Thursday, January 8, 2009

January finishes

Well, as all good needleworkers do - their New Years Resolutions are to be more organized and to finish projects - I am no different!! Below is "Return to the Sea" by The Sampler Girl. This was a one month SAL. I finished it yesterday and may frame it, but was thinking this would work nice as a needleroll with little pockets on the other side in interesting material. What do you all think??Below is a little Halloween needlecase from Just Nan's Tin series (I haven't stitched the "BOO" tin yet) This is a tiny little thing but it is ever so cute!
Below is what the inside of the needlecase looks like.This is the back side of the needlecase.
Now here is my December ornament for the monthly stitchalong I belong to. The rules as I understand them for the monthly SAL is that the ornament must be stitched, but not necessarily finished. I am hoping to not only stitch an ornament a month (would like to do two!!??) but to finish them off also. We'll see.
Thank you for visiting - see you soon ------- Roberta


Ranae said...

Wow! you have some super fantastic finishes there. Love , love the JN.
Good Luck on finishing two ornaments a month, you can do it!!

Fran├žoise said...

Lovely stitching!!!Lovely finishes!!!!!

Hi, I'm Barbara from Missouri and.... said...

Roberta, I love your finishes and almost finishes! I'm doing the ornament SAL also, but haven't decided on one for January. I really enjoy reading your Blog and am looking forward to a weekly reading of it. Maybe I should try that also.


Nancy said...

Congratulations on your finishes Roberta. Everything is very pretty. I love your ornament!

Maggie said...

Lovely finishes! i am also taking part in the ornament SAL & managed to finish 2 in December, like you i want to be able to finish them off aswell. Good luck with your goals.
Maggie x

Brigitte said...

Oh Roberta, "Return to the Sea" looks so special. I think your idea to make it into a needleroll with little pockets is fantastic.

I love this little JN needlecase. Never seen such a tiny little thing before. It's cute.

Solstitches said...

Congratulations on some very lovely finishes Roberta.
I hope to finish my Return to the Sea over the weekend. Mine is destined to become a needleroll at some point although it will probably take me a while to get round to it.
I see you changed some colours and they look great.
Love your finished ornament.

Gwen said...

Hi Roberta,
Happy New Year!
Congratulations on your finishes they look great!
The ornament a month is very doable and a lot of fun. Finishing is also a great goal, I still have some from last year that I need to put together.

Carolien said...

Hello Roberta,

Happy New Year! You already have some lovely finishes here. They look gorgeous!

Have a nice day & greetings, Carolien

Siobhan said...

Oh wow, Roberta, what beautiful finishes! Your JN finish is just adorable, so dainty and exquisite! I love your Austen piece, too, can't wait to see how you decide to finish it!

Lizzy said...

Lovely stitching, as always Roberta! Your Just Nan finish is just beautiful... so tiny and perfect! And I love *Return to the Sea*... simply gorgeous!

Wishing you a Blessed and Joyful, Stitchy New Year!

Stitcher said...

Great finishes, I love that little JN needlecase.

angelasweby said...

What lovely pictures you have shown us :>) I had plans to SAL with you on Return to the Sea but unfortunately it was not to be - now I've seen yours I can't wait to start mine.
The Just Nan's needlecase is exquisite :>)
Hugs, Angela

HMH said...

What a lovely finish, I haven't done any by The Sampler Girl, but there are a couple I would love to purchase and stitch.

Your other finishes are great too.

I don't use my google blog, but there is a link to my wordpress one, which you're most welcome to have a look at.

Denise said...

Love your ornament! What is the pattern???

Michelle said...

Wonderful finishes! I just bought Return to the Sea. I can't wait to stitch it to go with my At Home with Jane.