1.07.2008

First finish of 2008 :-)

Most of my family, including the dog, were on vacation this weekend. J & I had to work so we stayed home. I got a lot done with the house so empty - 2 loads of laundry, plenty of cooking, some much-needed cleaning, and I even culled some things to freecycle. Although I might freecycle them to Shaina (of the pre-new years bowling outing), since they were mostly books.

I haven't posted any stitchy pics in a while, so here you are :-)


I was really intimidated by my first Mirabilia piece but I'm flying through Ivy. So much so that I don't want to put it down to work on P+tP or my Bent Creek Snappers! Sweet Pea has postd some excellent shots of her Princess though, so I'd better get cracking on mine tonight if I want to catch up!


My first finish of 2008 is my last start from 2007 - Shepherd's Bush's Wish.


I framed my first LHN piece, Rose Sampling, Sunday night. This was my second attempt at self-framing and it came out much better than the first piece I did. I don't think it's 100% centered but it's mine :-)

9 comments:

Becky K in OK said...

I think your framed LHN looks centered to me. It's a beautiful work of needle.

Anna van Schurman said...

Rose Sampling looks nice!

tkdchick said...

Wow everything looks just fantastic! The framing gets better with practice so keep doing it, don't get intimidated!

Janet said...

Great job with the framing (and of course the stitching). I'd love to be able to frame things myself.

The Mirabilia looks fantastic. I'm trying to work up the courage to start one.

Congratulations on the super early new year finish!

AngelSan said...

Your framing is just perfect ! And it goes so well with the project...

I love your little sheep as well, it's so funky in a way !

Carla said...

Your framed pice looks great!
Congrats on your first finish for 2008!

Ruth said...

Wow, I'd say your second framing was outstanding! It looks great from waaaay over here.

Jennifer aka Sweet Pea said...

Getting this centered and straight is harder than it looks. Nice work!

Ranae said...

The framed LHN looks fabulous. It gets easier with each one. It's much cheaper too.
SB is so sweet, congrats!
Mirabilia looks fantastic. I have never did one before although I have a few of the holiday kits, I need to start.