Two LHN

Thank you for your warm comments on my last post! I'm wishing I were a better commenter on all of your lovely blogs. Hope to be catching up that enjoyable task in the next few days.

Here are two more finishes by Little House Needleworks from the tail end of 2008...




Pumpkins will be a pinkeep for my LHN Fruit Salad Pinkeep Basket. I changed a few colors in the Pumpkins thread pack and am happy with the result --one of the skeins of CC that came in the thread pack was too pale for my fabric. I like the look of two different oranges for the two pumpkins.

Holly & Berries is stitched on the recommended linen with DMC. I can't decide how to finish that one! Maybe a little pillow??

18 comments:

Shari said...

both are lovely finishes!!! I have both in my never ending stack of to do!!! I love the holly & berries. How about a flat fold? Or, it is the perfect size for an album cover. I like doing those!

Laura said...

Very nice LHN finishes! They are both great designs.

staci said...

Very pretty finishes! I'm looking forward to seeing how you decide to *finish* finish them...I'm sure you'll come up with something gorgeous!!!

Ranae said...

Two pretty LHN finishes.
I am sure you will decide a beautiful finish finish

Cindy F. said...

Ruth, these are beautiful! Congrats on your stitchy finishes:)
I love how you made the pumpkins 2 different colors!

Nancy said...

What a beautiful way to end 2008! Your stitching is so pretty Rachel. I look forward to seeing these finished. I hope you will share a photo of your fruit salad basket when you put the pumpkins in!

Dianne said...

both are beautiful! Holly and Berries is one of my personal favorites that I finished last year!

Dianne said...

Nice to see a post from you Rachel! I like your new finishes. I have a small pile here that I need to get to. I agree-try something new (if you haven't already) and make a flat fold perhaps? Made one for Groundhog's Day-it turned out cute.

Annemarie said...

Happy New Year Rachel! And what a fabulous start you've made. The two LHNs are beautiful and reminded me that I have quite a bit of free wall space in my kitchen. Maybe a fruit salad on my walls? Well, for now, I'm just going to enjoy looking at yours :o)

Vonna said...

Very nicely done Rachel :) I love your finishes too...and your contrasting pumpkins is a good thing ;o)

Siobhan said...

Wow, Rachel!! All your recent stitching is wonderful. The flatfold, the LHN pieces, etc., etc. Beautiful stitching!

Brigitte said...

Very nice finishes. They will look great as pinkeeps or as pillows.

Concetta said...

Your LHN finishes are beautiful. I adore your fruit pinkeep basket - what a fab idea for these designs. :)

Susan said...

I love the finishes, Rachel - let me tell you that you inspired me to start the "fruit" series because I want to have a "salad" basket, too!

Sonda in OR said...

Love those finishes...

Kajsa said...

Cute finishes!

stitcherydoo said...

Those are some really nice LHN finishes. My mother just leaned over my shoulder long enough to say she wants to do the holly and berries and she hasn't touched cross stitching in over 20 years! Congrats, you've brought her back into the fold! LOL

Jenna said...

They are both beautiful finishes. I really like Holly & Berries. It works nicely with the white against that color of fabric.