Wednesday, September 3, 2014

3 Finishes!

I finished GD#2's Christmas stocking!
 
Here is what it looked like before-
 
 
Here is what it looks like now-
 

Shepherd's Bush Sadie stocking on called for 18 ct natural linen and stitched using called for threads in perle cotton.

In case you have forgotten, this is GD#1's Christmas stocking (Shepherd's Bush Mary stocking).  I added the embellishments and took a new photo.  They are both off to the finisher!



Here is Finish #2 WAY before-



Here it is before-

 
And here it is now! 

 
Crabapple Hill Sunflower Stitchery Folder-
now I just need to finish-finish it.
 
And last, Finish #3 before-
 

 
Here it is now-
 

Blackbird Designs Land of the Free
From Cross-Stitch & Needlework magazine July 2011
 
It called for all Belle Soie silks.  I pulled threads from my stash. It is also on the way to the finisher. And the linen is an overdyed pale yellow scrap in my stash.
 
In honor of my 400th blog post, I am giving away the magazine that this design is in. It is not in my post title as this is for my faithful followers who read this blog. :)  I will also be including a little surprise. 
 
 
 
 
 
Please leave a comment on this post and I will draw the winner in one week on Sept 10, 2014.
Yes, this giveaway is open to countries outside the USA.  Please be a follower or become a follower.
 
I am feeling the pressure to start 4 new items :)  A Christmas biscornu exchange, a Christmas series piece, Elizabeth doll pincushion and the sampler guild band sampler round robin.  More news to come!

19 comments:

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Your finishes are great! Can't wait to see your new starts!

Margaret said...

Love all your finishes! What exactly is the Crab Apple Hill one? It's so pretty! Thanks for the giveaway too!

jhm said...

I would love to stitch Land of the Free. IT fits me - I'm a veteran and the daughter of a veteran and the mother of one.

Thanks for the chance.

JHM
http://needleworkerssamplings.blogspot.com/

PS check out your listing on my blog

Barb said...

The Christmas stockings are beautiful!! They will be heirlooms. What a nice give-away!Land of the Free is a great design.

cucki said...

Wow the Christmas stocking us so beautiful..
I love your stitching so much
Please count me in the giveaway
Thank you
Love xx

Marilyn said...

All great finishes.
The SB stockings are beautiful.
I vote you start the Pincushion Doll next. :)
Not entering the giveaway, but good luck to all.
Marilyn

Thoeria said...

Those pillows are beautiful! Your GD's will surely treasure them as heirlooms :) I have to ask.....what have you used in the "sunflower stitchery to give it colour? It looks gorgeous! SO bright and summery

Mii Stitch said...

Beautiful stitching! The sunflowers colours are just fabulous and the stockings really sweet. Well done :)

Vickie said...

What precious, special stockings. I have that one in my stash, so no need to include me in the giveaway. Thank you though. :)

Ann said...

It all looks great! Isn't it a wonderful feeling to put the last stitch into somethine?

Angela CG said...

Congratulations! What wonderful finishes!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

The stockings are beautiful as is your BBD finish, I'm sure your finisher will do an absolutely fabulous job!

Linda said...

Lovely stitching and finishes Teresa. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Linda

Annette-California said...

The stockings are gorgeous Teresa! Love them so much. Your BBD is so pretty. Great finishes! I would love to be entered for your giveaway.
Your needle has been busy:)
love Annette

Sandy said...

I'm doing the same stocking (Sophie's) and I ran out of thread because I'm doing it on a larger count. So waiting on the thread and it will be finished!! Also going to start Julia's stocking very soon as a new niece is due to arrive around Christmas.

Love you finished, don't need to magazine as I most like have it someplace around here. Just wanted to congratulate you on your finished.

Sandy W

Sheryl S. said...

Very pretty work. Love the Christmas stocking design. Please enter me in your giveaway.

Kim said...

Hi, I also made Shepherd's Bush Sadie, just love it!! I enjoy reading through your blog and seeing what you are working on!

Kim said...

Hi, I also made Shepherd's Bush Sadie, just love it!! I enjoy reading through your blog and seeing what you are working on!

Kathy H said...

Beautiful finishes. I am always happy to see what you are working on.