Friday, March 7, 2014

Another Finish and Another Start





My redwork piece is finished. and I am quite pleased with it.  It will make a lovely addition to my collection of Valentine's Day ornaments.







Somehow, none of my WIPs really suited my mood today, so I ended up starting the Winter 2013 Whispered in the Wind ornament.  I am using the same scrap of Meadow Mist 32ct. linen as I did for the redwork.  I will also be using some partial skeins of floss from previous projects rather than buying the recommended Threadworx.  Still stitching from stash with some Dinky Dyes silk called Emerald, the Needlepoint Inc silk Russet Red range #208 and some Needlepoint Inc silk called Cauldron.  It warms my frugal heart to stitch a complimentary chart using fibers already in hand.  Another ornament for my own tree or for exchange and not a penny spent.

P.S. 3/8/14:  In one of the comments it was noted that I don't have much of a margin on the piece.  I don't need one since I am going to fnish it as a lightly stuffed pillow ornament.  I will just be using a 1/4 inch seam.

8 comments:

llknbillburg said...

Wow! So many finishes lately! I must be working on too many BAPs!! Laura

Vickie said...

The redwork turned out lovely. You don't have much of a margin on that new piece do you?

Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finish and new start Regina.

Linda

Linda said...

Well done on your beautiful finish. I'm liking your new start too.

Kristin said...

Congrats on your lovely finish.

wilma b said...

Beautiful stitching!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your Valentines Day piece turned out beautifully! Great new start!

Maggee said...

I like that redwork finish! Haven't done any work like that in a while... Spring is coming... Less deadlines... Congrats on plowing through stash instead of buying new! That's my plan too... but I don't have much fabric so have to purchase that... Threads--no way, got plenty! Maybe needles soon... they keep breaking! Hugs!