December 30, 2010

Stitched borders

Can't tell but the outlines are stitched then the finished pieces will be attached in it's correct spot.

Fabric-stitched needlebook and pinkeep

Stitched pinkeep and needlebook

The stitched pieces will be cut out then sewed into place on the border piece.

Silk thread. Poison Apple-Belle Soie

Fabric closeup

its more rust and berry color


This is the tray we will be covering

Sample Guild Tray

Scroll to the bottom and get an idea of the tray we are doing

December 29, 2010

Mary Wigham update

Thought it was time to post an update. Slowly but surely coming along

Knitted socks finished

December 24, 2010

My nutcracker in it's place.

He fits right in with my other collection. I have an Oilers, The Wizard of Oz group and a couple strangers :)
The stockings are the 3 boys Shepherds Bush stockings. I will probably let them take to their homes when they get married etc but for now they stay nice and safe here.  Mine and Bob's is hanging on the other fireplace.

Blackbird Designs ornament front

Stitched this for our annual Sampler Guild of the Rockies ornament exchange. I waited to post after the exchange so no one there would see it. It is from the JCS magazine 2010 ornament issue. Hard to see the whitework on it but I put SGR 2010 and my initials on it also.

BB Designs back

The fabric is also from Blackbird Designs. Part of the Moda collection I think.

Lisa Steele "Aria" from JCS 2000

This is from a Just Cross Stitch issue Oct 2000. I stitched this one also for my oldest daughter. It is stitched on 32 ct cream Belfast linen. There were two options to stitching it. One with the cutwork the other without. Loving hardanger I went for the cutwork design.

Told in a Garden Freebie from 1998

A Told in the Garden Christmas  Freebie I stitched for my oldest daughter.

December 23, 2010

My first knitted sock

I have been knitting for 40 years and this is my first sock. The 2nd one is coming out alot neater and better but close in size which is what counts. :) I hope this will be the first of many.

December 05, 2010

Nutcracker Completed.

He is about 28in tall

Nutcracker by Stitchworks

I just love him. Stitched up quickly. The finishing took me some thinking. The jacket & boots are RG velvet threads and the belt leather. His hair is Rainbow Gallery Santas Beard.

Nutcracker close up

October 12, 2010

My runner made it to it's new home

She loved it!! It was the perfect width.

October 06, 2010

Something Wicked by La D Da

The fabric is darker than this-I used the Havana which is more of a nutmeg colour. Now to get it framed!

October 04, 2010

Halloween is Creeping

I just loved this. Stitched up quickly, the silks were wonderful , and love the cute little pumpkin charm. The frame and mat are just perfect for it also.

September 26, 2010

Shepherds Bush Spooky Sheep

I just love these sweet sheep with their little hats.

September 25, 2010

Little House Needleworks Winter Sheep Ornament

I just love sheep so of course in England I was beside myself LOL. This little ornie is just darling. One of my favorite of the 12.

September 08, 2010

My latest doily

I started it before the Irish runner so didn't take long to finish it Made with size 30 thread and a 11 hook. From Decorative Crochet #24

September 04, 2010

Irish Crocheted Table Runner Magic Crochet #59

This is at each end

This was one of the hardest things I have crocheted and I have been crocheting over 40 yrs. I made it for a wonderful friend of mine.The original pattern from Magic Crochet magazine was about half the size so I had to use my brain and double the pattern etc. It is so beautiful I hate to part with it. I used a #10 crochet thread by South Maid with a #7 hook. It is 65 in long and 24" wide

August 22, 2010

My DMC Floss Case

My wonderful husband had this made for me for my birthday. It is mainly made of solid Rosewood .
It is 100 % wood except for the knobs. No screws,nails, etc.,The man that made it hand crafted every inlay and assembled every piece by hand. It is the most magnificent birthday gift I had ever received. It holds all the DMC floss with ease. It has a gold plate that says: "To Patti Love, Bob" under the lid.