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!

Hugs,
Ellen

14 comments:

mbroider said...

Lovely lovely hardanger pieces... I have never done these, but they really look attractive!

Happy New Year to you! Hope you post often enough this year!!

Pumpkin said...

I love that sampler! I have it on my to-do list :o) Beautiful job!

Your Hardanger is just stunning!!!! I haven't done it in years.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Ellen, Your hardanger piecesa are truly lovely. Happy New Year to you and your family too. I am happy you like your crochet pincushion and acorns. Hugs Judy

shakatak66 said...

Wow, those hardanger pieces are absolutely stunning! Love your latest finish, it's a beauty :)

Lillie said...

Your hardanger pieces are fabulous.

Happy New Year, may it be another great year of beautiful finishes.

Sally said...

Your hardanger pieces are absolutely beautiful.

Your finish is stunning. So pretty and the colours are gorgeous.

Brigitte said...

Congratulations on your first finish. I had already seen this piece on some stitchers' blogs and now on yours too. It's wonderful. Such beautiful stitching.
Those hardanger projects are just stunning. I particularly love the little tray.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congratulations on yur first finish of 2011!

Wow your hardanger is spectacular!!

sheri said...

I have just discovered your blog and I'm so glad I did. Your stitching is perfection! Such beautiful projects and gorgeous photographs.

Congratulations on your first finish for 2011!!! It's lovely!

I love all of your pincushions. Now I have to go make one for myself!

Happy Stitching!

Suzanne said...

Oh what beautiful pieces of hardanger! I am only working on my second piece ever and I am finding it a little bit of a challenge.

I love the scissor fob and pincushion you received.

Angela P said...

Congrats on your lovely sampler finish! Love all your other projects too :)

Solstitches said...

Your Lo How a Rose is stunning and the hardanger pieces are simply beautiful.
Makes me want to try Hardanger but the cutting aspect always scares me away LOL.
Hugs,
Margaret

Carol said...

Hello Ellen! Thank you for your kind comments on my blog... I just love how your "Lo" turned out and the hardanger pieces are exquisite :)

Mylene said...

wow! Your hardanger pieces looks gorgeous!!