Monday, November 22, 2010

Design Wall Monday--Nov 22, 2010

There is nothing on my Design Wall today.  But I have been stitching.
I finished this stitchery on linen at least four or five years ago but never got it framed or made into a wallhanging. 

The stitching just added is my initials.  I've offered this to my mom to give to a friend.  I used an alphabet book I've had for many years and used often, a Leisure Arts Mini Series leaflet called 20 Backstitch Alphabets (published in 1985!).

The winner of my birthday giveaway, Vivian, chose her husband's name for the second stocking and I got their names stitched, from the same alphabet leaflet. 

Auditioning fabrics for this soon to be pillow.  This is another cross-stitch I finished four or five years ago.  I added my initials after I took the photo.  I'm leaning towards framing it in the green on the far left.

Don't know if you can tell, but these were decorator sample swatches from Joanne's Fabrics that I bought for $1.99.  They are perfect for pillow backs.  So far I favor the yellow, which has a nice ribbed texture. 

Go to Judy's blog to see more Design Wall goodness!

12 comments:

loulee said...

Your stitching is beautiful. Especially the sunflower.

Chris said...

Beautiful stitching. The sunflower is to die for.

Denise :) said...

You do beautiful stitch work! Just gorgeous! :)

Pat said...

Annie, I love your stitching projects. They are beautiful. I like to stitch also.

scraphappy said...

What beautiful cross stitch. It is so nice to be able to pull out almost completed projects and just put the finishing touch on them.

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Annie that cross stitch and linen stitching are AMAZING.

So glad you finished them because they truly deserve to be shown off !

Mary said...

Nice stitchery! I like the yellow too with the bottom project. And the green for a final border around it.

kwiltnkats said...

I heard from a friend that Michaels has a great deal going on for framing right now. You might look for the coupon...framing is expensive. Great stitchery projects you've accomplished.

*karendianne. said...

Ohhh, you're so talented. Very multi-talented. Thank you for sharing with us.

Peggy said...

Your stitching is very beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my blog. It is fun to see all the ideas on the walls on Monday.

Lorraine said...

wow.....lovely work....I like the green for the sunflower piece.....I am sure the recipient of the first piece will love it! haven't done any cross stitch in years....too hard on the eyes for me...LOL

Stephanie D. said...

That green will be beautiful! Lovely stitching!