Monday, January 07, 2008

Happy New Year!

The holidays are over but I think I got a lot of stitching done:)
Let me proudly present to you: the first work of 2008, "My angel", a Finnish design done in half stitch. I got it from a friend of mine (Kiitos Satu! http://hitaus.blogspot.com/ ) just before the New Year and it was quite quick to make. I like it and sent the finished piece already back to her (note: in my case a "finished" work always means finished stitching, not framed or anything...). I added a little bit of gold thread though it doesn't show very well in the picture.


And here is my last finished piece of 2007, by Little House Needleworks if I remember correctly. I've wanted to make it for a long time and it was very quick to stitch, I'll probably make it into a pin cushion or some sort of an ornament (Sorry for the bad picture quality)

And all of this below I bought over the holidays, Daisy Lane Cottage by Little House Needleworks (which I've almost finished already) and Home sweet home by Country Cottage Needleworks, some frames and a lot of fabric. The big pile of white linen I bought at the fleamarket, 5 rolls of it, one really big piece and the others were something like 40cm x 80cm, the price was11€.
I also bought the 2007 Christmas Ornaments magazine and the latest World of Cross stitching. I think the latter didn't have very interesting charts in it , but with it came All of our Yesterdays Alphabets. I used to dislike AoY immensily, but now I've kind of grown accostumed to it... The Christmas Ornaments magazine I bought because I fell in love with the Christmas Lace Snowflake by Rosewood Manor that I saw on Leena's page (http://lennuntekeleet.blogspot.com/2007/12/ornaments-cadeaux-joulukuusi.html). It's utterly gorgeous!





I spent a lot of time during my holidays stitching Mary Queen of Scots and almost finished DHC's Red Monogram. In fact, my father asked me on one occasion "don't you have any other hobbies?"....I guess I don't:)

And then a few old pics.
This one, Cote Coeur Ouest, I gave to my mother for Mothers Day last May, she had it framed and I think it looks nice! Though it bothers me I didn't do a very good job with the backside: you can see lots of loose threads through the white aida...


This one I stitched a few years back, it was a pre-stamped table cloth that I bouth from Linea Broderier


And this last one I also got from Linea broderier, I gave it to my father a year or two ago (he loves fishing, has a beard and occasionally smokes a cigar).

For Christmas I got 3 shades of brown thread from my Secret Stitch friend (Gentle Art, Crescent colours, Dinky Dyes) so I'll try to get a photo of them tomorrow, as well as a picture of the two charts she sent me last year.

PS I think the January issue of the Gift of Stitching wasn't very interesting...I have to read it again, maybe I missed something.

2 comments:

Leena said...

Olipas täällä paljon kivoja kuvia! Kaunis tuo LHN:n malli minkä olet tehnyt valmiiksi, ne on kyllä nättejä kaikki :)

Solveig said...

Kaunis kiitos molemmista pistelyistä. Odottavat nyt matkaa kehystämöön. Jostain syystä vain talon vesikatto on listalla ykkösenä.