Thursday, February 3, 2011

Some Stitching and a Gift

I have some stitching (but no finishing!) to show! I'm going to try to stitch more Christmas ornaments this year - my first one for the year is 'Winter Sheep' by Little House Needleworks. He is stitched on 28ct straw evenweave in DMC threads and topped off with a little Christmas tree charm. He is pictured on the fabric I'll be using for the finishing:
This piece I stitched towards the end of last year, but never finished it for Christmas. It is such a cute design by Tra-la-la and is stitched on self-dyed 28ct evenweave in DMC stranded cotton and DMC colour variations. It is also pictured on the fabric that I will, eventually, be using for finishing:
I stitched this piece, 'Beneath Sunlit Skies' by Black Bird Designs, also towards the end of last year. It is stitched on a Natural 28ct evenweave in a variety of variegated cottons. I did not follow the recommended colours for this chart, but instead had a look at the pic, grabbed my floss box with variegated threads, and pulled whatever I liked and seemed would work. It was really fun to do and also a great way to use some stashed threads! (Some of the colours are very soft and don't show up too well in the photo.)
Here are a few closeups:
Last, but certainly not least - I would like to thank dear Edit for the lovely Christmas present she sent me at the end of last year. Look at all the lovely goodies - fabric, ribbon, beads and a beautiful snowman ornament. (The ornament took pride of place on our Christmas tree and looked great!) Thank you again Edit, it was an unexpected and wonderful gift!
That is it from me for now. Hope to have some stitching updates again soon.

Thanks to everyone for the kind comments on my previous post - it is appreciated.

Until next time, Happy Stitching!

17 comments:

Cath said...

Great stitching . i love the Tra la la one . X

Annie said...

Love all your work. I'd never seen that BBD piece before..makes me long for spring!

Erna said...

Goodmorning Michelle, love your almost finishes, and you did a great job with your own threads...
Nice Christmas present...
Hugs
Erna

Carin said...

What a beautiful stitching you have done !

Chrizette said...

You have made a great choice for the backing fabric of "Beneath Sunlit Skies" - going to look beautiful!

Christina said...

I really love the Tra-la-la design - it's one I've longed for for ages! I don't seem to be able to find Tra-la-la designs at a reasonable price. I may try ebay France...
Beneath Sunlit Skies is just stunning, I look forward to seeing how you finish it.

Carol said...

I'm so happy to see you posting again, Michelle! All of your finishes are darling--especially love that sheep! What a wonderful gift from Edit--she is such a thoughtful stitching friend :)

Natalia said...

Michelle I love your finishes, specially the Tra-la-la one !! I also think you did a great job choosing the color for Beneath Sunlit Skies !! Good job !!

Daffycat said...

Wow ~ three finishes at once! You are making us look bad lol! I adore your Christmas ones. Do you have special plans to finish-finish them?

Dani - tkdchick said...

Great ornaments!!!!

Tatkis said...

Such a lovely stitchings!

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Siobhan said...

Beautiful stitching!! I love your ornaments, and the BBD has been a 'I need to work on this!' piece in my stash since it came out. I love your rendition of it! Nice gift from Edit, too.

Patty C. said...

Your Tralala is too cute !! :)

Mylene said...

Such beautiful finishes, Michelle. Great job!!

Emmanuelle said...

Such nice ornaments! The little sheep is really cute!

Vinniey said...

All you works are gorgeous. Especially love your "Beneath Sunlit Skies", beautiful colors!

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