Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Bird Brained

The past few days, when I wasn't working on my new HAED start, I was pulling threads and looking for charts. Somehow, I signed up for 2 exchanges that are both due at the end of January. So while I await my partners info I thought that I'd get a little bit of a head start.

Since there isn't enough to show on my new start HAED, I thought I'd share this lovely tin that I made for my best friend's daughter. I lined it with an extra layer of batting so that it could work as a pin cushion. I filled it with a package of needles, some colored pins, and a pair of purple scissors. She is just beginning to learn how to stitch. Last year I sent a tin to her Mom, and she requested that I make another one for her daughter.

Noel Stamp Ornament 2011 (Just Cross Stitch Ornaments 2011)

Designer: Jeannette Douglas Designs

Fabric: 28 Cashel Raw

Threads: DMC, GAST

Miyuki Delica Beads

Stitch Count 31H x 52W (stitched 2 over 2 and 1 over 1)

I must have been in a chickadee mood, because I wrapped up her package with this little ornament. Feathered Friends - In the Nick of Time Chickadee Ornament (Better Homes and Garden Cross Stitch Christmas 1999)

Designer: Louise Young

Fabric: 32 ct Antique White

Threads: DMC, Kreinik #4

Stitch Count: 31W x 28 H (over 2)Coffee dyed fabric after the stitching was complete.


  1. Lovely bird finishes! I stitched the first one for a friend as well--need to stitch it again for myself :)

  2. Noel is absolutely stunning. Love it!

  3. Beautiful finishes. I love the tin! It is so pretty.