Thursday, January 17, 2013

LITTLE PIECES STITCHED WITH LOVE

 

Little deeds of kindness, little words of love,help to make earth happy like heaven above.

JULIA CARNEY, Little Things
 
 
I was thrilled with the Guardians of the Sea, a freebie from  thelittlestitcher.blogspot

which I stitch in October, I stitched it on 40 count permin using what threads I had available that were as close as possible to the ones suggested on the chart, this piece I later made into a pin whimsey Using the design I decided to make a needle book that opened in the centre this time stitching on 35 count.

 
 
 
I completed it as a Christmas present for Jackie, who is not an embroiderer but every household needs needle and thread if only for sewing on a button!! The fabric I used was a Liberty and the colours were a perfect match. Another small gift was these pieces for Caitlin to add to her Needlework bag which has everything on the theme of mice. These two are both Margaret Sherry designs.


I am look forward to the weekend as it is IHSW   and I hope to get more done on my doll's house carpet.Here is what it looked like last time I stitched on it which was way back in November .Check back after the weekend to see how much progress I have managed.


 
 

16 comments:

Rowyn said...

The mermaids are beautiful, and the mice are too cute! Fabulous finishing, as always.

Anne said...

Love The Guardians, and how nice to make into a needle case. Lovely gift! And I love MS so have to tell you I love your mice too. And I have a question. Wondering what count you are doing the doll house carpet on? Thanks. :)

Anne said...

Oh yes, also will see what you've worked on, after IHSW, I'm all ready for it now! :)

Smily - Света said...

The gift is really nice!

gracie said...

As usual, everything nice!

cucki said...

Aww super cuteeeeee x

Annette-California said...

Oh Lee, the needlebook and pin whimsy are Fantastic. What great ideas you have and the finishing of them are beautiful. Love the pieces you made for Caitlin soo cute. And your rug - WOW. I don't know how you can see those tiny threads - Stitching one over one?
love Annette

Catherine said...

Sweet finishes!

Annie said...

Those are wonderful pieces, every one. I like how the guardians kind of open the doors of the needlecase. Great idea. And what cute Margaret Sherry pieces .. that rule fob is another clever thing!

Vickie said...

Beautiful Lee! What precious gifts for Caitlin. Love it.

Emma/Itzy said...

Your needle book is brilliant! Have a happy IHSW :) x

Carol said...

How sweet they all are, Lee! Especially love Caitlin's little mouse accessories--perfect!!

Chris said...

What wonderful projects. I know that they will be treasured.

Karoline said...

Both of the gifts are gorgeous, congratulations

Evelyne said...

Beautiful mermaids!
The mouse ornament is also lovely!
They are both lovely gifts
Do stitch the dollhouse carpet on gauze?

Have a nice week, Evelyne

Lynn B said...

Beautiful stitching as always Lee!

Lynn B