Sunday, June 19, 2011

Quaker Faith Hope Love

Although I don't have much time to write lengthy posts I do want to make sure I get pictures of my finish-finished projects posted.

Faith Love Hope is one of these projects which has been ready to show to the world for some time. This was such a quick and sweet stitch - I loved every minute of it. The frame is one I purchased at Marshalls when they were getting rid of their Christmas stock for 90% off. What a deal!

Quaker Faith Hope Love by Midnight Stitching
stitched 1/1 on 25 ct Bo Peep Pink Lugana
with The Gentle Art Pink Azalea floss
started and completed February 11 through 20, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Alive and kicking

It seems like there are never enough hours in the day to get around to all the things I would like to do. Just so you know that I'm still alive and kicking I'd like to show you a few recent finish-finishes.

The first is a Mirabelia Angel which I stitched for my SIL Colleen for her birthday. I am quite sure I posted a picture of her after I had completed the stitching but here she is again, finally framed. Colleen loves her and I'm so glad as I truly felt this piece suited her perfectly.

Here is a close-up so that you can get a better look at some of the beading.

I've been bitten by the HAED bug! Yes, the girl who said she would NEEEEEEVER stitch a HAED finally bit the bullet. What caused the change of mind? I was surfing the HAED website - who says you can't look at things you will never stitch? Isn't that what they say about Dutch tourists abroad "kijken, kijken, niet kopen" (looking, looking, not buying)? Anyway I was looking and what did I spy with my little eye? The most gorgeous HAED I had ever seen. I wanted it soooo badly but figured I would try my hand at a freebie first to see how I like stitching a solid piece.

Here is the result - stitched by me and today, framed by me. I'm a happy HAEDer.

"Bunny on Path"
stitched 1/1 on 18 ct Aida with DMC floss

started April 1, 2011 - completed May 20, 2011

I absolutely loved stitching this little sweetie.

For my birthday DH bought me everything I need for the gorgeous "Bygone Summer". Of course you'd like to take a peak at this beauty so here she is. Take a good look at her hat - isn't it amazing? I am stitching this piece 1/1 on 25 ct antique white lugana.

To date I have stitched 1800 of the required 202,800 crosses. Only another three years or so and she may be finished. :) Don't forget "it's the journey that counts".

Until next time - happy summer, happy stitching, happy reading and happy whatever else strikes your fancy.