So here I am, back again with more pictures of my finishes from last year that somehow weren't blog-worthy. Until now.
In May I posted a progress picture of Lady Violet by Lilybet Designs. I finished this fantastic project on 08-18-07. It is one of the nicest designs I have ever stitched. The use of fibers (DMC and overdyed floss) is perfect and the variety of specialty stitches add texture and depth. It's hard to look at this project in person and not touch the roof or the tree. It was such a pleasure to stitch that I bought and kitted the remaining houses in the series. They are in Diane, all ready to go.
In October I posted about my avalanche of acorns. Before October was over I turned Acorns by Little House Needleworks into a bourse. Linda B helped me find the groovy acorn buttons at a local Joann store. They are perfect! If you haven't tried making a bourse yet, you really should. It's not hard. Try it!
Katrina kindly sent me this free chart, Joy by Lilybet Designs. I stitched it right away. Instead of making it ornament sized, I stitched it over 2 on Cork linen. I used Rhodes stitches for the border and added a Mill Hill cardinal button at the top of the tree instead of a star. I love the way it turned out, and it was a really quick stitch. Thanks again for the chart, Katrina!
Here at long last is Bent Creek's Spring Snapperland. The color conversion is by Fanci Mats and More in Littleton, CO. It looks so springy compared to Bent Creek's original design. In spite of the happy colors, all did not go well with this project. I made quite a few mistakes, the conversion stopped after the first two charts, and my plan to use buttons didn't pan out. I'm thrilled that it is finished!
My owl phase continued with a free design I found at Croix Moi. I stitched the design twice, mainly because I couldn't decide which color scheme I preferred. I still like them both!
In 2007 I also worked on the Homespun Elegance Woolly Tyme Club sheep blankets. Here are the stitched but unfinished blankets for October and November.
Next time around...some of what I've been stitching this year.