Sunday, July 09, 2006

Freebie

Thank you for your kind comments. This is the end of my 'finishing frenzie'. I had a list of things I wanted to get done for the Fall EGA chapter exhibit + Lake County/Porter County fairs.



Lois Caron's Bargello Pine Trees Stocking freebie. The pattern has very good instructions & diagrams.

I used Evergreen-Watercolours, metallic thread, perle coton #5, & Snow on 25-count Lugana. I made a cord with snow & lt green perle coton. This is my first stocking - & the finishing was a challenge. I managed to wing it & think it came out ok.

ADDENDUM:
CJ--there are two freebie stocking charts on the Caron Website. The other design is Bargello Candles Stocking. I stitched it; however, made mistakes on the colors. These stockings can be stitched on congress cloth or lugana -- I just substituted the silks for perle cotons. I think they are the same size.

Jenna--It really isn't perfect - I tried very hard to get the stocking looking ok. I'm not much for finishing. I post-pone it all the time. I just get STUCK when I look at something & haven't quite decided how to 'finish' it. And, for me, finishing is plain work -- where stitching is relaxing and fun.

I swear, if it weren't for the NANI exhibit & fair entries -- I'd never get around to selecting frames, bellpulls, etc. I'd just stitch for fun and stick it in a box!!

Today, I pulled out the EGA mystery sampler and stitched one row -- sweet to stitch & enjoy that needle dancing along the linen banding.

15 comments:

Cathy said...

You continue to amaze me! Hope the week ahead is a good one!

Barbara said...

Your finishing is great!! This came out beautifully!!

cathymk said...

It's wonderful! Congratulations Lelia! Truely beautiful.

Myrna said...

I'm amazed at all you get finished!! Everything is lovely!

It's so great to be back!

Jenny said...

What a cute little stocking. :)

Singular Stitches said...

Adorable!!!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Love the little stocking I think I will give this a try as I just love doing bargello. Wish there was a second design and I would do one for each of my kids. Happy Stitching, CJ

Leah said...

It looks as though it came out more than ok--it's perfect! Congrats!!

Jenna said...

Look perfect to me, Lee! I don't know why you keep putting down your finishing abilities. Everything I see you post is absolutely beautiful! :)

KarenV said...

Wow - what a great set of entries just lately!

Love all your finishing, the stocking looks great, as does the tin pin and the SB fob and NR set are really pretty!

Congratulations to Nicholas as well on his progress - his angel looks gorgeous :)

Cute kitties too - hope they're doing OK!

Lili said...

Lelia! The cat lady in me is litterally melting! WHat wonders! I have two of them, but my DS and I would love to have this little grey and white kitty as well! What a pity we're so far! The mommy is very pretty too!
Considering the fine job you've done with the sock, I think it would be a great idea to stitch a sock for everyone of these adorable kitties! lol...
I especially love the needle roll btw...
Take care!

Tobie said...

Hi Lelia! Your finishing is superb, wow!!! You've really been on a roll, huh? :) How are the kitties? You all will really be enjoying them soon when they can walk around. And way to go Nicholas!!!!! I am so impressed!!

Stitchingnow said...

I'm with you about the finishing.. Your's looks good...

Karin said...

The finish is lovely! I put scissor fob instructions up on my blog for you.

Cheers,
Karin

Chelle said...

It looks fantastic! Great finishing.

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