Monday, December 30, 2013

Last of 2013 Stitching

Last minute gifts and cloudy days didn't make for great photos.  But I think the gifts were appreciated by the recipients.  Using my new found mounted felt ornament skills, I stitched up Snowy Pines by Little House Needleworks.  I like that this can still be displayed during the winter months since its theme is not holiday specifically. I've wanted to stitch this for a long time, mostly because of that cute bear and his French knot nose!  The fabric is 36 ct Summer Khaki Edinburgh linen.



The UK Cross Stitcher magazine had a set of designs for cute robins that just stole my heart.  I thought I was tired of that sketchy back stitch style of design, but this was just too adorable to pass up.  This one made a great last minute card and I'm sure I'll stitch the others at some point as well.  This is stitched on a scrap of Vikki HDF linen.

And finally, this is a New Year's thank you gift for a friend.  The design is Day 8 of The Little Stitcher's 12 Days of Christmas for 2013.  That little girl, all dressed up, holding a muff in one hand and the final arm of the snowman in the other, is just the sweetest thing.  And these primitive designs are so quick to stitch up.  Again, this is stitched on Summer Khaki Edinburgh linen. 

I used this to make a 'winter survival kit' with hand salve, lip butter, a nail clipper, and the all-important Starbucks gift card.






Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year and a wonderful 2014 ahead!

29 comments:

Cole said...

Beautiful finishes! I just adore your winter survival kit! :D

Vickie said...

Great work Annie!

Kissy said...

I love those felt ornaments! Have to get me a rotary blade one day, my pinking shears are dull as hell.
The tin is is a treasure too!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Annie, I cannot believe, believe believe how super special all of your stitching is...but that winter survival kit. STUNNING! OMGosh,I LOVE IT in fact. What's the design? I think I must stitch one for little 'ol me! because I'm FOREVER losing my chapstick and the like because I'm a mess!

Jackie said...

I always love your tins! Not only are they stitched and finished beautifully but you're so creative with the bits that you put in them. Happy New Year!

Lee said...

Love your stitching
Best wishes for the new Year

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Wonderful finishes! I love your winter survival kit! I must make one - you've inspired me. Again! Happy New Year!

Nan said...

Very nice end of the year stitching. Happy New Year!

Mylene said...

Love them all, great job as always!!

All the best for the year 2014!!

Penny said...

Lovely stitching, Annie! I agree that bear is cute. :) And what a wonderful idea the winter survival kit is! Happy New Year!

Margaret said...

You are always making the most beautiful things! I bet the recipients loved what they received. Wish I had your finishing talents. Happy 2014!

Jane Galley said...

I love the felt finishes, makes for a lovely ornament, and I'm sure the survival tin will be much appreciated. They are beautifully finished

♥ Nia said...

lovely stitching :) and well done on your finishes!! :D

Mii Stitch said...

Your flat ornament is my favourite but all your finishes are so sweet! Very well done & I wish you a Happy New Year too x

Angela P said...

I love the ornament and the winter survival kit! Happy New Year!

Zeb said...

Love them all BUT OMG THE WINTER SURVIVAL KIT IS AWESOME @___@

Gina E. said...

Those tins of yours makelovely and useful gifts. I like the idea of mounting stitched items on felt - easy and neat!
Happy New Year, Annie -
hugs,
Gina

mainelystitching said...

Too clever!! I love the winter survival kit!! Best wishes for 2014. :)

Michelle said...

Such beautiful ornament finishes - 'Snowy Pines' is so cute and such a lovely finish! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Anne said...

Aw, your LHN ornament is so sweetly finished. I love that little bear! What a great Winter survival kit!! It's perfectly finished! Happy New Years!!

Carol said...

Love them all, Annie, but you know my favorite is your sweet tin finish... You are the queen of the Altoid tin finishes, in my book :) What a great winter survival idea.

I've been thinking about buying that chart from the Little Stitcher--I think you've pushed me over the edge!!

Hope your new year is off to a wonderful start :)

Brigitte said...

Great, this wintery ornament and the card, and both so beautifully finished. I love making cards as well and I also love to stitch these little backstitched motives, they give you a nice change while stitching bigger projects.
The winter survival box you created is just stunning. Absolutely gorgeous.
Have a great new stitching year!

Melanie said...

Love, love, love them all. The finishing is impeccable, as always.
Little Stitcher....hmm...I might need to look that one up. The tin is ADORABLE. Hope you had a nice holiday! :)

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Love the tin idea! I always seem to misplace these types of things this time of year.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing!

ricketyjo said...

Wonderful stitching, I adore that little tin! :)

Annette said...

Happy new Year Annie.
May 2014 bring you all the best, and let us enjoy all your beautifull craft pieces!!

Look out working with felt is addicted.. awesome finish.
All beautifull pieces.
But the best thing is still your tin, every time you show one I;m in love with it.
Awesome!!
have a great 2014

Annette said...

Happy new Year Annie.
May 2014 bring you all the best, and let us enjoy all your beautifull craft pieces!!

Look out working with felt is addicted.. awesome finish.
All beautifull pieces.
But the best thing is still your tin, every time you show one I;m in love with it.
Awesome!!
have a great 2014

Bernadett Rauski said...

Wonderful pieces.:)
Happy New Year.