Monday, August 17, 2009

Another finish ~ Wooly Winter

Here he is, my little Wooly Snowman. I sat down to a lovely stitching session yesterday afternoon and added him to this Winter design. He didn't take long at all to do. Such a joy to stitch up and I love the tassels at the end of his cap.


There weren't a lot of embellishments to add to this piece, so I was able to finish it all up by late afternoon. Then some photos were in order to compliment this cute design.

DESIGNER ~ Shepherd's Bush
PATTERN ~ Wooly Winter (released in 1994 as a kit)
FABRIC ~ 32ct Twilight Blue Linen
THREADS ~ Au Ver A Soie silk (1 over 2)
EMBELLISHMENTS ~ Beads - Creme and Carrot, Charm - Silver Snowflake
STARTED ~ 7 August 2009
FINISHED ~ 16 August 2009

My photos show the joy I have when I get to finish a project. Hours of work involved needs to be captured in pictures.


Now I'm at the place again on deciding what to do next. I'll need to have a look through my stash to see what jumps out. This time I haven't decided what's next, before I completed my latest finish. It's a wonderful choice I have to make though. :)

Til my next project... keep those needles flying with all those gorgeous creations, everyone!

28 comments:

Stitch Wizard said...

Your blog as well as your stitching are all just totally beautiful!! I love all of your stitching here! I just love Shepherd's Bush and I have quite a stash for them that I need to stitch. Seeing your blog does inspire me! I used to live about 100 miles from Ogden, Utah, where they are located and never knew they were there until we moved to Texas and I found them online. I would love to visit their store someday. Your stitching is so lovely!!! Debby

Deb said...

I am always so amazed at the lovely pictures you take for each of your projects. You do some beautiful things and your photos capture them perfectly!

Can't wait to see what your next start will be.

Isabelle said...

Many congratulations Jane for this new finish so pretty and these so beautiful photos like you are used to take for our pleasure . Thanks for sharing with us your delicate work .
Happy framing :-)

Cari said...

Another beautiful finish, Jane. I can't wait to see what you do next. You are always so disciplined to finish a project before starting another.

irma said...

This is so pretty! I am a new reader to your blog and have been enjoying following along and seeing your progress. I've done a few SB and have enjoyed them as well. All the beautiful cross stitch blogs have inspired me to start my own.

Susimac said...

Oh My those pictures of your lovely finish are wonderful, I have enjoyed seeing it.

Theresa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! The snowman is sooo cute, and I love all the colors!!! Congratulations!!!

Colleen said...

This is a gorgeous piece and you stitched it so quickly! The colors, as usual, are beautiful!

How do you get your photos so clear?? Do you use Picassa or is it just your camera???

Daffycat said...

Truly beautiful stitching. Congratulations on a wonderful finish!

Melissa said...

Another beautiful finish! But I think the snowman may need a snow-girlfriend...? ;-)

Dovilė said...

very beautiful:) what the next?

Hilda said...

What a wonderful piece again!
The snowman is simply gorgeous, and the colours are sooo pretty!

Love from Austria
Hilda

Brigitte said...

What a beautiful and cute finish this is. I'm already very curious to see what you will come up with next. Another SB maybe?

Lei B. said...

What a beautiful finish. You always stitch such amazing designs, and I always love the photos. Can't wait to see what you stitch next. Take care.

dixiesamplar said...

Jane...a simply breath-taking finish...he is a cutie too!
Love reading your blog and seeing your beautiful work.

Terri
dixiesamplardesigns

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous Jane, congratulations

Karyn said...

amazing Jane, just amazing :)

Tammy T. said...

You are slowly convincing me that I should take an interest in smaller stitcheries. This is adorable. It's loaded with detail yet small enough to aim for the finish. I really love the color of your last few finishes too.

Anja´s Wunschpunsch said...

Hello,

this is a very nice design. I like your blog and your picture from your work. So nice.

Greetings from germany
Anja

Candi said...

Your stitching is beautiful. I have an expensive camera and can't figure out how to create such beautiful pictures as you. I m jealous they are absolutely gorgeous! I have a photo editor but its difficult and am having a hard time figuring it out lol
~*Candi*~

Kit said...

Wooly Winter looks beautiful, I love the little snowman! I look forward to seeing what you pick next.

zetor said...

Your work is magnificent but the photo arrangements are truly lovely.

Rachel said...

Your wholly snowman is cute! I always love seeing your photographs of your projects; they are just as beautiful as the stitched pieces themselves.

Have a great day ;)

Jane said...

Ladies, you make me smile with all of your wonderful comments. Thank you!!!

Colleen and Candi, I take my photos on Macro mode with my camera. I use my camera software to alter the contrast, and perhaps lighten or darken the photo. Then finally I utilise Picasa to sharpen and collage. All time consuming but worth the effort. You can click on Picasa in the 'links' heading in my sidebar to download their software. Hope these points help with your photography. Thanks for the compliments! :)

Colleen said...

Thanks, Jane for the tips!! Now, where's my Macro setting on my camera???....hmmmmmmm :)

Jo said...

Your stitching is lovely. Love this sampler.

Susan said...

That is adorable, Jane! Congratulations on your finish!

Ness said...

Il est tout simplement magnifique.