Saturday, January 26, 2008

More MIA Projects

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.

20 comments:

Vonna said...

These are all super lovely projects finished up in 2007! Can't wait to see what your stitching up in 2008! LOVE, love, love the borse!

Megumi said...

Nice to see all your MIA pieces! They look fantastic. And I LOVE your bourse - very nice job!

Linen Stitcher said...

My, oh my, you were a busy stitcher in 2007! "Lady Violet" does look wonderful, and I love the bourse!! Good thing I wasn't helping you choose the owl color, because I like them both as well!! And your "Spring Snapperland" is so cute! Very springy!! With all this stitching, I'm assuming that Diane is starting to get thinner, right? . . . Right??

xstitch.nl said...

You were holding out on us, Chelle!! That Lilybet design is gorgeous!! And I just love your version of "Joy"!!

Dawn said...

More beautiful finishes:) I really love the acorn buttons you found for the bourse.

Karoline said...

They're all lovely, congratulations

Barbara said...

Wow, Chelle, what fabulous stitching you've been hiding from us!!

Sharon said...

Oh, what absolutely lovely projexts Chelle! The bourse is just great and I love the Lilybet house-I have that pattern. Yours makes me want to stitch it!

monique said...

Thanks for the Lilybet link! I love Lady Scarlet... adding that to my wish list:)

Your stitching is lovely!!

Ranae said...

Wow! That sure a is a fabulous stitchy 2007. Wonderful post.

Paisley said...

So many beautiful finishes! I'm glad you decided to post some pictures of your MIA projects!

Lelia said...

Awesome Chelle -- Fabulous!!!

Karin said...

Wow -you've been busy in the past little while. They're all great finishes.

Lillie said...

Wow! all your MIA projects are fabulous and fantastic.

Myrna said...

Everything looks great! And these were MIA?? Looking forward to what you are up to now!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and have a great week!

Katrina in NZ said...

what great projects Chelle. The button you used on the Christmas freebie was an excellent choice and hey, Spring Snapperland turned out fantastic with the colour changes :)

strem said...

It was great to see Lady Violet and the bourse again - as I know how much time and effort you put into them. It was even better to see YOU last night, and I hope we can really catch up soon.

Hazel said...

Wow 61 kitted projects. I would love to see a list of those! Hope you get through many of them this year. xx

Maddie Can Fly said...

I think you got quite a lot done last year. Thanks for showing the Lady Violet. I love her and have gone to order myself one. That's why I love blogs -- let's me see things that I need to spend my money on (LOL)

Bliss said...

This is a fabulous feast of designs & completed projects. It was well worth telling us all about them - a true inspiration!