Saturday, December 31, 2011

"Oldest UFO SAL"

Progress updated as of 31 Dec 2011.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

"Oldest UFO SAL"

This is one of my "oldest UFO". I think I started a few stitches about 8 - 10 years ago. I can't remember exact year but it was a gift to me from my mother. I decided to join Evaline's "Oldest UFO" challenge 2012 to encourage me to finish this lovely design. The designer is Tom Taylor.

Dinosaur for pajama bag

I just finished stitching the dinosaur from World of Cross-Stitching magazine to "finish" as a pajama bag for my youngest grandson. The fabric is a collection of dinosaurs. The drawstring has lining inside which I follow the tutorial from the internet.

Monday, December 12, 2011

This is as far as I got when I last stitched "Dawn Tuskers" about 19 years ago. I think I got sidetracked with other designs/charts or I developed a case of startism and completely forgotten that I had put this aside in my stash bin.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Coasters for mugs -3

This is for my 2nd son who loves to drink coffee. I bought a gift certificate for him to buy coffee from his favorite coffee store and his coasters has Hawaiian turtle theme since he used to live in Hawaii during the winter seasons.

Coasters for mugs - 2

I made up 4 coasters with West Coast totem material for my mother.

Coasters for mugs

I am starting to enjoy my sewing machine and making coasters is a good way to get back into the groove. This is a coaster with dog's paws. The left photo is the back of the coaster and the right photo is the front. Jolihen, from the Stitcher's Village is teaching me how to make coasters.

Monday, December 5, 2011

drawstring pajama bag

This is my husband's drawstring pajamas bag for our RV.

drawstring pajama bag

A long time ago, I joined Helga Mendal's Mystery SAL and when I finished stitching her design, I put it in my drawer to decide what finishing I wanted to do. I finally decided to make it into a pajama bag for my RV since we travel during the summer. The bag says "back on the road again". I made another pajama bag for my DH using travel signs fabric in the States.

Mitten motifs for wicker basket

I am stitching motifs for 3 wicker baskets. My grandson is almost 3 years old so I needed to stitch motifs of what is inside the wicker basket. This one will have mittens only inside. (Photo on the right) The second one will have a scarves only motif and the third one will have toques only motif. He will be able to take the basket from the shelves to get what he wants without taking all of the basket down and dump them on the floor to find what he wants.