Friday, November 25, 2011

The Last of the Autum Stitching!

Today I just wanted to share with you the last Autumn pieces that I'll be stitching this year. This morning I put the final stitches into Plum Street Samplers Turkey Love. I liked this design from the moment I saw it, but, as I began stitching, I quickly fell in love!!! Although it's not showing up on my picture, the silks that Paulette suggested just popped on the Amber linen it's stitched on ! It's popular with my stitching group as well. Several of us are either in the process of stitching it or have it on their short list ! 

Next is Blackbird Designs Pumpkin Blossom Sewing Box from Loose Feathers Autumn Part 2. I stitched it on Lakeside 32 count Sand Dune Linen and used the recommended threads. I never finished a box before, but Barb and Alma's finishing instructions are easy to follow.  

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I'm off to start stitching a Christmas design. You'll just have to stay tuned to see what it is!!!
As always I so appreciate all your wonderful comments.

Friday, November 11, 2011

New Autumn Finishes

As promised, I'm updating my blog sooner rather than later! Here are my latest finishes that I just picked up from the Inspired Needle.

First up is "Pumpkin Row" by Chessie & Me.  It was stitched on Lakeside's 36 count Vintage Meadow Rue linen with the called for overdyed fibers. I'm a big fan of their designs. The specialty stitches are so much fun to do.

Another Chessie & Me; "All Hallow's Eve".   Belfast Light Mocha with the called for Belle Soie Silks! 

My new project bag from Natalia Canaday. Inside is another finished Blackbird Design from the "Loose Feathers Autumn" booklet.

 Pumpkin Blossom Sewing Box. Lakeside Sand Dune Linen, 32 count; called for fibers. I'm planning on finishing it as shown in the booklet.

The inside fabric is as beautiful as the outside.

Don't you just love these little Shepherd's Bush box designs?  The Christmas design from last year is my next project.

Speaking of Christmas, this is the ornament that I submitted to Becky's Christmas Ornament Challenge.
"Little by Little's" Sleigh Bird. Designs by Cynthia Bradford.

That's all for now. I wanted to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and share with you a very old design that I finished  ages ago!