Sunday, January 31, 2010

This weeks progress

My third and last needlepoint Christmas sheep is progressing : ) His wool is now on as well as the rest of his body and the words. The plan is to start the trumpet and white background with gold and white metallics.

I finished this baby sweater but haven't sewed in the ends yet. It is part of a set (baby afghan,
sweater, bonnet, and booties) with the afghan and sweater done. Now on to the bonnet. (and no there are no new grand children coming, I thought it would be a good idea to have some sets in the wings for shower presents : )

I started an ambitious lace project this week. It is going to be a scarf and will probably take at least a year to complete. I chose two purple complimentary threads (light and dark) and like the color choice.

I finished another project but it is also a "cannot see yet" piece. I will post a picture of it next week after I give it to the recipient : )

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Weeks worth of work

I finished one punch needle project this week but cannot show a picture of it due to the fact that it is a gift for a family member who looks at my blogs! I also started another needlepoint project and was going to put a picture on but realized it is also a gift and they will see it here too! Want to keep them a surprise. What a bummer!
The only picture I can show right now is of the progress of my "Columbia River Gorge" X-Stitch.
I picked it up to start again after finishing the wedding X-Stitch and got a little more done on it.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Wedding Cross Stitch Done

I made my deadline to finish the wedding cross stitch for Rachel and Jeremy. My daughter helped me to find an appropriate frame that Rachel would approve of at Target and I framed it myself. I think it turned out well for how fast I had to do it.

Now I can go back to my other continuing projects : )

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Deadline Looming

One of my daughters best friends is getting married this coming Sunday. This means a deadline is looming as I decided one week ago to X-Stitch this cute pattern for a gift. I am actually doing well and will be done with it on time, I am just concerned about the framing that needs to be done.
I do not enjoy doing my own framing but certainly did not leave anytime for a framer to get this done so its up to me. We will see.......

Two finished Projects! (well almost)

The first is my bobbin lace girl. As you can see she is nearly done. All I have to do is the outline stitching !

The needlepoint project below is the second out of three Christmas sheep that I have finished.
I stitched the wool on the three sheep different (turkey stitch, french knots, and just loops) This one has the french knots and metallic background. Now I am on to the last sheep!

Now that I am back I have been working on my Bucks Fan every night. I am almost done so if nothing interrups me I will be showing it off at Winter Lace Conference. Yeah!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Another Blog!

No, I am not looking for more work : ) I had been thinking that it would be better if I kept another record of my handmade creations and display them on this new blog. Then if my creative friends want to see just my finished projects they can come here, instead of going through all the family news.
Below are some of my finished projects:

This is a X-Stitch pillow that I finished for my close friend. It is a Lizzie Kate pattern stitched on 32 count linen mostly 2 over 2 with a few of the words being 1 over 1. I didn't even have to go out to buy any fabric as I used what was in my stash to make the border and back.

These are two tote bags that I sewed. The first one was for another close friend for her birthday.
(both of their b-days are near Christmas : ) It is hard to see from the picture but there are the words faith, hope and courage that are part of the pattern fabric. The second bag is for me.
(amazing feat since I rarely finish anything for myself)

I finished these two X-Stitch ornaments for my new grandsons for their first Christmas. (thats Luke with his ornament : )

I crocheted this hat for my grand daughter Marielle. I found the pattern on line at Crochet Pattern Central in the hat listings. I thought it was so darling! I added a button to the middle of the flower which was my own touch.

Here is a picture of one of the many finished knitted head wraps that I did. (I did receive permission to post this picture of my daughter Julie wearing my finished creation, with Luke of course : ) I had three more requests to knit some and I also intend to alter the pattern and maybe create one of my own. They are very simple to make.

I thought I would post a picture of my Bobbin Lace girl and how it is progressing. I started it
right before Christmas so am pleased with my progress. I have several X-Stitch and Needlepoint patterns of lacemakers that have sat around for too long. I decided that this year I will try to work on some and finish them . One of my many commitments for the new year : )