Monday, December 22, 2014

Last Weekend for 2014 Hermit Stitching!

Well! I am making a real effort to get back into my stitching routine that has been lost for nearly this entire year. Maybe too much effort! I signed up for The Hermit stitchers, YOTA SAL and Stitch From Stash. There is also the HAED 2015 Freebie SAL and Flurs du Ciel SAL I have joined. WOW! Now that I see this in print, all together, i must have been on a lot of caffeine.... Oh well! Onwards and upwards.
For this weekend Hermit stitching i worked on The Maiden. I made some progress!
before
 after
I also stitched some ornaments in the last 6 weeks
This one for my mom. This is part of a design by Brooke Nolan of Brooke's Books. Vintage Spring. This is not the whole design. I wanted ornament sized so I omitted the spring bouquet and moved the purse in closer to the dress. Then I thought a purse shape finish would be fun to work with. But... How to get the proper size?
 I decided to put my stitched piece in the copy machine scanner bed and make two copies to play with. This gave me an actual sized paper copy to draw on and cut to the purse shape I wanted. Worked out very well and will use this method in the future!
 The above ornament is what I stitched for the 2014 annual Brooke's Books group ornament exchange. I used #8 Kreinik Silver braid and crystal snowflake buttons.
And this is the beautiful ornament, and goodies sent to me by Valerie, my exchange partner. I love birds and my new ornament looks great on my holiday tree!
 This is one of the ornaments I sent to Michelle, mon soeur ami en France.
 Another exchange ornament stitched using Kreinik #4 gold braid.



This is our 11 1/2 foot tall tree. I was so happy to be able to decorate this tree this year. It has been packed up since 2008. So 2007 was the last year she saw a holiday.
 Michelle emailed me her latest tiny knitting projects!




Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday and happy new year!
Thanks for stopping by!
Deb

12 comments:

TinkerCrafter said...

Lovely ornaments - they go beautifully with your tree!

Jennifer M. said...

The ornaments are really lovely. Your tree is stunning. Merry Christmas. :)

Pamela Redfern said...

Deb, I am so in awwee of your tree! and all the wonderful things you have stitched for yourself and mainly others! how nice of you! hugs, and happy stitching, Queeny

cucki said...

Lovely ornament and I love your maiden..so pretty
Big hugs xx

Preeti said...

Good progress on your stitching ! It's looking pretty. Your ornaments are lovely and your Christmas tree is beautiful:)

Donna Pheneger said...

Your work is lovely as usual! So much to do and so little time, right? :-)

Lisa Dunn said...

You made great progress on the Maiden. Your ornaments are beautiful; the purse one is my favorite. I love that you finished it in a purse shape. :o)

The tiny knits are adorable.

Suz said...

Your tree is so beautiful! And I really love The Maiden - she is so lovely.

Fidike Mamivonat said...

Beautiful stitching.

Faith... said...

Love how you finished off the ornaments. What a smart idea you had with the printer. The Maiden is coming along beautifully!

Merry Christmas!

Bea said...

That is terrific progress on your picture and I love your ornaments. And such a beautiful tree.

Shannon K said...

Lovely projects and your tree is very pretty! :)