Thursday, 2 January 2014

The final finishes of 2013

Yet another two months since my last post! Must do better in 2014.

Again though a lack of posting does not mean a lack of stitching.  In no particular order here are my final finishes of 2013.

Peppermint Snowflakes Tree by Just Nan.  This was stitched on 32 ct Opalescent Raw Belfast linen with the recommended DMC floss.



Again from Just Nan the limited edition Cardinal Tweet also stitched on 32 ct Opalescent Raw Belfast linen with the recommended DMC floss.



I also stitched this Just Nan freebie, Christmas Hearts, as a Christmas present for a friend at work. This was stitched on 32 ct Opalescent White Belfast linen with the recommended DMC floss.



My final Just Nan finish, and was I glad to see the back of this one, was Emma and Eliza's Christmas Hat. Again stitched on the recommended fabric, 28 ct Dark Teal Cashel linen for the tree and 28 ct Opalescent White Cashel linen for the tree skirt, with the recommended DMC floss.  I enjoyed stitching the tree. The tree skirt for some reason, was more of a challenge.  I ended up frogging considerable portions of this not once but four times!  Then to add insult to injury when making it up I realised I had used 32 count linen instead of 28 count, despite checking.  So I had to re stitch it and guess what, made the same errors again, only two lots of significant frogging this time.




Other smaller finishes included these two Christmas ornaments from Shepherd's Bush. I Saw from the 2013 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament edition and Santa's Flight from the 2009 edition.  These were stitched on left over bits of 32 ct linen with a mixture of the recommended over dyed floss and the DMC alternatives.




My family ornament for 2023 was Let it Snow from a Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament edition but which one I don't know.  This was stitched on 28 ct Misty Blue Cashel linen with the recommended DMC floss. I forgot to take a photo of these prior to giving them away so I am awaiting a photo to be emailed. I will show it to you next time along with the first finish of 2014.

I hope Santa enhanced everyones' stash this Christmas.  Best wishes for 2014.

Happy stitching!


7 comments:

Zeb said...

Beautiful beautiful finishes, but then I'm slightly biased since I LOVE Just Nan :)

Rowyn said...

They are all beautiful!

Mii Stitch said...

Jen I love the limited edition cardinal from just Nan, it is so finely stitched and looks so cute

J.M.Cornwell said...

I did my first and second Just Nan pieces, Gingerbread Mouse and Jingle Mouse, on 32-count opalescent raw Belfast linen. The mice turned out well and I love the opalescent linen. A little extra sparkle. Nice to know I'm not the only one who goes for a bit of glitter instead of the usual. Well done on all these.

Bekca said...

Peppermint Snowflakes Tree is a gorgeous design, it looks great. Best wishes for the New Year :)

ricketyjo said...

Wow, loads of stitching and they all look so great! Happy New Year!

Justflo said...

Beautiful stitching as always. Love the Peppermint Tree.

Happy New Year. X X Flo