Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Reindeer Ornament Exchange

Here is what I stitched for my partner for the Reindeer Round ornament exchange for Hooked on Exchanging Too:

Christmas 17 by The Floss Box
Fabric:  32 ct. Ice Blue Belfast linen
Fibre's:  Charted and my own conversion
Embellishments:  Beads, reindeer ribbon
Finished as a pillow ornament

I highly recommend that you check out The Floss Box.  Emily has tons (and I mean TONS) of freebies on her site for both cross stitch and embroidery.  You can also purchase her very reasonably priced patterns and download them in minutes.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine Finish

I made this quicky up over the weekend so I'd have something to post about!

"Say it With Stitching" Alphabet by Cross Stitcher Magazine #235
Fabric:  32 ct. Porcelain Opalescent by Silkweaver
Fibre's:  BeBopped silk Hand Dyed Fibers
Embellishments:  Teeny heart button & ribbon
Finished as a heart ornament

Thanks Sandra :) for the help with the curve's on the heart.  I think they turned out ok!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

2 Finishes to Share

Red House in Winter by Little House Needleworks
Fabric:  30 ct. Northern Cross Linen by Norden Crafts
Fibre's:  as charted
Finish to be determined :)

I'm trying to catch up on the monthly ornaments so I can start this years ormanents.  I'm pondering how to finish all of them.  I'm pretty sure I don't want to do pillow ornaments, I'm kinda tired of them.

I'm really happy with this finish:

Travelling Stitcher by Little House Needleworks
Fabric:  32 ct. Lambswool linen by Wichelt
Fibre's:  Crescent Colors as charted
Finished onto Impie, Hattie & Bea Project Keeper

I did what some of you out there might view as the unthinkable and used Steam-A-Seam to attach the stitching to the project keeper.  I thought long and hard about it and decided I was okay with doing that. 

I also finished another one of my February goals, my HoE Reindeer ornament!  Pictures will be shown after my partner receives it.  :)

Now it's onto my final goal for February!  Merry Christmas by the Letter by Lizzie Kate. 

Friday, February 4, 2011

February Goals

Look at all the snippets from my stitching in January (trust me I looks like more in real life!)  I really did do a lot of stitching last month and there is my proof.  Aren't my jars pretty?  Michael's had them 40% off today :)

I know in my head the stitching I'd like to accomplish this month and thought recording it here would help me actually do it!  So here goes:

- finish finish and mail my Reindeer ornament for HoE by the 7th (8 days ahead of schedule!)
- finish stitching Travelling Stitcher by LHN (I'm "THIS" close to being done)
- finish stitching Red House in Winter ornament by LHN
- stitch "R" and "I" on L*K's Merry Christmas by the Letter (long term goal is to have this finished & framed for my mom for Mother's Day)

I think that's pretty do-able for a short month. 

Have a great weekend!