Stitching Gallery

Welcome to my Stitching Gallery!  Here you'll find my recent and not so recent completed work.  I hope I can inspire you all to do projects in your own unique way, whether it be by changing the fabric choice from what is suggested in the graph, change the fiber color choices, or even add or eliminate items from the graph in your stitched piece!!

I will try to keep my most recent additions at the top of the page, so you don't have to scroll all the way to the bottom if you've checked out this page before.  I also plan on creating a few pages for different themed work, so keep an eye out for some cool stuff :-)

[This page was updated 28 May 2011]

This is "Garden Fresh" from Little House Needleworks.  I stitched this on 32 count Mello from Picture This Plus fabrics.

A beautiful patriotic piece from Stoney Creek Magazine.  God Bless our men and women in uniform.  I stitched this on 32 count Belfast White linen.

I think this might be a new favorite of mine!!  This is a freebie from Plum Street Samplers and is anxiously awaiting a frame so it can hang in all its glory at my desk at work :-)  I stitched this on 40 count Antique Almond from Silkweaver Fabrics.

The first three seasons from the Cricket seasons series.  "Spring" is in my "to-do" pile!!!!  All of these were stitched on 32 count linen.  "Summer" was done on a color which was not labeled :-(, so unfortunately, I can't tell you which to use.  "Autumn" was done on Desert Sand.  "Winter" was done on Crystal Zephyr from Picture This Plus fabrics.

This is a JBW design for Baby's First Christmas which I did for my dear friend Becky's first baby, Olivia.  See my post where I chat about this ornament :-)  This ornament (both sides) were stitched on 32 count white  linen.  The baby's name and year were stitched with one thread over one.

This is a Dimensions Advent Calendar kit from a few years back.  I finished it in 2003, and promptly lost the charm which goes over each day to count down the days till Christmas. Haha!

This is a limited edition Lizzie Kate graph which benefits breast cancer research.  I finished it as a pillow (obviously), and gave it to my mom, aunts, and grandmom, since my grandmom and mom are survivors.

This is a Dimensions kit for a birth annoucement that I did for one of my friends that I used to work with. I love purple, so I couldn't resist having purple matting on this one once I found out she had a girl :-)

This is the Bent Creek Easter row with color changes.  Bent Creek has a love affair with browns and browns I knew this needed to be changed for Easter!  The color changes I used in this pattern I got from my LNS The Strawberry Sampler.  Give those wonderful ladies a call, and i'm sure they'll be able to give you all the info, including the JABC button pack which they put together specifically for this chart!  I also used an opalescent white fabric for this in 32 count.  Guess what color Bent Creek wants you to use...yup...mocha.  A brown.  Boring.  Change it up!  Make it fun and uniquely yours!!

This is a Lizzie Kate Christmas Double Flip.  She calls for a light mocha 28 count linen to stitch them all together (you can do each one separately if you wish - they'd make a-dor-able Christmas gifts!  They stitch up quick!), but I chose a 27 count stitching band from Mill Hill instead.  This is a great alternative to framing, and a dowel to hang it from coudln't be easier...or cheaper! 

This is the Lizzie Kate Halloween Double Flips.  I used the same stitching band mentioned above for the Christmas Double Flips, but with a neutral edging as opposed to the white edging. 

This is a Mill Hill Sticks project, "Grow".  See my post about Sticks projects here.  I finished this on a box from Stoney Creek by Sudberry (?) House.  The opening is 7.5 x 7.5 - the finished stitched area is 7.25 x 7.25.  I couldn't've found a more perfect match!!

This is a series from Bent Creek called "The Red Thread".  The pattern captures most of the verse, which is "An invisible red thread connects those destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance.  The thread may stretch or tangle, but never breaks."  I hope you can see more detail by clicking on the image to enlarge it, but if you can't and would like to, send me an email, and I'd be happy to send you the close-up shots I have.

This is one of my absolute favorite pieces.  This is Sleepy Hollow from Cricket Collection.  I had SO much fun working on this pattern.  I made no changes to the fibers or fabric choice.  If you can't see this close-up and would like to, send me an email and I'll be happy to share the close-up shots I have.  This pattern is graphed for a 3-paneled stand-up, but I felt it would look much better stitched all as one piece.  The graph does not tell you that you need 3 ENTIRE skeins of the WDW roof color for the house, and (I think) 2 ENTIRE of the WDW color for the walls of the church.  Also, if you stitch this all as one, like I did, the graph does not have a shaded area for already stitched areas.  You all know what I mean...right?  So, when you stitch this all as one, you need to perfectly align your graph with each panel as you do the parts that fall next to each other.  I know this only kinda makes sense, so if you're planning on doing this project as I did, drop me a line and I'll try to have it make more sense in an email.

This is a baby announcement "A is for Ark" by Historical Sampler Company in the UK.  I stitched this for my friend Becky when she had her baby this past October.  If you would like to see more details, email me and I'll share the close-ups I took of this design.

This is Think Autumn (there's an entire seasonal series, which, of cousrse I've completed ;-)) by Lizzie Kate.

This is a bell pull design by Mill Hill from one of their books.  I'll post the name of the book I got this graph from at a later date.

This is the Stitch Starter and Sleeve by one of my most favorite designers, Blue Ribbon Designs.  Hop on over to my post where I talk about this nifty lil' tool!

Lizzie Kate's Think Winter

This is one of the limited edition scissor fob kits from Lizzie Kate.  So far, this is the only one I've finished, and it's not totally "finished".  Keep an eye out for the remaining three (any guesses as to what they are??)!

This is from Lizzie Kate's Tiny Tidings.  I think it's either from 2009 or 2010 - she has a Tiny Tidings release every year. 

This is a freebie St. Patty's Day graph from Paulette, designer of  Plum Street Samplers.   Head on over to this post where I talk about this little graph!

This was the first Lizzie Kate Double Flips series.  Like the Halloween one, I chose the neutral stitching band to finish this series.  They fit perfectly in small spaces, like between two doorframes.

This, along with "Sabrina", is one of my masterpieces.  This is A Royal Holiday:  A Christmas Queen by Miribilia.  She is absolutely stunning.  This picture only barely captures how gorgeous the colors are in person.