Saturday, 22 October 2011

Two finishes!!!

I am so thrilled ....... I have finished the stitching on my LHN Home of a Needleworker.  It is the first big project I have worked on in cross-stitch and am so pleased I finished.  Now to find a frame to fit, or should I take it to a framer?  A 'do it myself ' would be cheaper, but can I do it?   Only one way to find out...

Here it is,  not a good photo
I know there are a couple of stitches in the wrong place and I didn't get my name spaced out evenly, but it's a finish, so I'm happy.

Well my next finish this week was a small doll quilt, made for a challenge on 'smallquilttalk' yahoo group.  The challenge was to use a four-patch block and there was lots of talk about red and white quilts, so I had a go.  Here's my attempt,  it measures 9 1/2 by 14 inches, and the big stitch quilting was done by hand.  All the fabric I found in my stash, which surprised me as I don't use a lot of red in my patchwork.
 My little mohair bear I made last year seems to like it.

Now I'm starting on Christmas ornaments,  I've just ordered two LHN charts so hope I can get them finished before December.  I'll keep you posted on progress

Happy stitching!


Thoeria said...

Love your LHN finish! It's not stitches in the wrong place - it's stitches that add character :)
And that's a really sweet quilt! Well done on your 2 finishes!

Mouse said...

wooo hoo well done on the LHN finish :) and mmm can't see any out of place you have made it unique to you ... love the little quilt and your bear too :) love mouse xxxx

MaryMaryQuiteContrary said...

Heather, you are doing gorgeous work! That sampler is amazing. And you know how I love doll quilts! Very lovely with your cute little bear sitting on it, too! I can hardly wait to see your ornies! Yeah for you! Hugs
Mary Jo

Maureen said...

loving your LHN finish!