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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Weekend Stirching




Well it turned out to be the perfect weekend for stitching. Friday night I did all of my running around, Todd and I had a nice dinner out (which we rarely do) and I settled in for the weekend, especially when the snow started to fly on Saturday morning. I wasn't going anywhere (also had my snow tires out on just in time!).




I picked up this Lizzie*Kate chart with all the threads a couple of weekends ago at Knowledge and Needles when I went to the November Timberhouse retreat (I haven't blogged about it, but have pictures on my camera). I had been on the fence about buying it for awhile, until I saw it stitched up on Sally's blog, then I had to have it.

After working on the Accolade since I came back from retreat, I decided it was time for a bit of an over-one break, and these we're calling my name! I pulled out some 28ct fabric to stitch these on. Digging around for the perfect fabric I realized my 28ct drawer is ready to puke fabric everywhere... In other words it's getting hard to close it without some escapees. So I either need to start using this stuff up, or I need to buy more fabric to fill up my 32ct drawer which isn't even half full. I've been gravitating towards higher counts lately so of course the 28ct has been piling up.

So since Friday night I have stitched up all 3 Lizzie*Kate Flora McSampler 2012 Ornaments. They are stitched on mystery 28ct fabric using a combination of Weeks Dye Works and DMC threads. I also outlined each of the designed and did a backing piece so I can whip stitch these together... Whenever I find my finishative. I also included a motif from each pattern onto the back of each piece. I'm not sure if I'm going to just whip them together or add a beaded edge.




Rejoice



Noel




Believe

I really love the colours used to stitch these.

Since things have calmed down just over a week ago, not only have I been stitching quite a bit, I've started something else back up again. I've started posting to my other blog again after a long silence. I use this blog to talk about my struggles to loose weight, and to lead a more active and healthy life. I think I need it at this time in my life to get and remain motivated. I've been doing a combination of either treading water or drowning for quite awhile now, and I need to turn things around again.

- thanks for reading!

33 comments:

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Wow! What a lot of stitching you completed! Great job and they are adorable!!! :)

Susan said...

Great finishes! Love how you stitched the backs. No snow here but today was frigid (for Virginia in November).

Jackie said...

Great finishes! Looking forwarding to seeing them completely done with beads.

Sue said...

I know what you mean about seeing things stitched up on blogs. It's kind of like going to the stitching stores and seeing all the models stitched up. Models sell!

Dee said...

They are all cute, but I really like the believe one. Very cute. Congrats on all the finishes.

Virpi said...

Your stitching looks so pretty!

valerie said...

Love your finishes! I've been in a L*K zone too lately. The colors are fun! Good for you for recommitting to your WW goals. I need to do the same with the gym!

Barb said...

Perfect projects to stitch in he snow!!

Brigitte said...

These little projects are adorable. Clever to prepare the back at the same time to whip stitch them together. And I love the way how you included a little detail from the front onto the back. Looks really good.

cucki said...

Beautiful projects..
Big hugs x

Michelle said...

Great stitching, such adorable ornaments!

Annette-California said...

How Beautiful your ornaments are looking. I have to look up this chart, I love all 4 designs. Yes you had a good idea to use your 28ct fabric on hand - perfect! Before you know it you will need more linens soon. Amazing how these small ornaments eat up fabrics.
love Annette

Chris said...

Fabulous stitching! The ornaments are so sweet. I love the way you add a motif on the back, I do the same thing when I finish this way.
I am trying to get back on the diet track too.
Best of luck!

Annie said...

Such pretty stitching. The real thing looks so much nicer than the cover photo on the chart. The colors really pop! Cute idea for the back. I never thought to do that. I'll add that to the inspirational techniques I glean (never steal!) from others!

riona said...

The colors are very beautiful.

Vickie said...

Yes,I too love these Dani. Great job.

Andrea said...

Wonderful finishes. I did go off L*K for a while but she has some sweet designs out again while I'm liking very much.

Linda said...

Congrats on finishing all three ornaments Dani. They turned out great. Love the colors.

Linda

Zeb said...

Lovely stitching and I like the idea of taking motifs from the design for the back. But that's way too organised for me :P

I hear you on living a healthy life. I need to work on that ~_~

Catherine said...

Sweet finishes!! And the snow made a perfect stay in and stitch day!

Kate said...

Gorgeous finishes Dani - I just bought some fabric to stitch these and you have motivated me!

Bekca said...

Ooh, I haven't seen this chart before, another one to add to the wish list! Great stitching Dani :)

Sara said...

I'm not usually a big LK fan but I do like these! And by all means buy more 32 count fabric, wouldn't want that half full drawer to get jealous of the overflowing 28 count drawer!

Carol said...

Really love these newer LK designs, Dani and your stitched versions look wonderful. Love the little motifs that you've incorporated onto the backs, too!

Karoline said...

Great finishes, they are very cute

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I like these three designs, they look so nice all made up. Your ideas for the backs are good too. I might steal that one!

Kaisievic said...

Gorgeous stitching, Dani!

Lillie said...

That's a cute chart from LK.
Love the colours and you stitch beautifully,

Marilyn Watson said...

nice stitching:)

♥ Nia said...

All look so pretty :)

feather-stitching.com said...

Love your ornies - and love how you've done the backs! Can't wait to see them finish-finished :)

Karen said...

LOVE these! The colours are so bright and cheerful. Definitely an add to my wishlist. :)

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