Monday, January 4, 2010


I bit the bullet and am finally working on some 40 count fabric. This is the sampler designed by Sharon Cohen that appeared in two parts in JCS magazine early last year. I am using the called for GAST threads and am quite enjoying the 40 count experience. I especially like the tiny stitches. If you are familiar with the design you may notice that I changed the colours of the large flowers. There were 4 colours in each petal and I chose to go with only one. Also...lest Dani think she is the only one with two finishes so far in 2010...let me tell you that I also have two finishes. This is the first one and once I take another photo of the second ornament I will edit this post and show it too.

I found this year that I gave away more ornaments than I stitched so I have decided to try to make at least one ornament per month so I am not in this deficit predicament again.

The two ornaments have been stitched entirely from stash and that is the plan for the rest of them as well.


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

I laughed when I read your jab at Dani and her two finishes this year so far...All your stitching looks lovely, and I can't wait to see them in person.

riona said...

Poor Dani! Nevertheless, I think your finishes are lovely ... and I can certainly empathize with the concept of giving away more than you keep. I figured out that I have made over 250 Christmas ornaments over the past fifteen years ... so why is it I only kept 8??? With the exception of the annual ornaments I am making for the two grandchildren, I am keeping the rest I make this year.

Beatrice said...

Wow good for you on the "2" finishes!
I love the new start too.
40 ct is fun!

Kathy A. said...

Love the two finishes. Give Dani a run for her money.
40 count - you go girl!!

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

Well, I can say I have one start/finish, and many in the started pile to finish by the end of 2010 hopefully . lol I also plan to have 2 ornis a month to dance about but so far this month has to have another 48 days.
Be always in stitches

Lynn said...

I would love to try 40ct sometime. I'm just not that brave. I'm afraid my eyes will give out on me.
Congrats on finishing your stitching album. I can't wait to see how you put it all together.