Monday, January 06, 2014

Starting as I mean to go on!

I'm hoping that this is a good omen for 2014 - I have a finish already and I have managed to do some finishing!

My finish is Just Nan's Mermaid Heart. If you remember I finished the cross stitch last year, leaving just the back stitch, shell stitch and all the bling to attach.  So as soon as it came up in my rotation I was able to finish it.




Just Nan - Mermaid Heart copyright 2006
using the recommended fabric and silks

 This is going to go into Rosie's newly redecorated bedroom and she's very pleased with the end result.  At her request I'm now working on the accompanying Whim-zi design.

On the finishing front I got the children's two ornaments finished in time (just!) to get them on the tree this year.



A Victorian Christmas Tree copyright Needlecrafts Unlimited Co. 2001


Snow Joe copyright Heart in Hand Needlearts 2000 
Before I worked on Mermaid Heart I did my rotation slot on Anniversary Roses.  I hadn't quite realised how far on I was with this sampler, I though I was at the half way point but actually it's nearer two thirds.  All of which makes my goal of finishing it this year more achievable.

Anniversary Roses by Forget Me Nots in Stitches copyright 2009
using the silks and fabrics provided

15 comments:

geeky Heather said...

Mermaid Heart is beautiful!! Congratulations! Such lovely colors. And you have actual ornaments...I still have a pile of small flat things, LOL!

Margaret said...

Wow, Anniversary Roses is gorgeous! Love your Just Nan finish too! Lovely ornies too!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Anniversary Roses looks fabulous! You did a great job on finishing the children's ornaments.

Erin said...

Mermaid Heart is such a sweet piece! Excellent choice for her.

Brigitte said...

Mermaid Heart looks gorgeous and I love the little charms that are attached. So lovely.
And wow, you were doing some great finshing. A great start into the new year.

Carol said...

Lovely finish on your Just Nan piece, Karoline--that charm is so pretty on it! And I love the children's ornaments--I so wish I had stitched my sons ornaments each year when they were young...

Melissa said...

Congratulations on finishing Mermaid Heart - the colours are so pretty!

Nice ornaments and your Anniversary Rose looks wonderful!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Well done, a good start to the year indeed Karoline. A really nice mix of designs.

Penny said...

Beautiful finish! Anniversary Roses is so pretty, and I love the verse! Lovely finishing on the ornaments too! You are off to a great start. :)

Mii Stitch said...

Mermaid heart is beautiful, and the snowman adorable! Congrats on your finishes

Chris said...

Wonderful finishes and great progress on that beautiful sampler. Won't it be wonderful to have it finished!!

Ellen said...

Beautiful finished, Karoline, and great progress on the sampler.

It's so wonderful that Rosie appreciates your beautiful work.

Andrea said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish and of course your 2 ornaments. Anniversary Roses is lovely.

Dani - tkdchick said...

What great stitching and congrats on your finish!

lena-lou said...

Hi Karoline, Love the JN design and your children's ornaments :-) 2 children?? I thought you only had one!! I have been missing a while!! Congratulations. You have same as me, a Girl and then a boy, lucky aren't we :-))