I just finished stitching "First Snow" by Drawn Threads and made it into an eye glasses case. This is my first attempt to make the case and I think I used the wrong interfacing to make the fabric stiff. I had a hard time inserting the inner fabric inside the case due to the stiffness. Next time, I will just use interfacing for the outer fabric and not the inner fabric. Velcro is inside the case near the top to keep the glasses from slipping out.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
The light isn't very good on the secone one so I took another photo ....anyway, I just finished the "turkey" motif on one of the napkin using waste canvas. This was a SAL for one of my cross-stitching group. I will be stitching a second motif with a different design to match this one before next year "Thanksgiving" day.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I am almost done with this project. I just have the leaf at the bottom left corner, backstitching and french knots left to do. This is a SAL that I am doing with one of my cross stitching group. Some of the gals have finished it in various ways...like on a tote bag, one gal put it on a wooden box to keep her stash, floss, needles, etc.... another framed it, etc... I haven't decided yet how I want to do the finishing when done with the stitching.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Since I write letters, I am stitching up these "Winnie the Pooh" characters ...... I use double-sided tape to put stitched character onto card stock then go from there to write my own letter. An idea to elict smiles from the receiver when opening the letter.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Pooh and Piglet walking toward the sunset is on the back of the mailart envelope.
I will be adding some small gifts inside the envelope. The flap of the envelope is secured with buttons to keep the gifts inside. I already stitched the person's snail address on the envelope. It is ready to go to the post office next week.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
I just finished stitching "Snow Faces" from Just Nan chart. It is a very interesting design since the specialty threads are WDW and the corners are stitching in Rice Snowflakes. The white threads are stitched in smyma cross stitch. I am thinking about making this into a biscornu but I haven't decided yet.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
In 1980, PacMan was invented and my sons went crazy playing this game. I found this freebie pattern and decided to stitch it in memory of that era. Now with the electronic games in nintendo, WII, etc. pacman has taken a back seat. I still have the game but it is too slow for those who have played on electronic games. My grandsons will not play pacman. Too old-fashioned!
Friday, June 4, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
I just finished stitching my grandson's name alphabet onto a bath towel. I will be using the bath towel as a wrapper around his birthday present. Maybe a Fisher Price construction toy. He is into Builder Bob which is a character on tv. The motifs are construction equipments.... stitched onto aida, then I put a bias tape around the edges and stitched onto the towel.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Another fun stitch designed by Margaret Sherry! I stitched the chicken for my mother. She likes it so much that she asked for another whimsical tea towel. This will be stitched onto a tea towel for her. Even though she isn't a gardener, she loves whimsical animals, bugs, characters, etc.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I just finished stitching "Snowie" by Mary Burton from the Twisted Threads Company. I stitched it on 28 ct. medium blue Laguana with DMC and Anchor threads since I didn't have any sampler threads at this time. Black beads were used for the eyes and twig arms. The vest is stitched using smyrna cross.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
For my UFO week, I will be stitching a "Herd of Elephants". I totally forgotten about this chart but when someone mentioned stitching a group of elephants, I vaguely remembered that I had started to stitch this design. I dug it up from the bottom of my stash bin and the photo on the right is what the design will look like when finished. The photo on the left is what I started about 3 years ago. I will post the progress on this as well as put it into my rotation after UFO week is over.
I just finished stitching this chicken from Margaret Sherry's Sports & Hobbies in The Britain's No. 1 Cross Stitcher, Issue # 212 for my mother. I thought it would be ideal to stitch this onto a tea towel since she loves to cook. Now off to the store to get a tea towel !!!
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Progress updated. So far, some of the backstitching is done. The challenge is the sky since it is confetti with yellow to represent the stars. I have 3 more kokopellis to stitch, the rest of the chilies and the sky with 3 mini-kokopellis left to stitch.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I finished my 4 Seasons SanMan SAL today. I haven't decided yet how I want to do the finishing so I will put it away into my stitched designs drawer for now. I am leaning toward a lid cover on a tin square box to store some treasures inside.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Our family's motto is to go "Green" as much as possible. I have 7 May birthdays coming up for our family members. I have been stitching each person's initial with motif according to their interests or personality and stitch onto a bath towel as a birthday wrapping paper. Inside is a gift for that person....... tied with jute string at each ends. This is an example of what I am doing. "A" is for my grandson, Austin. He is into dinosaurs so I stitched a small dinosaur next to his initial. It is hard to see the motif with the light reflecting off of the camera.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
A group of us are stitching an ornament for a special cross-stitching friend who just had breast cancer surgery. One person made a tree out of dowels and the rest of us made ornaments for her to put on her tree. It was a surprise for her and she received them when she came home from the hospital. The front is the singing bird and the back is the cancer ribbon.