Saturday, 7 June 2008

Two finishes and a fresh start

This week's stitching has resulted in two new finishes- Trilogy's Secret Garden and my ornie entitled Christmas Joy. The latter has actually been finished except for the straight stitches for awhile now. I've just been procrastinating and letting it sit while I got on with other things. Straight stitches and backstitching are my least favourite part of stitching. I know there are others out there who feel the same way !




With the finish of these two pieces came the start of another. At Creative Poppy I ordered a set of Helga Mandl's ornamental trees. I'm hoping to get a couple more of these done as Christmas gifts. You will recall my finish of her USA tree earlier. As you can see these are really quick stitches... fun ones too! I'm hoping like mad that I'm not going to run out of floss on this one. I'm using some hand-dyed I already had in my stash by Six Strand Sweets. When I got started it looked like I had a lot more than what has turned out to be the case. Keep your fingers crossed! As you can see this is the Merry Tree. I also have the Snow Tree all set to go.














The heat is finally upon us here in Chesterville. Heat by itself I can handle but the humidity has just been horrid. Thank God for central air! I hate running it too much because of the cost but this week I have my MIL visiting from Windsor. She's almost 90 and is really bothered by the humidity. I think she's entitled at this stage of the game!
The computer I use is in the room in which my MIL is staying so unfortunately my time is limited for posting right now. I'll check in again once she has returned home.
Keep cool!

13 comments:

Suzanne said...

I love your finishes, especially the Trilogy one. The colours are really great. The Helga Mandl design is beautiful and the colours are great.

I know what you mean by the humidity. In the summer here it can be quite bad and we also try not to running the air conditioning, but sometimes without it, life can be pretty unbearable.

Kathy A. said...

Congrats on your two finishes. I love that Christmas Joy - it makes me smile. Love your Helga Mandl designs - off to check your her website!!
We have been in Ottawa the past few days and the humidity is brutal. Hope it goes away soon.

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your little finishes look great Lynn. Hope you have a wonderful time with your son when you have lunch with him.

Beatrice said...

Love your finishes..that little tree from Helga Mandl designs is so cute.
I got a kick out of the photos of Chris. He looks like he was a fun teenager. Wish him Happy Birthday and welcome to the next stage.

Vonna said...

Oh Lynn..!!! I love your finishes that secret garden is just gorgeous! And the snowman guy..I love him too! (I've got two of him on my tree)

You're new Merry Tree is looking gorgeous and I have my fingers crossed for you that there is enough floss!

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

Lovely work as always...make sure you check your calendar for July 11-12-13

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Hey, Lynn! I'm just jumping to tell you about Jessica and my new grandson! Go see my blog!! Love your new finishes, too! Hugs, Deb

Itching To Stitch said...

Congrats on your finishes, they're very pretty. And I love your new start. It's terribly hot where I live too ;)

Andrea said...

I love the Trilogy finish, very pretty colours. Great progress on the 'Merry' tree.

Lisha said...

OOOOHH PRETTY! Secret Garden is very pretty. Love the Christmas Joy too. Too cute.The Merry Tree is really pretty. Haven't forget about you and the lsit of beads for the reindeer. Just have to organize it so others can understand it.Have a great day.

Wendy said...

Great finishes, Lynn! And your Merry Tree is coming along beautifully. These smaller pieces are just perfect for that feeling of accomplishment.

And the humidity is gone as of yesterday, yeah!

Teejay said...

So cute!

Cyndi said...

You know, I have some of those HM tree patterns, and hadn't thought about doing them with overdyed floss. What a great idea! It makes them look even fancier! Your finishes look good - is that ornie from JCS?

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