Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I Have Been Stitching!

Even though I have taken up knitting, I am still stitching. LOL!

Lenna received my Halloween fair squares that I stitched for her.


I stitched Homespun Elegance's "Boo Tyme" with one of Nina's Threads called Punk. I thought it turned out pretty cool!

I stitched up a cute little freebie pincushion for my October pink stitch.



This is stitched on 30ct. WDW Almond Bar with Needle Necessities #632. I love how this turned out. Pink with brown is yummy!

I also stitched and finished the new Sampler Roundy from Shakespeares Peddler.




I stitched mine on a piece of 32ct. something from my stash. I used the Weeks as charted except Cherry Wine for Cranberry and I just used black floss. There is no color change in the Black WDW so I don't see that necessary.

I just finished mine as a pincushion and am quite pleased with it.

All of the buttons used in these pincushions were from my mom's button stash.

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I do have one knitting finish that I must share. What cross stitcher doesn't love a cool tote bag?
I tried my hand at making a felted bag. Here is a picture after the knitting was done.


And here is a picture after the felting process.


Your knitted piece reduces approximately 30% after felting. This was so much fun and I will definitely be doing this again.

I have an exchange that has been somewhere out there in the mail system for 2 weeks. I sure hope it isn't lost.

Happy Stitching!

JillMN

11 comments:

Faye said...

Love all of them Jill especially that Roundy!!! You put it together perfectly~~ Take care, Faye

Kathy A. said...

Lovely, lovely stitching there Jill. Your Halloween Fair Square is lovely.
And I love your little Roundy. Beautifully finished.

Vicky said...

Love all the stitching Jill, especially the pin cushion. I have yet to try felting :)

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Wow, I love your Roundy Shakespeare's Peddler, it turned out very nicely, as did the others.
Be always in stitches.

Vonna said...

Very pretty Sampler Roundy, I love how it turned out! :) and your pincushion is cute as a button too! The knitting looks great and it turned out beautiful after it was felted! Good going you!

Robin said...

Wow, you have been busy, Love the Boo Tyme and should have know on closer inspection, it was stitched in a varigated purple. lol All love the Sampler Roundy. I think I see one in my future!

Kathy said...

Fabulous stitching. But I just adore the roundy! Simply gorgeous1

Roberta said...

Hi Jill, love your felted bag, you did a great job. The roundy is cute also.

trillium said...

Wow, such a difference between stages of the bag! I like the colors.

Blu said...

Lovely finishes! Your bag looks so awesome.

Maggie said...

OMG, i LOVE that felted bag!!
Can i ask where you got the pattern from?
I would love to have a go at felting but the patterns i have got look quit complcated ( the kntting that is), i'm ok at knitting, just not cable and the like, lol