Well I decided to pull from a piled stack of stitched mini's and "Finish" them into something.
Until I place the finished stitched piece in front of me, I have NO idea what I will be using or how to complete it. Didn't want tons of framed pieces. So I went and looked at Vonna's tutorials (HERE). I also looked at blogs for inspiration. And there are LOTS of great ideas - I know you know:)
Here we go I have a few completed items to share with you:
"Life's A Stitch" by Lizzie Kate
32ct Flax LinenThis look is what Vonna had shown on her post on her blog. I thought I would try it. I learned to let each layer dry and place under something flat and heavy. You want a good laugh? I had my bins of ribbons, I placed my first fabric glued piece under it. Cheked on it a bit later and found that there was a ripple impression. I checked the bottom on the container, it had like rows. So I started looking for something else heavy/ flat to use, and my sister said "Turn the ribbon container upside down".....LOL it was perfectly flat. I laughed. I told her "that's using your noggin".
I think this is the first time that I didn't run to Joann's or Micheal's for some supplies. I used what I had in my stash. This is a 3 layered flat fold ornament. I learned how from Vonna's tutorial.
"Candy Shoppe Ornament" kit by Dimensions. This is a felt ornament that I learned also from Vonna's Tutorials.
"Baked Goods" by Little House Needleworks
32ct Pecan Butter Linen by Lakeside Linens
This ornament is one of my Favorites and will hang in my kitchen (I think all year round) LOL.
All the Christmas needlebooks I was working on are now completed.
"Snappy Sampler" by Bent Creek
32ct Natural Belfast Linen and "Prim Christmas" - Nina's Threads
For this design only 2 threads are used DMC black and one specialty thread. So all the coloring you see is "Prim Christmas" thread and the darker color is the black.
Yes this is the specialty thread used, shown in 2013 Christmas JSC Magazine page 67, for the border on The Primitive Hare's ornament "Peace on Earth". Which I plan to stitch the ornament also.
I purchased Nina's thread directly from her on her Etsy store HERE.
If you would like to stitch "Snappy Sampler" next, please leave me a comment on this post and please be sure to tell me you want to.
My progress for Fairy Hill - Bothy Threads Cut Thru SAL Monday with Linda and Debbie. I didn't get too much done as I would of liked, but every stitch counts:)
32ct cream linen by Zweigart and DMC floss.And today is the start of Vickie's SAL for "Autumn Delights". Still plenty of time to join us.
Thank you for your visit. I also thank you for your lovely comments, I enjoy reading every one of them. Now I know when I hit the publish button there will have been other news I would of liked to share with you. Does that happen to you too? Until my next post...
With Love and Appreciation - Annette