Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Joy Ornament

Today I finished putting together the first of the Peace, Love and Joy ornaments by Renato Parolin an Italian designer, that I mentioned I had stitched in an earlier post. I changed the listed DMC to 347 and as I want the ornaments to be finished a little smaller then the models on the chart I have stitched them 1 over 2 on 40ct Light Espresso R & R Linen. The front and back are joined together with whip stitch and I have also added the date to the back.

I'm looking forward to having all three completed but will probably finish Peace and Love between other finishes that I still have left to do from last year! Hope to have more to show soon!

Thank you for visiting! :o)

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

A Mon Ami Pierre Pinkeep and Fob

This week I decided it was about time I put together this pinkeep. I finished stitching it last summer and made a little scissor fob to go with it too using the centre motif of the design. I have also added my initials to the back.

The design is an A Mon Ami Pierre Quaker freebie which was given to me by a dear friend. I've stitched it 1 over 1 on 32ct Belfast Antique White Linen, using DMC 3750.

Thank you to everyone for all your well wishes. I'm still feeling so much better most days and I can't tell you how wonderful that is! :o)

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Saturday, April 04, 2009

Where has the time gone!!

I can not believe how long it's been since my last post! Both me and my computer have been very poorly. I started to become unwell some weeks before Christmas and became worse at the start of the New Year. Then just into the New Year and only two days after DH Colin left to go back to work overseas for another 6 weeks, my lovely Sony Vaio went down with hardware failure. It was only 6 months out of warranty and Sony were quoting an arm and a leg to take it in for repair, almost as much as it would be to buy a new computer, which is what we ended up doing. I'm now on a new 24" iMac. I'm loving it and having fun finding my way around the new OS as I have only ever used Microsoft before.

I'm not fully 100% yet and still having to pop back to see the doctor from time to time, but I am now having more days where I feel so much more like myself. Colin has been back home for his time off and last Monday left to go back to work again for another 6 weeks. I am getting excited about my stitching again which I've not felt much like doing while I've been unwell. Recently I finished 3 ornaments from the chart Peace, Love, Joy by Renato Parolin an Italian designer. They still need making up but you can see a picture of the chart here. I've also noticed since finishing them that Amy (DSL) now stocks them. I have quite a few pieces I finished last year which I never got around to making up, which I'm looking forward to doing and hope to show soon. I have one small finish that I can share for now though, which I made for my Mum. She should have had it along with her present for Mother's Day but I never even managed that in time and only made it up a couple of days ago.

The design is a freebie by Ariane Jean Pierre which I have stitched on 32ct Antique White Belfast Linen with Polstitches Romance Dragon Floss. For the tassels I used DMC 3836.

Thank you for popping by and I hope to be back again soon. :o)

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