Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Prairie Schooler Ornament

 Hi there, thought to post about this little ornament I just finished. The design was highlighted in Issue 25 February 2008 and is one of four seasonal designs by the Prairie Schooler featured in that issue. I finished it as a padded ornament, and used chenille from the Victorian Motto shop instead of cording...much easier to use and neater to cut and finish at the bottom. Is any one else stitching anything from the magazine right now? I am going to start on the
Strawberry Pyn Pillow from Issue 44 September 2009 very soon.
Hope every one is having a lovely time stitching and is creating
amazing things!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Frosted Berlingot by Nancy Pederson

Frosted Berlingot
Nancy Pederson
Issue 59 December 2010
I was supposed to stitch a snowlady/gent for February's ornament in Themalicious but got permission to stitch a snowflake instead as I  hate stitching with white.  Liz, bless her, found this in blue which was brilliant.  I added a silver thread to the blue which really makes it sparkle!  Somehow this got into the 3D requitement for March as well so I am technically behind a month!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

my biscornu


From the biscornu issue!  Stitched on 28 count pink linen with DMC floss.  And my first-ever finish of a TGOS project!

This was sent out to a friend as part of an exchange project, but I'm going to re-stitch it for myself because I love the finished piece so much!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Started December 30, 2102, completed March 5, 2013...

Not that it took me ALL that time since i had other stitching going on as well but...


Elizabeth Almond's "Red Thai Mandala", originally published in The GIft of Stitching, issue 61, March 2011.


Stitched with DMC floss and Mill Hill seed beads on DMC 28ct white linen,

Here is a closeup of the beading detail:




Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A January ‘smalls’ finish… or two :)

OK, I started both of these more than 12 months ago but am pleased to say they are now done.

 Christmas Rose
by Nancy Pederson 
Issue #69 (Nov-2011)

Belle Soie silks ‘Collard Greens, Chocalat’ & HDF ‘Gandy Dancer 1113'
on 32ct 'Olive Green' linen’


Second up this lovely little design I have seen stitched and finished in various ways all over blogland… now I have my own (can't believe it took me so long to make into a little pillow, shame on me...)
Autumn Pinkeep
by Helga Mandl
Issue #68

Valdani floss ‘Aged Black’ on 32ct ‘Olive Green’ linen

Looking forward to seeing some more 'small' TGOS finishes. Happy stitching
Liz x

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A Challenge!

I am setting myself a challenge this year, to stitch either a biscornu or an ornament (any season) from the magazine.  Would love some company, if anyone cares to join me!

For the third time I am stitching Sakura by Alchemy Stitchcraft in January - Christine, the designer, is a member of this blog and an online friend.  And I am keeping this one!
Hi there and Happy New Year to all! I was able to take a pic of another project that I did out of TGOS...I don't recall the issue but as soon as I look it up I will add.


I substituted with a yellowish cream linen and DMC threads. Very much fun to stitch!