Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Delayed Stitchy Update

I put off posting thinking I would have more finishes to share, but it didn't happen.  So I decided to go ahead and share what I have.
After last months big finish of Rosewood Manor's Cornwall Sampler, I wanted to switch gears and work on smalls for a while.
 
 
Finish #1-Cricket Collection Mother and Child
On 18ct gold-flecked mono canvas instead of linen.  I used beads for the stars in the sky. And metallic thread for the halos.


Finish #2 Shepherd's Bush Shepherd's Fold needlebook.
Used fabric and threads in kit. 
 
BTW, I found an old Shepherd's Bush chart that says Shepard's Bush.  What happened with that?  Is it a misprint or did they change the spelling of their name to the current one? Anyone know??


Finish #3 Margaret Bendig's Patriotic Heart ornament
I bought this one off of ebay with the threads.  It was already started with only a small amount of stitching still needed to complete it.  I love it!


Finish #4 15 sided biscornu EGA SAL for 2015
I am the coordinator for this project. This is the counted cross stitch version.  There is also a pulled thread version that another member has graciously agreed to stitch.  All 15 blocks are stitched, but no beads have been added yet. I'm using an evenweave fabric with Seahawks color inspired threads :)


And I joined my local EGA Round Robin.  This is the project I chose-Barbara Jackson's Pineapple Bell Pull from Fine Lines Magazine.
I have it completely basted on the linen and I stitched several small rows to help MY counting.  Then I completed the large pineapple row.
 I'm thinking about doing another row before I send it on its way on Saturday.   There are only 7 people in this round robin and there are 27 rows in this bell pull!  I don't expect it to be completed when it returns but all help is greatly appreciated.



 Here it is so far. There are a lot of specialty stitches in this project including some pulled thread.
 
I have been very busy selling on ebay.  I just got my largest consignment ever-inventory from a shop that decided to concentrate on knitting and not other needlework.  I'm working on an inventory spreadsheet and I'm over 2,000 items so far.
 
 


17 comments:

Marilyn said...

All great finishes.
The RR piece is gorgeous.
Marilyn

C Reeder PhxAz said...

Will you please give me the link to eBay. I thought I had it but I just keep getting Disney stuff and no stitching. My email is paracletedesigns@gmail.com. Thanks!

Barb said...

Lots of great stitching. I love the mother and child. What a great idea to use beads for the stars.

Claudette497 said...

Those are some gorgeous finishes!

gracie said...

Wonderful stitching and projects too.

Ariadne said...

What lovely finishes again! Can you please tell me what blogger button do you use to make all the yearly finishes on your sidebar?AriadnefromGreece!

Rita said...

Beautiful stitching!

Barbi said...

What are you talking about? you've got lots of great finishes here! It's nice to work on a few smalls after you've finished a big project.

Beth in IL said...

You have been one busy lady. Love them all.

EvalinaMaria said...

So many wonderful finishes, congratulations!

Faith... said...

Love the Mother and Child. it is so pretty! Could you send me the link for your eBay store? I would love to see what you are putting up for sale. Thanks

Justine said...

plenty of gorgeous finishes here and all so different! I love the Mother and Child one with the small changes you made. That RR piece is gorgeous too!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

You've done a whole lot of beautiful stitching there...I adore the Madonna and Child. Gorgeous!

Margaret said...

So many lovely finishes! All beautiful! So do you manage to sell everything you get on consignment??

SuperMomNoCape said...

What lovely finishes! I especially love the Patriotic Heart ornament. That was a wonderful find on ebay!

I just started a Stitchery Link Party and I'd love to have you come link up this or one of your other posts. http://www.supermomnocape.com/2015/04/20/vintage-embroidery-monday-stitchery-link-party-2/

Anna Zont said...

Love them all! :)
Shepherd Fold..... my love!
Anna

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

Your Stitching is just gorgeous...I just love reading your Blog....

Happy Stitching