Monday, June 24, 2013

IHSW, some found finishes, and a new hobby!

I am one of the few that thought IHSW was the weekend before last and when I realized it was wrong, I got excited! More stitching time for me :)

I began working on a butterfly cushion for my grandmother. She has no idea that I am making it for her but she does not have the internet so I am not worried that she will even begin to figure this out. A picture of my progress can be found below.

28 ct. cream linen
3x2 DMC cotton Floss
The patter is from The Cross Stitcher magazine. Hopefully by the end of the week I will have at least half of the outline done. Then it needs to be put away for awhile as my grandma is coming to visit :)

I also found a few older finishes as I was organizing my craft room.
14 ct. white Aida,
2 x 1 DMC Cotton Floss
This is one that my mom finished when I was a baby. I am not sure why she never did anything with it. I am going to find a frame for it or possibly some pretty fabric to make a wall hanging to put in my entry way.

Both projects, 14 ct. AIDA, DMC cotton Floss 2 X 1
I think both of these Holiday pieces are from a Leisure Arts catalog but I need to figure out which one. :)

There was a portion of the last few weeks that I got bored with the Butterfly so I started and almost finished: "You're so cute, I can Hardly Bear it" from The Cross Stitcher Magazine.
"You're so Cute, I Can Hardly Bear It"
18 Ct. Aida, DMC cotton Floss, 2 X 1
The CrossStitcher, January 2012
I also threw a new dishrag on the needles:

Finally....I picked up a new hobby! In my previous post I showed a few items that I had sewed, including quilted coasters. After spending months searching for a table runner that I liked, I decided to make my own. I have completed piecing together the 2 sides of the piece. 

Now all is left is actually quilting them together. The fabric was a set of precut strips, Bali Pop from Robert Kaufman (I think). If you cannot tell, I am a huge fan of the Color blue and all of its possible shades! I didn't realize until I put the knitted dishrag and the table runner pics near one another how close they are in color...interesting.

So I had a busy but more importantly productive 2 weeks, hopefully the next ones will be as great!


SoCal Debbie said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting! I always reply to comments by email, but you have no-reply. I'm a new follower of your blog, but I couldn't find a "Join this site" button to click.

The butterfly is so beautiful! I really like how organized you are and how you list the floss and fabric for each project. All your framed finishes are so impressive!

I see you have Ink Circles 99 on your wish list. I'll be starting that one next month in a SAL with some friends.

The Maiden said...

Quilting is a slippery slope, he he! I didn't think I could find a more expensive hobby, then quilting! Your piecing looks great and I love the colors in butterfly!

Lonneke said...

Love that butterfly!