Monday, October 12, 2009

Finished an UFO and Working on Another

Happy dance! I had finished an UFO. This is the Table Runner I showed in my last post.



Another finish? I wish. This is another UFO that was put in cold storage for a couple of years. I am determined to work on this Table Cloth and get it finished this year. With the encouragement of my finished Table Runner, I am sure I can do it.

I love the cross stitch. There are many more squares to stitch.

I have the work cut out for me, the big unfinished portion. Think I can finish it by this year?


Here is my Sew Red. I stitched it on 32ct Belfast linen using CC Apple Fritters. I just love red. The finished piece measured about 5.3 inches square, it is too big for a pinkeep. I am still not sure how I will finished this beautiful sampler.

As I mentioned in my last post, this sampler is designed by Carol R. Go visit her blog and see all her beautiful works. She has designed another wonderful sampler, Sew Autumn. I am all ready to stitch Sew Autumn, this time on 40ct linen. If you want a copy of the chart, please visit her blog. Thank you, Carol, for your wonderful samplers.



On the Exchange front, here are pictures of the needlebook I stitched for Joan for the Needlebook Swap on the Sapphire Stitching Board. Joan like Fall theme and I chose this design by Plum Pudding Needleart. This is a freebie titled Lookin' Like Fall. I stitched Joan's initial on the back.


The finished needlebook has pockets inside for packet of needles, threads and scissors. I am so happy that Joan love this needlebook.





On the HoE Halloween Exchange, I received these beauties from Mary Jo. The design is Spooky Sheep by Shepherd's Bush. The stitching was beautifully done over 2 for the needlebook and over 1 for the scissors fob. I love them.

Mary also sent me some goodies, a chart from LK(one of my favourite designers) and some lovely GAST and Week Dye threads. These threads are not available in Singapore. Don't you love the Pumpkin Gift Paper? Thank you, Mary, for a lovely exchange.


Currently, I am stitching on Beautrix and BBD Autumn Song. I am all ready for Sew Autumn as well. I love Autumn, so this would be a lovely stitch. I am looking forward to my birthday next month. We are planning on lunch plus a karoake session.

Happy stitching until the next update!

Hugs,
Ellen

8 comments:

Joei said...

What a lovely table runner. It really requires a lot of patience. You have finished that tablerunner, I'm sure you can too your UFO. Your NB is lovely as well, congrats!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Your finish is lovely - all your work is lovely in fact!

Joke said...

Your stitching is wonderful, I just love the needlebook!

doris said...

A gorgeous table runner, and certainly you'll be able to finish its friend soon. It's too pretty to let it stay unfinished.

Wonderful exchange pieces and Sew Red. You've been so busy.

Mylene said...

I just love your table runner, it's beautiful. Congrats on finishing it.

Suzanne said...

Ellen, I was not sure how else to contact you, so leaving a message here was my only option.

I received the beautiful exchange you put together for me for the HoE Halloween exchange. I absolutely love the ornament you stitched, I am a big PS fan, so this design is perfect. Thank you so much for the JCS Halloween issue, I have really wanted one for a long while. I love all the other Halloween goodies as well, as do both of my daughters. The fabric and threads are great colours and will definitely be put to use soon.

Thank you so much for making this such a wonderful exchange.

Suzanne

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your runner is just gorgeous and your tabecloth will be just as beautiful!

What great exchanges!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, such wonderful hardanger stitching. You will see this table cloth will be done in no time. And It's worth it, as it's such a nice piece.
Great exchange!