Finishes of the year

First up in my finishes this year are 2 small pieces. These are crabby all year from Raise The Roof Designs. This is March and April. Although they were designed to be stitched on one big piece of fabric, I decided to stitch them separately so they can all share one frame. They are stitched on 28ct coffee/tea dyed even weave.

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Next up We have 6 bats and a black cat. This is blue ribbons design. It is stitched on 32 ct. Jobelyn that I hand dyed. The design is published in the 2012 collectors Halloween issue of Just cross stitch magazine.

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One Of my 2 BAP’s I finished this year was cirque des couers. It is from ink circles. I stitched it on the same hand dyed 32 ct Jobelyn that I used for 6 bats. I started this back in February of 2013. I’m so pleased with how it turned out. I used Caron waterlillies blue lagoon.

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Last up is my chatelaine, Japanese garden.  I Couldn’t be more pleased. It is stitched on silkweaver’s Mississippi blue 28 ct Belfast. This took me over 5 years to complete.  You can see more/better photos of this in my previous entry.

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Japanese Garden- Let the beading begin

The first two weeks of July I worked on beading Japanese Garden. That was for my open week, then my normal JG week. 

Let me just say, I love beading! What fun. WOW do the beads really make it just POP.  

I am grateful to the chatelaine Facebook groups who helped me get my supplies. I made a tacky bob, which works great. I also got a tip to this bead nabber. Can I just say, best invention ever? I was quite worried about picking the beads up, as my hands shake all the time. I had images of beads everywhere but my handy bead nabber really worked great.  I only lost a few beads and I was able to find them before they got away. 

I have hopes to get this done my my birthday- October 14. I think it’s a very realistic goal. I can’t believe after over 5 years, I’m nearly there. 

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