Monday, January 18, 2010

Thread Crochet

Lately, I've been on a thread crochet binge. I work on these projects while watching TV with my DH or while riding in the car.

This is a doily that I did from an issue of Magic Crochet. Finished size is 32in. in diameter.

I've also been making crocheted snowflakes. Here are the first 10 that I've crocheted, starched and dried.

These are from the book 101 Snowflakes from American School of Needlework.

Happy Stitching!


Rune Sampler progress

Here is my progress so far on Rune Sampler from Dracolair Creations.

Here is a detail photo of the corner medallions.

Here is a detail photo of the border.

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

First stitches in 2010

On the 2MuchXS Yahoo group, there is a challenge to start a new project every Jan. 1. Since I finished Flight of Freedom, I had a set of scroll frames free so I decided to join the challenge.

My start on Jan. 1 is Rune Sampler by Dracolair Creations. Here is what it will look like finished:

Here is the progress that I made on Jan. 1:

and here is my current progress:

Happy Stitching!


Last of my 2009 finishes

Well, I've finally gotten around to getting the photos off my camera, so here are the last of my finishes for 2009.

This is a washcloth/hot pad that I crocheted in afghan stitch. It was one of the items that I put in a basket for my mother's Christmas gift.

This next picture is a bunch of ornaments that I've stitched over the years. None of them were done this year, I just remembered to take a photo.

My mother is always saying that it "smells like snow" so when I saw this pattern, I just had to do this for her. This was another item in her Christmas basket.

I made this doily for my grandmother for Christmas. She's hard to buy for, but loves handmade items so I gave her this plus a hand-knitted scarf. (I forgot to take a pic of the scarf.)

My last finish for 2009! This is Flight of Freedom, a Dimensions kit. This is for my DH who has a love of bald eagles. The flag, eagle and branch are whole cross stitches. All the rest is half stitches. It was especially fun to do the cording and tassel on the left edge of the flag.

Happy Stitching!