Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Satin Stitch - Heart Kit

Boo! Happy Halloween!This lovely heart (first photo) is another kit from The Victoria Sampler. It was given to me by a NANI friend. I spent a good deal of time locating the charm & beads for this one. As it was an 'in the car' project - I took out the charm/bead pkg & put it 'someplace' where it would not be 'lost'. Yeah -- what a fossil. Took me awhile to unearth the pkg!!! Later this afternoon, I plan to stitch the rest of it.

This is a kit I stitched up a few years back & finished into a heart ornament. It is Assisi Embroidery. I plan to finish the Satin Stitch heart (first photo) in the same way. As I recall, it was a doorprize at an EGA chapter event. These are nice kits as there are different fibers included & ENOUGH fibers included ... you know what I mean? Dreadful to run out of ingredients when you purchase a kit.

I started this kit at the Dentist's office waiting room ... & thought I might finish it up this week. I love the title of these hearts "Beyond Cross Stitch" as they sprinkle in specialty stitches. I'm really tired of the 'x' right now. I in the mood for other kinds of stitching.
Before you ask ... the threadwinders are from House of Stitches . They come in boxes of six & I couldn't resist purchasing the butterfly design [several designs available]. I have a thing for threadwinders. And, as always, click on the photo to enlarge [for those readers not familiar with blogging]

25 comments:

Vonna said...

Beautiful stuff here :)
I can't get over the lovely threadwinders....

Barbara said...

Lovely start. You're brave with those metallics! :) The ornament you made is so well finished!

Laural said...

Beautiful stitching! Those threadwinders are very pretty.

Linen Stitcher said...

Those hearts are lovely! So delicate! Glad you found something to keep you stitching.

Susan said...
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Susan said...

Nice hearts!! I'm getting back into stitching myself lately with small projects like those. Got inspired seeing projects like yours and the patterns I found for my webpage on small cross-stitch patterns. Come check them out!

Barbara said...

Lovely stitching, Lelia! :D

Carol said...

Oooo, I have a sudden new interest in these VS heart kits now - very beautiful!

Anita said...

These hearts are just so cute. Your finishing is great. I have not done any heart shaped finishing yet. I can tell you are into Victoria Sampler designs.I have most of her ornaments series as well.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Just love all your stitching...your selections are wonderful, you know! I have some of those threadwinders, too. Collect them, but I don't use them. They are so beautiful, I just can't choose between them! LOL
Hugs,
Deb

Jenna said...

Beautiful hearts! I really like the Assisi one; I think the blue is so serene, it just draws you in. I have those same thread winders, but haven't put them to use yet. It's nice to see you using yours!

Sharon said...

Your hearts are beautiful and that sachet is just gorgeous! just lovely stitching!

Carla said...

Beautiful hearts! And the butterfly threadwinder are lovely!

Suzanne said...

I love the heart designs. The finished one is really beautiful. I don't know how you managed to stitch while eaiting for the dentist. I shake so much I would probably stick my fingers over and over again. LOL

Becky K in OK said...

Love the finish on the Assisi heart. I, too, have done several of these hearts, thanks to the sale bin of Hobby Lobby. They are quick stitches and make nice gifts. Love the Lavender piece also.

Heidi said...

Beautiful hearts! I don't think I could finish an ornament into a heart. :)

tkdchick said...

All your hearts are just fantastic! Keep stitching!

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

What a beautiful heart. VS has such elegant pieces.

Karen said...

I love Victoria Sampler Beyond Cross Stitch series. For that matter, I just love Victoria Sampler hehe.

Your heart is looking wonderful and I love the thread winders.

Von said...

It's been awhile since I've stitched one, but I do love the VS BCS heart series!

The wonderful thing about the little kits or acc paks is that if you do run short of thread, or perhaps one is missing (a very rare occurrence, but did happen to me once) a quick email or phone call will have more on its way in a jiffy. :)

Wendy said...

What lovely designs! I don't think I have seen these finished before, thanks for sharing.

Cathy B said...

Just dropping in to say hello. I have a couple of VS hearts in my stash waiting to be stitched too!

Hope you are having a splendid weekend!

Susan said...

I love the threadwinders - I've seen them in HOS (I still call it my LNS, even though I live 70 miles away and hardly ever get to visit it!)

Your hearts are lovely.

stitcherw said...

Love the hearts, they are all so pretty. The one all finished up is gorgeous finished that way, I'll bet the new one finished up the same way will make a lovely set. Fun threadwinders.
Sue

anne marie said...

Your blog is very attractive and I am satisfied to have discovered it.
I saw that you had embroidered Mary Garry's free, can you tell me where I can find this model which I find gorgeous.
Thank you very much and...sorry for my poor english!

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