Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Pony Girl

I finished the cowgirl chart by My Mark Designs into a wall hanging for my grandgirl's 4th birthday. The finished stitched piece is 9" x 9" so I was unable to find a frame for it. However, I did find a 13" x 13" pink covered wall hanging with ribbons crisscrossed on it for putting on pics, notes, etc. under the ribbons. I removed the crisscrossed ribbons from the board. Then I padded the chart around a piece of cardboard and attached the stitched piece to the front of the pink covered board. It's a different type of finishing, but I'm happy with how it turned out. I do hope Katie likes her "Pony Girl" wall hanging.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

1st 2008 Ornament

This is my January house ornament for the Bride's Tree SAL in which I am participating. The design is from a mystery SAL I am doing in the wXSw yahoo group and designed by Helga Mandl & Barbara Ana. I just loved the house in the chart so much that I decided to use it for an ornament. This was a fun, easy and quick project to complete.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

WIP Updates

I finished part 1 of the 4 part Mystery SAL I'm doing with the Wonderful Cross Stitch World Yahoo group. The chart (named Back on the Road Again) was designed by Helga Mandl and Barbara Ana and was only available to group members (sign up is over). This design will not be released to the public, so I'm thrilled I was able to participate in this wonderful project. I love the colors in this design and am stitching it on 14 count dirty aida. Am anxiously awaiting for the release of part 2, so I can get busy stitching it. :DI've also been diligently stitching on the cowgirl piece I'm doing for my grandgirl's 4th birthday in February. I'm stitching this on 14ct Silkweaver Opalescent Aida. I actually have more stitched than what the picture shows, but haven't had time to take a new pic. I've now got all the face stitched and most of her hair. I've changed some colors on this also. Rather than DMC 3865 (white) for the dress, I used DMC 4190 (a variegated thread). And I'm using DMC 780 (reddish brown) for the hair instead of DMC 310 (black). Better get back to my needle now. Thanks to everyone for visiting my blog. I appreciate all your interest and comments. Thank You so much!!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Finally Framed!

I finished stitching "America, Land That We Love" by Jean Farish in September 2006. I finally managed to get it framed and hanging on my wall. Professional framing is way too expensive for me, so I bought a poster size frame at Wal-Mart and framed this myself. It's definitely not professional, but at least I can enjoy seeing all the stitching I did on it rather than keeping it buried in my drawer.

Monday, January 07, 2008

First 2008 Finishes

I finished the Texas flag square for WOCS on January 2nd. The design was a freebie from http://www.cyberstitchers.com/. My next finish was making the "No Soliciting" piece I finished stitching in March 2007 into a hanging I've got displayed in my living room window (which is next to my front door). Cannot put it on the front door, because it wouldn't hold up being exposed to the weather elements.