Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Keeping Warm

The past few weeks I have been busy stitching and just keeping warm.  The good thing about a good Utah winter is that you do not want to go outside so it makes for good stitching weather.  Here are a few things that I have managed to stitch since the first of the year.

The first 2 are from Bent Creek.  The snowman face is from the Cold Snowman leaflet.  The second one is called Blue and White.




  
This one is from Pickle Barrel Designs.  I am really liking these patterns from them and they look perfect hanging on the back of my front door.
 
 
If you have noticed by now I really love mice and another love of mine is Dandelions, yes I love the crazy weeds, so this little design that I found on a foreign blog is a perfect little project for me.
 
 
Just Nan Butterfly Heart stitched on 28 count raw opalescent linen.
 
 
This is from the Light and Shadow pattern from Firewing designs.  The fabric is called Thunderstorm and the floss Spice Market from Artiste.  The Artiste floss can be found at Hobby Lobby and so far I am really happy with it. 

 
This is an old Silver Needle Secret Needle Night chart that I borrowed from a friend.  I used DMC and Artiste metallic floss on the project and I have to say this is one time that I am not happy with DMC.  The Artiste floss did not frey like the DMC did and was easier to use.  I will stick to the DMC for solid colors but I have never had a good experience with their metallic floss.
 


So far its been a good year for stitching and I am happy to say that I finished a UFO/WIP off my list.  I finished the last 4 designs from the One Froggy Night project.
 






My next projects are going to be 2 small Valentine projects and then I am going to start on Easter.  I have several small detailed projects planned and I cannot wait to get them started.

Happy Stitching.
 


3 comments:

Christina said...

Great job on all of your finishes. Love the silly little frogs.

Josephine said...

Fantastic as always

Josie

Anne said...

Love all your finishes! They are all very nice. The little froggies are adorable! I know what you mean about metallics. I use what the patterns calls for, but I cut the metallic thread extremely short, maybe 8" and then use Thread Heaven. :)