Monday, 20 June 2011

Stitching Finishes & New Start!

These are the two finishes I promised to show last week. First up is LHN Simple Joys. I loved stitching this although I ran out of the colour Tigers Eyes, so left the border around Simple Joys off as the DMC equivalent just didn't look right. I finished this whilst I was on holiday. I must apologise as my border doesn't look straight only it is it is due to how tight I have the fabric on my hoop. I framed this myself and don't think it looks too bad. It is going in my bedroom.




Secondly is Lizzie Kate's Birthday Wishes. Another great piece to stitch. I have blanked the name and date off as it is for someone who might see my blog. I changed a couple of the colours as they were pink and it wasn't appropriate so changed them to reddish colours. I have to say I am really pleased with the end result as I don't usually change charted colours.



Heres my new start that I started on Tuesday of this week. I actually started on Monday but stitched a whole block in the wrong colour so started again on the Tuesday making sure I used the right thread for the right symbol lol.






In case you are wondering with any amount of luck it shold look like the picture below when I have finished. It is called Sweet Dreams Baby by Vervaco. I am stitching it in Pink and Blue as I have another family baby due in September which is hopefully, according to the scans, going to be a girl.



I was supposed to be taking part in ISHW (international stitch and hermit weekend) this weekend but my plans went to pot as my nephew's wife gave birth to my great nephew, Robert, so I went to visit them in hospital instead.

Until next time, happy stitching

Lesleyanne xxx

26 comments:

wendy111 said...

Some lovely finishes. The new project will be very sweet when finished. Congrats on the new arrival in your family, I am sure the baby is very cute

Bekca said...

Love your latest finishes, especially Simple Joys. Great new start and congrats on the latest little family member!

Hazel said...

Great finish and fab job on the framing. Looks very professional. x

Yvon (jioya) said...

You already did a lot of stitching,and i think everything is looking very good.
Love the baby one your doing now.

Hugs Yvon.

Christina said...

Vervaco baby charts are just lovely finished. I'm really pleased with the one I completed earlier this year, my friend found out at her 20 week scan today that she's expecting a girl in November, so I'll be giving it to her. I LOVE stitching for babies!

Mouse said...

love the simple joys :) and isn't it annoying when you run out of a hand dyed thread .... congrats on the new start for your newest member and congrats to the new arrival as well .. take care and happy stitching:) love mouse xxxx

Michelle said...

Wow - I love your latest finishes, especially Simple Joys - its one of my favourites. Congratulations on the latest little family member! xx

Mylene said...

Lovely finishes and well done on the framing too.

Another great design you've started.

Joysze said...

Beautiful finishes, Lesleyanne They're so sweet.

I'm loving your new start. :D Way I see it, greeting your great nephew is oh so much more fun than stitching. Hehehe.

Anne said...

Great finishes and those frames are perfect!

Justflo said...

Beautiful finishes. Lovely new start.

Lisa said...

Congrats on your two lovely finishes.
Your new start is going to be gorgeous, such a cute baby.

Joyus said...

Lovely finishes :-D

anojaa said...

Both your finishes look great! and the frame is nice too!
What a great start! Lovely design, I will look forward to watching your progress on it.

Elaine said...

Two beautiful finishes Lesleyanne.
Look forward to up-dates on that darling baby piece.

Carol said...

Beautiful work, Lesleyanne--I especially love your framed Simple Joys :)

Pointed Stitcher said...

Love your finishes.

♥ Nia said...

Your new start is so adorable!! =)
Vervaco are always beautiful designs :) And big! You're brave! :D
Congrats on your finishes too!!
Hugs&smiles :)

Nancy said...

Love your finishes! That baby sampler is going to be beautiful!

The Maiden said...

Simple Joys is on my to do list, and your's is so beautiful I amy just have to start it!

weestitchy.com said...

you always have lovely finishes and i cant tell its not straight, love the colours in this one, and your friend is a lucky person getting a wonderful gift for their birthday

Sally said...

Both your finishes are gorgeous Lesleyanne. I love Simply Joys. It is so pretty.

Lovely new start. It is going to be beautiful.

Congratulations on the birth of your great nephew:)

Julie said...

Super stitching, congrats on the new arrival. A lovely baby design.

Angela P said...

Great finishes and I love your framing :)

Patty C. said...

Simple Joys is awesome !!!

KarenV said...

Lovely finishes Lesleyanne. The baby piece is going to be very sweet.