Monday, May 09, 2011

Winter Works!

I've been saying on several occasions here that one of these days I would get around to taking pictures of the crafts stuff I've done since the beginning of the year but never got around to doing that.

Well how lucky are you today now!

I finally finished the last project I've been working on for the past month or a little over a month, actually, tonight and decided it was high time that I got to taking pictures of these items.

If you're on Facebook, you can see them there in an album I set up and posted tonight. But since many of you aren't on Facebook, here's the accumulation of things I have embroidered since January 1st of 2011.

Yes, I've been a busy little old Grannie doing all this stuff but the thing is, it doesn't feel like work to me because I really enjoy doing the embroidery. It actually relaxes me very much, helps me clear my mind and not dwell on things that would otherwise upset me and make me very nervous and/or depressed.

So doing this stuff is really -believe it or not -very beneficial for me.

Anyway -here goes with the pictures!

"Blue Jacobean"
standard-size pillowcase set

"The Aristocrat"

Standard-sized pillowcase set

"Three Snowmen"

Standard sized pillowcase set

Single pillowcase
from the Disney collection

"Choo Choo"

Standard size pillowcase set

"Floral Path"
Tabletopper -32x32 inch

"Floral Path" Tabletopper
32x32 inch

"Winter Church"
32x32 inch

"Winter Church"
32x32 inch

54x54 inch
"Bright Blues"

Four flowers in the center
of 54x54 inch tablecloth

"Bright Blues"

Corner Flower
Tablecloth -54x54 inch
"Bright Blues"

The entire "Bright Blues" Set!

Tablecloth -54x54 inch
6 very nice sized (large) napkins
that match the tablecloth!

And, there you have it -the assortment of embroidered items I've finished since the first of the year.

Well, there are two other tablecloths I did in those 4 months too but I already posted the pictures of them when I completed each on since they were birthday presents -one for each of my daughters.

Now, to figure out which item in my stash collection I'm gonna tackle next. Another big tablecloth, maybe? Or will it be some tabletoppers or more pillowcases? Maybe even a dresser scarf to put on top of the mantelpiece over the fireplace? I haven't decided as yet what is next on the agenda there but one thing for sure is that I have a big old plastic tote container filled to the brim with all kinds of kits in those various areas to choose from.

If I get really brave and daring, who knows, I might even decide to tangle with a counted cross stitch piece too! Not sure if I'm up to that right now though as counted cross stitch does tend to make me more than a bit cross-eyed. (Also increases my blue vocabulary too as there's generally a whole lot of cursing going on when I'm working on counted cross stitch.

Oh well, time will tell and as soon as I figure out what I'm gonna do, you'll be second to find out. First will be my daughter Mandy and the grandkids!



Lori said...

Oh Jeni these are all beautiful! I love all of them...those little snowmen pillowcases are sure cute. I hope you had a good mothers day yesterday. XX

Kat said...

WOW. They are absolutely beautiful!!!!!! I love the tabletopper with the little blue and peach flowers. So pretty.
I can't believe you did all that in four months! That would take me a lifetime!
Great job!

Sandee said...

They are indeed beautiful. You are so very talented. Works of love.

Have a terrific day. :)

Jocelyn said...

Crisp. Clean. Skilled. Amazing Legacy.

These are the words that always run through my mind when I see handiwork like yours. Amazing, Jeni.

Sidenote: thank you for giving me comments still, when I'm so lame this year. We have the worst time hitting blogs from here, and I've seen my readership fading...which makes me the way you loyally show up is really touching to me.

Sandi McBride said...

Jeni, your needle work is beautiful! I once loved to do this before the fingers went stiff!!! Great work here!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. And who are the lucky people that are going to receive these beautiful items. Keep in touch, Arlene

Maggie May said...

Beautiful work there and delightful designs. You are clever.
My eyesight isn't good enough.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous, Jemi. I especially like Winter Church ... blue is my favorite color. Every year we attend the LA County Fair (the biggest in the country) and visit the Crafts exhibit. These are as nice as anything I've seen there ...