Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Sara's SAL Sorpresa 3 Finale

We have finally come to the last part of this year long SAL. I put in my last stitches a few days ago, here are some photos for your viewing pleasure.

Lots of a skating ring..

A church, chair lift and a hotel...

This was the last part, a big Christmas Tree...

I enjoy stitching this winter scenery. Currently waiting for the special button that Sara had designed for this Sal. It will be placed next to that fence in the above picture. Sara is having another SAL starting next month, be sure to register if you enjoy Sara's designs.
Currently I am picking up Sara's Summer, which I put aside while doing this Sal. Will post an updated picture soon!

I also have been working on my Hal Bambu. Ticoeur is hosting this Hal on her French Forum. Here is my progress...

A closer look... I enjoy Hardanger as much as cross stitch!

Here are some smalls done in between the big projects. Some wooden key rings, these are freebies from UK cross stitch magazines.

Another small from Japanese magazine Idees 17. This was gifted to my friend to be made into a triangular scissors case. Will post a picture in my next update.

I participated in the last  HoE ornament exchange after a long break. This Round was stitcher's choice and I stitched LHN's Snowy Pines for Becky, my partner.

In return, I received a beautiful ornament from Karen. She stitched for me a Santa from PS. It is a pinkeep style ornament, I love it! Thank you Karen!

I love stitching smalls, you get so many finishes ha ha!

Will update my other projects soon..Thank you for your visits and comments, they are greatly appreciated!

Happy Stitching!


Sunday, January 12, 2014

New Projects

Happy 2014! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with families and friends.

I started the new year with several new projects ha ha! The first start is CCN's Santa Village. I saw so many gorgeous finishes last year, decided it shall be my year long project for this year.  Here is my progress...

Fabric:  WDW 40ct Parchment Linen
Threads:  DMC

Maryse hosts SAL every year. I love her designs, signed up for her 2014 SAL last December. This year's theme is mystery House Sampler.  Another year long project for me ha ha!

Fabric: 40ct Newcastle Light Mocha Linen
Threads: DMC

Third project started for this year is HAL Bambu. This beautiful hardanger doily is designed by Mamen and the HAL is hosted by Ticoeur on her French Forum. Please visit Mamen's blog to see her gorgeous designs! Here is my colors scheme and part 1 is finished...

Fabric: 32ct Belfast Linen Freezing Chocolate hand-dyed by Nina
Threads: DMC perle 356, 758, 950

With all these new starts, you must be wondering if I have time for anything else???  I did, I worked on my wips. Here is my first finish for 2014, the SAL La Pensee Positive by Jardin Prive.

Another picture,  against my black cupboard... I am looking for a nice hanger to hang this beautiful bellpull. Thank you, Nathalie , for this beautiful SAL.

Next on the show is my progress on Sara's SAL Sorpresa 3. We are already at part 10 of this SAL, only two more parts to go..  I am up to date with this SAL, enjoy stitching this winter scenery!

There are many additions - a hotel, more houses, rabbits forlicking in the snow, a skier....Love this interesting border!
More close up pictures....

I did not work on Dorothy during the holidays, she had been in cold storage for a while. I hope to work on her soon, ready want to finish this beautiful sampler.

I will leave you with a picture of this bag made by my talented DD. She bought the design and fabric while travelling in Japan last year.

Happy Stitching till the next update!