Sunday, October 28, 2012

Food Theme

I have a few finishes to share!  There seems to be a food theme.  It would be weird, except HELLO it's me.

The biggest of the bunch is Sweet Pea Sampler from The Needle's Notion.  How cute is that?  And just enough wacky elements to keep it from being too sweet.  (Beware the dangling pea pods!)
I love the colors.  The design called for Kreinik #4 braid in an emerald color.  Metallic is not my thing so I just substituted a similar floss color.  The Rhodes stitches across the top and bottom look like peas and are my favorite part of the design!

This is Death by Candy Corn by The Scarlett House, finished into a pillow then rushed to the post office for Nicole's birthday.  Pardon the picture, there was no time for fancy photography.  Or even good photography, apparently.
I used giant-sized rick rack for the trim.  It didn't turn out exactly like I expected, but Nicole seems to like it and that's what counts.

Finally, this is Good Tidings and Great Joy by Plum Street Samplers from the 2012 JCS Christmas Ornaments magazine.
I stitched it for Mom and Me Forever.  It is on 35 count R & R Liberty Gathering Gray using the GAST called for.  I found that the shutter color blended into the house color so I used Apple Cider instead and changed the door to Mulberry.  I don't have a before and after picture, but trust me, it is better.  Like mileage, your dye lots may vary.

Thanks to Joy for providing the sisterly peer pressure that seems to be necessary for me to blog. 


Anna van Schurman said...

I'm commenting on your cute works to provide more sororal peer pressure. Love to see your posts.

Ranae said...

Lovely finishes
I love the large Rick rack on the candy corn piece

Karoline said...

Great finishes, congratulations

Linen Stitcher said...

Yay, Joy! Keep up that sisterly peer pressure. I LOVE seeing these updates!

Hi, 'Chelle. Just stopping in to admire your handiwork and this post. I like all of these (and yes, I'm now hungry, so thanks), but I really love the ornament. And since I am currently in home-improvement mode, let me just say that I love the "new" shutters and door. Great curb appeal! :-)