Halloween Fairy Finish

a few years and tweaks in the making…

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My Autumn Mantel & Two FFOs

I’ve finally decorated for Fall, and I put some finishing touches on two finished pieces.

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Barbara Ana’s “Sweeping the Garden”: Attached by magnet so I can switch up the displays!

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The Sampler Girl’s “A Pumpkin of My Own”

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Bunting I knitted a while back

 

Weekend Finish

img_2849It’s been quite a while since I’ve had a finish (cross stitching or knitting). I consider myself to be a slow stitcher, so I’m happy that I have this one to add to my “to finish” pile. I started this project Friday afternoon and just finished (Sunday afternoon).

All the details:
Barbara Ana’s “Sweeping the Garden” from Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine (Fall 2017) | Stitched 2-over-2 on 32 ct Zweigart linen in “Winter White” colorway | DMC colors (used a mix of called-for colors and my own picks)

I’m not sure how I’ll “finish” her yet (I’ve named her Tabitha by the way). I know she’s supposed to be for Fall decor, but I think she’d be perfect to have around all year. I have a huge pile of finishes that I need to frame or craft into some sort of display so I can finally have a home that looks like a stitcher lives here.

Happy stitching!

Finished: Abigail Winslow, 1780

After a marathon stitching session, I’ve finished Little House Needleworks’ Dear Diary #1: Abigail Winslow, 1780.

Joy and motivating are the only words I can come up with to describe stitching this. I used all the called for DMC threads, and I used 28 ct Lambswool linen. 

Well it’s time to clean up this project and set up for the second: Mary Heaton, 1878.

Stay safe in this weather, and happy stitching!

Fibery Friends Finish

   It’s another finish for 2016!
 Fibery Friends Sampler
by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
28ct linen
DMC colors

 

And a surprise…

Instead of the charted sweater, I added my own personal touch and graphed my afghan! The color pallet of this chart even matches my yarn colors. Too perfect to pass up: built in motivation to pick up my knitting needles and restart the afghan again.

Happy Stitching! 

FINALLY a Finish!

Here’s my 3rd (?!) finish of 2016:

 “Elsie,” kit by Mill Hill

This was a kit I got on my Las Vegas trip last April. I still DREAM about that store (Stitcher’s Paradise).  I’ve turned it into a magnet by backing it with card-stock. I messed up on some spots, but I think it turned out fine. The majority of this happy cow was stitched this weekend while I hermited on my couch binge watching Poirot.

Happy stitching!

Finish: Cacti

  I finished my colorful cacti today! Here it is- all ironed and ready for a frame. It was so relaxing because it was an easy, straightforward pattern, and it was a blast to stitch. This pattern is officially called, “In a Prickle,” by Lesley Teare from CrossStitcher, February 2015 (Issue 288). Now the question is: where am I going to hang it up?

Thanks for following along!

WIPs, Kits, and Finishes- Oh My!

It’s been a while- but I’ve got a lot of stitching done since then! I’ve picked up “Pretty Poppies” again. Going fairly fast.   Made a little progress on my Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery’s “Once Upon a Time Sampler”.    Two weeks ago, I finished Little House Needlework’s “Give Thanks.” I can’t wait to get it framed and on my kitchen wall! I also have another small finish, but it’s part of a present that I can’t show yet. 😉  I have also kitted up two patterns. One of them is this cacti pattern from CrossStitcher magazine’s February 2015, Issue 288. The other is “Stitchingly Ever After,” by Barbara Ann Designs.  I have also been preoccupied with reading Charles Dickens’ Little Dorrit. The audio book performed by Anton Lesser is amazing as well. The main character is a seamstress/needleworker. I can only image the pieces she’s working on!

Happy Stitching!