Saturday, 1 December 2012

I found a few more pictures of completed projects that I thought I'd share with you.

My husband's grandmother wanted an angel.  It was my first time stitching on a multi-colored linen, but I really enjoyed stitching this.  I think I completed her in just over a month.

I love, love LOVE making Christmas stockings.  When we moved into the house, I found this kit tucked away on the top shelf of the walk-in closet.  Bonus!  The only thing I don't like about kits, is I find the thread is a bit thinner and tends to snap easier.

This is my stocking.  It is many, many years old now. There are a few stains on it that don't seem to want to come out. This was my first stocking, and I loved every minute of it.

I have a real thing for doors.  I did this one around 1988.  I wish I knew who the pattern was by, but I've long since lost the pattern.

Here is the companion piece to the Victorian door. They are really pretty in real life.  I framed these myself...badly.  I fear there is no replacing the frame as the entire piece will disintegrate.  Chalk that up to a learning process kind of thing on what not to do when framing!

This one is kind of hard to see. But it's a Beatrix Potter growth chart that I made for my step-sisters daughter.

Tom Kitten

Flopsy Bunny
Jemima Puddle Duck (which I sometimes call my parrot)

Peter Rabbit

Tiggy Winkle

J. Fischer
and last but not least, Benjamin Bunny.

As you can see, the gang is all here!  This was absolutely adorable when completed.

And last, but certainly not least, is the last cross-stitch I completed. It's based on art by Sue Coleman. I sent this to an uncle in New Zealand who is mad for First Nations art.   Again, I don't think the photo really does this justice.

I am about 2 days (hopefully) away from finishing my latest project. It's Teresa Wentzler's Celestial Dragon.  OMG the beading...  so much beading...  It's times like this that I am glad I MAKE myself finish a project before I start a new one, because this beading is really testing my patience.  More than once I've wanted to fling it across the room and scream "I DON'T CARE ANYMORE" at it in a petulant whinge, before descending into a full-blown wobbler.  But I just put it down and walk away.  I don't mind the occasional beading, but this is going on 3 days and hours upon hours of solid beading, and that's just the background.  You'll see when I'm done and it's posted.

For me, I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Wentzler's designs. I love them when they are done, and I even love working on them, but there comes a time in each of them when I seriously question my sanity for even attempting her patterns.  I'm at that stage right now.

But I'm hoping 2 days... maybe 3 and it will be finished.  I just have to keep telling myself "just one more bead...."

~Rai Rai



  1. All beautiful finishes there. Just keep thinking how wonderful each beads makes it look. I hope it doesn't drive you too crazy.

    1. That's the only thing that keeps me going. Nearly done! Perhaps tonight!

  2. You have lots of gorgeous projects:)