Sunday, 14 August 2011

Sunday Stitches & A Give-away!


I decided to treat myself to a new start yesterday. This is Delivering Winter by Homespun Elegance. As usual my threads, my colours as I have to use what I have in my stash. I;m quite pleased with it so far and it is stitching up quite quickly.


I had another day of finishing this week. This design is Spooky Patch a freebie by Lizzie Kate. I swapped the squares around and replaced the spider and cauldron design with the buttons.





Mr Scarecrow I stitched in 2006 and Mrs Scarecrow 2007 they are both from The Love of Cross-stitch magazines. I knew I would get round to finishing them one day but I didn;t think it would take me four years. Then again there are a number off pieces much older than that in my box waiting to be finished. I shall hopefully get around to doing more soon.






 Nia my lovely stitchy friend celebrated her Birthday last month. She was delighted with her gifts which included the Lizzie-kate cube finish, heart ornament and a little cup-cake I made up with some fabric and pins. Do pop over and say Hi to Nia and see all her crafts and beautiful stitches. Next month it will be my turn to blow out the candles on the cake. I am going to have a give-away to celebrate. The winner will be chosen from the people who take the time to comment on any of my posts from today until my Birthday at the end of September. I will reveal whats in the package in my next post. Good luck to anyone who enters. Until the next time, hugs! 


40 comments:

butterfly said...

I really love those Scarecrows, they are so cute, all your stitching is fab and i love your finish on each one.

Chris said...

Hi Lainey!
Your new start looks great and I love all your finishes. It is so nice to have finished finishes.
I like that pirate too! LOL.

Have a great Sunday.

Deborah said...

Wonderful finishes! Love the delivering winter start. All of the delivering charts are so darn cute.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Great choice of colours :) love the scarecrows, are you going to join Needlecraft Haven scarecrow exchange?? Great birthday gifts too

Mouse said...

love the home spun elegance and ooo very nice cushions for those scarecrows :)the cube is gorgeous and I just adore that pin cupcake :)really cool idea :) love mouse xxxx

Catherine said...

Lainey, great job on all of your stitchy projects!! Such cute finishes.

So, you have a birthay coming up....good to know!! Perhaps Ned and Heather will be baking your cake!

Carol said...

Don't you love those "Delivering" pieces, Lainey?? I have stitched two so far, but plan to do them all--some day :)

You sure have been busy--all of your finishes look great. Nice to know I'm not the only one with long-ago stitched pieces waiting to be finished!

Enjoy your Sunday...

natalyK said...

Great new start! Love the package you sent to Nia! Beautiful.

Wagapapa said...

I love your customed LK Spooky Patch, those buttons are great!

Sarah said...

Oh Lainey I always love coming over to your blog. What lovely stitching and the finishing really makes them stand out. The cube is just wonderful, I have never done one and was looking at instructions only this morning. Love the Thistle on your header reminds me of the beach in South Uist this summer we had them there.

Shelly said...

Great finishes, especially the Spooky Patch freebie by LK because I have it in my freebie file. I really like what you've done with it. Thanks for the ideas! Love the Captain Jack Sparrow statue too!

Fiona said...

Love your finishes. Your new start is looking cute. Your package for Nia is very pretty. Making a cube is a finish I've never tried, but would love to.

Teresa said...

Love your stitches. Scarecrows are my favorite. I have done the girl one also.
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Kimberly R. said...

Love all your beautiful finishes! I wish I could get motivated to finish some of mine!!

Michelle said...

Your finishes are lovely well done. Happy Birthday to you xx

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Cath said...

Fab finishes Lainey , I love your new start , the colours are lovely . X

Tina said...

Great finishes Lainey,love the scarecrows.Your new start is looking fab too x

lynda said...

I love that little cupcake...what a clever idea!

Denise said...

Great finishes! Don't let the time between finishing the stitching and finishing the item get you down. They are done and look awesome!

Happy almost birthday!

Gabi said...

Lovely new start. Love that designs.
Great finishes. It doesn't matter how long it took you, you did a great job. And that's all that counts.
That cup cake is a darling. What a neat idea.

Annette said...

Lainey what a lovely pieceyou are stitching!!!
That little Halloween piece is so cute... togheter with Jack sparrow!!!
You did awesome job on the both scarecrow... beautifull... and those buttons...
What a beautifull piece you made for Nia... yes she is such a sweet and talented friend..

Dear Lainey,
How are you feeling these days??
I'm thinking off you ;)
HUgs Annette

Lesleyanne said...

Love your finishes. Great new start. Gorgeous gift you sent to Nia.

Pauline said...

I love your scarecrows!

Robin said...

Lovely finishes. Thank you for sharing!

Lynn said...

Wow, you've been one busy lady! You've got some great finishes. The cupcake pin pillow is sooo cute!
Love your new start too. I love all the designs in the Delivering series and hope to do one myself.

Lillie said...

The new start is progressing beautifully. Loved the finishing on both Scarecrows and a sweet gift for Nia.

Bette said...

Your finishing as usual is lovely. The scarecrows are extra cute. Nice job.

Lisa S said...

Wonderful finishes Lainey! Love your new start too! Can't wait to see it finished.
What lovely gifts you sent to Nia. I am sure she loved them!

Giovanna said...

Very cute finishes, and that's a lovely new start too!

Rachel S said...

Great finishing!

Colleen said...

Lainey, you have been wearing out your needle, wow, look at all your stitching. Scarecrows are so cute!Love the cupcakes, you are such the artistic, clever lass. Your start on Homespun Elegance is wonderful. Love your post & thanks for sharing. Off to Nia's for a visit. Many Hugs, my dear friend.

Christina said...

My friend is mad on cupcakes so you've given me an idea of what I can make her for her birthday - thank you!

Lois said...

Delivering Winter is looking great! What lovely finishes too! That cupcake is so cute!

Pumpkin said...

Love your new WIP!

Boy, you've been busy with finishing lately! Maybe I should send you some of my stuff ;o) LOL!

How wonderful! I bet Nia was thrilled with her gifts :o)

Sally said...

Your finishes are lovely Lainey. You always finish things off so beautifully.

Nice new start too:)

Edit said...

I love all your finishes! They are really great! I also have stitches waiting to be finished for a looong loong time. Hope they will also find their final forms one day :)

Siobhan said...

I love all of your finishes! Your finishing is wonderful. Love the new design, too!

♥ Nia said...

Good start! and more beautiful finishes!!! :D congrats!
Oh! I was thrilled with your gifts! Thank you once again my sweet friend =)

CalamityJr said...

Hmmm... I thought I had commented on this post but don't see it here, so let me tell you (even if I am a wee bit late, lol) that I love your scarecrow finishes. So what if you didn't get to them right away? They're done now, and you have all fall ahead of you to enjoy them!