Thursday, August 16, 2012

Finally......

an update! I have been procrastinating for months, just being lazy ha ha!

Now, to show you what I have been stitching in the last couple of months. I finally put the last few stitches to LK's 6 Fat Men. I really enjoyed stitching these snowmen.


A close up of the last snowman!


The size of this project is just right for a cushion. I thought of making it into a cushion cover but the Crescent Colors used are not colorfast! Maybe frame it???

Next, some hardanger stitchings. Here are two doilies!

Design: From Permin
Fabric: 32ct Dusty Rose Belfast Linen
Thread: DMC Perle




The next doily is a round one. It is supposed to be a cake tray doily, about 8.5 inches in diameter.

Design: From German Hardanger magazine
Fabric: 28ct Lilac Meran
Thread: DMC Perle


A close up of the sunflower, the petals are actually cross stitches!

Two other small finishes to show, BBD's Souvenir de France and Dany's Pins! I intend to finish both as pincushions. Souvenir de France is stitched over 1, so it is going to be a tiny pincushion!

Design: BBD's freebie
Fabric: 25ct Comar
Thread: CC Wild Berries


Design: Dany
Fabric: 32ct antique white Belfast
Thread: DMC

This one was pulled out from the wip's basket and finished in the last month!

I had some great mails in the last couple of months.

I received a wonderful RAK from Lillie! I love boxes and I saw this one on Lillie's blog. She so graciously sent me one together with a beautiful felt needlebook! Thank you so much, Lillie, for these gifts!


I have selected and kitted a wonderful BBD design(from Mary Ann Blackburn leaflet) to stitch for this box, just don't know when I will start and finish it ha ha!



Gifts from Doris - Blossom Time by Papillon Creations kitted with fabric and threads and Woodland Walk chart by The Drawn Thread. Thank you, Doris, for these great designs!



I also received a wonderful giveaway package from Robin with lots of beautiful charts and fabrics! Thank you, Robin, for these great gifts!


I have just received the Traveling Pattern - LHN's Summer Splendor- from Lisa in Australia. Watch this space for the drawing if you want to be the next stitcher!


Thank you for visiting my blog and I love to read all your lovely comments! I have some problems with the Follower Gadget, it does not show but you still can follow my blog.

Happy Stitching till the next update!

Hugs,
Ellen


12 comments:

Lisa V said...

Some great finishes Ellen. I will be looking forward to seeing your box finish.
I am about to stitch one of the LK Snowmen in a robin I am doing, they are all soo cute.

Veronica said...

Oh, was wondering where you've been. Congrats on 6 Fat Man finish. They're just too cute. Beautiful dollies! Your hardanger is just gorgeous. Wonderful gifts you've received too.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Девушка с пяльцами said...

Ellen, the snowmen look fantastic! Congratulations with a finish! And I like your version of Souvenir de France! I also stitched this desing for the photoalbum cover, but mine is grey and blue.
Hugs,
Tatyana

gracie said...

Lovely finishes...great gifts...

Sarah said...

Oh such beautiful stitching and wonderful finishes. Wonderful give away prize too.

robindefender said...

You fat men look great! Hope you enjoy your new charts and fabrics.

Carol said...

What great finishes, Ellen--the snowmen are adorable and your doilies are so beautifully worked! I really love the teeny-tiny BBD piece, too...

Hope you enjoy stitching the LHN Traveling Pattern as much as I did :)

Brigitte said...

You were a very busy stitcher, Ellen. I love your finishes, the snowmen are just gorgeous, and so are the tiny BBD and the beautiful design by Dany. I'm looking forward to seeing these finished.
Great Hardanger stitching as well.
You must have been so pleased to see the mailman appear so often at your mailbox. Awesome gifts.

Anne said...

So many beautiful finishes Ellen! I love your Fat Men and your hardanger!!

Sally said...

Your 6 FM look brilliant Ellen! Mine are at the framers and I can't wait to get them back.

Your hardanger is beautiful.

Lovely finishes and fantastic gifts.

Myra said...

You have been busy! The Fat Men are adorable but that hardanger...just awesome!

Tatkis said...

Wow, the snowmen looks wonderful and merry!
And your hardanger creations are adorable!
Good luck with the new charts :)

Hugs,
Tatyana