Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas and a Finish!

I have been stitching like a mad woman and have finally finished my first Heaven and Earth Designs chart. To say I am thrilled would be an understatement. I loved stitching this piece apart from page 2 where I had a little wobble and vowed never to stitch on it again. But I put my big girl pants on and filled all the silly little squares I had left, lesson learnt, and soon got into the swing of it. So without further ado my I present Mini Be Good for Goodness Sake, artwork by Dona Gelsinger, chart by Heaven and Earth Designs. I stitched it on 18ct magic guide aida using 2 threads over one square.

I was also very honoured to be asked to stitch a square on Sally's 50th Birthday quilt. I hope Sally doesn't mind but I have borrowed her picture of the completed quilt and my square. Lainey and Mouse organised this lovely surprise for Sally with Mouse making up the quilt. Thank you both for asking me to take part. I stitched Littlehouse Needleworks Joy and Peace which I thought was very appropriate given Sally's love of sheep.
I would like to end this rather long post by wishing all my readers a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. I really do appreciate you taking the time out to visit my blog and leave me a comment. They really make my day. Love Lesleyanne xxx

38 comments:

Annie said...

All you projects are beautiful! Congrats on the finish.

Vickie said...

Congratulations! Great finish and great timing. ;)
Sally's gift is fabulous.

Solstitches said...

Congratulations Lesleyanne! That is a wonderful achievement and finished right on time too :)
Your Santa looks great.
Sally's quilt is fabulous.

Happy Christmas,
Margaret

Pull the other thread said...

Well done on your amazing HAED. What a wonderful gift for Sally, she must have been thrilled. Happy Christmas

SoCal Debbie said...

Congratulations on your big HAED finish, and it's perfect that you finished Santa on Christmas Eve!

Shebafudge said...

Merry Christmas! Your square for the quilt is a lovely one.

Emma/Itzy said...

Well done on your finish! It looks great and worth all the hard work :)

Maggie said...

Wow Santa looks fantastic, congratulations!

Have a wonderful Christmas xx

Jane said...

Well done you on completing your first HAED, worth every effort as it looks fantastic!
Happy Christmas to you and your family Lesleyanne ~ hope it's a good one xxx

Busy Lizzie said...

great finish!! it is very beautiful

Michelle said...

A beautiful finish and Merry Christmas my friend xx

Lija Broka said...

They HAED looks gorgeous ... I bet the 2nd page involved the berries.

Lovely square too ... I had an eye on the chart myself for some time now.

Blu said...

Congrats on your first HAED finish. He looks spectacular!

Mouse said...

Woooo Hoooo way to go on perfect finishing timing and good for you for persevering with it too :)
and so pleased you were part of the Quilt too :) looks good doesn't it ... :) love mouse xxxx

Mouse said...

ps HAPPPYYYYY Christmas and may you have a wonderful Stitchy New Year with lots of finishes and new starts xxxx love mouse xxxxx

Cath said...

WOW , wow and Wow again . What an amazing finish . Well done you !
Hope you have a fabulous Christmas xxx

Heather said...

Merry Christmas! !! What a great finish!

catherine's sewing corner said...

Great pics Lesleyanne and wishing you a merry Christmas
x catherine

Michelle said...

Its wonderful Lesleyanne - Merry Christmas to you all xx

Lisa V said...

Your HAED finish is amazing. Merry Christmas.

♥ Nia said...

You did it :D Congratulations !!!!! Beautiful finish :)
Merry Christmas!!! :)

Christine said...

Great finish! Happy Christmas

Lesley said...

Many congratulations on completing your gorgeous HAED and happy Christmas

Stitching Angel said...

Love your mini be good, well stitched and just on christmas too.

Stitching Angel said...

Love your mini be good, well stitched up and just on Christmas too.

Karen said...

Kudos on a great finish! merry Christmas and happy stitching on your next project!

Sara said...

Big congrats on your first HAED finish! You finished right on time and he looks great. Hope your family had a very Merry Christmas!

Brigitte said...

Congratulations on finishing this HAED Santa. He's gorgeous!

Julie said...

Well done on the HAED design, it's fabulous.
I hope you've had a wonderful Christmastime.

Bekca said...

Congratulations on finishing your first HAED, it looks incredible! I hope you enjoyed a lovely Christmas, best wishes for the New Year :)

Anne said...

Big big congrats on your HAED finish!! I'm glad you stuck it through cause it's great!! I love Sally's quilt and how wonderful to stitch a patch for her. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow congrats on finishing your HEAD!!!

Carol said...

What a fantastic Christmas finish, Lesleyanne--it really is stunning! And I love how you all pulled together and made Sally such a sweet quilt--just lovely :)

The Crafty Princess said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish. Glad you persevered through the wobblies, HAED's can be a bit daunting but worth it in the end. Great job.

Have a fantastic and crafty New Year
xox Alicia

Sally said...

Congratulations on a fantastic finish Lesleyanne. He is gorgeous!

Thank you for stitching on my quilt and for helping make my 50th so special. It is on my bed so I see it every day.

Happy New Year!

stitcherw said...

Congratulations, Be Good looks wonderful! Sally's quilt turned out gorgeous too, what a great present. Have a wonderful New Year, Sue

Mylene said...

A beautiful finish!
Happy New Year!! And Best wishes for 2014!

Joysze said...

Congrats on the stunning finish!!!!! What a great accomplishment. Onward and upward to the next one. :D