giovedì, dicembre 28, 2006

A lot of pictures...

I was so busy with Christmas holidays and Christmas gifts that I have not been posting for many days. Thanks for all your posts and mails, I really appreciated them.

I have a lot of pictures to share.

Before Christmas I sent the last envelope for my Italian mail art exchange. I used a lovely pattern by Little House Needleworks. I changed the pattern to stitch it on the envelope with the address of my friend. I used a white Aida that I hand-dyed with tea. The fabric inside is by Debbie Mumm. I really like how the envelope turned out.

Front side:

Back side:


Finally I can share the gifts I worked on during the past weeks.
I stitched two patterns to sew on two different recipes books.

The first one is a pattern I found on an Italian magazine.

The second one is part of the pattern Madame Poule by Tralala!!!

I also prepared some biscuits and I gave them as gifts with some little ornaments.

I stitched this ornament that I saw on a new Italian magazine.

These ornaments are by Olde Ornaments I by Sisters & Best Friends. I stitched them using only DMC.

I also stitched a quick pattern. It's for my Dear Diary quilt and it's the second block I finished. The first block is the one of Elizabeth MCGuire. This is the pillow dedicated to kindness and it's in the pattern Elizabeth McGuire.

I think I finished more than the patterns I would have liked to stitch before another order so I've already put my next order.

martedì, dicembre 12, 2006

The last Santa

During the past week-end I started preparing my Christmas tree and I went on working on my Santas. I could finish the last Santa for this year. Now I have twelve Christmas ornaments, one for month. I have already sewed six of them and they're on my tree. In the next days I'm going to sew and finish the left Santas.
I'm pretty happy because I could stitch twelve Santas as I decided at the begininnig of the year. Surely one of my goals for the next year is stitching other PS Santas to add to the stitched ones. I noticed that the yearly Santas are longer than other patterns by PS so I'm going to stitch one yearly Santa for two months.

Now I can change my rotation. I finished the ornaments and the exchanges for 2006 so my next rotation will be:

Monday - Christian's stocking

Tuesday - Flip-It by Lizzie Kate, I have to stitch two to finish all the series Blocks

Wednesday - Celtic Summer (that was an UFO few weeks ago) and Christmas gifts

Thursday - sew Christmas gifts and the charity doll for Unicef

Friday - Christmas gifts

Saturday/Sunday - Terre de France and what I like

sabato, dicembre 09, 2006


First of all thanks everyone for your posts and comments about my ornaments. I really appreciated them!

Telling about my ornaments I worked hard on them in the past days too and I could start and finish another little Santa.
This one is by the new leaflet Good Saint Nick by Prairie Schooler.

I stitched him more quickly than the others because he is small.
I also started stitching my last Santa for this year and this is the progress:

This one is by the leaflet Kris Kringle by Prairie Schooler and I'm stitching him on linen.

I also finished an envelope for my Italian mail art exchange but I have to sew it and I can't show the result till my friend receive it.

It's time to come back stitching!

Have a nice week-end, ladies.

martedì, dicembre 05, 2006


During the past week-end I decided to sew some ornaments.

I sewed two Christmas ornaments I had already stitched and two Flip-Its by Lizzie Kate.

I could stitch the November Flip-It too and this is another finish for my list.

I also stitched some Christmas gifts but I can't share any picture. They're four little gifts and I have to sew them. I decided to count them as only one finish because they're very small and they are stitched by the same pattern.

Last Sunday I had pulled out my sewing machine so I decided to sew something else. I sewed Christmas ornaments using a lovely fabric by Debbie Mumm. The picture don't justice to the wonderful designs. I'm really happy how they turned out. Those designs are wonderful!
The fabric is Winter Whismy - Label Panel Multi on Green.

venerdì, dicembre 01, 2006

Present and future goals

Today I've not stitching pictures to share because yesterday I've not had enough time to stitch. Instead I decided to work on my kitchen curtains and I want to show a picture of them because they're the first curtains I sewed. I'm pretty happy how they turned out. They're not perfect and I could have done something better...but finally I have the curtains!

A new month arrived and it's time to review my past goals.

My November goals:

-stitch September and November Flip-It by LK

no, but I've quite finished November Flip-It

-stitch September, October and November ornaments

I stitched September and October ones

-finish a block of Terre de France

no, but I worked on it and I've quite finished the block

-finish the curtains for my kitchen


In addition I started and finished Elizabeth McGuire by LHN.

For the last month of the year I would like to finish some projects and exchanges.

- finish all the Flip-It Blocks by LK (September, November and December left)

- finish twelve Christmas ornaments (I've already stitched ten and I have to stitch two)

- stitch and sew the last envelope for the Italian mail art exchange

- stitch and sew some Christmas gifts

I hope to have not forgotten anything...

I'm also thinking about 2007 goals and I'm writing a list to pubblish at the end of this year. During the past months I fell in love with many patterns and to choose the ones I'll stitch in 2007 is not easy. Surely I want to stitch one of the following patterns. The first one was released last year and I immediately fell in love with it. The second one is the newest pattern by Victoria Sampler and I LOVE it! I imagine that they're long patterns to stitch and I would like to stitch one of them as a SAL. So I'm searching somebody who would like to start one of these patterns during the next year. Everyone is welcome! I have to purchase the pattern and the supplies yet so we've enough time to decide when we could start stitching it.