Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Stitchy Update

Finish #1

Prairie Schooler P is for Pincushion
28 ct Summer Khaki linen
DMC threads
This was my project from stitching day on Sunday.  It went so fast! I substituted DMC 666 for the called-for  3777.  It is much brighter. 

 


Finish #2

Here are two more pincushions I finished lately.  They are wool applique.

 
Finish #3
Petite Sampling Etui
`Liimited Edition Collaboration-Ellen Chester With Thy Needle
36 ct Lakeside Linen Pearled Barley
Vikki Clayton's HDF silk conversion

Part 1 of 6 finished!  The only thing I didn't do was frog the dark, dark green in the flower stems and replace with DMC thread.  I just ran out of steam.  I'll revisit it when the whole project is done and see if it still needs redoing.
Next up is Louise Henderson's Cherished Stitches contribution.  This one is a little more difficult with closed herringbone, Algerian eye, smyrna crosses, and queen stitches.

Now, without further ado, I would like to present....... Finish #4


L'Atelier Perdu Stitch Me Club mystery project completed!! Really my first official "small" project :)



This is the over 1 project that I agonized over the fabric selection-the designer called for 32 ct linen and I was struggling to see it and loosing stitches in the weave. I finally settled on a 28ct Jubilee evenweave linen-color platinum.



I don't know if you can see but I put my initials and 2011 on the back side of the scissor fob.  The scissors came from my local ANG meeting that I went to yesterday  morning.  Talk about fortuitous timing!


October is quickly coming to a close and I am going to try to finish 2011 strong.  There are 2 more Crazy January Challenges to finish and several other projects that I would like to complete this year.  That doesn't include 2 family birthdays, hosting a baby shower, a 4 day stitching retreat, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and oh yes, I just volunteered to take over the library at church!  :0  Did I mention that I am still working too?  :)  Keep stitching, ladies!

22 comments:

Shirlee said...

All are lovely : ) Blessings, Shirlee

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

Wow, you're really making progress. All nice, great stitchers set!

Jules said...

So many beautiful pieces! Sounds like you're gonna be super busy over the next few weeks.

Carolyn NC said...

Wow - my hair is blowing in the wind created by your needle! Lovely stitching with the pin cushions, PS, sampler, and project!

Myra said...

Is that smoke I see coming from your needles?! Wow! Those are some fabulous finishes. Your Best Friends finish is just fabulous!

Veronica said...

Wow! Congrats on the happy dances. Pincushion is so cute. Petite Sampling Etui is sweet. Love, love, love your finish #4. Your finishing is great. I like the patchwork scissors pocket.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Patty C. said...

I just love the L'Atelier Perdu Stitch Me Club Project - I wish I would have joined in on that one - It is wonderful !!!!

Christine said...

Great finishes, the Best Friends one is gorgeous

Robin said...

Awesome finishes. Good luck on side two of your etui.

nataliejo said...

Congratulations, Teresa ! Your finishing is wonderful ! And this fabric is just perfect (love the colour !).

Sarah said...

Wow beatiful pieces and I just adore your blog header photo, I want that tree !!!!

Carol said...

Wow! Do you ever sleep? Such lovely pieces, Teresa--great job on all :)

Mindi said...

Beautiful pieces, all of them! The finishing on your mystery project looks exquisite.

Siobhan said...

Jiminy crickets, Teresa!! What beautiful things--ALL of them! You inspire me with all of your finishes. I can't wait to see what else you come up with for the rest of the year!

Sherry said...

Wonderful finishes! You are really moving right along with the challenge! I think I am giving up on those.

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

I love all of your Finishes...they are so cute and so pretty...you did a great job on your finishes...

Take care & Happy Stitching
Hugs :) from Cold Northern Indiana
Linda K, Railroad

Lorrie said...

Teresa, I'm amazed at how productive you have been. Am jealous you have the Stitch Me Club project done as I've not even started stitching it yet. You have inspired me!

Kellie said...

All of your progress are gorgeous! :) I especially love the your small mystery project. Great job on the finishing. :)

valerie said...

Beautiful finishes! I just love that Best Friends piece. It's a lovely design!

Giovanna said...

Congratulations on the great finishes - well done!

Tatkis said...

Lovely finishes - they are so cute!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Margaret said...

Wow, wow, wow! I love all your finishes! Just gorgeous!!!