Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Third Project Done on My Sewing List!!

Hello again friends!  It's Wednesday and that means I have another project to share with you from the "Master List" in my sewing room/studio.

I have a very dear friend that loves lighthouses.  She has a couple very pretty ones in her living room and when I saw a needlework piece in Cross Stitch & Needlework in July 2010 I knew I wanted to make it for her.  I purchased the beautiful hand-dyed linen and got started.  Then it sat for over 2 years. It's been on my list for quite some time and it is finally done!
I think you can see the variation in color in the sky.  That's the gorgeous hand-dyed linen.  It adds such depth to the piece.  There are a lot of colors in this, which is something I love.  The more detailed the better for me.  The lighthouse is petite point (meaning its stitched over 1 thread).  That used to be easy for me but I have to admit age, the accident and the remains of pink eye made it a challenge.   Thank goodness there weren't very many stitches!
  The frame is from Hobby Lobby.  I think it's perfect for this piece and even better it was on sale.  I almost always frame my own pieces, even if I have the ladies at my local needlework shop make the frame for me.  It was always a less expensive option.  So, I sat this morning and pinned the linen to my matte board and laced up the back.  I am really pleased with how this turned out and hope my friend is too.  Her birthday is in January so I am way ahead for once!

I think that's about it.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs,



  1. WOW!!!! you are soooooooooooooooo conquering the sewing & embroidery pile! you are making me feel a bit lazy, actually! ;) WELL DONE YOU doing your own framing, that is such a challenge for me, but you have ROCKED IT!!! (ps: petit point lighthouse over 1 thread of super-fine linen?! holy wow, you're GOOOOOOD!!!) ♥

  2. Oh, Michelle, this is gorgeous!!! You are so talented!!
    If my 'pile' had such interesting items as this, I might get at it... all Ive got it mending!! :/