Friday, 2 January 2015

Festive finishes and the first finish of 2015!

Firstly the first finish of 2015! Started on New Year's Eve and finished on New Year's Day it is Peace on Earth, number four in the Just Dropping in Series from Just Nan.  The instructions suggest that this should be stitched on 32ct Alluring Blue Belfast linen, I'm not sure that this fabric is correct but it's the one the chart came with when ordered from America.  This was stitched with the recommended DMC and Kerinik floss. I have tried several times but cannot get a decent photo, this is as good as it gets.

My other finishes have a festive theme starting with Hark from Shepherd's Bush.  This was in the 2014 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament issue.  The fabric was from my stash, not sure what colour, but the ornaments were stitched with the recommended over dyed floss.  This ornament was my family Christmas ornament for 2014 so I stitched it five times!  i only had one of the special buttons so had to design my own horn for the other ornaments.

Another Shepherd's Bush finish with a a festive theme is 'Tis the Season. This came as a kit and is stitched on 32ct lambswool linen with over dyed floss.

Other festive Just Nan finishes are the Gingerbread Angel Mouse, I stitched this twice, once for me and again for a gift.  I also stitched her Gingerbread Garden Cube.  these were both stitched on 32ct Gingerbread Belfast linen using DMC.

Here they are made up.

My final Just Nan finish was an impulse project.  Blitzen Glistens was stitched on some left over 32ct opalescent natural Belfast linen with DMC floss. I framed it in a three inch frame from Framecraft.

Now for some other finishes.   I started the Snow Days Bell Pull  from Waxing Moon Designs last New Year.  It became a UFO which I finished over the school holidays. In fact most of the projects in this post have been stitched over the last two weeks. All I need is to get some bell pull ends and this is ready to hang up when/if it snows!

Again with a seasons theme is the Winter Jumble from The Drawn Thread.  This was stitched on 34ct Puritan Grey Legacy linen with the suggested silk floss.

This fits a 6" x 4" photo frame. I still have the Autumn Jumble to do and some of their larger jumbles, so watch this space in 2015.

And finally, I was stitching this the last time I posted, I think.  Fall Ewe All  followed by Autumn Sheep from Shepherd's Bush. Again these was stitched on the recommended fabric with the recommended over dyed floss.

I have not decided what the 2015 rotation is going to look like but there will probably be a Shepherd's Bush week, a Just Nan week, a Drawn Thread week and possibly a Glendon Place week.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas. best wishes for 2015.

Happy stitching!


Vickie said...

Lovely work Jen. The first, Peace on Earth is so great.

Brigitte said...

Very lovely finishes. And wow, already the first finish this year. You are really a speedy stitcher, lol.

Blu said...

So many lovely finishes! I can't believe you already have a finish for the year. Your needles must be burning!

Justine said...

What a lot of gorgeous finishes! I love the blue fabric of the Peace on Earth. It might not be the right one but it's perfect against the white thread.

valerie said...

Gorgeous finishes! You accomplished quite a lot of stitching. Happy New Year!

Shebafudge said...

What beautiful finishes. Here's to a wonderful stitchy 2015! x

Anna van Schurman said...

Lovely work! So many fabulous finishes. That blue is perfect for Peace on Earth.