Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Catching Up

I have been a bad blogger, however, my part-time job has cut into my computer time.  Stitching is still on my to-do list though.

Halloween brought three finished pieces for my friends Diane, Lynn and Mary Ann.  L&M are stitchers so any stitched gift I give them is welcomed.  Diane does not stitch, but does do alot of handwork, so she appreciates my efforts also.  Here's what I gave them:

I also completed two exchange pieces.  I'm going to go ahead and post them, since I'm pretty sure the recipients do not read my blog.  Here they are:

These are from a Lizzie Kate design I've wanted to stitch for a while.  I liked the way the ornament turned out so much, that I stitched the tree and made it into a small pillow. I used bugle beads for the candles on the pillow.

My traveling buddy wanted me to stitch an ornament for her great-niece and great-nephew. How could I resist stitching Daffycat's little reindeer designs?  I couldn't, since I absolutely love them.  Here's my finished ornaments:
I stuffed them with ground walnut shells and used the background fabric on the backs.  They were stitched up using the sewing machine, which I find very challenging, but I think they turned out really cute.  The fabric is an blue iridescent jazlyn.  When I saw it, I thought of snow.

Finally, when I was about two years old, my grandmother crocheted a little dress for me.  All the girls in my family have had their photo taken in this dress.  My great-niece Olivia is the latest.I think she's a real cutie.  The dress is over 60 years old!
Guess that's about it for me tonight.  I can't believe it's almost Wednesday already.


Anonymous said...

Great ornaments, all of them. And what a pretty picture and wonderful history of that dress. Very special!

Hazel said...

Gorgeous ornaments! Love that little dress - Olivia is a real cutie!

Gabi said...

Oh my gosh...how special is that. That dress still looks so new and simply fantastic. Olivia is such a cutie :)
Beautiful ornaments :). Love them all

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Great stitching.

That is such a wonderful tradition and what a beautiful dress.

Olivia is a cutie too!

Kathy A. said...

Hi Becky. Nice to hear from you. You have done some wonderful stitching. How sweet of you to do those little reindeer as gifts.
How special is that little crocheted dress. What a pretty little angel modeling it now.

Elaine said...

Becky your stitching finishes are all beautiful.
What a lovely family tradition. Such a special dress on such a beautiful little girl.

Denise said...

Glad to see you are back! I would
love to see your photo in that beautiful dress!

Meari said...

The photo of your great-niece is adorable, and it's so cool that all the girls have been photographed in the dress! What a great family legacy.

Your ornaments turned out really nice, including the one you sent to me! Thank you so much.

Michele said...

what great finishes! Love the reindeer :)

Daffycat said...

Wonderful gifts and exchange pieces. I love how you've stitched and finished my reindeer ~ that Rudolph fabric was perfect!

Roberta said...

Olivia's portrait is jut lovely and dress is darling how special!!!

Love the ornaments!

I also am working parttime and computer time is taking a hit!!! trying to catch up today.

Brigitte said...

Your ornaments and exchange pieces are so beautiful. I love the little reindeer ornaments, that backing fabric is just too cute.

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