Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Double happy dance! Two finishes!

Hurray! I finished Santa's FIRST Day of Christmas (11 more to go)!  I am stitching all 12 on one large piece of 28 ct evenweave, over 2.  The finished size will be 14" x 22".
"Santa's 12 Days of Christmas" (Day 1)
Book No. 125
Designed by Pamela Byrd Smith
The Prairie Schooler
Started 1/8/2012, Finished 3/13/2012

I also finished the March design in the Spring & Fall booklet.  I plan to display a different one each month, either in a frame or made into a hanging ornament.  Only 11 more to go!  Someone gave me three pieces of cross stitch fabric with a printed design around the border and a blank area in the center.  I was trying to be thrifty and creative, so I cut the pieces into fourths and decided to stitch right over the printed design.  What do you think?  Is it too busy?  I suppose I could stitch on the back side instead.  Only one piece will be displayed at a time, not all together.  I will start on the April one on Saturday.
"Spring & Fall" (March)
Book No. 90
Designed by Pamela Byrd Smith
The Prairie Schooler
Started 2/2/2012, Finished 3/12/2012

14 comments:

McKenna C. said...

Yay for you! Santa looks great. I think it looks really nice over the design. Hurray for thrifty people!! :D

~McKenna

Katie said...

Congrats on two finishes!!!!

My honest opinion is I don't like the fabric with the pattern. Only because there is a spot where it doesn't show in the background. But just my opinion and that's worth only $.02 haha.

sharine said...

They both look great. I like the background.

Chelle said...

I hate to say it, but I agree with Katie ONLY because there's a spot with none of the pattern in the background. If you can stitch them with the whole thing having the background, it would look awesome.

Still looks great though - both of them.

Chelle

Marie Smith said...

Beautiful Stitching Debbie. Congrats on your finishes!

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on your two finishes.

Shaunterria Owens said...

Yay for finishes - your Santa is adorable (I love those pink cheeks!) and I like the way your March design turned out. I don't think it's too busy and the colors very complementary.

Teresa S. said...

Congrats on 2 finishes!

Veronica said...

Congrats on not just one but two finishes!

Hugs,
Veronica.

lesli said...

Wow...two finishes! Congratulations! Only 11 more days of Christmas to go! (LOVE those pears!)

Loretta Oliver said...

TWO finishes!?! I'm seriously a bit jealous. Congrats :)

Lumiruusu said...

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The Lion and the Lamb-spring pattern is georgeous and I just love the way you have stitched it.

Santa looks pretty too!
Well done !!!

Linda said...

Congrats on the two finishes Debbie. They both turned out great. You are really making me look bad. lol No more late night stitching for you.
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EvalinaMaria said...

Wow, not one but two! Double congratulations!