I have begun stitching in 1978. For the last 10 years, my stitching has been with "smalls". I love to use beads and ribbons and always looking for new ways for finishing. My email addresses is email@example.com.
A new type of finishing and more christmas ..
I have always wanted to try out one of these Strawberry finishes. I finally sat down and made one. It is from the Prairie schooler Christmas Strawberry. Even though I had 3 finishing instruction, I still managed to mess up the first time. Ripping it out and tried again. It took me 3 hours in total. I am happy with the result and will definitely do more of this type of finishing in 2008. I am still experimenting different ways of finishing the top part.
More Christmas Biscornu, I found some Metallic Jobelan in my stash. I used them in these 2 christmas biscornu. Too bad you can't see the sparkles in the pictures. Christmas Tree Biscornu, it is a freebie
, Thank you Janet in Texas for emailing me the Freebie URL. I changed a few things here and there. At the back of the biscornu, I put a "merry christmas" button.
Christmas Biscornu by Pam Kellogg, it is such a pretty design:
I love to incorporate "beads" in my stitching. Years ago, someone posted on a BB that instead of using Beading needles, you can also use Quilting needle size 10. They work great and a lot cheaper.
Two christmas themes Scissors fobs, JBW and Just Nan designs:
I have purchased 2 books, one is on pincushion and the other one is for Cartonnage.
I have seen those pretty pincushions and will give them a try next year. I have always wanted to learn how to do a Cartonnage. I admire those boxes made by the talented French Stitchers. This book is in Chinese and it is written by Molly
. She also taught some classes in Taiwan as well. Here are some of her Cartonnage
. Thank you Frieda for helping me getting the book.
There is a "Secret Santa" in Belgium that has been sending bloggers special thread. I have seen it on at least 15 blogs now. I am so surprised that I got one of the envelopes since I don't belong to any bloggers groups or exchanges. Thank you so much for the generosity and reminding us that the season of Christmas is about giving and caring. Here is my surprise:
I have found these 2 christmas tin cans at CVS store. I think they are pretty cute:
As you can tell, I have not worked on my son Christmas ornaments.....