January 19, 2010

stitching too!

So now the cake is gone (anyone make it or have plans to?), I have some stitching to share....



From the Blackbird Designs Joyeux Noel book



the Joyeux Noel reproduction sampler (my first finish dated 2010!)



stitched on 30 ct. Lucky Penny linen with the called for Gentle Arts, Weeks Dye Works and Crescent Colours overdyed threads. I did sub DMC for the CC Petite Maison, as the skein I had just blended right into the fabric and couldn't be seen.



What a joy this one was....well, except for that four-sided stitch, could've lived without that as it took me FORever to do! But, it's a neat look for a change and it's over and done with, so I'll quit whining about it ;-)

Oh, and I did finally finish stitching that last stocking from the BBD 'Tis Halloween book, called Enchantment...



on this one I used DMC 3371 for the CC Blackbird and DMC 3856 for the CC Copper Penny. Come to think of it, I never used Blackbird for any of the other stockings either, but the DMC instead. It made me happy to use what I had on hand :-)

Thanks for stopping by! Hope y'all have a great week!

36 comments:

KarenV said...

What a gorgeous finish! Well, they both are ;), but particularly the BBD! I'm stitching on Tis the Season from the same book and really enjoying it.

Nic said...

Great finishes!

connie said...

lovely finishes for 2010..After seeing your cake I had to make one..Only I made mine from scratch..I haven't had a cake mix in the house for so long..I didn't have the sliced pineapple so I used crushed and it turned out yummy just the same..

Annemarie said...

OMG OMG OMG, you stitched the Joyeux Noel piece, I LOVE it! Ooh, and the stocking too. I wasn't that crazy about the Halloween stockings, but then I saw them all stitched up and finished at a craft fair and I fell in love. Can't wait to see what else you will finish in 2010 ;o)

Nancy said...

Andrea your Joyeux Noel is gorgeous! As always you did an amazing stitching job, and don't you love the colors in this sampler? I like your stocking too - great pattern.

Vonna said...

A very JOYEUX congratulations on your finish =)
I think this is the first one I've seen on the blogs finished....and it doesn't disappoint. You did a fantastically beautiful job of it!
Your stocking is gorgeous too...I've got myself a big resolution, to do all of the stockings in each month, hope I can stick to it ;)

Tracey said...

Wow, beautiful finishes!! I had no idea "Joyeux Noel" had so many colors! Gorgeous! I have a feeling my first finish of the year is going to be a Christmas one too. lol

Siobhan said...

"Oh no she didn't!" was my first thought when I saw your beautiful sampler pop up on the screen. YGG! It looks fantastic. I just ordered the Petite Maison (think that's the name of it) and now am thinking maybe I could've just used the DMC. Your rendition of it is stunning. I love the stocking, too!

Donna said...

Love the sampler. I'm glad I bought the book in December and will eventually come around to stitching this piece, too. Congrats on the finishes!

Margaret said...

I love your finishes! So beautiful! that Joyeux Noel piece is one of my favorites in that book!

Tricia said...

You made my day! I absolutely positively LOVE LOVE LOVE this sampler and can't wait to stitch it but my big stitching slump got in the way. It's gorgeous and since it's fairly new, you just whipped it out overnight too. Your stockings have all been so beautiful too, but I just love that sampler, gf!

Julie M said...

What a beautiful sampler! I love it!

Cute stocking too!

natalie said...

I have GOT to get that book! Your finishes are lovely! Did you ever figure out that was wrong with your pug?

valerie said...

Beautiful finishes Andrea! Joyeux Noel was my favorite design out of the book. Nice to see someone's actual finish! The stocking is darling as well!

staci said...

I LOVE your JN finish, it's gorgeous! I've just gotten this book and love everything in it...but now that I've seen yours, maybe this is the fist project to do ;)

Amy said...

Breath taking sampler!!! It is just gorgeous.

Doesn't 2010 feel strange?

I am so happy to have found your site. I am new to Texas. It is a world away from Ohio. But, I love it here.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Woot Woot... your Joyeux Noel is beautiful. I hope to stitch this lovely one day. Love the Halloween stocking too! YGG... congrats on your first finishes of 2010.

Melissa said...

Joyeux Noel piece is bee-autiful! It's amazing the affect when you actually see someone stitch up something. It's another on my 'to stitch list'!

Happy Dance for you Andrea!

PS - I see that little French General needlebook in one of your photos. Where did you get it from, if you don't mind me asking?

Deb said...

very pretty....you do great work..

Cari said...

Wow Andrea! What great finishes, congratulations! I just love anything and everything BBD does. So what do you have on your list to do next?

Catherine said...

What a beautiful finish! I have this in my stash -- darn it, now I might just have to start another piece!

Nicole said...

Wow Andrea!! It's beautiful! I love it - definitely a must stitch. Love the little stocking too! :)

Michelle said...

Gorgeous finish! I love the colors in it. I NEED THIS BOOK!! And your little stocking is wonderful too. I love being able to use what I have on hand too!

Karen said...

Love this one too! Hope to stitch it one day...the colors are so dainty and pretty.

Love the stocking too! Great job.

JOLENE said...

Did I hear "cake"? That sounds delish right now.

Congrats on a beautiful finish, yours is the first one I have seen stitched using this design. It's so pleasing to the eye Andrea, you should be so proud.

mariaerba said...

beautiful, i love it!!!
ciao Maria

Hillery said...

Wow, your stitchig is beautiful. Love all your Halloween stuff.
Happy Stitching,
Hillery
North Country Samplings

Sharon said...

It looks fantastic! Congrats! Love your stocking too.

Joy said...

What a great first finish...beautiful! I stitched the orginal and now more than ever want to stitch it for myself!

Nancy in WI said...

Love your Joyeux Noel and your stocking!. I contemplated buying both those books today, I didn't and now I'm sorry so I guess I might have to make another trip! Thanks for the motivation and inspiration!
Nancy in WI

Katrina said...

Gorgeous! I love the colors on the BBD piece, you could even leave it hanging year around if you wanted to :-). Aren't the stockings fun, I am planning on stitching a bunch this year for my wooden tree.

Stitch By Stitch said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! I have looked at that design before and just loved it. Very well done! Now for that cake you mentioned!:)

KsMaryLou said...

Whoa Andrea, what a way to start the year! Both pieces are lovely, but I especially love Joyeaux Noel. In fact, I have it all kitted, and you have inspired me to move it up to start soon.

mainely stitching said...

Hooray on your first 2010 dated finish! :D It's gorgeous!!

Brigitte said...

OH my, this finish looks so awesome. I love the colours and everything about it. And I love that sewing case that is lying beside the sampler. Wonderful.

Teri said...

Joyeux Noel is such a pretty finish. Love the colors!