|I've been making Christmas ornaments the last few days, these were made using Nan's free chart at Threadwork Primitives. I've been seeing ornaments made with this chart on a lot of blogs and they all look very nice. I added a border to mine because I wanted to get a little more green in there. The one with the pink lettering is going to stay on our tree and the other two will be gifts for friends.|
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
I haven't finished any new projects this week, so I thought I would show you a couple of older ones. This design was a freebie from a long time ago, I can't even remember where it came from. But I remember that I used a combination of DMC thread and Coats & Clark's Pastelles, a really nice collection of variegateds that I'm not sure are available anymore. I'm not always good at choosing my own colors, but I did like how this one turned out.
This wreath decorates my sewing room door. It's been up there a while so I hope you can't see the dust on it! Hanging in the middle is a little bunny ornament that I made from a chart in one of my favorite books, Berlin Work Samplers & Embroidery of the Nineteenth Century by Raffaella Serena. I have all three of her books because I just love Berlinwork and I keep hoping she publish another one. If you want to check out some of her fabulous work go to her website here: raffaellaserena.com
It's such a dreary day outside. See the freezing rain on the window? We are supposed to go to a Christmas party tonight, but I have a feeling we might be stuck in the house instead. Maybe I will spend the rest of the day making cookies and working on my stitching! I'm going to leave you now with a kitty picture. I couldn't believe how nicely Trixie was posing on the back of the couch. She even waited long enough for me to go and find the camera!
Saturday, December 4, 2010
I wanted to show you some new fabrics that I added to my stash recently. They came from Fabric.com and I have to say that they are an online store that does everything right! I don't have an affilliation with them or any other company that I mention here, but I do love to pass on my good thoughts about any excellent buying experience and I love this place! Did you notice the scissors fabric towards the upper right corner? That's my favorite. I will probably use these fabrics for various stitching finishes and maybe a few purses, too.
I spent an afternoon lately making these frosting roses. I used some of the pink ones on a cake for Emily, one of our co-workers who is leaving us to go on to bigger and better things.
Good luck, Emily, we will miss you!
I just finished this embroidery last night, it was really fun to do. I found the free pattern for it at doecdoe, a wonderful blog with lots of other free designs, too. I used a mixture of Cosmos Seasons and DMC Color Variations threads and some little buttons. I haven't given up cross stitch by any means, but it has been fun to do something different like this for a change. Thanks again for looking at my pictures!