Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Couple of Finishes

 I have finished LHN Poinsettia House.  I am participating in the 2012 Year of Smalls SAL and this had alot more stitching than I expected.  It looks like a quick stitch but I did take up some time.  Below is a picture of the next small for February.  It is called Garden of Love by Citrouilles Designs.  I have looked at this several times and decided it was meant to be when it was selected for the SAL.  I ordered the kit from Cathy at Inspired Needle.  It came packaged up in lovely Valentine's Day attire.  Too cute and almost too pretty to open.  But none the less, I will tear into the pretty package and start a new small.

The second finish is a design by Cross eyed Cricket called Down to the Sea.  It is stitched on 32ct Lamb's Wool.  This took some time to stitch up because of my own issues with boredom.  All that WHITE!  and then the 5 sailors pants were all the same, just blue then white, then Blah Blah Blah.  I do like the way it turned out but I am happy to have this as a finish and out of the way.

The weather here has been a bit crazy.  We had 6 inches of snow on Saturday. Tuesday reached 60 degrees and I had the car windows down, and today flurries, sleet, and then rain, rain, rain.  The temps are supposed to go up again. Well back to my stitching chair now that the kids are in bed.   I hope you have all had a good week and as always, Happy Stitching!

24 comments:

Teresa said...

Poinsettia House looks real nice. So does Down by the Sea. I can see how that much white would be a little boring.
Love the package your new piece came in, can't wait to see it all stitched up.
Have a nice peacefu evening.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Catherine said...

Great stitches and new goodies!!

Jennifer M. said...

Very pretty finishes. I love that LHN design. Another one to add to the stash! :)

Jen

MoonBeam said...

Down by the Sea is very cute. I've never seen that one before. Two nice finishes.

Bobbi

Lesleyanne said...

Two gorgeous finishes. I love Down by the Sea but I so hear you about white. I am stitching white on white at the moment.

Rachael G said...

Lovely finishes.
I am doing CCN January cottage and I am suprised how big that is, it looks so dainty on the picture!!

cucki said...

very sweet finishes..and lovely goodies xxx

Mouse said...

oooo well done on the finishes ... poinsettia does have more in it than you realise till you get stitching it doesn't it ... cute sailors and love that new start you've got ... can't wait to see more of it :) love mouse xxxx

dixiesamplar said...

Lovely stitchin' and awesome goodies!

Shirlee said...

I think we need to start a prayer chain for people who have to work with white floss : ) I've not heard of the Inspired Needle before. I will pay them a visit : ) Blessings, Shirlee

Nicola said...

I have never seen the Cross eyed Cricket pattern Down to the Sea. I would love this one for my home by the sea.

Michele said...

love Poinsettia House .. lovely finishes!

Nancy said...

Very nice finishes! Love the Feb project!

Janice Boucher said...

Very nice finishes. I can understand how bored you were stitching all that white. I can never get my 'white' stitches to look nice and uniformed no matter how I try.
The weather here (45 mins south of you) is the same. Gloomy, rainy, and mild. We had 8" of snow last Sat and 60 degrees on Tues. No wonder many people are sick with colds and sinus problems! Such weird winter weather for New England!

Laura said...

Oh my goodness! What a fabulous post! Your January small finish is GORGEOUS!!!!! Glad we picked a February design that you already liked! AND your Cricket Collection finish is amazing and so darn cool!!!! I love it! I have never seen that chart before. I mean it, that is one amazing finish!!!

Have a happy stitching weekend!!!!

Joysze said...

Beautiful Poinsettia House finish, Nataly. Sailors look so cute. Definitely worth all the boring stitching. :)

Anna van Schurman said...

Down to the Sea is so cute!

Melanie said...

Love the new finishes!!!! :)

Carol said...

Pretty new finishes, Nataly! I'm glad you persevered with stitching all that white on Down By the Sea because the end result is wonderful :)

Lynn said...

Lovely finishes Nataly! I hear you in regards to all the white. Sometimes I'm turned off of a certain design because of all the white in it.

I just pullled the same Citrouille design from my stash yesterday as a possible stitch for Valentine Day. I'm just not sure I'll get to it in time.

Kruissteekies said...

beautiful stitches

Sally said...

Lovely finishes. Your Poinsettia House is so pretty.

Love how your next SAl design is packaged. I wouldn't want to open it!

♥ Nia said...

Congrats on your finishes, both very pretty! :)

Patches said...

Great stitching