I've been stitching a fair amount over the past couple of years, though some have been larger projects, so there aren't as many finishes as in previous years. Here are some of my finishes:
Design is by Silver Creek Samplers, finished in Jan. 2013 for our 25th Anniversary & framed by Jill Rensel.
Nora Corbett's Needle Fairy, with lots of color changes. I made it into a tote bag to carry my stitching in.
Mermaid Azure (Nora Corbett/Mirabilia) framed by Jill Rensel (stitched in 2013)
Ornaments for the 2013 Stitching at the Beach Retreat - all were used in the exchange.
Nora's "Arezzo" design from her trip to Italy. I changed it to say "Amore" and it was framed by Jill Rensel. She's really pretty - much prettier in person! Started in Feb. 2014, finished in April.
As you can see, I've been stitching a lot of Nora's designs (Mirabilia) - these two are Elizabeth & Sabrina. Elizabeth was stitched in 2013, Sabrina in 2014. I sent them to Jill Rensel in the summer on 2014, and…..
she did an AMAZING job framing them. There are just no words to tell you how gorgeous these are - if I do say so myself!!
And this is Mirabilia's Adia The Garden Fairy - without the wings. Love how she turned out! Jill Rensel still has her - it's been almost 6 months, so I hope to get her back soon. Jill is super busy, but worth the wait… even if it is 6 months.
This is a Lizzie Kate Boxer that I stitched for my dear friend Lynn just after we heard the dreaded "C" word. Lynn has cancer and at this point, has been going through treatments for the past 6 months or so. Please keep her in your prayers - we're all hoping for a miracle. Jill framed this really quickly so we could get it to Lynn.
There is another Mirabilia "UFO" that I put away to work on a few "holiday" pieces and things for the retreat. I don't have pics of the retreat things for some reason, but here are a few of the Holiday pieces….
Sara Guermani's "Halloween". Sara is from Italy & does the cutest designs. Most come with hand-painted buttons. This one has 4 buttons, 2 pumpkins & 2 bags. Ray framed it, I think it's adorable!
And this is Sara G's. Christmas Window. There are 4 different "Window's" - this is #1. The santa in the center is a button - all the buttons are hand-painted & very cute!
And a few small Christmas designs - Mill Hill's "Cookie's for Santa", a Cuore e Batticuore Santa from the Shabby Advent pattern - these all make wonderful ornaments!
And last but not least, a design from an older magazine that has more beads than stitches, but it's really pretty in person. All the beads/treasures really make it sparkle. It's stitched on a piece of hand-dyed fabric by Kristy at HLC fabrics - so glad she's back to dyeing fabric.
And there are several other things in the works too (other than the Mira UFO). I always used the blog to keep a "diary" for myself of things I've stitched. I got out of the habit though. Maybe in 2015 I can get back into it. Check back once in awhile to see….
And HAPPY STITCHING!!