Saturday, November 10, 2012

Finally Finished

Hey, Friends!
I hope everyone is warm and safely recovering from Sandy’s  impact! 

I finished stitching Mistletoe by Acorn House Designs from the 2012 JCS Christmas Ornament issue.  It was the one that drew me in first.  Of course you know I had to make it my own… instead of the called for fibers, used Nancy’s Victorian Motto threads.  The linen is a butter-ish color, so it was hard to get the white berries to show up.  Beads worked  better! Then I realized I didn’t want to stitch Merry Christmas over one, so it turned out bigger than the magazine model shows. 

Tanya of The Scarlett House designed a graph for the attendees of Stitching at the Beach, and it is darling!  Stitched over one on 28ct Tea linen (that's why I left the tag on, ladies).  Haven’t decided exactly how to finish it, but love the way Michele decided to finish hers! 

I picked up Gather, Give, Gobble from Stitch and Frame, LNS yesterday.  I love how it framed up - they always do an amazing job – and I’m really happy with my choices.

There are a couple of things in the Q-snaps, and too many to count that I’d love to do next!  I’ve done it again… joined a SAL.  I couldn’t resist the Country Cottage Needleworks monthly series, Santa’s VillageVonna has started a blog for the SAL, SSVT – Stitching Santa’s Village Together.  Hop over to take a look if you like.

DS and I went last week to see Cloud Atlas and I loved it!  Your opinions?

Thanks for stopping by to say Hello!  

I'm grateful  for football season = stitching Sunday’s!

and Happy Stitching


  1. Lots of pretty finishes!!!! Love Give, Gobble and Gather :-).

  2. Lovely finishes, and great framing - congrats on all of them!

  3. Oh, it all looks so good. Good for you!

  4. I love all of your finishes! Your Gather, Give and Gobble look so pretty all framed up together! As for Cloud Atlas, haven't seen the movie yet, but boy, I absolutely loved the book! I hope to see the movie at some point.

  5. Beautiful finishes. All are gorgeous.
    Your framed piece looks fantastic. Love those designs. They are on my to do list too. What a great idea to frame them together.

  6. Great finishes and framing. I finished 'Stitching at the Beach' too and haven't decided how to finish it yet, I also like Michele's finishing.

  7. I love the framed G,G and G, the red mat is fabulous
    I love the design stitching at the beach
    Have have fun with the SAL

  8. Your 3 G's look amazing. I adore the red mount.

  9. I am wanting to see Cloud Atlas - I am glad to hear it is good. Your framed 3 G's looks fabulous.

  10. Your Gs are fantastic!! Love the way you had them framed together. Lovely stitching, too!

    Cloud Atlas... totally out of it as I don't know anything about it! I'm focused on Breaking Dawn coming out this week. Still lovin' Edward after all this time. ;)

  11. Great finishes Charlene!I love the way that piece is framed.

  12. Love your sweet ornament finish! And the Pals retreat piece by Tanya that you stitched...cute as a button! I love the framed piece too...Golly lots of good stuff you've got going on :)
    Santa's gonna be AWESOME!

  13. The framed Give, Gather, Gobble piece is amazing, Charlene! You are so lucky to have such a great framer. I'm sure you'll love stitching the Santa's Village--the first square is adorable...

    Hope you are doing well and if I don't "talk" to you before the 22nd--enjoy your Thanksgiving :)

  14. I love your framed piece! Looks great with all three together. Great job on your finishes too....I'm still plugging away on that sand! Can't wait to see that one finished!

    happy stitching....

  15. Love your finishes!! and your framed piece is lovely!!!

  16. Your framed piece looks beautiful!
    Lovely ornament finish, i wanted to stitch
    that too but stitching over one put me off.

  17. You've been busy! I love the mistletoe piece, and the others, too.


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