Monday, January 3, 2011

*Nice Beginning* *

I hope everyone had a nice New Year's and is having a wonderful start to 2011.
I have found myself with a lot of stitching time lately and have gotten quite a bit accomplished.
Here is a before and after of a little heart pillow I designed and hope to offer it this month on TDIPT Mercantile
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Here's a little strawberry I finished from a BBD design.
 It's stitched on Willow linen using GA Rhubarb and the fabric is from the
Rouenneries line by Moda.  One of my favorite fabric lines ever.
Thanks Karen for letting me know it was the 2009 JCS issue that this design was published in.

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I also tried my hand at a little wool and cross stitch needlebook that I've wanted to make for awhile now.  I designed the basket and stems in cross stitch and then used my wool scraps for the leaves and flowers.

As you might know, I'm am working on 2 or 3 new designs and I'm almost ready to go with them.  I took photos this morning for the covers and just need to put my needle down and get to work  writing the instructions.
Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments.  They always warm my heart and bring a big smile to my face.  Please know they mean so much to me and I love to visit all of your blogs.
Until next time, enjoy this beautiful winter season and happy stitching.


bayrayschild said...

OMG Nan, I love all three of those!


KarenV said...

Wonderful finishes! That fabric is perfect for the BBD strawberry. Love the wool and cross stitch piece too, you have some great ideas.

Myglorystars said...

OOH AAH I love the strawberry and the needle booklet NAN!! Are those going to be on your update?

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

A nice beginning indeed, VERY nice, each and every one. Your needlebook is quite sweet, I too like adding a little wool into the mix:)

Cathy B said...

Lovely finishes; I especially like the strawberry!

mariaerba said...

Waw Nan, what a beautiful finish ;)
very very nice!!!
i love your needlebook ;)
ciao Maria

Silvia e Manu said...

ma quanto belli sono
sei una maga nel ricamo e nel confezionare

vorrei sapere ma gi schemi sono tutti tuoi

un bacio silvia

but how beautiful are
You are a magician in the embroidery and packaging

I know, but already plans are all yours

kiss silvia

NMK said...

So pretty !!!! The strawberry is beautiful , so much neat detail . You do beautiful work !!!! Very Inspiring !!!!

moosecraft said...

All three pieces are nice... but that Strawberry is gorgeous!!! What are your plans for it? ;-)

Pointed Stitcher said...

Wonderful pieces, and finishing!!

Dora said...

I love the heart pillow!
Fabulous finish on the strawberry and I love the French General fabric line, too. Looking forward to seeing your new designs.

The Wooden Acorn said...


Your work is beautiful! You have a nice touch with colors.

See ya in the Mercantile.


Jennie Lynn @ Appleseed Prim said...

The strawberry is breathtaking!! I have been looking for a sewing pattern for those little strawberries but haven't been able to find one. Which one did you use?

Karen said...

I just love your finishes... especially the wool finish. That is so cute and creative use of the wool and cross stitch.

Can't wait to see your new designs!

Anonymous said...

Love them all Nan. Wonderful!

anniebeez said...

Everything is super cute!! Love it all! So, which JCS issue is that BBD design in?

Patty C. said...

Lovely work - Congrats :)

clob said...

hello Nan !
i love your needle book with the wool flowers !
When i cam on your blog .. i 'm so happy because all is beautiful
thanks !
have a good day

Joy said...

All of your finishes are lovely...the needle book is a favorite!

Michelle said...

Happy New Year to you. They are lovely well done. I especially like the heart one xx

Marianne said...

Nan, I love the BBD Strawberry and your wool needlebook is sweet! Can't wait to see your new designs! Happy New Year!

Moonpie primitives said...

You have been busy...I love every one of your new creations...
Keep up the good work, Nancy