Monday, January 31, 2011

Lotsa Stitching Going On Here!

It's been a while since I posted, but stitching is happening around my house. :) First off another Crazy January Challenge project is finished!! LHN Needle and Thread is not only stitch finished, but the pin cushion is finish-finished! Woo Hoo! I still have to assemble the scissor fob, but that is going to be fun and easy.

LHN Needle and Thread
32 ct natural linen
Called for Crescent Colour threads

For those of you planning to stitch this jewel, let me give you a little heads-up. The pincushion pillow has some little bumps (hills and valleys) in the stuffing along the edges. My pincushion was primarily bumpy along the bottom. So when you are tacking the stitching onto the pincushion it wants to follow the bumps. I had to frog once and still wasn't able to get it to lay as flat as I would like. Also, as you can see in the photo, I didn't tack it all the way to the bottom. The stitching was following the curve of the pincushion and I thought hard to see. The pins in the pillow came with the pincushion.

Remember my new rotation that I have started? The gist of it is that I work simultaneously on a large project and a small project. I get the quick gratification of small ones finished while the large ones still see regular progress. So SB Anna's Stocking is the large project I am working on and here is the progress on it. This one is FUN to work on. The 18 ct linen is large enough to work on in bed without my magnifier.

Shepherd's Bush
Anna's Stocking
18ct natural linen
Various #5 perle cottons-DMC, WDW and CC

I also started another project-here is what it will look like when I am all finished-

Margaret Bendig
Plum Blossom Kimono
18ct light grey mono canvas
Various threads including Elegance

Here is what my start looks like-

Margaret is coming to the Seattle area to teach this class in March and I am working on the pre-work. It will be my very first "official" class I have ever taken. Lets hope I can count past two when working on this one! :)


Kelly said...

Look out! Classes are so much fun and this one is beautiful. I also love the Sheperds Bush piece.

Karen said...

Kudos on another great finish! Love your new starts too! Love the colors in the Kimono...that one will be beautiful.

happy stitching....

gracie said...

Well done...I think I may start the rotation system so I don't dwell on the finish...
Love the Kimono colors...

Daffycat said...

Your little bed pin pillow is adorable, Theresa! Good work here!

Blu said...

Cute finish!
And two lovely new starts! The Kimono looks so interesting.

Christine said...

Congratulations on your pin pillow finish! The Kimono piece looks like it will be a lot of fun to stitch

Peggy Lee said...

Your pin pillow is adorable!
Great starts too....can't wait to see progress pics.

Siobhan said...

Lovely work! Nice finish--good for you!

Alice said...

All terrific projects! I love the scissor fob and hope you will show it to us when you are finish finshed it. I can't imagine anything easy enough for me to stitch in bed... time for a better bed side lamp I guess. The kimono is going to be so pretty! I love purple.

Babs in Alabama said...

beautiful finish and thanks for the heads up cause I have actually started it last February I think after Nashville market. Wonder if I could finish the stitching by this Nashville can laugh now, but I could try!
Enjoy the upcoming class!

Pointed Stitcher said...

I love your finish and the SB stocking looks great.