Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Never Give Up Hope

Here is my Hope project all finished after staying up late to stitch on the last beads. Showed it to my daughter Darcy this morning and she said "Darcy's" so even at 23mths old she knows what she wants!  For anyone who hasn't seen the sister design Believe that I completed in November the designs are out of a book called "Bewitching Cross Stitch" by Joan Elliott. It's stitched on 28ct Sparkling Fairy Tale by Sparklies using normal DMC stranded cottons and Mill Hill Beads. I'm so pleased with how it's turned out :-)


I've also finally completed a Christmas ornament for my children. This is a snowman stitched on plastic canvas, bought it ages ago but only just finished it off. 


Also managed to complete a couple of small items for the kids and a silver snowman. Not quite sure what to do with the snowman though, card, frame or ornament?



This week I'm going to try and catch up on my SALs. I've only part 12 and Darcy's initials to go on my Christmas SAL then its completed. I've started the centre panel on my A Stitch A Week SAL, after that I'm a couple of squares behind but the postman has delivered my fairy charm for the centre of one of them. Hope you're all having lots of relaxing stitching time inbetween getting ready for the festivities. Take Care XX

19 comments:

  1. everything is so great. Like that silver snowman, ornament I think.

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  2. Darcy's Hope looks beautiful and I love all your ornaments. You have done beautiful work, congratulations on the finishes.

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  3. Look great! I still have the tree ornaments you sewed for me. See you soon xxx

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  4. Hope is just beautiful! Love the fabric you chose to go with it! Gorgeous!

    Great ornies as well!!!

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  5. All your finishes look great! I think I'd make the snowman into an ornament. I love the pretty picture in your blog header too!

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  6. Your stitching is really lovely, congrats!

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  7. Beautiful stitching, Jo. Hope is just gorgeous.

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  8. I love your Hope - it's gorgeous! Everything else looks wonderful, too. Great stitching!

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  9. Great finishes. The silver snowman is neat. :)

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  10. Lovely finishes, I have been tempted by the Hope, believe pattern, haven't caved and bought it yet. Nice Christmas finishes!

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  11. Great finishes. Hope is beautiful.

    Marl

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  12. Beautiful finishes Jo :-)
    Love the colours on 'Hope'
    Congratulations! x

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  13. Congrats on some great finishes Jo. Of course the snowmen are my favorites.

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  14. Hope is really beautiful, and the others are great, too. Enjoy your stitching time among all the other activities!

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  15. Hope is stunning. I love it. Congrats on all of your wonderful finishes!

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  16. Hope is absolutely gorgeous! Love your other finishes as wel.
    Katrien - ILCS

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  17. "hope" is beautiful ! Il love this stitch !!!

    You do lot of nice things ;-)

    good nigth !

    Sophos

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  18. I love all of your finishes. If I'm not mistaking the snowman is a Dimensions design. I love, love, love Dimensions. The Hope design by Joan is adorable too. The fabric you chose is superb! Your kids are too cute :o)

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