Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Finished works

I am not stitching too much, but since I last wrote here, something has been completed (even if a lot of works still have to find a real use...

in April I finished the Halloween SAL I had to complete before October 2014.

this was a free chart from San Man Originals that can be found in the site

I still have to decide what to make of it...

in May I finished the SAL created by the dear friend Francesca Cuoreditela:

and even for this one... still have no idea on how to use it... but it is so nice!!! ;-)

still in May, in Italy we have Mother's Day and I did this for my mom:

and this small but challenging tree from Renato Parolin

it took me 6 months or more to finish it... the challenge was for my eyes and the fabric... in winter light I couldn't see it easily
these trees are 5 of a series, so I still have to stitch 4 and then will decide how to use them... who knows when will it happen!!! LOL

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Spring stitching

In March I stitched two little things.
The first one above here was for a contest launched fot Italian Stitchers by Mani di Donna.
You had to buy the pattern (and if you wanted also the buttons, made by Stitched Tales: I love her buttons, so I couldn't resist to them) and stitch it within the 7th of April.
For once in my life I had finished it very quicly and have also mounted it to be hanged before Easter in my home.

... and... I WON!!! The winner was choosen among all the people who had finished it in time, so I have really been lucky!
now I am waiting to receive the prize... will show it when it will reach me ;-)

This second little Spring pattern was a freebie made by Romy's Creation and it was supposed to be for another contest, but I was sure it won't suit me such a kind of contest as the winner in this case would have been the faster stitcher... AND I AM A VERY SLOW STITCHER!!!

I have stitched it with a floss dyed by Romy's Creation and added a butterfly button from Puntini Puntini.

When I finally finished the stitching... it took me more than 2 weeks... no comment, please... I framed it with an old Loop I don't use any more.

And now it is on the wall in my home. I love it and find it very in theme with this season. I like to have seasonal items :-)

Friday, April 10, 2015

"Love" pillow

This is one of the steps from the SAL JINGLE LIZZIE KATE I made last year (I still have to finish the stitching of many of them...).

One day I was working on another sewing finishing and decided to complete this one too.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

a little cat

A friend gave me this cute cat-frame and I filled it in a simple way.

Because it is true: I love cat(s) ;-)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

a Christmas gift

in 2014 the finished works were few... health problems caused me to have long periods while I didn't feel like stitching or I had slightly sight problems and this caused me difficulties in doing it...

but at Christmas at least one thing was done! this little pattern, from Mani di Donna with buttons from Stitched Tales (I like her buttons so much!).

I made a little pillow of it to hang at Christmas and it became a present for one of my dearest friends.

I was very scared to make mistakes while I was sewing it as I have a very bad feeling with the sewing machine... it took me 2 long hours of concentration and I feared till the end to make something wrong... but I didn't!

and it came out really nice! I am so proud of it!!! I would like to stop to feel scared each time I sew with the sewing machine!!! LOL

Friday, January 16, 2015

SAL Jingle Lizzie Kate - june and july steps done with delay

I am very late in update this blog...

the truth is I didn't stitch too much and I am late in everything!!!

Let me see if I am at least able to update the blog with what I have done since August...

in August I also did this one

and in September this one

since then... this SAL has been completely forgotten by my needle... 

hope to pick it up again and finish it. I love these subjects and (at this point) I'd like to see them as decoration for next Christmas!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

SAL Jingle Lizzie Kate - some updates

it seems August is the right month to make up for lost steps in this SAL. In the last weeks I have stitched these three ones above here.
I enjoy stitching them and they finish quite quickly: the right kind of cross stitch work I need in these days.

Hope to make up for the others: still need 3 too be "right" with the supposed program :-)