September 10, 2012

Three Finishes and ISHW

I have been stitching my butt off to finish a few things before starting on anything new. I managed to finally finish my stitch along with Carrie when I got my stars for the background yesterday.

All Hearts Come Home by Diane Arthurs

I did add my initials and the year down on the bottom right, which you will be able to see after I have framed it.

Then I decided that I really needed a small project to work on over a day or so, with an easy finish. Well, this one took a little more than one day (three), but I did finish it fast.

All Dolled Up by Little House Needleworks

I was pleasantly surprised to see that the piece on the chart front had been finished by none other than Vonna Pfeffer of The Twisted Stitcher (Vonna, I hope I spelled your last name right! I was too lazy to go check the pattern.) She was one of the first two stitching blogs that got me started on my own stitching blog, so I was happy to be working on something she had done before. Her star was an embellishment instead of stitched, but since I didn't know to get the embellishment when I bought the chart and since I didn't feel like trying to get to the hobby store and find one, I just went ahead and stitched the star in the golden yellow color. I plan on doing the finishing when I go down to visit my mother in October, as she has promised me her stash of Christmas fabrics to bring home. Until then, I will keep it with the other projects awaiting finishing.

I also finished my biscornu at Guild on Thursday. Here is what it looked like before:

And here is what it looks like finished:

A lovely little biscornu. I really have to go to google translate and figure out what the heck that means. Little pincushion? I was happily surprised at how easy it was to make this a three dimensional project and I plan on making a bunch more as gifts. (People who aren't stitchers beware! People who are stitchers anticipate!) I'm taking color requests for Christmas presents.

I have made huge progress on my HAED, but I want to finish the metallic on page one before posting an update. I received the thread in the mail the other day, so it's just a matter of getting to it. Page two will go faster than page one I think, just because I am getting into a rhythm and figuring out what this HAED thing is all about.

This weekend is International Hermit and Stitch Weekend. Wow that came around fast. I am going to the Bluemont Craft Fair on Sunday, so most of my stitching will be done on Saturday this time, but I've signed up anyway.

I hope you all are enjoying the cooler weather we are having.

Happy stitching!



  1. Your little Biscorno is so lovly.

  2. Beautiful finishes. Well done. Looking forward to seeing your HAED progress.

  3. All your stitching is lovely but I really like that Biscornu!
    Happy Stitching

  4. Congrats on the finishes Chelle. They all turned out great. Love the Biscornu. Something else I will never try.


  5. Yeah finishes! The biscornu is darling and I love the christmas theme, hehe.

  6. Great finishes -- I love the biscornu.


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