Tuesday, January 4, 2011

First post of 2011

As usual, I am late in my posting. I hope everyone had a lovely New Year and is having a wonderful start to 2011. I notice many stitchers are having fun with their Crazy January 2011 Challenge.

I had lots of stitching time during the new year's holiday and here is my first finish for 2011.

Design: Lo, How A Rose Sampler
Designer: BrightNeedle
Fabric: 32ct unknown
Thread: DMC

This project was support to be my last finish for 2010 but as usual I did not meet my dateline. I put in the last stitches only on the 2nd day of 2011. I love this sampler and enjoyed stitching it.

In 2010, I join two hardanger SALs hosted by Mamen. She stitches beautifully, her works are gorgeous, please visit her blog.

The first SAL is a paperroll holder.

Isn't it beautiful? We are already at part 6 of this SAL. Here are some pictures of my progress.
I stitch this project on 28ct light grey Cashel linen using white DMC perle 8 and 12.

The next SAL is a Decorative Set comprising of a bookmark, a pincushion and a tray.

The first item is done, here is my bookmark. Stitched on 32ct ivory Belfast linen using DMC 3041 and 3042 perle cotton.

I also stitched a few hardanger angels, one of which is another SAL hosted by Marcelle.

These other angels are from different hardanger books/magazines.

Sorry, Melissa, I forgot to post the HoE Halloween Exchange received from you. Thank you for this beauty, it's a scissors fob/ornamental needlebook by Just Nan.

I won this beautiful crochet pincushion from Judy. She hosted this giveaway on her blog. I requested for some real acorns and Judy was so gracious to send some to me. Thank you so much, Judy, for the pincushion and the acorns.

On the first day of 2011, I started a new project, the Red House Sampler by Brenda Keyes. I hope to show you some pictures soon. This year, I am determined to finish some of my wips/ufos. Hopefully, I will not start too many new projects along the way.

Thank you, friends, for continuing to visit my blog. Love all your comments!

Take care and happy stitching!