Sunday, February 23, 2014

Cross stitching for my daughter!

I had to follow up my last post with another about the cross stitch gifts I'm making for my daughter!  She took French in high school and has always wanted to work in Paris, so most of the things for her are in French.  She has been to Europe four times and loves to travel!

I'm stitching the free Positive Thinking SAL from Jardin Privé in French, La Pensée Positive, for her.  This is on 18 ct baby pink Aida.  I finished part 2 using Cosmo Seasons variegated floss for the words.
La Pensée Positive update #3
I'm also using VMSS floss for the rest of the design.  I just found out that Nancy of Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is giving 10 lucky winners 5 skeins each of her hand-dyed floss in spring colors.  Her floss comes in 20-yard skeins so this is 100 yards for each winner!  Enter HERE and tell Nancy that I sent you!  Drawing on March 10.

The Hungarian Peacock Sampler will also be a gift for my daughter.  I'm using Cosmo Seasons variegated floss for this one, too.  I added another pretty peacock.
Hungarian Peacock Sampler update #1
This will be a hanging sign that says Merci on one side and Thank You on the other. It is a freebie from gazette94 that you can find HERE.  I used DMC 48, variegated baby pink floss on pale green mint parfait Aida.
Merci - FINISHED!
"Merci"
Designed by Claire Findlay
gazette94
14 ct mint parfait Aida
Started 2/28/2012, Finished 2/23/2014

Another one I'm stitching for her is Leo, a freebie from Stitch Alley, since that is her zodiac sign.  Her birthday is in August.  They have all the zodiac signs and lots of free charts.  I stitched his back and tail.
Leo update #3
The first cross stitch gift I made for my daughter was A Paris Kiss by Vervaco.  I only stitched it when she was at work, so it was a complete surprise when I gave it to her for her birthday!  This was my first time stitching on linen.
A Paris Kiss
She picked out this Day of the Dead sugar skull from the Twisted Stitches book, so I stitched this one for her, too!
Day of the Dead
I also made her this bookmark.  "J'aime lire" means "I love to read."  This was a freebie from Les petits bonheurs de Miss T blog.
J'aime lire bookmark
I've also stitched these French Christmas ornaments for her future Christmas tree, but haven't finished them into actual ornaments yet.  We really should have a crafty weekend some day and finish them up!
Bon Noel
Boule Bordeaux
Boules Baroques
C'est Noel
These are all freebie designs from gazette94, Le Blog de Vava, and The Sampler Girl.


10 comments:

Busy Lizzie said...

beautiful stitching, you are making a lovely present for your daughter

Julie said...

Your daughter will have a home full of wonderful things made by her mum.
Your Jardin Prive looks really lovely on the baby pink fabric, so very different and elegant looking. I like you choice of the variegated thread too.

Bramble said...

Lovely stitching Debbie (:

Katie said...

Great stitching as always. Your daughter is a lucky girl.

Linda said...

Your daughter is going to have some beautiful gifts to hang on her walls Debbie. Congrats on the finish. You have made wonderful progress on all the projects. Love the variegated floss.

Linda

KimM said...

"Magnifique!" :0)

Anne said...

Wow! Your daughter is a lucky gal to have all of those beautiful designs stitched by you for her!! I love the Jardin Prive design. It's terribly sweet!! Nancy has wonderful threads that I so enjoy using. I love seeing that photo of the skull...such a great job on it and the framing!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Lovely stitching for your daughter. She is one lucky gal! Love your new header photo!

Annette-California said...

All the samplers you stitched for your daughter are Beautiful!
A Paris Kiss is stunning. How great that she has these treasures you made for her.
Kim said it best "Magnifique".
love Annette

Giovanna said...

Lovely stitching for your daughter - she's a lucky girl!