Sunday, June 3, 2012

Finished wedding piece!

I can finally post a picture of the X-Stitch wedding pattern on my blog since the wedding is over and the gift has been given : )  I usually do not do handwork for anyone other than my children but this piece was for a dear friends daughter who grew up with my children. 
I loved the pattern and when I finished it took it into my local X-Stitch store, Needles and Niceties to have it framed by Bob.  I was very pleased with the frame choice and love it!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Winter Lace Conference Projects 2012!

Here are the lace projects I worked on at Winter Lace Conference 2012 held in Costa Mesa, California!

The first piece is Withoff Lace worked in very fine thread : )  This little piece took me several days and I still didn't finish!  (but it was fun anyway)

My second class was  Hinojosa Lace, sometimes called "Witch Lace"  which comes from Spain.  I started this sampler designed by our teacher with different techniques on the lace.

My third class was actually a Milanese lace class but I worked on a Torchon Fan created by the teacher.  My goal is to eventually make every one of her fans that she has designed!
The fan below is Torchon which is a French lace.  I just started as you can see : )

Finally here is a picture of my completed Milanese Fan!  I am so proud of it : )

Two fans done,  two in progressions, and one to go!!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Princess Sophie's blessing dress!!!

Well I finally finished it!!!  My first crocheted blessing dress and just in time for little Sophie Anne's blessing day at church : )  Here it is!  (as well as pictures from that special day!)

It turned out perfect and actually fit her : )  I have found a new addiction and just LOVE thread crochet!  Hope to start a Peter Pan type collar soon for my daughter Shannon and then maybe doing the other baby dress in the pattern book : )

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Baby presents finally done!

I finished Sophie Annes needlework last weekend!  Below are both the embroidery birth and cross stitch birth announcement : )

I am still working on a crocheted afghan and blessing dress for Sophie but that is a big difference from the countless baby projects I was working on, which are now finished.

I purchased several patterns from 123 stitch (picking them up in Utah) as well as visiting my favorite needlework/quilt store here, Pine Needles (and buying some patterns there too)
 Now I have to decide which one I am going to start : )

Monday, October 17, 2011

Baby Gifts

Here are some of the items I made for baby Sophie.  I had to keep them a surprise until I gave them to Julie as she reads my blogs and facebook : )   The first is a minkie blanket  (nice and soft but horrible to sew on)  Love the owls that Julie chose for the material.

I also made several flannel blankets with decorative top stitching.  Below is a favorite of mine.  Again Julie picked the fabric and it is cute!

I also made two receiving blankets with a serged edge.

Finally, I had lots of fun making these baby burp clothes.  All I did was use cloth diapers and add the chosen fabric with wide grograine ribbon on the sides.  Super easy!

I do have a few more projects for baby Sophie but they have to have finishing touches added before I can present them to Julie (and to my blog)  Hopefully soon I can show them off!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Introducing Tyson's Quilt! (part 2)

I actually already blogged on this on my main blog but realized that it needs to be on my finished
projects blog too.  So here is Tyson showing off his completed bedspread quilt that I
finished : )  It is a simple strip pieced quilt with emphasis put on the quilting, which is adorable toy cars stitched through out.  I am pretty happy with it and it was fun to make. 

Monday, October 3, 2011

Stitching Away

Posted some pictures of my recent Cross Stitch and Needlepoint projects. Since none of them are secret surprise gifts I can show them as they progress : )

The first is a needlepoint and I call it my "Initial Project"  This one, when done, will go on my tote bag.

The next two are Cross Stitch projects.  The first is titled "Home of a Needleworker"  I am stitching it on 32 count white evenweave with Vicki Clayton silk threads.  I am so done with this house and ready to move on with the rest of the pattern : )

"The Little Goat Herder" is a Hummel piece that I bought as a kit.  I usually don't buy kits just patterns but I found it half price at a store and couldn't resist.  It has a companion kit that I also bought of a Hummel girl with chickens so that will be the next to work on.