Saturday, May 23, 2009

Hardanger and other stitching stuff

I have been stitching this hardanger bellpull for a while. I give hardanger lessons on a part time basis, so this is going to be a sample for my hardanger class. Here is the WIP. The charted piece was stitched on dark fabric and thread. I changed the fabric to a lighter cream Colmar 25ct and use DMC 801 & 435 perle 8 cotton for the threads. I tend to change the pattern also as I stitch along so this could end up very different from what is being charted.

The BBD needlebook is finally completed. I love Barb's instructions on finishing this needlebook, you will see more needlebooks soon. This is the first sewing accessory with the 2009 Loose Feather pattern. Next, I will be stitching the pincushion, the accessory that comes with Loose Feather #36.

My DS wanted a cross stitch coaster. I stitched part of "Luck" on vinyl using DMC 4050 and 319. I should had used a different color for the letter L, it got blended in with the clovers. You can find this freebie here.

Look at this cute Quaker pin cube. I saw this cube on Mylene's blog and could not resist stitching it. It's a Quaker. The pin cube was a mini SAL hosted by Stitch-Creations.

Gillie was my partner for the Summer Exchange on the wXSw Group. She stitched for me a lovely biscornu in my favourite color. Look at the goodies she sent me! Thank you, Gillie, for a lovely exchange.

I had completed my two free sewing lessons with Brother when I bought the sewing machine. I learned to handle the machine and the various functions, hope to use the machine for finishing jobs in the future.
I pick up patchwork recently and enjoy the many quilters' blogs I found. I had added Vicky's button on my blog, she has free BOM on her blog. Enjoy her blog and check out the BOM, they are gorgeous.

Carol R is having a giveaway with a twist, check out her blog for details.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I appreciate all the comments.
Take care and happy stitching till the next update!




Mylene said...

Hi Ellen, your hardanger projects is coming along great.
Well done on the needlecase and the pincube!
wow! that is sure a wonderful exchange you received. Enjoy!

Gillie said...

Thank you for displaying everything so beautifully! Enjoyed the exchange, here's to many more! Will (finally) update by blog with your lovely stuff!

Cindy F. said...

So many beautiful stitches and finishes!!

Wish I could add you to my google reader so I can keep up with when you post...but no feed recognized from your blog:( Maybe you have feeds turned off??

Great blog:)