Tuesday, January 22, 2008

First finish of 08



This is my first finish of the year. It was actually a UFO that I started probably back in high school, if not before that. The design is simply called "Claddagh" and it is from Holidays In Cross Stitch 1990: The Vanessa Ann Collection. The fabric is one that I picked out to use to finish the piece. This is where you guys come in ... how do you think I should finish it? I haven't quite decided yet. I was hoping for some suggestions. The second picture is just a better picture of just the design. I made some adjustments to the suggested DMC thread, mostly since I didn't have the exact colors called for and just used similar ones.



In other stitching news, I have acquired quite a bit of stash since the new year. DH gave me a gift certificate to AC Moore, which I used to purchase some fabric (all Aida since I don't really like the selection of linens there, I'd rather get that from my LNS) and stock up on some of the floss that I would need to complete some of the projects that I have picked out. I have received one of three charts that I ordered from military x-stitch (the other two had to be charted and should be here this week). I have received my class crest and am waiting on the ship crest for both my and my husband's ships. I also picked up a bunch of fat quarters of various fabrics to add to my stash for finishing purposes.

I am also looking forward to participating in Bride's Tree SAL but I am still waiting on the pattern books that I ordered. Of course I find out after the fact that the ONS that I ordered them from has a history of taking a long time to fill their orders and not providing information. I believe one of the charts is out of stock, so my entire order is waiting to be shipped. Oh well, I'll get started at some point.

I found out this week who my partner was going to be for the Fair and Square exchange: Willeke from the Netherlands. I received an e-mail from her today. I already have my square planned out for her ... I just need to pick out the floss for it. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and evening.

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

You could finish it as an ornament, depending on the size. It would probably also work as a tin topper too - you could do a whole Irish theme and line the inside with shamrock fabric and such.

Sharon said...

Congrats on your first finish! Very pretty! Looking forward to your finish.

Stitchingranny said...

Well done on your first 2008 finish Dani, it looks good and its lovely to get a UFO out the way.

Lelia said...

Nice finish!!!

Jaimie said...

Great finish! I have a couple of Vanessa Ann books. Maybe it is time to haul them out and take a look!

tkdchick said...

Congrats on finishing a UFO its lovely. Hmmm I'd be tempted to finish that as a pinkeep!

C in DC said...

A friend gave me that piece back in 1990! I still have it. She put it in a little wooden hoop to finish it and added ribbon around the outside and a bow around the tightening mechanism. It's very cute like that.

In other news, I've just tagged you on my blog.