19 December 2008

Design: Bikini magnet
Designer/Source: Me
Website: N/A
Fabric: 14 ct. Aida   Color: black
Floss: DMC black and electric blue
Started: 19 Dec 2008
Finished: 19 Dec 2008
Size: @ ½" x 1"
Goofs: none
Purpose: gift
Notes: pieces attached with fishing line. When we were setting our spending limit and limitations for our office exchange, Boss jokingly said we should probably stay away from lingerie and SD said she wouldn't mind lingerie, LOL, so I stitched this up as a magnet. Everyone got a kick out of it.
Available? No

18 December 2008

Towel leaves


Design: Leaves
Designer/Source: Decorative Cross Stitch by Maria Diaz
Website: www.amazon.com
Fabric: store-bought towel
Floss: DMC, chart-indicated
Started: 14 Dec 2008
Finished: 18 Dec 2008
Size: N/A
Goofs: none
Purpose: gift
Available? No

08 December 2008

Christmas Stitch Sampler tree

Design: Christmas Tree Stitch Sampler 2007
Designer/Source: Jeannette Douglas; Just Cross Stitch magazine Oct 2007
Website: www.jeannettedouglas.com
Fabric: 18 ct. Aida   Color: oatmeal
Floss: DMC, chart-indicated
Started: 06 Dec 2008 @
Finished: 08 Dec 2008
Size: 1 13" x 2"
Goofs: none
Purpose: Christmas gift/ornament
Notes: left off "2007" and instead of the rows of "snow", used cream rayon floss and randomly stitched "snow" because I hate fractional stitching on over-1.
Available? No

07 December 2008

Hello Kitty magnet

Design: Hello Kitty
Designer/Source: defunct Geocities site
Website: N/A
Fabric: 14 ct. Aida
Floss: DMC, chart-indicated
Started: 04 Dec 2008 @
Finished: 07 Dec 2008
Size: @ 2½" x 3½"
Goofs: yes, forgot her whiskers! Doh!
Purpose: birthday gift, made into a magnet
Available? No

01 December 2008

"Don't go into Mr. McGregor's garden...."


Design: Improvised from Beatrix Potter Alphabet
Website: www.123stitch.com/cgi-perl/itemdetail.pl?item=4099
Fabric: 14 ct. Aida
Floss: DMC, chart-indicated
Started: July or August 2008
Finished: July/August?/September? 2008; framed 08 Feb 2009
Size: fits in 11"x14" frame, matted
Goofs: none; but in hindsight, I should have used a darker pink for her name and info.
Purpose: birth announcement
Notes: I used the "R" and I forget which letter the bunny I used was on... "G" maybe; a Potter-ish pink color rather than the green they suggest; a quote from one of the books. Modeled the swirly backstitching from the BP growth chart; and used a quote from The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter.
Available? No

23 May 2008

Celtic coaster

Design: Celtic knot
Designer/Source: Celtic Charted Designs by Co Spinhoven
Website: www.amazon.com
Fabric: 18 ct. Aida
Floss: DMC variegated blue
Started: 20 May 2008 @
Finished: 23 May 2008
Size: @ 2½" x 2½"
Goofs: yes, not design-impairing
Purpose: coaster
Available? No - Mine!

19 May 2008

Scottish Thistle

Design: Scottish Thistle
Designer/Source: Twisted Oaks Designs
Website: twistedoaksdesigns.com
Fabric: 18 ct. Aida
Floss: DMC, chart-indicated
Started: 10 May 2008 @
Finished: 19 May 2008
Size: 2 78" square
Goofs: none
Purpose: coaster
Notes: ended up being too big for the coasters generally found retail.
Available? Yes

05 April 2008

The Meeting...

Design: The Meeting on the Turret Stairs
Designer/Source: Fredrick Burton (original artist), from ArtofStitching.com freebie size collection
Website: www.artofstitching.com/art/burton/pages/themeeting.html
Fabric: 18 ct. Aida
Floss: DMC, chart-indicated
Started: mid/late Feb 2008
Finished: 05 Apr 2008
Size: 4¾" x 6¾"
Goofs: yes, not design-impairing
Purpose: to eventually be framed for me. Came thisclose to seeing the original in Dublin, but since it's a watercolor, it's not on display all the time. Sadness.
Available? No - Mine!

15 February 2008

Tartan bookmark

"There can be only one!"


Design: Tartan band
Designer/Source: The Cross-Stitcher's Complete Companion 500 Motifs for Every Occasion by Crafters Choice
Website: www.amazon.com
Fabric: 14 ct. Aida   Color: black
Floss: DMC
Started: Feb 2008
Finished: 15 Feb 2008
Size: 1½" x 7⁄8"
Goofs: none
Purpose: bookmark
Notes: chose my own colors based on the MacLeod hunting tartan.
Available? Undecided

18 January 2008

Three Geishas

Design: Geishas from "Three Blackwork Ladies
Designer/Source: Rainbow Gallery
Website: www.rainbowgallery.com
Fabric: 14 ct. Aida?
Floss: DMC variegated red/blue/purple
Started: ?
Finished: 18 Jan 2008
Size: 3½" x 5"
Goofs: none
Purpose: unknown
Notes: medallions on hats accented with DMC yellow rayon
Available? Yes