Sandra Longan Designs (Items For Sale)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Three More Finishes to Share

I tucked three more finishes under my stitching belt over the last couple weeks.

I know I said I was done doing Valentine stitching but couldn't resist this one after I saw the letters in an antique sampler.
Design: Love Pillow
Finished: 02-16-2010
Stitched on an 18ct. evenweave using DMC 4210 in floss and #5 Pearle Cotton. Backed & bordered with a burgundy cotton fabric.

I finally finished off another piece I stitched last year.
For St. Patrick's Day.
I just had to do something for this holiday since my heritage is Irish from my daddy's side.

Design: Little Bit O' Blarney
Designer: The Sweetheart Tree
Finished: 02-19-2010
Finished as a heart ornament using DMC #5 Pearle Cotton in 500, 503 & 504 for the twisted cording trim and the hanger. Backed with White felt.

One more heart finish (I think I'm into heart shapes right now) for St. Patrick's Day.

Design: Sun Catcher #2
Modified to be a bit different from the Valentine's Day heart in my last post.
Finished: 02-23-2010
Stitched on 22ct. Hardanger fabric from Charles Craft using DMC 4045 in floss and #5 Pearle Cotton. Finished with a silver Shamrock and twisted cording in DMC #5 - 500 & 4045, backed with green felt. Stitching backed with dark green satin.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Stitched 1 year ago. Finished 1 day ago

Some of you might remember this little Hardanger finish from my 2009 finishes album on Webshots.
Well, yesterday I pulled it out of the waiting to be finished box and turned it into a heart ornament for Valentine's Day.

Design: "Suncatcher #2"
Suncatchers I In Hardanger Embroidery (1991)
Designers: Roz Watnemo & Susan Meier
Stitched on 28ct white Monaco using DMC Color Variations 4210.
Trim made from four strands of DMC #5 Perle Cotton 814.

Happy Valentines Day !!
Take Care & Happy Stitching ... Sandy

Friday, February 12, 2010

A Couple of Stitchy Valentine Finishes

Since it tis the Valentine season, I was inspired to stitch a little more Valentine's Love.

I stitched up the freebie from the Stitcherhood that seems to be popping up on blogs everywhere. I extended the border all the way around and backstitched around the inside. I stitched it on 18ct. Aida hand-dyed by me, using DMC threads. I backed it with the same fabric used in the border and added buttons to complete the look.


This one is for my DH.

Design: "Be My Valentine"
Designer: Sandy In Montana
Stitched on 28ct. Coffee dyed & baked evenweave (I did it) using DMC 115 & L310.
Finished as a small pillow using the mini hearts fabric.

Happy Valentines Day Everyone !!!!

Take Care & Happy Stitching ... Sandy

Friday, February 05, 2010

A Little Stitchy Love

I finished stitching this last night and turned it into a little pillow this afternoon.
This is the first time I've stitched a Valentine related piece.
I used the fabric in the background as the backing fabric.

Design: "Love"
Designer: Jackie Hendricks
March 2010 - Cross-Stitch & Needlework
Stitched on 28ct. Carolina Linen from Charles Craft using DMC 115, 4045 & 4180.
Stitches used: Cross stitch, backstitch, Smyrna Cross, & Rhodes Hearts.
Added a little pink Cupid just for fun.

Take Care & Happy Stitching .... Sandy