Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Some Finishes

I'm really sorry about being absent from this space for so long,  it wasn't planned (writing a blog update has regularly been on my to-do list for months!) but life has proved to be rather on the busy side for most of this year.  

However busy I have been making time for crafting has been a priority and I'm hoping that I can share some of what I've been up to over the next few weeks.

First I actually have some stitching finishes!

Strictly this first one is a 'finishing' finish as I completed the stitching back in 2014 and since then I have been plugging away at the finishing.  


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  Danish White Work Portfolio by CA Wells

I took this class through Hanging by a Thread in London back in 2005.  The stitching and finishing on this one where somewhat on the challenging side as the instructions that CA provided were on the distinctly sketchy side but fortunately I'd already put enough of CA's designs together that I could muddle through to completion. 

One of my goals for this year was to have more finishes than last year when I managed a sum total of three.  To help with this I joined in with a couple of challenges on the 'All about Smalls' group on Facebook.

For the Spring Challenge I opted to stitch the Violet Needle roll by Shepherds Bush
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And for the Summer Challenge I went for another CA Well's piece - Mermaid Companion

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Both kits have been in my stash for far too long so I am very glad to have got them done!

My final finish is the 'small' project from my rotation - My Love I give thee by Barrick Sampler

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This was a free design that I have had in my stash for a very long time, it was charted for DMC but I substituted assorted over dyed cottons from my stash.

7 comments:

woolwoman said...

beautiful finishes Karoline - that mermaid pocket is amazing and I had not seen either of those CA pieces before. that design would make a great nametag. Love them all but no knitting to show? I know you've been knitting. Maybe another post soon on the knitting. Great to see a post from you today - Mel

Brigitte said...

Great stitching projects that you finished.

Mii Stitch said...

Nice to read you again :)
You have indeed been busy with those three finishes.
They all look lovely! My favourite has to be the needle roll. I only managed myself to make one and gave it away to a friend. It was great fun to make and the end result is so pretty.

Margaret said...

Such beautiful finishes! Just lovely!

Jackie said...

Your finishing is outstanding! You must be quite please and should be!

Carin said...

That is so beautiful, well done !!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Oh my Karoline, the Danish piece is just lovely.