Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Last finishes of 2008

I stitched what will probably be my last ornament of 2008.
Blue Bird of Christmas Happiness
by M Designs

I also finished a piece by Diane Williams which was featured in a Leisure Arts book called A Sampling of Tradition (The Best of For the Love of Cross Stitch). This book has other wonderful samplers by designers Deborah Lambein, Linda Culp Calhoun, Susan Stadler, Kandance Thomas, and Dixie Barker Shoemaker. The fabric I used was from the DMC Impressions Printed Needlework line.
Grateful Heart Sampler

My new project which I will start on January 1st with one of my Yahoo groups is Christmas House by Ewe &  Eye & Friends. Stitching this on 28 count Bone lugana using Anchor floss.


Julie S. said...

Nice job Milly! Love that little bluebird! He's so cute!!

I'm looking forward to your WIP on the "Christmas House." It will be beautiful!!!

Debra said...

Great finishes and love the material on the house piece.
Debra in Indiana

Dianne said...

Pretty finishes, and it looks like your new project will be a great one!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful stitching sweetheart!
Have a wonderful new year!

needles-and-quilter-me said...

What a cute little birdie! He's so great! He must not be sitting in Mn. singing tho! Ha! -21 here this morning! Thanks for sharing your projects. GREAT works as always!

Hannah said...

The little ornie is so cute! I love the fabric that you stitched Diane's design on. Where's it from?

Miokka said...

LOL, I love the little blue bird, I have it started and plan on finishing it tonight! Are you sure you aren't my sister? We seem to stitch a lot of the same things!
Happy new year to you & yours!

Nancy said...

Nice way to end the year. And looks like you are all set for Jan 1!!

Cindy F. said...

Milly! Are you stitching in your sleep too?!! Wow, you just amaze me with all of your beautiful finishes!! Congrats on 2 more! The blue bird is adorable:) And A Sampling of Tradition is so pretty:)
I like your new project pick too!
Happy New Year!! I hope it's fabulous!

Ellen said...

Love Diane's sampler, your stitching is beautiful as usual.

Happy New Year!

Julianne said...


Beautiful work as always!

Happy New Year! I look forward to seeing all you will accomplish in 2009.

staci said...

Very pretty finishes Milly! And I love your new project, very cute!

Happy New Year!

Teri said...

That little blue bird is a cutie! I can tell already I'm going to like Christmas House. Good for you for two more finishes and a new start for the new year!!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Milly, I love that little bluebird. I love the fabric you used on the Diane Williams piece. So pretty, and fun!

Vickie said...

your little blue bird is so cute!!