Friday, October 2, 2015

A Small Finish...

Hello. Sorry I have been absent. I have been working extra hours so it has been hard to find the time to post with a lively and busy family. 

I am currently on holidays at the "Top End" of Australia which is the opposite end of the country to where I live. That basically means three things- more time, warm weather and crocodiles(!). I'm sitting in bed with my coffee staring at the vibrant port of Darwin with the air con on. I have been swimming almost daily which I haven't done in decades. I feel alive! 

                         

My needles have still been running hot over the last few months despite my blog slackness. I will update you over the next few days. Here is my first finish. This is Little House Needleworks "Hope". I have converted the wording to say my name as I will make it into a Christmas tree ornament. I plan to have a personalised ornament for all my crew by this festive season. 

This is stitched two over two 32ct raw linen. I used my own picks for threads using Weeks Dyeworks cottons, DMC, Whisper in white (for sheep) and Rainbow Treasure braid (for snowflake and snow). 

                        

                         
   
 I'm looking forward to seeing this into an ornie similar to the photo. I will be back again soon with my progress in Mill Hill bead kits. I decided to throw in small projects into my suitcase for this holiday which have been easy to stitch on the long outback road trips, 

Jan xxx



18 comments:

Linda said...

Congrats on the pretty finish Jan.

Linda

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

Lovely to see a blogpost from you Jan! Gorgeous finish and I hope you are having a fab holiday!

Justine said...

Happy holidays! That is a cute finish. Nice to see a post from you - I seem to keep missing your FlossTube updates.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Gorgeous finish! Can't wait to see your other Christmas ornaments this year :D

Tricia B said...

I LOVE your idea of stitching a name instead of hope! I think I am going to steal it! Beautiful.

Julie said...

Lovely to see a blog post here Jan.
Have a wonderful holiday.
What a super idea to personalise these ornaments for your own family. The first one looks super.

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I love the virtue ornaments, very pretty green on the border.

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