Sunday, June 21, 2009

A New Start and Another Tote

I have started a new project. This Folk Art Fantasy Table Topper is designed by Lettie Eckberg. Design is found in June 2009 issue of The Cross Stitcher. I fell in love with the design the moment I saw it. Kit it immediately and I am ready to start. I am stitching it on 32ct cream Belfast and using all DMC floss as I do not have access to The Gentle Art Sampler Threads. Here is a picture of the little I have accomplished so far.

I have been playing with my sewing machine and have a few things to show. First, another tote bag. I just love fabrics and this tote was the result of a mix and match of fabrics (log cabin design). The cross stitched piece on the tote is "Peppermint Lane" by CCN.

Next, a cushion. These seasonal birdies are Mausimoms' freebies.

The stitching of Souvenir de France was completed and I finished it as a pincushion. I love the new thread (Japanese overdyed) that I used for this freebie.

I have been busy sewing and stitching the last two weeks. Here is another small project that I had completed. This piece is a combination of two freebies, the Needles is designed by Marie and the initial E can be found here. Marie named the design "Black Needles" using GAST Black Crow but I decided to use my favourite red color. I will finish this as a needlebook.

I also have been working on my big wips, will post pictures in my next update.

Take care until the next time!



Myra said...

You have been busy! That table topper is gorgeous. I may have to look up that magazine. Your other pieces are so pretty - love the needle piece.

Dawn said...

Beautiful tote bag. I want to make one for my mom someday down the road.

Joke said...

I just LOVE your tote bags! And the cushion with birds is adorable, I have been looking for the freebies, but couldn't find them.

Joy said...

Wonderful finishes!! Now I want to try a tote bag! :-) Your stitching is wonderful!

Kathy said...

My goodness youhave been busy. Each and everyone is gorgeous. I love that tote bag. And the pillow is adorable. I'can't wait to see what you come up with next! :)

Mylene said...

Great finishes and i so LOVE your tote bag. Great job.

Lynn B said...

Hi Ellen

Thankyou so much for the lovely Prairie Schooler ornament for the Christmas in July Exchange, I love the ornament you stitched for me and you were very generous with the goodies! I received it in today's post but I did not get home until later this evening, hence the delay in informing you of it's arrival.
I shall post a picture on the blog when I get chance tomorrow or Saturday.

Thankyou once again Ellen, I am thrilled with it all!

Kind regards

Maren said...

Your tote bags are just so pretty! I like the pillow, too. Your work is wonderful!

Sherri said...

Your stitchery is beautiful! I used to do Hardanger as well...before I became addicted to quilting!