Sunday, August 23, 2009

Finishes, SAL and Exchange

I had internet access problems in the last two weeks, cannot access any blogs and of course no postings. DH changed the modem yesterday and voila, I can surf again. I had been busy stitching and sewing during the computer downtime. Here are a couple of finishes to share. I put the last stitches to the Table Topper last week. For the finishing, I have decided to make yo-yos instead of wool circles.




Next on the show, is a hardanger
sewing case. It was a pretty quick project, only took me three days to stitch and finish. The stitching was done on 28ct light blue Monaco using Anchor Perle 8 and DMC Perle 12. My stitching is definitely better than my finishing, lol!




The LHN SAL started on 17 August. We are allowed to choose any LHN's designs with little women in them. I chose to stitch 'Joyful and Caring' - Little Women Virtues Series. This is a thread pack and I enjoy stitching with silk threads. It will be another quick project. I stitch on 32ct Lambswool linen so the design is pretty small, just about 4 1/2 inches square. Here is a picture of my progress so far.





On the exchange front, my partner, April, had received her By the Sea Exchange. I stitched for her a cute biscornu. This Seaside Biscornu is a freebie by Fabienne Reilly(www.feerie.co.uk). Stitching was done on 28ct blueish gray Monaco using DMC threads. I was glad that April like the biscornu and the goodies I sent her.



It is almost the end of August and from now till the end of the month, I will be stitching on my big wips. Hope to share my progress with you in my next update.

Thank you for visiting my blog. All comments are welcome.
Happy stitching N take care,

Ellen

9 comments:

Charlene said...

Such beautiful work - those computer free days produced LOTS of nice things!!

Dorothy said...

Beautiful work Ellen. I especially love the table topper!
Thank you for visiting me and leaving such nice comments.

Susan said...

Beautiful work!!

Kathy said...

Absolutely beautiful work! Love the case. The finishing is fabulous.

Your LHN is really pretty. So it the table topper and well, everything!

doris said...

Maybe I need to turn off my computer! Your finishes are very pretty, as is your new start.

Lisa said...

You have some beautiful finishes. Further down your blog I noticed you like Lizzie Kate designs, I am the co-moderator of the Lizzie Kate exchange group, maybe you would like to pop on over and have a look and see if you want to join us. Round 2 closes Aug 28.
http://lizziekateexchange.blogspot.com/

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

WOW what beautiful work. That sewing kit hardanger is beautiful .... great work.... keep it up!

Mylene said...

I love the Table topper and the sewing kit. So beautiful!

Phyllis said...

Ellen, your work is absolutely beautiful. Did you design the hardanger needlecase? I would love to do something similar. If it is a published pattern, could I please have the name of the designer and the piece? I can't wait for the next issue of New Stitches because it will have hardanger biscornus as one of the features. My e-mail is pdaw4790@austin.rr.com. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with everyone.
Phyllis