Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Third Finish For 2008

Sorry, but it's not Stargazer! Were you holding your breath for a minute? LOL! Last week when I had my dental surgery, I took out a freebie chart I had that only required one color. I figured at this point in time, I needed something simple to work on so Mr. Frog didn't come a knockin' ;o) This is Heart Stitcher by A Mon Ami Pierre -

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I just love this little pattern. I stitched mine on 28 count Antique White Lugana with Razzle Dazzle by Needle Necessities. And even with only one color to work with, I did have to frog a couple of times :oS I wanted this one to be a little bigger because I'm debating on how I want to finish it. First off I need to figure out how to get a heart template cut. Has anyone done a heart before? If so, can you provide any tips or tricks? :o)

So now I have two out of my five ornament pieces done for 2008. I'm slowly working my way to my goal ;o) Stargazer will be back on the scene now. Surprisingly the white beads are going rather fast. Hey Katie, with all this beading, I might actually get Giggles completed! LOL!

12 comments:

~V said...

VERY nice Cathey, I love the pattern and the floss.

~Tammy said...

That is very pretty. Love the floss colour.

Is giggles the boy or girl?

mumzy said...

I just love that pattern. The lady in it looks like the old fashion ones in the 1800's. The shade of red is also very striking. As usual, you did an awesome job.
{{{Hugs}}}

Sharon said...

Pretty finish!

Courtney said...

I have cut out a heart before!

hold the piece up to a really sunny window or a light, with a piece of paper in front of it. trace the design's shape onto the paper, cut it out, and then use THAT as a way to draw a larger heart onto your board for the pinkeep (or whatnot)!

Itching To Stitch said...

Pretty little finish ;)

Pam said...

It came out lovely Cath!

Karen said...

oooo I like that very much

Jenn said...

Very Pretty!

leechbabe said...

Oooh that is so cute! Great job.

Jocelyn said...

That is a lovely piece! Congratulations!

stitcherw said...

What a lovely finish. I've never cut a mat, so can't help on tips. However, there are a couple stores by me that do framing, and will also just cut mats. If some place like that is near you, you could ask them how much they would charge to cut you a heart shaped mat. As to your earlier post on mosquetos, they are awful here too. It doesn't matter when we go out, early, mid-day, or late, they are out in full force. I think I should buy stock in the Calamine (anti-itch cream) company.
Sue