Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Two Just Nan finishes


I've been working on two commissioned pieces for Ms. R. and I just finished them.  They are both Just Nan designs.....the one on the left is to Barnaby's Bride and the cute little mouse is to Minerva's Mouse.  They are so tiny!!  The mouse is only about 1 1/2 inches tall.   I hope she likes them.....fingers crossed!!!
Now as to what do I do next.....I haven't the foggiest idea.  I have some quakers I would like to stitch but I also have a few crochet items I would like to finish.  I have some new silks coming from Vikki at HDF so maybe I should wait till they arrive.  They are gorgeous!!!!  Doesn't it feel wonderful when you finish something and you get to start over fresh on a new piece of linen with some threads that you love.  Ahhhh.....the joy of needleworking!!!!  Now that brings out a new question for you all.  What is your favorite part of starting a new design.....Is it the design itself?......the fibers.....or the new piece of linen.  
Blessings as always,
Barbara

13 comments:

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

You're such a speedy stitcher, these are very cute. My fave part is the *collecting charts* part, so many charts, not enough time:)

cucki said...

wow dear..very lovely stitching..and very sweet finishes..
aww they are so sweet..
very sweet little mousie...kisses for the mousie..i am keep on looking at him..so sweet..
i am agree with sweet sue.."so many charts and so little time"
hugs and kisses for you xx

Ruth said...

Love the finishes Barbara your so quick at things. I think my favourite part is the whole thing, the excitment of knowing the blank piece of material, the picute and the threads will all combine to make something beautiful.

Patty C. said...

The mouse is just adorable !!!

marly said...

My favorite part is the design. I'm sure Mrs. R will love your finish!

Linda said...

I love, love, love Barnabee's Bride- it's one of those coveted items on my wish list- you did beautiful work as usual!!

country stitcher said...

Both are very cute!! and dainty looking. Awesome job.
Happy Stitching
Denise

Catherine said...

Lovely!

Mouse said...

awwww thanks for stitching me ..lol I've got that pattern to do .. sadly not the owl to go with it ..lol and just love everything from the new design to fondling the floss and fabric to the stitching and the finishing :) love mouse xxxx

Carol said...

I adore that little mouse, Barbara--his tiny size makes him even more appealing, I think. I'm sure the customer will just love your beautiful finishes :)

Karen said...

Those are both gorgeous - nicely done!! I love that mouse - no idea what I'd ever do with it, but I do love it :)

Tatkis said...

Lovely finishes! Mouse is sooo cute :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Bekca said...

My favourite part is the design itself, getting excited to make something new is a real joy. I love your latest finishes Barbara, you are such a talented stitcher. Best wishes.