Monday, October 15, 2007

Autumn Stitching

I've been busy stitching this month, so I have lots of photos to share (for a change!)

I finally finished the Just Nan seasonal squares series, with Autumn in the Square:

I did try taking some photos, but they didn't come out very well, so this is the scan. No charm in the middle, as it's a scan... but in case you want to know what the Falling Leaves Gold Vision charm looks like...

Very pretty! I so loved stitching this series... I'm very sad they're all done. :-( You can see the others in the series here. They're all stitched on the recommended Light Mocha Cashel Linen. I'd have preferred stitching them on Belfast (my favourite fabric), but I wasn't sure if the charms would fit as well... and in the end, with all the specialty stitches in the designs, doing them on the Cashel turned out just fine.

Next is Acorn Hill by Little House Needleworks. I stitched this on a 40-Count (a Lakeside Linen fabric) with the recommended Belle Soie Silks.


Sorry it's a bit squint. 8-/ Lucky I didn't go into photography, eh?

I also finished another Little House Needleworks design recently... The Old West! Not my usual sort of thing, but my dad loves this kind of thing, and as he's almost the only person I know that I haven't stitched anything for yet, I thought it was about time! So his Christmas present is sorted!

Scan above; photo below (as it shows the fabric a bit better... one of the Vintage Belfast linens). After I'd already started this, I saw someones finished piece on Silkweavers "Desert Sunset" linen - how perfect a fabric was that?! I wish I'd thought of it myself... :-)

I loved stitching this!

And here is some more progress on Quaker Samplings I by With My Needle... I've still got a good bit to go before I finish this one. It's fun to stitch.



I'm working on a Halloween design right now, so I should have some progress to show before the end of the month.

I'm itching to start a new Mirabilia design too. I saw someones progress on the Mirabilia bulletin board of Winter In My Garden stitched over-1. Oh my, how gorgeous! Got me thinking to how lovely the four from the In My Garden series would look framed together over-1. But over-1 isn't my favourite thing to do -- enjoyable if it's *part* of a design, but not the ENTIRE design. I wonder if doing them over-2 on 40-count would look as pretty? They'd be a little bigger than the over-1 of course (I think only 3"), and I know I love stitching on 40-count. Hmmmm.... will have to give this some thought.

Otherwise, work has been busy again. I think lots of people have been travelling around due to us having a much nicer autumn than summer... they want to get some travelling in before the winter hits us.

22 comments:

Eleni said...

Amazing work Tina!! :D

By the way TAG you're IT!!! Check out my blog for details!!! LOL :D You don't have to do it if you don't want to!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Gorgeous work, you have been busy.

Barbara said...

Some seriously gorgeous stitching!

Nicki said...

Wow, some gorgeous stitching! I've got Acorn Hill coming in the mail and I can't wait to stitch it. And the Just Nan is so lovely - I love all those too.

I'm thinking of doing the In My Garden series over one. In fact, I nearly started Autumn this weekend. Someone did it over one when it came out last year and it looked great. I think 40ct would be wonderful too. Really effective. Go for it! I would suggest a SAL but I'm a bit overloaded at the moment. Though you could join the seasonal SAL group - see the link in my blog's sidebar :)

Mindi said...

You've been busy! All of your projects are gorgeous, I really love how Acorn Hill turned out.

AnneS said...

Wow, you have some exquisite finishes there - a truly visual feast :D I especially love the acorn one - it looks wonderful! :D

Isabelle said...

Wow! Haven't you been busy! Your stitching is beautiful. I particularly love Acorn Hill!

Margie said...

Just beautiful!

Carla said...

Beautiful finishes!!! I'm sure your dad will love the one you made for him :)

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Wow, you really have been busy! Everything looks fantastic. I love the quaker you are working on.

Carol said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You have been busy while you have been so quiet lately! What a lovely post!

Stephanie said...

Wow, what a whole lot of lovely photos! Everything is really gorgeous - I'm sure your dad will love the Old West!

Jaimie said...

Beautiful stitching! I love the Autumn in the Square. I plan to get get all four seasons myself. Your others are lovely, too.

Stitchingranny said...

Love both your finishes and your wip - will look forward to seeing that grow. I am sure winter would look great stitched over 2 on 40 ct

Sharon said...

Tina, what stunning finishes! Congrats!

Michelle said...

Wow! You always have so many lovely things to show us! Congrats on all the beautiful finishes!

Gorgoglio said...

I love your projects. I'm italian too and I've added to my blog links hope you don't mind :)

Jenn said...

Everything is beautiful!

Cheryl said...

So much lovely stitching to look at here! You have been busy! Everything looks so great.
You asked about my sewing machine? Its an E&R classic model NT21. Not high class on anything but a bargain for £49!! Its working great so far. There's a new Tesco extra in Port Glasgow and i got it in there

Chelle said...

Wonderful stitching! Congrats on so many finishes.

Wawanna said...

They are all super, my do you have smokin needles! Such intresting designs and so well executed.

sognatrice said...

So pretty! I especially love the Quaker Samplings. Simple and beautiful :)