Mar 21, 2018

Second Finish of 2018

I actually finished stitching this project at the end of 2017, but recently created the FFO (fully finished object).


'Let It Snow' kit #021-1058 Janlynn Designs for the Needle.  I swapped the 18ct aida for 28ct White Linen and stitched away.

Then I added This...

When I went to visit my second mama at Christmas last year, we went shopping at AC Moore.  These sleds were on clearance so we both scooped up a bunch.  Factory Direct Craft also sells these same ones, if anyone is interested.

A little this and a little that, equals this:

Design:  Let It Snow
Designer: Janlynn Designs for the Needle
Kit:  021-1058
Fabric:  28ct White Linen
Fibers:  Cotton Threads from Kit
Embellishments:  Handmade Cording, Snowflake Buttons

Stitching Lotus Smalls SAL
Super Mom Stitchery Link Party #138 

Until next time....

Stitchers Day Exchange 2018

One of my favorite exchanges is the Stitchers Day Exchange coordinated on one of the Yahoo Groups.  I've participated for the last five years and each year I eagerly await to see what my partner creates to reflect the theme celebrating stitchers.  It's also a time for me to put my creative juices to work in coming up with a project I think my partner will like.  So much fun!

This year, I had a chart in mind that I have had in my stash FOREVER and have always wanted to stitch it.

"Do Not Disturb" by Linda Orme at Forever in My Heart c2003. 
I recently learned that she passed away a few years ago,
so this chart is OOP.
Here's my chance, right?!  With my partner's color preference in mind, I set to work choosing a fabric and floss.... and started stitching.

I had planned on making a flatfold, but finding the perfect finishing fabric proved to be a challenge.  I did find it though!  Here's what the FFO (fully finished object) looks like:

Stitched on 28ct Silkweaver Solo Jubilee fabric with DMC threads.
Embellished with cream/gold ric-rac and tiny pair of scissors.
Sent to DJ at Tickled Pink in Stitches

If anyone is interested in making a flatfold like this, I used a combination of two tutorials listed in my left side bar.  I used techniques from the flatfold and dimensional flat ornament finishing.  I just love those little scissors!

Incidentally, this was my first finish of 2018 -- Woo Hoo!

Now... onto what my partner sent me...

All the way from France came these lovelies!

My partner, Mary from Le Coeur Celtic, sent me a beautifully stitched scissor fob and matchbook needlebook.  The scissor fob is called 'The Stitchers Favorite Fob' by The Sweetheart Tree.  I've had this chart in my stash-to-do pile for a long time and love that I now have it all stitched up.  The needlebook cover has beautifully stitched Hardanger on it in a very pretty variegated yellow/orange.

And look!  She stitched my intials and year on it. 

The opposite side has specialty stitches.  Aren't those tiny spools of thread adorable?

Thank you very much, Mary.  I love it!

Until next time...