Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Book of Stitches and Christmas tree

Here is my completed page 2 of "Little Book of Stitches". Sure is pretty!! On to page 3. Page 1 has initials and the date and I think I will wait to do that page.
I have finished the gift I was doing. I will have to wait until I have access to a sewing machine before I can finish it. I will photo it once it has been received.
Now that the wreath is off to the framers, I am on to the next project in my UFO pile. This is "Crystal Tree" from the November 2004 Stitcher's World. I started this last March. I had it about 1/3 done and then realized I was off by 1/2 stitch. I ripped out a large section and threw it to the bottom of my pile. I dug it out today and checked it over to start again. I got a new copy of the pattern since I marked the first one and still got it wrong. I took this photo of what I have done after ripping out a large piece. After taking this photo, I sat down to work on it and had to tear out everything you see on the left. I guess I will start all over again. I have pinned to start at the top and will try from there. Just in case I never get to the end, this is the finished tree from the magazine. Maybe someday!

13 comments:

Teejay said...

What a lovely Tree! Well worth keep trying, do the charms come with it? Page 2 looks amazing too.

Barbara said...

WOW!! Good luck with this very challenging project!

Suzanne said...

Little Book of Stitches looks really good. Don't worry, you are not the only person who has had to undo a huge amount and then left it for ages. I have a project that has been sitting there for 4 years and I still don't have the courage to look at it again.

Wendy said...

Page 2 looks great! Better luck with your tree this time around!!

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

A lovely pattern, and worth working at...maybe you will have it done in time for the holidays season, in 2008!

Ranae said...

Page two looks great.
CT looks like it is well worth the start over.
I have things I have messed up on and they go to the bottomless pit too,lol.

Beatrice said...

Glad to here you got that all out of you system..LOL
Now the new start will be perfect!!
The little book is looking gooood.

Lynn said...

You've got more patience than I do if you're restarting after all that frogging! I think it will be well worth it though. I've got that magazine and love the tree.
Your little book is really lovely.

Hazel said...

That's a really lovely tree and I don't think I have seen one like it before - very unusual. Love the little book of stitches. Is it the one from the GOS mag. That one is on my to do list. xx

Carol said...

Just gorgeous - I love the Book of Stitches!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Wow, Kathy! Both projects are fabulous. The Book of Stitches is awesome!
Hugs,
Deb

Lauren said...

Oh, I love that tree. Have you seen the new Mirabilia tree for this year, too? It's the same pastel-y colors.

tkdchick said...

You'll be able to get that tree done no problem!