Thursday, February 11, 2010

Rose Sampler by Little House Needleworks

I am so excited! Just a little while ago, I finished Little House Needleworks' "Rose Sampler" and attached it to the premade Impie, Hattie, and Bea pouch. Here it is, details to follow:
This took me only 6 days to stitch, and that was with no stitching at all on one day and very little stitching on 2 other days! :-) The fabric is 28 count Navy Bean linen by Lakeside Linens and I used regular DMC floss, stitched with two strands over two threads. The pink buttons were just some I had in my sewing stash that happened to work out just perfectly! I hope Impie, Hattie, and Bea keeps producing those presewn pouches. I LOVE those things! I have them all except for the tea cozy, and that's only because I haven't gotten weak enough to buy it...yet. LOL!


I spent the day in my craft room. While my embroidery machine was running, I put the finishing touches on "Rose Sampler". Here are three freestanding lace bookmarks that I made with my embroidery machine:



In blogging news, I am finally giving in and doing the "following" instead of just listing them on the sidebar on the right side of my blog (you may have to scroll down a little). As I slowly but surely add blogs to my follower -- and I only do several at a time -- I am removing them from my sidebar. You may notice the list getting smaller but the blogs I follow are still the same. Once I've got it all changed over then I'll see about adding the list onto the sidebar again. No worries! :)


I've got a couple of new starts calling my name but I haven't given in yet. One is by My Big Toe and one is an adorable freebie stitchalong. I've also got to get my monthly ornament started. Crud, the next few days may find me with three new starts...and I've been so good about finishing lately! Oh well...it's all good!


Happy stitching! Thanks for reading and for the comments. :-)

8 comments:

stitchinfiend said...

Your rose sampler is just beautiful. I am intrigued with your machine embroidery book marks they look really neat.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Your bookmarks are cool, and the Rose Sampler is very pretty too.
Be always in stitches.

Bronny said...

The sampler is so pretty - quick, and nicely finished...so pretty in pink.
Those lace bookmarks are clever - you say you made them on a machine? wow...

Deb said...

Congrats on the LHN finish. I'm with you and hope that those presewn pouches aren't discontinued at some point either. I would never make them on my own! Love your bookmarks. I used to embroider with my machine quite a bit when my kids were younger, but haven't done that for a while, so it's always nice to see what people are making!!

Rachel S said...

Love those bookmarks! They're awesome. Do they have patterns, or how do you make them?

Rose Sampler is lovely too. Very fresh and springy.

LoriRay said...

Thanks for all the compliments. :)

Rachel, the bookmarks are patterns that I purchased and used my embroidery machine to make. They're very easy. Each one takes between 20 and 40 minutes so it's a little time consuming but I love to babysit the machine and cross-stitch while it's running. The machine doesn't have to be babysat but I prefer to make sure just in case there is a malfunction. :)

Daffycat said...

Such a beautiful finish! And you whipped that one out fast!!! Congratulations!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your book marks are wonderful. Rose Sampler is gorgeous, I love the finish.