Saturday, January 29, 2011

Stitching....

I have had a few lovely days at home over the last week and have been busy stitching. This stitchery was a project from the lovely Immerse stitching day in Melbourne and the kits came all printed on so it was fun to stitch. It is so not my colours but it will make a very cute little bag. This was Rosalie Quinlan's project on the day.
I have been very naughty and have disregarded all the UFOs and have had such fun stitching the first block of the Scandinavian Christmas BOM. I even enjoyed the needleturn as the shapes were larger and they were good shapes to needleturn. The cross stitches take a while to stitch but are easy. I chose to stitch the legs, face details and antlers with brown (DMC 3021) as I liked it better than using red.
Here are my birds. I couldn't find a really good fabric for the second bird so embroidered a few sprigs of holly onto the stripes.
Here are the reindeers. Aren't they cute? I wasn't sure about the fabrics I chose but am pleased with them now.

6 comments:

Sandy at Cookies and Cream Craft said...

Sylvia, Your project are great. I love them all!! You do wonderful work. I can relate to "not" wanting to work on a UFO, but wanting to start that next project. *grin*

Chookyblue...... said...

nice sewing........always good to have progress on projects.........

Chocolate Cat said...

I love your first block of the 'new' bom! Glad you decided to get it started!

Suedio said...

Oh Sylvia, this block looks fantastic. I love it!

I do like your Immerse piece as well. Look forward to seeing the bag made up!!

Regards, Sue

Siobhan said...

What adorable projects! Beautiful sewing and stitching. :)

Tatkis said...

Both projects are so nice! Can't wait to see them finished!

Best wishes,
Tatyana