Monday, December 04, 2006

Another one on the homestretch

An Emblem of Love is officially on the homestretch now. I figure maybe another two Mondays and it should be all done. I will miss it. I think this has been my favorite project to work on for a while now. I tried scanning it about six times tonight, and no matter how I tried, some part or other would get a little cut off. Here is my final effort... you get the idea :-)

I got some emails tonight that several gifts I sent off were all received today (there were three, but I got one email too late - I had already put the photos in my blog today - so I will post that one tomorrow). Margaret received her gift today - and I think this is actually her official birthday too - I didn't make her a fob :-) The design I chose for her was too big to make into a fob. Margaret and I, along with dear Leslie, took a class with Liz Turner Diehl at CATS in September. So, I chose a Liz Turner Diehl design for her. I made it into a pincushion for her. This was my first time adding cording to a project, and I think it came out OK... thanks so much to Anne, who coached me along a bit and sent me some great tutorial links and photos of her own projects to help me out - thanks Anne! I had to photograph this one on a hand towel - it was a bit rainy out the night before I took the photo...

Queen Victoria's Garden

Liz Turner Diehl

Natural Opalescent Cashel

DMC floss and Glissen Gloss blending filament

Stitched 11/22/06 - 11/29/06


And, another gift that was received, this one was for Debby - her birthday is later this week. I noticed Debby likes Little House Needlework charts, and while trying to decide on what to stitch for her, my eye caught my newly acquired Country Cottage Needleworks chart, Forest Snowfall, and I decided to use elements from that chart to make a fob. There is a little tree on the back of the fob from the chart, but I forgot to post that photo! Maybe Debby will share it in her blog. I used the called for linen, but it was hard to photograph at 8 AM on an overcast winter morning before work... the snow and snowflakes do show up better in real life :-) It is also hard to see the tiny clear beads around the edges that look like snow crystals.

Forest Snowfall Fob

Country Cottage Needleworks

28 ct Pearl Gray Quaker linen

Crescent Colours floss, DMC floss, Mill Hill Beads

Stitched 11/29/06 - 11/30/06


Stitched on today: Started a gift, Women of the Mayflower and An Emblem of Love

19 comments:

Bea said...

Congrats, Carol!!! Your scissor fobs are all lovely. You're making a great job. i'm sure you'll miss An Emblem of love because it seems to be a nic pattern.
Happy stiching!

Isabelle said...

Wow Carol, more gifties! And they are all so perfect - so personalized for each recipient, and so pretty! I take my hat off to you!
An Emblem of Love is simply gorgeous. :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Carol! Ann.

lena-lou said...

EOL is beautiful as are your gifts, you have made the pincushion lovely, both things are very pretty :)

Lana said...

Wow! Your stitching and finishing is beautiful as usual! How do you DO it?! You stitch faster than...I don't know what, but it IS fast! I keep looking for "speedy needles" in the stores but haven't found any yet! LOL! However, I am convinced you have some! Or maybe they're magic. hmmm..?
~Lana~

Renee said...

I do love celtic design, and I find your one very beautiful. Your emblem of love is fantastic too. Congratulations from a French stitcher.

Anonymous said...

EoL is looking stunning and your fobs are gorgeous. Congratulations

AnneS said...

Woohoo, more gorgeous gifties! I'm glad I could help, and your pincushion looks adorable :D As I said to you via email, you're now my Finishing Queen ;)

Carina said...

Carol, EOL is just beautiful; I can't wait to see it finished! And I LOVE your Liz Turner Diehl pincushion; the design as well as the colors are simply stunning. As always, your finishing is terrific!

Susimac said...

Oh they are stunning gifts - just lovely!!

amylou said...

Hi ;-))
I want to say thank-you for the gift

P.S.Have a lovly NIGHT
Amy

amylou said...

THANK-YOU
AMY

Anonymous said...

Carol, you're really rolling on these wonderful little gifties! Glad you're taking us along on the ride, it's great fun to see them all. :D

Jenna said...

Wow Carol! EoL looks fantastic and is definitely close to a happy dance. The pincushion and fob that you made look wonderful, too. You tackled the cording like a pro!

Barbara said...

Wowser, Carol, you're incredible!!

Katrina said...

I will miss seeing your EOL each week once you finish it too Carol, its been amazing seeing your progress each week :)

Two more lovely gifts - and its wonderful to see how much thought goes into each one.

Nicki said...

Your gifts are all gorgeous Carol, and EOL is very beautiful. So nearly finished!

Michelle said...

Your two gifties are beautiful! Great choices and you did a wonderful job finishing them as well! EOL is beautiful. It is no wonder you are enjoying it so much!

stitcherw said...

What lovely finishes, I especially like the celtic pattern. EOL is beautiful as always, I'll miss seeing it when you're finished.
Sue