Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Spring assortment et al.

If you follow me on IG, you will have seen all of this stitching.  But here is a summary of finishes since my last post.

Spring took a long time to show up this year, and we were all happy to see its arrival, wet as it has been.  I stitched this cute Spring welcome card to send in honor of the season change.   It's a freebie by Silver Cute Dwarf and you can get the chart here.   It's on 36 count linen and uses a few beads for the flowers. 




My niece took a vacation to Paris this spring and I stitched this Bon Voyage card for her.   The original design had Notre Dame in the the upper right.  I found a nice little charted Arc De Triomphe online somewhere that I liked better, so I substituted it. Although my niece did not take her dog with her, she does have a little dog like the one in the design.   The design is from the DMC Europe SAL and you can get the chart here.  I used 18 count Aida for this.  Hadn't stitched on Aida is quite some time!



I needed a 'boy' birthday design so I searched for something nautical.   I found this cute ship in a bottle  by La Comtesse et le Point De Croix.    You can get the chart here.  I had planned to use an old vintage world map in the background, but the map I had was too big.  So I just hunted through my folder of stickers for some 'sea' things.  Then I got the bright idea to cut the opening in the shape of the bottle and I think that worked out pretty well. This is on 36 count linen also.  Neither of these two photos shows the real colors, but that's the best I could do.  I incorporated the words 'Smooth Sailing' on the inside greeting after seeing something like that elsewhere on line.


I started Plum Street Samplers "Turkey Bay" about a year ago just for stress relief at the time.  I needed something colorful and easy to stitch.  Didn't care if I ever finished it.  Eventually I did complete the stitching, but only now turned it into a pillow.    It's done on HDF Old Gray Mare 32 count linen.  A simple finish, but I'm very happy with it.



Another design that I stitched a while ago, but just finished is "Honey Bee",  number 3 in the Blackbird Designs Garden Club series.  I'm just using this as a little mat on which to rest my glasses, keys, remote, whatever.  It's on 32 count lambs wool Jobelan if I remember correctly.


Happy Stitching to all as we head into June!

14 comments:

Robin in Virginia said...

Annie, I always enjoy seeing the cards you create. Well done on all your finishes!

Vickie said...

What cute cards! Wow! Turkey Bay is so cool. I like Honey Bee a lot.

Jane Galley said...
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Jane Galley said...

Think spring was late everywhere this year. Lovely makes Annie, love the Paris one and your little cushion

Preeti said...

Beautiful finishes! Turkey bay looks lovely. I recently visited Paris with my family.

Annie said...

Thanks.

Julie said...

Yu have been busy. The ship in a bottle card is fabulous.

Margaret said...

You always stitch great designs, and your finishing is always on point too. Love seeing these.

Brigitte said...

So much lovely stitching, Annie. I alway love to see your cards, the motifs you stitch are always so thoughtfully chosen and the finishing is perfect.

Carol said...

You are becoming the queen of card-making, Annie! I really love how you cut the card opening for the ship card--just perfect! Amazing how the colors on the card look so completely different in those two photos--on my screen the top is navy blue and the bottom is green... The little PSS pillow is adorable--love the turkeys swimming in the water :)

And the colors in the BBD are lovely--I may have to stitch the right side of that one just for my bee bowl!

Hoping your June is off to a good start :)

Gina E. said...

Love all your stitching Annie! So nice to see them made up into usable items such as mats and cushions, as well as the cards :-)

Jackie said...

You always are so creative! I love your finishes and how you personalize them!

Manuela said...

Wonderful finishes.
Manuela

Astrids dragon said...

You have been busy! They all look great, but I especially love the bottle and how you finished the card.