Monday, October 27, 2014

Some Actual Cross Stitching Again

I am guessing you are all nearly as tired of finish photos as I am of finishing.  I need to do something with a needle in hand that involves something a little more complicated than whip stitching.  Even so, here are a few more shots of finished ornaments and smalls

two more heart ornaments:

Aury's 2013 Quaker Heart


Victoria Sampler Maine Heart

and I trimmed two more pin pillows

Primitive Needle's By the Light of the Moon

and  Dragon Dreams' Here Be Dragons

But I also squeezed in a bit more stitching on Sue Donnelly's Pin Pillow.  I added the border using the deep red and the tarnished gold from the fabric Sue included in the kit.  I happen to like borders.  They serve as great guides for the presser foot when doing  the sewing finish, producing a nice straight seam.  They also serve as an excuse to add some specialty stitching, in this case: over one cross stitch, herringbone stitch and square Rhodes stitch.

And I prepped some blue fabric for the two Town Square ornaments that I need to do to meet this month's goals.  And, as you can see, when I have filled this piece of linen I will have six more ornament assembly finishes to add to my to-do pile.  This is why I never seem to catch up.

Once I had prepped the fabric, I went on to stitch another Town Square chart to meet my monthly goal.  See below.

The Town Square chart I had intended to stitch this month was The Sweet Shop by The Sweetheart Tree but it is far too detailed a chart to kit up and finish up in the time remaining this month.  So I have switched it with my November goal, The Gourmet Shop by Twisted Threads, which is a much simpler chart.  I will have a much better chance of completing this chart before month's end thereby meeting the goal of one Town Square ornament a month.


Anna van Schurman said...

You are braver than I to finish heart shaped ornaments yourself! Good work!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Beautiful finishing and hearts are tricky!!!

Linda said...

Awesome finishes Regina. Love your new start.


Julie said...

A lovely collection.

Shebafudge said...

Beautiful ornies. Do you have a tutorial for heart shaped ones? I have always avoided stitching anything odd shaped as I wouldn't have a clue how to finish it afterwards.