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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Autumn Harvest & Jingle Sprinkle Joy!

Bought the DMC 936 yesterday, which cost 1.30 euro = 1.65 U.S dollar. Isn't that quite expensive knowing how much cost a piece of DMC in the U.S. No wonder very few people have cross stitch as there hobby here. Limited charts, fabrics... to choose from here. Here on the hobby shop, not even one chart from America where there are lots and lots. They have only mostly kitted ones but from a few european designers.

Anyway, i enjoyed stitching this one and can't stop till it was done. Actually, i had planned to do some cleaning outside today but it has been raining all day so did some stitching instead. And a friend drop by for coffee this afternoon so had a break then.
I think i will frame this piece but i am not sure yet, or maybe into a flatfold...



Jingle Sparkle Joy
Midsummernights design
28ct Belfast linen
DMC threads


Finished this one just now, quite a pretty quick stitch. Thanks so much Deborah for sharing this cute design. Foe anyone who wants to stitch it you can find the chart on her blog.
Any idea for finishing this one??

21 comments:

Meari said...

Nice job on your finishes, Mylene!

Joke said...

Both finishes look great! It inspires me to do mine too, I bought Autumn harvest a few weeks ago.

Beth said...

Wonderful finishes, Mylene. Your stitching, as usual, is beautiful! You always insipire me to stitch more and finish in different ways.

Hugs & stitches,
Beth

Shari said...

wow!!!!! You stitched that fast!!!! It looks gorgeous!!!! Great job!!!!! Please, Mylene, if you need a floss fairy in the USA, let me know! I will gladly pick floss up for you when I get to places that have it!!!

Barbara said...

They are both lovely, Mylene. The Jingle Sparkle Joy would make a nice ornament, but I'm sure it will turn out great however you decide to finish it.
Barb in TX

Debra said...

Congrats on both of your finishes. I think Jingle would look good as a pillow.
Debra in Indiana

Cynthia said...

Beautiful. And I second the offer of a floss fairy if you need it!! my regular cost here is 3/$1US. Shipping would certainly be less that what your single DMC rate is!! (if only a few, they go in a regular first class envelope!!

Barbara said...

Mylene, aren't the DMC prices insane here? It just makes me groan. When I was in the US 2 years ago, I bought the whole DMC line (of solid colors). I've run out of one or two colors ;0 since then, but it's certainly been a lot better than having to run to the local shop every time I need a skein. When I kitted up Houses of Hawk Run Hollow, I realized I could've bought Vicki Clayton's silks for less money than local DMC!!!

But anyway, your stitching looks great. You've gotten SO much done!!!

Dawn B. said...

Both are very nice. Don't feel bad as I live in the USA but unless I wanna drive for an hour I have to do my chart shopping on-line but the floss is easy to get my hands on.

Annie said...

Those are both so pretty. You really stitched that Jingle one quickly. Your needles must be smoking!

Stephanie said...

Wow, you are such a quick stitcher Mylene! I love both finishes - I always like to finish Christmas designs into ornaments, but then the tree can be a bit heaving, so maybe a door knocker?

If you need some floss and don't want to wait for post to bring it from the US from the lovely girls who have already volunteered, please just let me know - I can get it for around 27p (roughly 50 cents US) per skein, and it will only take a day or two to get from the UK to you!

Christine said...

Two lovely pieces of stitching Mylene. How about finishing Jingle, sparkle, Joy as one of those no-sew cubes that looks like a wrapped parcel?

Anonymous said...

Your finishes look great!!!!!
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

Petra said...

Mylene,
Great finishes! I stitched up that freebie as well and love how it came out, very colorful and pretty.
I'm going to send mine to Vonna eventually to have her way with so can't help you on the finishing front, but on Midsummer Nights blog there's one finished beautifully with bells.

Yvonne..... said...

That is a really cute piece! Can't wait to see how you finish it!!

glenda said...

Great job, Mylene. You are really stitching quickly!!

Lillie said...

Beautifully finished for both.Like you, Mylene, I know how you feels about the difficulty and limited charts and fabric choices. And the exchange rates of buying online plus the shipping cost :(

too_busy_to_stitch said...

They're lovely Mylene!

Louisiana Momma said...

very pretty - I love how xs looks on linen - I haven't tried it yet.. I have always done aida.. thanks for the link to the chart - I think it would look pretty in a simple mat and frame..

Anita said...

Mylene, your finishes are beautiful!!

Ranae said...

nice finishes.
I started jingle sparkle joy to day, hope to finish tonite