Saturday, 26 November 2016

Some 'finishing' finishes

I got my sewing machine out some days ago to complete some stitching as ornaments. Two of them I can't show yet as they are part of Christmas/Winter exchanges. I will show them when they have been received and opened by their recipients. In the meantime ...

I have finished the stitching I received from Joyce in the Friendly Stitcher's Unfinished exchange. I am pleased with this finish. Thank you once again Joyce for such a pretty design.

Autumn design - Unfinished exchange from Joyce now finished

For my youngest niece I decided to finish this design as a hanging ornament so that she has something soft to hold/squeeze (she likes her soft toys). I had thought to put cording around the edge but decided against it as she still likes to pull things apart. No point in putting temptation in her way.

Sweet Hugs Gingerbread Boy - Keepsake Stitches
Fabric: 32ct Belfast Flax linen
Threads: Suggested DMC and DMC alternatives

Until next time, enjoy your stitching or whichever crafts have you engrossed at the moment.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Miniature hexagon quilt finally finished

I feel as though I have taken forever to complete this miniature quilt but it is now finally finished. I am pleased with the end result even though I can find fault with my work. My next task is to find a suitable wall hanger for it.

Design: Josette, found in Magic Patch hors serie, no.91, 
'15 quilts miniatures'
Fabric, Moda charm pack  'Icicle kisses'

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

One ball of wool = one finished scarf

Once I got into the pattern on this scarf, I didn't want to put my knitting down. So here is the completed scarf. It looks shorter than the model but I had the recommended tension. My sister will be happy with this length as she didn't want it too long. I just need to buy more wool so that I can knit one for myself.

Albertine - Louisa Harding
knitted with Louisa Harding Pittura wool

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

A stitched finish

I finally finished stitching Country Cottage Needleworks' 'Silent Night' at the weekend. I'm considering mounting it on an eight inch canvas frame that I have. I love the colour combinations in this design.

Silent Night - Country Cottage Needleworks
Fabric: 32ct Belfast Pearl linen
Threads: Recommended DMC, Weeks Dye Works and sampler threads