Friday, July 31, 2015

My Christmas Doll





The last stitch was been taken and the beads added. My Christmas Pincushion Doll skirt is now stitched! Yeah!! I added the final bead on Tuesday just in time for The 2015 Smalls SAL and WIPocalypse check-in for July. The doll in the model is wearing a burgundy under skirt, but I plan on using the blue fabric in the background for my doll. Blue is my favorite color and the color of the ribbon in my dol'ls hair.
Now for the courage and skill to do a good job with the finishing.
A Christmas Doll Pincushion and Thimble Purse
by Giulia Manfredini
The Gift of Stitching Magazine, November, 2007 

It may be hard to see but there is a hint of blue in the Fir Waterlillies (Caron Collection) used.

Thanks for stopping by,
Gwen














Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness-JULY 2015



July 15 already!!. I haven't done much on  my GG projects this month. I've spent most of my stitching time working on my doll skirt. I did manage to put in 2 of the upstairs windows on my house. Now I am working on the door. 


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Gwen

Friday, July 3, 2015

July2015: WIPocalypse pt1.



WIPocalypse 2015 

I worked on 3 of my WIPocalypse projects in June. First up, Strawberry Lace.
I've started the front of the case, but haven't gotten very far. The diving bands are done. The 3 row alphabet and number sections are over one and there are a few color changes going on.

My before and after of Christmas at Hollyberry Farm showed up in an earlier post for GG 2015. But  here it is again. 

Third and the one with maybe the most progress is my pincushion doll skirt.

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Gwen


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

My Heartland




My Heartland by Sharon of the Purple Thread is my small for June. It's intended to be finished as a needlebook but I am considering a mattress pin cushion. When I decide on the final finishing I will attach the buttons.
My HeartLand
The Purple Thread

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Gwen

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness-June 2015

It's been sometime since I pulled this out of the sewing basket. Houses always seem to take forever to stitch and this one is no different. But I am pleased with the progress I have made and will be super thrilled when I get the next side done.
Before

Current progress on 
Christmas at Hollyberry Farm
Stacy Nash Primitives

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Gwen

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Double Duty


Smalls SAL 2015

My Smalls Check-In is late. I've shown my first finish the tuck-away pillow earlier, 


My second finish is a hedgehog pincushion. This pincushion is from a class I took at A Stitcher's Gathering over the weekend. The other parts of the set is a needle book and a gaming purse.





Since I shared these pictures I've started on the needle case cover. I haven't gotten very far so I haven't taken any pictures yet. Hopefully by next check-in I will have more to show.



And my final update. The apron for my pincushion doll is growing.


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Gwen
















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