Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pictures of projects

Well at least I'm not waiting as long between posts as last time. Of course with pictures to show you I just couldn't resist.

My first finish today is a gift for a little friend who adores anything that moves.

This design was adapted from the Jan/Feb 1990 edition of Cross Stitch & Country Crafts which my SIL was kind enough to give me when we were in Michigan in May. It is stitched on 14 ct antique white Aida with DMC floss. A real fun project.

Also finished today - 'Scary Scraps' - the SAL with Juls and Brenda. I saw this piece for the first time when Martha brought it into Stitcher's Paradise the day she was taking it to the framer. I thought this little guy was so cute and fell in love with the Twisted Peppermint Pink overdyed linen she had stitched on so immediately ordered the lot. What a fun SAL this was ladies - thank you!!

'Scary Scraps - the Mummy'
stitched 2/2 on 30 ct Twisted Peppermint Pink OD linen
with DMC, Needle Necessities & Rainbow Gallery threads

Now that I'm down to two WIPs it is time to start a new project (how can I resist?). I promised my SIL in Michigan that I would stitch the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse by the artist/designer Brigitte Kozma for their cottage at Wolf Lake. Lighthouses are the main theme in their cottage. The pattern was printed in the Jan/Feb 1988 issue of Just Cross Stitching which she gave me. Once again I'll be stitching on 14 ct Aida since I have a piece which is not only the right size but also the right color.

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer and relaxing and stitching as much as possible.


Blogger Suzanne said...

Great finishes! I especially love Scraps. Ypour new start looks lovely.

11:47 PM  
Blogger mainely stitching said...

That transportation gift is ADORABLE!

6:13 AM  
Blogger Lili said...

Great stitching!
The project for your sil will be no piece of cake but it's absolutely amazing.

9:17 AM  
Blogger Brigitte said...

Down to two WIPs? How did you do that? Lol.
Very nice finishes, congratulations.

2:46 PM  
Blogger Kathy A. said...

Wonderful projects there girl. The transportation collage is quite cool.
I love Scraps. Love the colors and the fabric.
Oh, I so love your new lighthouse. My bathroom is done in lighthouses!!

6:25 PM  
Blogger Cindy F. said...

Both are such fun pieces!! Congrats!! on 2 awesome finishes!!
Love all the colors on the mummy!

4:57 PM  

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