Sunday, February 18, 2007

Weekend Update

Two birthday gifts I stitched earlier in the month have been received. I stitched the same design for Karen and Anne, and chose colours that I thought they might like. The design is With My Needle's Christmas Quaker from the 2006 Just Cross Stitch ornaments magazine. Both were finished into little pillows with matching backing fabric and tassles.

For Karen:

For Anne
I hope you both had great birthdays!

During last week I stitched on the Christmas Blessing Angel, and here's where I finished up on Thursday:

and a close up of her face.
Thursdays I've been stitching on the Stitching Leporello and this week I finished Part 9, wahoo, only two more parts to go and then comes the fun part of making it up.


Last night I started a birthday gift for a friend, Little House Needleworks Quilt Time Sampler , but only managed a few stitches before heading off to bed to read. I'd been out shopping with a friend for the day, surprising how shopping can tire you out, lol. Felt good to have bit of a splurge - I bought a couple of books and some new clothes for work, as well as a baby gift for our friends' new baby.

Thanks for the comments about the new layout, they are much appreciated :)

25 comments:

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Everything looks fantastic! Your Christmas Angel has such a sweet face:)

Pam said...

What beautiful gifts Katrina, you are so thoughtful. Christmas Angel is coming along nicely and the Leporello is almost done? Nice! I love the color thread used for your initials, it's very pretty. Looking forward to more updates from you.

Nicki said...

Love the cushions :) I hadn't noticed that one in the magazine - must go and check it out :)

Your angel is looking great too and I love the Leporello. Beautiful! :)

Carol said...

Pretty gifts! And I saw that both really love them too :-) Nice to see your PR back in your rotation!

Kath said...

Oh how pretty are those little cushions. And your Christmas Angel is looking lovely too.

Leporelly is so close to being finished, it really is a beautiful piece and I can't wait to see it made up.

Have a happy week dear friend.

KarenV said...

Lovely progress on your WIPs Katrina - Leporello is looking gorgeous!

Thanks again for the gorgeous pillow - I think it's really cool that Anne and I have matching gifts :D

bunnyhead said...

Great finishes and your progress is amazing!

Name: Vicki said...

The Christmas Angel is beautiful! And the little pillows are beautiful. You did a great job finishing them into pillows!

Karin said...

Those are wonderful gifts, Katrina. I know the recipients will be very pleased with them

Isabelle said...

Such lovely gifties for Karen and Anne :) I do believe we used the same DMC shade for our gifties to Karen! ;)

tkdchick said...

Katrina, your little pillows are very cute!

All your progress pictures are fantastic!

stitcherw said...

The pillows look great, what nice gifts, I'm sure they were thrilled with them. Your Blessing Angel is looking good too, she has such a sweet face.
Sue

Cathy said...

Your gifts for Anne and Karen are lovely!

Wendy said...

Your stitching and finishing are always so lovely!

Eclecticmk - Margie said...

Just beautiful! I love your new look - I'm inspired to check out something new for me too! :-)

Anita said...

I love the little pillows that you made. The christmas Angel is a great one, I have the chart too, just have not figured out when to start stitching. I love your new blog look.

ollie1976 said...

the pillows look great!
-Jen

Karoline said...

Lovely gifts Katrina, congratulations. Nice progress on your other wips

Michelle said...

I love that you stitched the same design twice, but with the colors chosen for the recipient. All your stitching looks fantastic. Can't wait to see more of Leporello!

Chris said...

Your stitching is beautiful I ecpecially like the Leporello.

Deanne J said...

Two beautiful birthday gifts, and your Angel looks great.

A Stitch in time

quiltorstitch said...

Your little pillows are so cute :D I love how you finish those. And your angel looks very nice. Shopping does wear you out, it sounds like you had lots of fun.

lena-lou said...

You have made lovely gifts and I like how you did the same but diffferent for the two ladies :) Your other stitching progress is really nice... I really like the look of Leporello! By the way ...I think your blog has a great new look :)
Hasve a nice week!

Goldie said...

FANTASTIC STITCHING! You always do such a great job on your gifts!

Meari said...

Lovely stitchy gifts!

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