Monday, January 5, 2009

New Year with LHN

I started this year with two LHN's models, Holly&Berries (which I finished 2 days ago) and Psalm 145, which I started yesterday. This is my first time using Gentle Arts and Weeks Dye works threads.. So far, I'm enjoying :)

Today I haven't stitched any, ' cause I've been preparing food for my family and put it in to freezer. Tomorrow night I'm travelling away for 5 days. Alone. It's first time since I got married..and had kids... Veeeery scary!!! I know they are doing just fine here at home and we are meeting at the capital city next Monday.. But I don't know how I'm gonna survive without them!?! :)

Angel of dreams

This one was a christmas present for my sisters first baby, who just had his first christmas! Actually I found the chart few days after my sister told me she's pregnant... I just wanted to start to stitch it right away, which means I didn't have time to find a right fabric for it.. So I just took peace of black aida and.. Yeah, as you can see, it's not as good as it could have been with dark blue linen, but... I just couldn't help myself!! :)

Anyway.. I finally finished it at October, framed it here (it's MUCH more cheaper here than in Finland), and sent it to them before Christmas. They loved it, and that's the most important thing, isn't it? :)
Model is Dimensions "Angel of Dreams", designer: James Himsworth
Stitched on black aida with DMC's and some Kreinik (gold) threads.

About a Year Before Christmas

Some Christmas stitching I was about to send my friends as ornies, but didn't have time to finish these... But maybe next year :) Every one of these pieces are missing something.. Some only few stitches or beads...

Lady Blackbird NOT so proudly presents: Christmas UFO's 2008:

Ice Princess
Designed by Judith Tuttle of Twisted Oaks Designs
The Gift of Stitching issue 23 Dec 2007
Skiing Bear
Designed by Casey Buonaugurio of Casey Buonaugurio Designs
Just Cross Stitch December 2008

Not a creature was stirring...
Designed by Casey Buonaugurio of Casey Buonaugurio Designs
Just Cross Stitch December 2008
Text modified by myself :)

These next 2 lovely elves are from French Stitching magazine... And since I don't understand French AT ALL (means not even a single word), I don't know the name of these.. But here they are anyway

Designed by C Mon Monde - Virginie Gousset
Mains & Merveilles Point de Croix no 63 Nov-Dec 2007

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Here it is - Year 2009.
I feel much older already! :)
Happy New Year!!