Friday, July 26, 2013

Hockey Santa is finally done

Hi there, yes another finish for me... another happy dance... what can I say... actually I thought I would never get this little guy finished. It is about 5 inches high and 3 wide, but I have to admit, towards the end, the needle was flying.  The designer is Charlotte's Collectibles and this pattern booklet also contains the designs for a Santa holding a basketball, a soccer ball, a baseball and glove, and a football.  The fabric is an overdyed aida from my stash as well as the DMC threads, I did use a Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure Braid for the cuffs and the hat's brim.  I think it looks smashing.  Hugs and kisses to all and once again, thanks for taking the time to read my blog.  Louise

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Jim Shore Santa Claus finished

Hi everyone, did you think I would never post again. OOPS, sorry about that but I really didn't have a lot to say (or write).  Like my t-shirt says "Eat, Sleep, Stitch".... yup that's what I do.  But I have a really good reason for not posting, I was working on my Santa Claus by Jim Shore and its finished.  (Can you see me doing my happy dance?)  It is so pretty, I love it and now I want to order another one of his - Saint Nicholas.  I showed it to my Dad and Angele today at brunch and Angele liked it so much, she wants me to do one for her!  So... here's the picture.  Hugs to all of you. Louise

Monday, July 1, 2013

Mill Hill World Peace is finished

Happy Canada Day to all Canadians where ever you are.
One of my many January challenges was a Mill Hill beaded kit entitled World Peace, after finishing the Love Tree, I decided to work on World Peace.  It was beautiful to stitch because there was large areas of one colour so it did stitch up rather quickly (at least I thought so).  I was hoping to finish it for the end of June and thus be able to show it off today and as you see by the title - it is finished.  I think that I will put it into a box like I did with the Poinsettia, I like the finished look of them when they are in the boxes.  Guess I will just have to go back to Sudberry House and buy some more of them. lol
As always, thank you for taking the time to read my blog, hugs to you all. Louise
PS, I have created another "gadget" in the right hand column so that you can see the progress of my January starts.