Friday, November 30, 2012

Finish Friday - November 30 - Debbie

Today's finish is from Debbie at Debbie's Cross Stitch.  Such a lovely piece, Debbie thanks for sharing!

Here's what Debbie says about her finish - "A Paris Kiss" by Vervaco, stitched 2 over 2 on 28 ct linen. The finished size is 10" x 13". I finished it in August 2011 for my daughter's 23rd birthday. I hope she can go back to Paris and reenact this scene with a handsome man some day!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Planning Ahead for 2013

I'm very excited - I'm making a calendar of themes for each month of the year.  While I love to feature multiple finishes each week, I'm going to make sure I place the theme finishes first, and the others will just be extra.

What do you think?  What themes would you like to see?  Comment here - if I don't use them in the coming year, I'll likely use them the next year!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Do You Have a Holiday Finish to Share?

We're heading into the season for celebrating and gift-giving, decorating and sharing with friends.  Do you have a holiday-inspired finish?  It could be a stocking, an ornament, a wall-hanging featuring a Christmas or winter scene.  It could be a gift for a friend or family member.  Christmas, Hanukkah, solstice, New Year's.  Knit, cross stitch, crochet, embroidery, sewn, quilted - if it's finished and reminds you of the holiday season, fill out the form on the Get Featured page, and get your piece shown in December!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Finish Friday - November 16 - Andrea

Today's second finish is mine!  This is a 15-sided biscornu, which I began in January of 2011.  I actually finished stitching the panels in April of this year, but I finally completed it this week.

This was inspired by Lesley at TinTockTap, and I used her finishing instructions.  But the panels are my design.  They're a little bit Quaker, and they use my favorite theme, playing with positive and negatives.  It's stitched on black 28-count Monaco with DMC threads, 2 over 1.

And here it is finished:

Finish Friday - November 16 - Chelle

First to be featured is Chelle of Life on the Domestic Front.

This is what Chelle said about this project - "It's cross stitched on 14 count aida fabric and is a little girl angel in a flower garden that is supposed to be heaven. I added the phrase "A beautiful angel plays in heaven's garden" and lots of tiny beads to make her shimmery in the light. It's the one finish I am most proud of. It is decorative and originally was intended as a gift for our friends, who lost their three year old daughter to cancer in 2010. I ended up keeping it because they are going through such a hard time and I didn't want to stir up more emotions. It's been awful watching what they have gone through and when I saw this piece, I just had to stitch it."

Thank you to Chelle for sharing this, and the story of this beautiful angel.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I Am Back - With Apologies

I never intended to disappear on anyone so long ago.  I've had some very trying personal things happen over the past few months.  While I'm not through it yet, I am now able to focus more on the things I enjoy.  I'm finding that working on my own projects and connecting with others in the stitching community is the best medicine.

If you submitted a finish a long time ago (April? May?) I still have that, and I'll be contacting you to see if you still want to be featured.  If you have any new finishes, I would love to get them scheduled.  I would really love to see some of your holiday finishes - whether for home decor or gifts.

I really am sorry if I let any of you down.  I know a few of you did a lot of work to promote this blog, and I greatly appreciate it.  I look forward to seeing all your work!