Friday, August 6, 2010

august 6 - starts & finishes

I haven't been stitching as much as I'd like, but I do have a few things to share.

These are two Lizzie Kate designs that I finished into pin pillows -- both for stitching friends. The first is "Prayer Connection", stitched over one on 25 ct. evenweave with DMC variegated threads.

This one is an old freebie called "Freedom". Since it was a summer exchange going to the UK, I changed it to say "summer". It is stitched on a piece of "water lily" jobelan with the called for threads (mostly). I substituted an anchor thread for the gold color.

I also stitched two "doodles", but I can't show them as they are part of a surprise gift.

This is "This Too Shall Pass" by My Big Toe Designs, stitched on a piece of peach colored linen with Valdani floss. I received both the fabric and the floss in this years "Calendar Girls" exchange on Friendly Stitchers. I had never used that type of floss before and it was really nice to work with and the colors are beautiful. The piece is finished as a no-sew cube.

This second no-sew cube is "Marion the Librarian" from La-D-Da, stitched on natural fiddler's cloth using the called for threads. I stitched this one years ago, but it has been languishing in a box with other stitched, bit not finished pieces. I finally have a place to put it in my office/cubby at the library, so it has been saved!

"The Hunt" by Homespun Samplar is the round robin that my Quaker round robin group is doing this time. This is not my piece, but I love the three different blues that Jinger chose.

I was much more boring and stuck to just one color, but I think all three pieces will look great. I haven't seen Clare's piece yet but I stitch on that one next.

I also stitched Lizzie Kate's "Friendship Grows" for a challenge on the Lizzie Kate Lovers blog, but I can't show that until the challenge is over.


But my startitis has not subsided, and here a few pieces I have recently started...all in various degrees of "startedness" (huh??)

"Love Lives Here" from Erynne's Red House Designs:

"With My Needle" from PrimitiveBettys Designs:

"Flying Monkeys" from Glory Bee Designs

"Green Flips" from Lizzie Kate Designs (this is a SAL that I started way late):

"Tea with Jane Austen" from the Sampler Girl:

Whew! It looks like I have my work cut out for me!

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  1. Wow...looks like you have been busy. Lots of wonderful finishes you shared and some beautiful WIP, too. I just love the watermelon fabric you used to finish the Summer (aka Freedom) L*K piece. I am a watermelon-a-holic. I must go through 1 large watermelon a day.

    Take care!

  2. You seem to have stitched a ton for one so busy. I really like the Prayer pillow - cute and accurate saying. Of course, the Marion the Librarian is perfect for your cubby! You may get a number of requests though. You do have lots to work on, but that will keep you from getting bored - LOL

  3. Your finishes are all so wonderful, Lynda! I really love your Librarian ~ how perfect for your desk at work!!!

    Awesome new starts too. Those WIPs should fill up every spare minute!

  4. Wow, that's an admirable number of starts! And all such neat projects, too! :D

  5. You look as busy with start-itis as I am. Love your pin pillows, especially the summer one! They're beautiful. I also like the La-D-Da finish!

  6. Some great work! I have stitched the Hunt Sampler, I used just the one colour (black 310) and I love it. If you would like to see it you can check out a picture of it on my blog, just look in the labels section for it.
    LISA V

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  9. Nice picture that stitched librarian picture. Well done!


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