Sunday, 10 October 2010

Lots to Share

Today's post is a fairly long one because I have been stitching up a storm recently. I think when I'm stressed, I tend to stitch more as it relaxes me in the evenings after the busy days. So, first up is the first pillow I have ever made using a cross stitched piece. Ta-daaah!



This little reindeer was stitched on aida as it was a freebie kit, but I think linen is better when making pillows. Ah well, I'll learn from my mistakes. The next pillow was stitched on linen and is the Lizzie*Kate freebie, Spooky Patch.



I stitched this using the DMC alternatives and the pillow wasn't quite perfect but that's because I'm very new to the sewing machine. They don't teach sewing at my school, isn't that stupid? My mum was very patient with me when I made these two today :) Both of the pillows were backed with material I bought recently and the Spooky Patch is being entered into the Pumpkin Challenge. That is why I think the Challenge is such a good idea because I never would have attempted making a pillow without the added incentive.
Next up is Boo Tree which is in the process of being made into a pinkeep, also being entered into the Pumpkin Challenge. I haven't got any cord at the moment so I will wait until I have all the materials and then put it together. Here is the finished stitched piece though, all laced up.


And the final thing I have to show in this week's post is my progress on Snowmen. Although it takes me quite a long time, I am liking the effect of beads and cross stitch together. I'm hoping this one will be finished in the next week or so.

I have just heard that I have won Daffycat's surprise giveaway! I'm so pleased as I very much admired the pieces and would never be able to make something like them myself. Thank you Sharon!

My play goes on stage in four days time. As soon as the curtain falls, then I will have a chance to breathe.

Have a wonderful week,
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14 comments:

Daffycat said...

Oh, good job on those pin pillows! Don't you worry, the more you practise on the sewing the better (and easier) it gets. You will be master in no time. And CUTE pumpkin challenge pieces!

BeckySC said...

Everything is just TOO cute :)
Great work!!

Dee said...

Love the nose on Rudolph. So cute.

Your stitching is very nice!

Peggy Lee said...

Bekca your stitching is beautiful...what lovely finishes! You are quickly becoming an old pro.
Congrats on winning Daffycat's secret giveaway. Isn't she the sneaky one?

Deborah said...

Ypu have done a great job, Becka. All of the pieces are beautiful.

Stitching@HLR said...

Wow. Beautiful stitching! Love the reindeer! So cute!

Dani - tkdchick said...

I'm glad to hear that you find stitching a releif when you're stressed!

Good start on finishing, it will get easier the more frequently you do it.

Rachel said...

Wonderful finishes! Love how the snowpeople are turning out

Carol said...

What great finishes, Bekca! I love that little Boo Tree--started it last year, but never did finish it up. Yours is wonderful :)

Lynn said...

Wow, you have been busy! I love all of your finishes. Your Boo Tree is adorable! I finished mine today and was just getting it ready to finish as an ornament. That may take me until next week, lol!
Congrats on winning the giveaway! You must be thrilled!

Jen said...

Great stitching. Hope the play goes well.

Siobhan said...

Great job on all your finishes! Congrats on winning Daffycat/Sharon's giveaway, too. Good luck with the play!

CalamityJr said...

Happy belated birthday! You've done a great job on your finishes, and I love your beaded snowmen. Can't wait to see what you do with that happy couple!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Reindeer, spooky patch and boo are so cute.