Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Bouncing Babies & Buttons - Framed

Yesterday I picked up "Bouncing Babies & Buttons", I think it turn out ok. I can't manage to take a picture that shows well the color of the mat but you get the idea
The framer has asked me to stitch something for her. She has a newborn niece and wants me to stitch her name so she can frame it. I've chosen to do it using the designs from the book "Honey Pots Alphabet" by DMC. I want to have is done ASAP, I'm kind of worried of getting bored and not being able to finish it..hopefully that won't happen

Monday, November 27, 2006

Wordsworth - Christmas Cheers

I started a new project last week; it's Wordsworth from WOCS #116.
I have subscriptions to 4 cross stitch magazines (The Gift of Stitching, WOCS, Cross Stitcher and Quick and Easy), so my list of things I want to stitch from them is really long, that's why I decided I was going to start stitching some of them, Wordsworth is one of that list.
On Tuesday I went to the framer to get the baby sampler framed, I tried to convince her to have it done by Saturday morning but I had no luck, she told me she needed a week
Today I received some cute fabrics I bought last week. I'm decided to learn new techniques to finish my projects so I think these fabrics will come in handy later on.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Baby Sampler is Finished

Well things didn't go as planned and I couldn't finish the baby sampler on Saturday ...but I did finish it today.
Tomorrow I'll go beg the framer to have it done on Saturday morning.

I went to different craft stores and couldn't find the buttons I originally wanted for this design, so I used the ones I had in my stash.
When I was in search of my buttons, I noticed in a craft store that they were selling illegal copies of Leisure Art patterns !!! They even have them on display...I was so
mad and decided never to shop in that store again. I think I'll call copyright authorities of Peru tomorrow; hopefully they will do something about it.

Friday, November 17, 2006

WIP - Bouncing Babies & Buttons

I started another's a baby sampler by Gail Bussi that came in Cross Stitcher #170 (Feb 2006).
My SIL's Baby Shower is on November 25th and I wanted to give her something for the baby done by me, so I went through my magazines and decided to do this design. I want to have it finished by Saturday morning and immediately take it to the framer because she usually needs a whole week to have it done.
The picture shows my progress of one evening.

Do you stitch Christmas ornaments? If so, how many do you stitch each year and for whom? If not, why not?
Never done one, I have to learn some finishing techniques first.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Baby afghan...

I have done a little more progress on the baby afghan... it's now a fact that it won't be done in time for the baby shower, so I guess I'll just give it to my SIL when the baby is born.The bears are almost done.
It seems to me that I do very little progress, but it's just that I only have time to stitch on Sundays and I have to be in mood because I hate stitching as an obligation it's supposed to be something I do to relax.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

A bigger Biscornu

Thanks a lot for your comments about my biscornu...but guess was too small!!
On Tuesday I gave Carol the biscornu but when she saw it she said that she really liked it but the one she needed had to be at least twice that size So then I had to do another one, this time the design I chose was 60w x 60h. I was to lazy to think of another color of fabric and thread so I chose the same one as my first biscornu.
Sandra, my SIL, saw the first one and thought it was really cute, so she decided to keep it.

This is Mylo (our 4 month old yorkie) modeling for the camera with the second bicornu.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Blue Biscornu

This is the first time I've stitched a biscornu, I really enjoyed doing it . When I saw them on blogs I thought they were difficult to make. Carol told me she needed a pincushion so I decided to do one for her .
I used a piece of 18ct Aida that Carol dyed a while ago. The size of the design is 30h x 30w and it took me 3 hours to stitch and an extra hour to turn it into a biscornu.
I'm going to stitch some more of these, maybe on linen and with speciality threads .

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Birth Announcement

Well as Carol already mentioned my brother and his wife are expecting a baby boy, so I decided I was going to stitch them a Birth Announcement. The design I've chose to stitch is Baby's Friends by Dimensions.
This whole year I've not been in the mood to stitch...but finally I think this is changing. I'm hoping to finish this project by the end of November...well lets see how that goes.
The picture shows my progress after approximately 12 hours of stitching .
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