Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Back with TWO finishes!

Hello Dear Stitching Friends,

It has been quite some time since I last updated this blog!  It was a busy almost month but the good news is that I have two finishes to share with you :)

They are both World of Charity Stitching pieces that I signed up to stitch.

The first is R is for Redwork it is a freebie from and there is a letter for each letter in the alphabet that will be turned into a beautiful quilt for a deserving person.  Here is my finished piece...
It is actually very small piece so I thought it would go a lot quicker than it did.  Filling in the cream color in the center seemed to drag on and take forever!  But once I was done the backstitching went very fast.  This may be the first time in history that I was looking forward to backstitching haha.

The second piece is for a Veggie themed quilt and I chose my favorite veggie...avocado!  I found the pattern at  I thought that this one would take longer but I think I might have stitched it in a shorter period of time than the first piece.  I stitched it on 28 count evenweave two over two.  Here is my first progress picture...

I meant to take a picture after every color but that didn't quite happen...Here is my next image about halfway done.

And here she is all finished!

This design stitched up rather quickly but I had a few small issues.  First the chart had symbols that weren't on the color legend so I had to look at the image and kind of guess on some of the colors where they went.  The colors of green and yellow are really not my favorite so I am actually looking forward to stitching the pinks and purples on Birds as soon as I can now.  Overall I think it turned out pretty good and I was able to get both of these sent away in the mail today so they can reach their destination in time!

Thank you all for reading.  I have been a very bad commenter lately.  I have been using the Bloglovin app on my phone so I have been viewing all of your posts and work but it makes it too easy for me to be lazy and not comment on your posts.  I'm sorry I will try to be more active with the comments again soon.

Happy Stitching,

Lulu :)


  1. Lovely finishes - I love the greens on the avocado piece!

  2. Great stitching, the avocados are very original :)

  3. Congrats on lovely finishes for a lovely cause. I always thought that avocado is a fruit not a vegetable but it doesn't matter - looks adorable!

  4. Great finishes! I think it's fantastic that you did both of them for charity :D

  5. Glad your are back. Great stitching Lulu!

  6. Great to see you back - I was thinking the other day that I hadn't seen you around.

    Your stitching is great and for such a good cause :)

  7. Great finishes! You did a wonderful job interpreting the avocado design!

  8. Hi Lulu :) I'm glad you chose my avocado chart and I'm really sorry to hear that you were experiencing issues with the symbols (it's probably due to my Russian file encoding). I promise to make a new color legend for this one!
    BTW, can I use the photo of the finished work back at

    1. Maria of course you can use my photo of your finished design on your website. I would be honored :)

    2. Posted in here: and on my Pinterest board here: