Saturday, April 18, 2009

So Far Behind!

The past two weeks have been CRAZY at our house..we hosted Easter dinner for my family (15 people, I think?) This week we have relatives coming from British Columbia; they will be staying with us for five days. I'm very grateful for this time with family.

So, what have I been stitching lately? Let's start with the ornament that I stitched for Julianne on the Christmas ornament swap; April was her month to receive. She indicated that she loved Christmas greens and reds and that made me think of this ornament -- it's from the 2002 JCS Ornament Magazine and it's a design from Nordic Needle. I finished it off as a small stuffed pillow with beads around the edge and some personalization on the back. Cute, yes?


Next up are two sweet fobs that I stitched to coordinate with the Gingher Sarah scissors that came out last year. The design is a freebie from Debbie Draper called "Love" which can be found here. I chose thread colors which coordinated with the colors of the scissors -- the lighter middle is CC Persimmon, the darker middle is WDW Grenadine , the blue is ST Morning Glory, the green is ST Spring Grass. I stitched them on some 28ct white linen and finished them as tiny biscornus. What do you think?

Here's my current WIP. I would have never purchased this pattern based on the picture but I saw the model when Mama Joan and I went to Madison and fell in love with it. Wanna guess which design this is? I'll give you a clue, we went to Madison for a class with Lori from La D Da....

That's all I got! Hope you have all been well. I'm going to try to pop into some blogs now and see what I've been missing. Have a nice weekend!

26 comments:

TattingChic said...

Those are absolutely beautiful! Love the scissor fobs! :)

Enjoy your visit with family!

Melissa said...

What pretty stitching Cathy! I like your Quaker Alphabet. I started that last year but it's sitting in the UFO pile. I never had a 'pile' before but I seem to picked up that habit since I've been blogging!!!

Theresa said...

Love the little pillow and the fobs!!! They are so beautifully stitched and finished~

Kim B said...

I love that sweet ornie! And those biscornu fobs are darling. I don't recognize the Quaker piece but is lovely too!

It sounds like you spent your Easter the best way: with family.

mainely stitching said...

Oh, Cathy, all your stitching is so beautiful! Those biscornus are especially lovely.

Enjoy your (busy but special) family time!!

Hazel said...

Beautiful, beautiful! I love the colours you have chose to do the DD design. They look great with those scissors. x

Brigitte said...

Cathy, you were stitching and finishing some wonderful projects. The ornament pillow is so nice, and the fobs are just darling.
Great WIP. I love La-D-Da designs.
Enjoy the time with your relatives.

Leah said...

Your biscornus are beautiful...they match you scissors perfectly!

Katrina said...

Everything is gorgeous! I love what you did with the scissor fob, too cute.

Vee said...

Your hanging pillow and the fobs are beautiful! Very well done.

Patti said...

Love it all especially the scissor fobs. Love Patti xxx

Deb said...

Those are really great. Those scissor fobs are so pretty!

staci said...

Beautiful finishes Cathy! Hope you get some R&R :)

Julianne said...

Cathy,

I do love the ornament that you made for me. It really is lovely,

The little scissor fobs you made are just perfect for matching your scissors. I find these little cushions to be the best place for my needles. The magnets just don't seem to work for me.

Have a great week.

Myrna said...

Hi Cathy!

That is a beautiful ornament you stitched for the exchange, and your fobs look great! (thanks for the link).

Your Quaker WIP looks great too!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate it!

Enjoy being with your family...

Margaret said...

Gorgeous stuff! I love the Quaker Alphabet too!

Von said...

I'm getting scissor envy as I haven't indulged in new Ginghers for a long time! Love your little fobs for sweet Sarah, your Christmas ornie, and your wip. :D

Jeanie said...

Beautiful stitching ! Love them all especially the scissor fobs !!

CindyMae said...

The ornie and the fobs are just gorgeous! Fantastic job on them! Great WIP and I am looking forward to seeing more of it!

Andrea said...

Wonderful stitching. Love the scissor fobs.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Hi Cathy ,
This is my first visit to your blog. Woww! You have so many beautiful works.
I just love your Christmas ornament and biscornu fobs, pretty stitching and finishing!

Sharon said...

Beautiful finshes! Congrats!

Suzanne said...

I just love those scissor fobs, I may just have to steal your colour combination :)!

Your ornament is beautiful and I really love this new Quaker start.

Cindy F. said...

Beautiful stitching and finishes!!!

Fiona said...

Cathy your stitching is beautiful! I will follow closely your posts! I love hardanger and counted thread work also! And I am a fellow Tiny Treasures participant! Beautiful beautiful work!

Анна - Зонт said...

Beautiful finishes!