Monday, November 1, 2010

New Stash and 2 Finishes!

Here is the latest stash I have accumulated. The small pumpkin is Tiny Pumpkin Etui by Praiseworthy Stitches. It is a kit to stitch and finish a pumpkin pincushion. My LNS told me to be careful or I will be a collector of pumpkins. Too late :) I got the last of the Carriage House Samplings I was admiring as Kathy will be retiring soon. She will be missed.

Here is more stash. I have become an admirer of Brenda Gervais of With Thy Needle & Thread after I saw the Gathering Acorns finished on Becky Bee's Stitching Hive. That Becky is such a stitching inspiration-wow!

Here is my first beaded edge finish. It is a scissor fob. There were a couple of little boo-boos on the corners and I don't think the ribbon is quite centered, but I learned and am anxious to try it again! The pattern is a freebie by Brooke's Books.
I used the called-for DMC floss and 32 ct belfast linen and think 36 ct would have made it a little smaller and more "scissor fob" size.


And last but not least, This is the Day by Hands to Work is finished! I filled in the number box at the bottom of the sampler and thought it turned out nice. But the alphabet at the top doesn't have any filling except on the crown. Don't the leaves on the tree make a big difference? And I love the way the over 1 stitching in the box at the middle left turned out-thank goodness for lighted magnifiers!





10 comments:

gracie said...

i agree, With Thy Needle and Thread has wonderful patterns...i think I will need to get more myself! I think the fob came out nice...I love the colors.

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the beautiful finishes! And great stash acquisitions.

Christine said...

This is the day came out beautifully, lovely fob too

Jules said...

Gorgeous finish!

Chris said...

yahoo on the beautiful finishes!

Lisa V said...

Some great stash and finishes. I too have just ordered some With Thy Needle charts after seeing Becky's beauty of an acorn.
LISA V

Natalia said...

Teresa I love your stash ! Thanks for sharing the Acorns by With Thy Needle and Threads, I hadn't seen them before. This is the Day looks great too !

Patty C. said...

Great stash - fabulous finishing :)

Daffycat said...

Lovely stash Teresa!

Awesome ~ two finishes! They look fab. Isn't centering hangers a booger? On fobs, I will put the dratted thing in the corner...just to save myself the headache!

Blu said...

Nice stash!

This is the Day looks awesome! I love the red leaves on the tree. Your fob looks absolutely adorable! Boo on the ribbon being off center but it doesn't really look it.