Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Two New Small Finishes!

Hello!  I'm back with two small finishes today :). The first is Germany in the Kinkavel Krosses Patriotic Hearts freebie series  and can be found here.

This is the third Patriotic Heart I've stitched and this is stitched on 14 count aida. The others were one I adapted for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Norwegian design.  Eventually I want to have a Christmas tree full of ornaments of all of the wonderful countries we have lived in or visited :)  But this German heart is for a very good friend.  I plan to add her name and the year and use fabric to finish the back and give it as another Christmas gift.  I actually started this a little after I started the ABCs of Parenting so its been a few months now working on it!  Usually these beautiful designs stitch up in a day or two and I really enjoy the designs.  I've been trying to think of how to adapt the double triangle shape of Nepal's flag into a patriotic heart...

The next finish (#11 this year!) is designed by Lizzie Kate and is called Just Married.

I stitched this on cream colored 28 count evenweave 2 over 2.  I used the leftover threads from ABCs of Parenting which fits in perfectly with the wedding colors!
This simple design only took me a few days to start and finish.  I was rushing so I could get it framed here in Kathmandu before a party honoring the bride.  The frame shop here does pretty good work for low prices but unfortunately they had some issues with this cross stitch piece.  It is evenweave so it makes it a bit difficult to keep the fibers perfectly square, but I don't think I'll get any more pieces framed here.  I'll just save them for my favorite framer in the US.

I have also been up to a few other types of crafting lately and had some beautiful Nepali cultural experiences that I plan to share soon.  Until the next time...Happy Stitching and Crafting!


  1. Beautiful finishes! I love the idea of having an ornament for every country you've lived in. Can't wait to see more! :D

  2. Two great finishes. Sorry to hear there was problems with the framing.

    1. Thank you! They did a wonderful job on art and photographs, but I'm glad I did a small test run on cross stitch.