freebies, both with small changes. I've worked with the same colours I've used in January.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Hi, As I just joined this group last month, I'm rather behind! I decided to start with January and try to catch up. Here are the front and back pictures of my first ornament. The design is a freebie from The Prairie Schooler called "Welcome." It is done on 28 ct. antique white Jobelan.
My son, Matt became engaged to Amy on Valentine's Day, with an intended wedding date next Spring, 2009. So I am creating these ornaments for them as a wedding present.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
I'm a little late at posting my March ornament. March was kind of hectic between DS's Spring break from college, the Easter holiday, an extended family visit, and then a trip to Philadelphia to visit a college with my daughter. Oh...and sometime during the month I turned 50! So I'm sure you all understand!
From Prairie Schooler Book No. 13
On 32 ct. Natural linen with DMC threads