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.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Progress on my Milanese Fan!

Well I did progress farther on my fan at the lace retreat.  I actually finished 4 and a half petals and you can now the see the almost completed flower  : )   (lace is not for those who enjoy a fast project : )

As it takes a more definite shape and personal look I am loving it more and more.  I wasn't sure if the colors I chose would work but am glad I persisted.  Can't wait to work on it again!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

May Projects!

It has been too long since I posted pictures of my latest projects so here are "some" of them. The pivotal word is some since I am working on secret projects that cannot be seen right now : )
(until they are finished and given as gifts)

I am working on this needlepoint project below, my peacock. The actual pattern is supposed to be a glass case when both pieces are finished but I decided to use them for something different. When they are done I plan on making them into two separate frame weights for my larger needlepoint pieces. Thankfully I am seeing the ending in sight!

I am also progressing on my "Home of a Needleworker" Cross Stitch Project. I had not been able to work on it for many months due to my cataracts but now that I have my new eyes I can pick it up again. I hope to be done with the house soon.

I am also working on my lace and have finished several pieces but will post when they have been given to the secret recipients : )

Sunday, January 9, 2011

My foray into thread crochet (and other things)

I have been working in fine thread lately and become a doily "queen" of the crochet set. Below is one of my finishes but I have completed three others that are not pictured. I am now feeling comfortable enough to start a baby blessing dress out of size 10 cebelia thread.

Below is the complete cross stitch bookmark that I made for a dear friend.
She loves the psalms especially this one.