Sunday, July 26, 2009

NAY**

Violet Square
c 1986 Needle Maid Designs, Inc.

Yes, I've had this kit in my stash a long time. I finally finished the cross stitched center (violet) and the border of pulled thread (four sided stitches)

It made with DMC floss, one yellow bead (from my stash)
on 30-count creme linen
I used Garnet Iris seed beads around the outer edge

I have a couple more of these kits in my stash --- I don't want to have them another 10 years!!!
One kit has blue floral motif in center -- the other a beautiful rose in the center. Both have the same pulled thread border


Close up of beaded edges for these two NAY** projects
AND, those needles are great with beads -- no beads got stuck on the eye of the tapestry needle. WOOT!


Tiny Sampler
La-D-Da Freebie

I used perle coton #5: 932 lt blue, 801 brown, 3045 gold, 3687 pink, 3052 green, 930 blue on 18-ct Shaker Linen. Because of the linen count, this pillow ended up being 8" x 8"
I used this pattern to demonstrate counted cross stitch at the Lake County Fair -- maybe 2 years ago? I pulled it out of the closet & found some gold beads to use around the outside edge. Now I like it!




**NAY: Not Another Year

19 comments:

Anna van Schurman said...

Great job getting these oldies but goodies finished up!

Suzanne said...

These are beautiful finishes. I love the bead detail around the edge. I always think that they finish the little pillows perfectly.

Must be a great feeling to get these old pieces finished.

TattingChic said...

Beautiful stitching! The pillow is so very pretty! :)

Tommye said...

Love these. Great finishing, too. Amazing how that border really adds elegance to a simple design.

tjbdesigns
http://stitchingandbeading.blogspot.com

Jenna said...

I adore the Violet Square! It finished up perfectly, too. Your skills are impeccable. Great work!

countrygirl said...

hi..i'm an italian girl..your blog is very cool...i like so much this stitch..you say that is a freebie...where can i search it...thanks...Iulia...

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Two great finishes, congrats on both. CJ ok;-)

LivnLaf said...

Ohhhhh Pretty!!!!!! Nice job. :-)

Vonna said...

I should say so - that you should like it! BOTH are gorgeous :)

nima said...

wow...that looks awesome

Sherry said...

I just love these and the La D Da pillow is adorable!

Habibi said...

Lovely pillows...

staci said...

They're both beautifully finished! Congrats on marking these two off your NAY list!!

Kim B said...

Congrats! They're both gorgeous!

Tammy said...

Awesome finishes on those--beautiful stitching!

mainely stitching said...

What utterly gorgeous finishes, Lelia! WOOHOO! :D

Brigitte said...

Great finishes. I love the new to me expression of a NAY project. Hmmmm, I'll have to see how many of those NAYs I have in my drawer ... lol.

Sally said...

Beautiful finishes:)

Cyn said...

Hi Lelia,

Great job on finishing these up and I love the beaded edging!

I love the NAY (Not Another Year) phrase. Much better than UFO. LOL!

And the La-D-Da Freebie is very cute. :-)

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

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