Saturday, August 1, 2009

Some of the stitched gifts and WIP projects I am currently or have worked on.

This is a set of a bib, burp and changing pad that I stitched for a friend's grand-daughter. I loved that lamb, and most likely will do the three again for another baby-to-be soon. I will delete the fur splotches on the rabbit next time though. I added those to the pattern, and did not like the finished results. All had balloons attached and I think the balloons did nothing for the animals, so will delete those also. All in all, I loved stitching the lamb the most. The pattern is by Lorri Birmingham in a Leisure Arts hardcover book called "Quick as a Wink".

This is one of my favourite violet patterns.

I have just recently 're-discovered' this pattern. I am putting all my violet patterns in one loose-leaf notebook. I find that I enjoy stitching these little purple harbingers of spring the most of all flowers.

I stitched this as a vinyl mug insert for a stitching group's mug insert exchange. I never heard back from her if she liked it or not. I think I got a gingerbread insert back. I don't know, she never signed it. I guess I am not into 'cutesy' patterns, but that is most likely what she likes. It is on my bedroom table next to the bed to hold hair clips, pencils, etc..


This is a work in progress. I need to get it done. It has not been worked on for a while because of other pressing stitchings that have popped up for other people. I have just a few more flowers to outline and the center words to put in. It is a Dimensions pattern and found the Dimensions conversion chart to DMC. I prefer the DMC floss as it is a much brighter, cleaner floss. Time to find it and put it back in the Q-Snaps to work on. I kind of got tired of it, if you is a lot of 'puttsy' color changes. But I do need to finish it and go on.
I do have more stitchings to post, and will do so when I have more time.
Counted cross stitch is an enduring passion that I have and I did take two years off from doing any stitching to learn how to knit. I am more than ready to get back to stitching.
I have learned the basics of knitting, and know where to find help if a pattern really 'grabs' me, but don't hold your breath. I really prefer counted cross stitch. BUT, as I said, I will wait for a pattern to really grab me in order to pick up those needles again. There is the felted, knitted bag that I do want to try though. Hey I am a 'Bag Lady' par excellence, if you will.
The one nice thing about knitting, is that I don't have to go 'cross-eyed' trying to get that needle tip into the hole in the cross stitch fabric in a bouncing truck. The Cadillac we owned on the trip to California allowed for marvelous cross stitching time. Nice and smooooooth.