Sunday, 4 September 2011

Two Finishes!

My first finish is for my great niece, Chloe Ann, who was born on Tuesday 30 August at 9.35 am weighing 6lb 8oz. It is the baby sampler from Cross Stitcher magazine made into a cushion by a work friend. I think it is beautiful, hopefully Mum and Dad will too. It will go over to Ireland with my Mum, Dad and my sister (Chloe's nan) who are going to visit next Friday and meet Chloe in the flesh so to speak.



My next finish is one part of the Noel Duo by Tra la la. I loved every minute of this and even though there are a couple of mistakes, I am really pleased with it. There should be green lines between each line of the alphabet but I didn't leave enough space so adapted slightly. I haven't quite decided how I am going to finish it yet but when I do I will show you. Favourite is a pinkeep but if you look at my effort below I am a bit nervous.



Next up is my progress for the L*K Lovers SAL Monday and Friday night. Again, I am loving this piece. Not sure it will be ready for this halloween though lol. Sorry for not ironing it first.



Next up is something I stitched a while ago and have now attempted to finish it into a pinkeep. There are no pins yet and I have still to work out how to do a bow for the top so if anybody knows where there is a tutorial I would be really grateful. I definitely need more practice as there is too much material either side even though I measured it.



If you have made it this far you have done really well. I just want to show off my new stitching shelf. My mum found this in the recycling centre and thought it was perfect for showing off my stitching. I have to say I am really pleased with it and for £3 I think it was a bargain to boot. It is showing off the stitching I have received as gifts from my stitching sister, Angela, and Sally. I need to get some stands for Life's a Beach and Pins and Needles but you get the idea.



Until next time, thank you for looking and commenting

Lesleyanne xxx

25 comments:

Teresa said...

The pillow for your new niece is adorable. Love all your stitching. Looks like a fun new shelf.
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Nancy said...

Such a cute pillow you stitched for your new niece! Noel Duo is pretty too! Great progress on your Halloween piece, the colors are so bright and cheery! Don't know if there is a pinkeep tutorial but Twisted Stitcher has some tutorials on her site.

Carrie said...

Everything looks so wonderful! I really like that shelf, what a great way to display your stitching.

Mouse said...

ooo love your cushion for your new great niece :) way to go on your progress on your other stuff ... pin keep tutorials Vonna on the twisted stitcher does some fab ones as does LynnB happiness is cross stitching i think ... will try and get the links to you and also for the ribbon too .. it quite easy once had a practice... am off out today so will have a squeak to you later :) love mouse xxxx

Bekca said...

I love your new shelving, it looks perfect for holding cross stitched bits. Congrats on your two lovely finishes and great progress on your LK. Best wishes.

Kate said...

Your cushion looks fabulous and I love your new shelf - great to get a bargain too.

Michelle said...

Your stitching is lovely well done. Cushion is stunning. I love yoru shelf and what a bargain too. Its nice to have your stitching on display isn't it.

Joyus said...

Lovely pretty things. I'm so enjoying seeing the Halloween L*K growing

Julie said...

Super shelf, just perfect to show off your pretties

Love the baby cushion, a perfect gift

Well done on the finishes too

Sally said...

I love your shelf! What a bargain too.

Lovely pillow and your Duo Noel is so cute.

The L*K is looking good:)

Carol said...

Beautiful stitching and your little shelf is just the perfect thing for showing off your smalls, Lesleyanne! Great bargain :)

♥ Nia said...

Beautiful finishes Lesleyanne!! The pillow is just adorable =)
And your LK is looking good :)

What a bargain!! Awesome!! :D
Great display!!

Joysze said...

Congrats on the finishes, Lesleyanne. THe pillow is darling!

Love your display shelf!

Lois said...

Love the find from recycling. That will be perfect to display stitched pieces. What a cute piece for your great niece. Your L*K is looking good and love your finishes!

Pumpkin said...

You've been a busy stitcher! The pillow is adorable and I'm sure it will be much appreciated :o)

Pin keeps aren't that hard to do. I'm sure there is a tutorial out there somewhere.

What a great find! How perfect for all those lovely stitchy pieces :o)

Elaine said...

Beautiful pillow for your new baby niece Lesleyanne.
Adorable sheepy and bunny finish. LK is looking great too.
What a great shelf find it;s just perfect for all those pretty stitches. Have a nice week-end.

Justflo said...

Lovely pillow you have stitched there. Congrats on becoming a Great Aunt.


As usual pretty designs and great progress.

Hazel said...

Such beautiful finishes! Love the pillow. xx

Meari said...

Congrats on all your finishes, and a new niece! The pillow turned out cute. Nice shelf for your stitchy stuff.

Kathy Ellen said...

What a darling little pillow for your sweet newborn niece. Your work is really so special.

Shellie said...

Great finishes what a cute way to finish a birth sampler just perfect

weestitchy.com said...

what a lovely finish, i love the cushion, they will love it, i love the lizzie kate too but funds are low so i will admire from afar, cant wait to see the next update!

Kajsa said...

Everything is just lovely! Love the pillow!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Great finsihes! Don't worry about your finsihing technique that's just something that gets better each time you do it.

Love the shelf!!!

Michele B. said...

I think your Noel Due came out beautifully. Here is my favorite tutorial for adding a bow - it's really easy and Andrea explains it so clearly: http://thecraftroom.blogspot.com/2008/03/my-pinkeep-ribbon-bow.html.