Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Couple of Small Finishes

Frogs had been visiting me lately. I frogged out a few motifs on my Quaker wips and decided to put them aside for a while. I had been working on small projects for the last week and had a couple of finishes to show.

I stitched the needlebook from BBD Loose Feather #35. Stitching was done but I have yet to finish it into a needlebook, take a peek.

I used DMC colors on some 28ct linen in my stash. I enjoyed stitching this piece, quick and fun.

I visit Mylene's blog very often. Recently, she stitched a mini SAL "Love Grows" by Oakhaven Designs (OHD). The design is so pretty, she enabled me to join the same SAL. I signed up to join the group and here is my finished piece in my favourite autumn colors. I am not sure yet how I am going to finish it, probably a pinkeep. It was stitched on 32ct Belfast and measured about 4.5" x 4".

I bought some hand-dyed fabrics from Joan of Sapphire Stitching some time ago. The fabrics come in 8" x 8" cut, good for stitching ornaments. Joan normally dyes Aida fabrics, mine was a special order in 28ct evenweave. I tried a monochrome design on this fabric and it turned out great. I love it.

This design is titled "L'ange a la flute" by Mounette. I used DMC 3857.

Now, I can go back to my Quaker samplers and monthly goals. Hope to have some progress to show soon. I am going for my free sewing lesson today, bought the Brother Sewing Machine a couple of weeks ago. More updates later.

Edgar is celebrating his 2nd blogoversary soon. He is having a secret giveaway, please visit his blog for more details.

There is another giveaway by Stephanie, she is enjoying her 10,000 visitors hit. Please visit her blog to sign up.

Thank you for your visits and comments. Happy Stitching till the next update!


Mylene said...

Oh i do love your BBD Loose feather needlebook finish and your version of The Love Grows looks great.
Hope the frogs stays away from now on.

Mzplcdokie said...

Your work is beautiful. Great job on the finishes. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

Cynimin said...

Very nice color choice on the Love grows.

Jennifer Blake said...

Your work is lovely. All of your finishes are great.

doris said...

Such pretty projects! You've been so busy and it shows. It's so much fun to get a couple of things finished.

Jackie said...

Morning Ellen,

have your first cuppa of coffee ? i m a kopi-0 addict, must HAVE..

i love your works, very beautiful.

Brigitte said...

Such nice little finishes. I love the motifs and the colours you chose for them.

Nina said...

Hi Ellen,

I need your email addy for the swap, thank you!

Cindy F. said...

Oh wow! LOVE your blog and your beautiful stitchings!!

I wanted to add you to my blog and google reader but you don't have the feeds open:(

Hmmm...I'll have to figure out a way to keep up with your site!