Monday, June 8, 2009

Weekend's Update

I have made my first No Sew Cube (Thank You Shelley for the link to the instructions). It was much easier than I thought it would be and will be doing more of these I'm sure. I wanted to do another with the latest Hardanger finish but of course the lousy WalFart didn't have any cubes the right size so that will have to wait until I can get to JoAnn's or Michael's.

No Sew Cube front
No Sew Cube back


A Finish....
I'm still really enjoying doing Hardanger and see lots more of it being done now. This was my finish this weekend.
"Christmas In My Heart 2003" by Cross n' Patch - Emie Bishop
Stitched on 28count White Linen
with DMC #8 and #12 Perle Cotton and floss
This is one of the four designs on the chart and I will be doing all four of them. Emie Bishop has been a favorite designer of mine for years and I was lucky enough to meet her at a stitching show in IL in the late 90's. I did one of her designs and entered it in the Arkansas State Fair was was surprised to win "Best of Show" in the Hardanger catagory. I have also started another of her designs "1996" Angel" but my eyes just were too tired to handle the buttonhole stitch on 32 count fabric. I'm doing it with Pink Perle cotton on a light Pink fabric and when finished I'm sending it to Donna for the Stitch for a Cure tree. I hope to have enough progress to share with you later this week.
I'm working on Monopoly today and then will get back to the birth sampler for Maddie. Speaking of the little cutie, here is a picture of her in the "Piglet" onesie I stitched for her. Thank goodness I got them done and in the mail to her before she outgrew it.






It was a nice stitching weekend here. A little windy but the temps have cooled off and are only in the high 80's.
Until Next Time....Have a great week with LOTS of good stitching time

15 comments:

Sandy In Montana said...

Your finishes are just beautiful Rene, I love the Emmie Bishop heart. Her pieces are so gorgeous.
Maddie is such a cutie.

Kathy said...

Love your cube. It turned out wonderful. And your hardranger heart is beautiful. Akmost as beautiful as that little cutie, Maddie. Wow is she growing fast. She looks so big!

Kim said...

The cube turned out great! I need to learn how to do them. That baby is super cute as is the piglet. It is hot and humid here..thank goodness for a/c. Have a GREAT week!

Mel said...

Wonderful finishes!
And so great to see the little on in your handiwork!

5footrunt said...

Your Christmas heart is beautiful. I love the stitching inside the heart. It just pops on that fabric. I don't know what you're planning on doing with it but I think it would make a beautiful ornament. I can't wait to start class. As usual, Maddie is still a cutie. She's getting big fast. Congrats on your first cube. Very nice finish!

Meari said...

The onsie looks adorable on Maddie. :) Congrats on both your finishes. They both look great!

htimcj said...

Great finishes! Can you send me the link to the instructions for the no sew cube? I think I want to try it.
Heidi-ILCS

Gabi said...

Awwwww....great pic of Maddie. She is such a little beauty.
Your cube looks fantastic. So does your hardanger heart.
Oh, and the foam for the cube. I bought a bigger size foam and will cut it in size for a cube. Couldn't find a small one either, so I had to buy a big one which will be enough for 4 cubes.

Kelly said...

Your finishes are lovely Rene, well done!

Cindy F. said...

Congrats on your beautiful cube finish! It's perfect!
and your hardanger heart is amazing!
Maddie looks adorable in her piglet onesie:)

Donna said...

Love the cube and the hardanger is just too pretty for words.
Little miss Maddie is very cute in her onesie you made for her!

Trecie said...

Maddie looks like a little doll in her onesie. Can't believe how fast she is growing. I think the no sew cube are really cuteIf i ever get a free minute I want to try one

Katrien said...

Your cube looks great. Love the hardanger. And Maddie such a cutie :)

Nancy said...

That's the same site I used to make my first cube too! It was easier than you think. Maddie is too darn cute! I am trying to keep up with computer stuff, but it's hard when I'm still helping Lauren out every day!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

OMG, that is just stunning! I don't think I'll be attempting anything like that anytime soon! Maddie is also stunning.