Monday, November 24, 2008

November - The month of Little House Needleworks!

...and a wee bit of Country Cottage Needleworks, too! Yes, I've really spent all of my stitching time in November on LHN & CCN designs. I'm sure I've mentioned before that one of my "projects" for this year was to stitch a bunch of these (adorable) designs for mum's kitchen for either her birthday (which is on 2 December) or Christmas... It took me longer than I expected to finish them up, so to avoid panicking, I've decided to give them to her for Christmas instead. ;-) I'll be taking them all in to get framed tomorrow.

To share those that I've finished this month (though I may have started some of these before November, but I didn't take any WIP photos).

The Tea Series
(Herbal Tea; Iced Tea; Spiced Tea)
Designer: Little House Needleworks
Fabric: Vintage Country Mocha Belfast Linen
more detailed (scans) below...

Coffee Menu
Designer: Little House Needleworks
Fabric: Vintage Country Mocha Belfast Linen

Ice Cream Sundae
Designer: Country Cottage Needleworks
Fabric: Vintage Country Mocha Belfast Linen

Gourmet Garden
Designer: Little House Needleworks
Fabric: Vintage Light Examplar Belfast (Lakeside Linen)

And those I finished earlier in the year...

The Coffee Series
(Caffe Latte; Frappuccino; Cappuccino)
Designer: Little House Needleworks
Fabric: Vintage Country Mocha Belfast Linen
You can see more detailed scans here and here.

Sweet Treats
Designer: Country Cottage Needleworks
Fabric: Vintage Lentil Belfast (Lakeside Linens)

I didn't love the colours in Ice Cream Sundae... I started at the top and it took me a while to get into a groove with it. I still don't love the colours and it isn't a favourite, but it grew on me and it's actually really pretty IRL. And I admit that I did get a wee bit bored towards the end there, but that was more to do with the fact that I only stitched these designs for about 4 weeks. Otherwise I really did love stitching each and every one. :)

At the current time, my mum has THIS up in her kitchen:

I stitched this when I was 13! Time to take it down, mum! (hopefully at Christmas!) ;)

Thanks for stopping by! I know I'm dreadful at updating my blog these days, so I appreciate anyone that still drops by from time to time. :)

P.S. I notice has been up and down lately, hence a few of my photos aren't always showing (i.e. the header photo!) Hopefully it'll sort itself out, otherwise I'll need to move them over to another photo hosting site.


mainely stitching said...

What lovely stitching to share! :D Great to hear from you!!

Anonymous said...

What a great show! Your mum will be thrilled I'm sure - though it's a shame to replace the gorgeous picture you stitched at 13. I've still got a much smaller one up in my kitchen which I made at 12 (35 yrs ago!).

Karen said...

Wow, you've been busy! They all look wonderful. Although, I don't think your mum is going to want to put that other one away. I'm sure she's very attached to it! What a great job you did at 13 years old, too!

Redwitch said...

Wow Tina, you may not post often but when you do, boy is it fabulous!

I'm sure your Mum won't take down the piece you did when you were 13 either :)

Nicki said...

Wow! :) I love your finishes. The teas look especially gorgeous. Did you use two strands of silk or one out of curiosity?

I want to do the same thing in my kitchen (well - the teas and coffee and coffee menu) if I can squeeze them all in. Your mum will be over the moon :)

Paula said...

They all look great. I'm sure your mum will love them.

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Wow, Concetta! You are a veritable LHN workhorse! Congrats on all the pretty finishes; your mom will love them.

Carla said...

Wonderful finishes!!!
I want to make the LHN tea and coffee series for my mom's kitchen too :)

Mel in Dubai said...

Busy fingers :) All your finishes are wonderful, congratulations!

Stitchingranny said...

lol I will be very suprised if your mum hides that picture away. I still have pictures my daughter did at school and no way would i part with (or hide)them.

The new ones are all lovely though and I am sure she will be thrilled with them too.

Sharon said...

Tina, they all look amazing! Congrats on all those gorgoeus finsihes and your finsh at 13 is too adorable and huge too!

Lana said...

All your finishes are stunning!!! Wanna stitch for my kitchen? LOL. You are a very talented stitcher!

~A Joyful Stitcher~
ps...the word verification for this post is "Swoon" which is JUST what I'm doing after looking at your beautiful projects!! LOL!

Jeanie said...

WOW ! Drooling all over my keyboard just looking at your beautiful gorgeous finishes !

Gaynor said...

Hi, I am blog-hopping and have just found your blog.
I love your latests works, especially the coffee ones...lovely.