Sunday, November 22, 2009

Fall fun, road construction, and some finishes

Hello! Here are some new finishes.

This was a freebie from the Drawn Thread called Pearls and Rosebuds. I finished it into a biscornu. It was a quick stitch. I stitched it with the recommended DMC threads on Carnation Pink Belfast.

This is a scissors fob I made a while back. I used vintage crystals, rondelles, silver daisy spacers, and silver beads. The picture doesn't show the sparkle!

I bought the chart and fabric for this at Fancy Works when I went down there for retreat. The fabric came with the chart and I can't remember what it's called. The design is from Crossed Wing Collection. It is stitched using DMC and WDW. Another quick stitch and fun, too!

This is from Just Nan and it's called Love and Roses. Stitched on white Cashel with DMC floss and RBG Petite Braid in gold. The beads came with the chart. Another quick stitch that I plan on mounting on a heart shaped box.

This is an ornament I started last year and just finished. It's from the 2001 JCS Ornament Issue and it's by Rae Iverson. Stitched 1 over 1 on antique white Belfast using DMC and silk. I need to practice more with my camera and taking pictures! Any tips and hints are welcome!!

We made these thread pickers or stitch pickers at retreat in October. I just used 4 mm fire polished beads and size 11/0 gold plated seed beads. We also made stitch counters, but I didn't get a picture of mine.

My youngest son playing in the leaves with my great nieces Ariana and Sierra, and grandson Gabe. They had a blast!

This is what I see when I look out my patio door now. They're coming right along! Maybe they will leave the "dirt wall" so I won't have to watch the traffic go by when they're done.

Well, that's all for now!


  1. beautiful stitching! I think the heart will look so neat in a heart shape box. Great pictures of the kids. And yes grandkids are great.

  2. Wow Terri you have been busy. They all look great.

  3. Everything looks wonderful!

    Was it hard to make the stitch picker? It looks so pretty and it'd be a neat gift to give to another stitcher. :-)

  4. The piece with the Celtic knotwork is gorgeous!! Grandkids are why we had children, I have discovered - my greatest joy. - one of mine is a "Sierra."