Snowy Night - CEC



Due to the weather conditions we are having over here, I thought I would stitch myself one of the lovely strawberries (lateral thinking of summer LOL), from Cross Eyed Cricket and as 'Snowy' Night is very apt for most of us, thats the one I chose to stitch.

I did of course change the linen - mine is stitched on 32count Raw Linen and is stitched using 1 strand of thread. All threads are the recommended DMC. Instead of just stitching little x-stitched snowflakes I opted to use sparkly white petite beads, just to give it a bit of snowy sparkle effect.

The top is finishes with ribbon ruffles and a very large snowflake I found in my stash, though you can't see it here....

.......Also............


I thought I would show you my progress on Finch Song. This is a lovely design to stitch, and the silk threads are as always lovely colours and feel so nice to use.

Hope you are having a great weekend, mine has been filled with stitching and stitching and stitching... all my visitors cancelled coming this weekend due to the poor weather conditions and forecasts, so I ended up with no visitors but plenty of stitching!!


42 comments:

nataliejo said...

Absolutely gorgeous ! I love them both, especially the strawberry one from CEC !! and your picture is soooo great ! truly amazing and delightful effect !

Katrina said...

Love your little strawberry. Your finishing is so perfect :-). And Finch Song is gorgeous too.

Stay warm!

KarenV said...

Oh, that's so cute! I'm not familiar with the strawberry design at all, but I'm definitely going to have to hunt it down now.

Lovely progress on Finch Song too.

Margaret said...

Oh my goodness! I've been trying so hard to resist that CEC strawberry leaflet but I think you just pushed me over the edge! lol! Your finishing is just lovely too! And Finch Song -- another one I want to do at some point. Lovely! Have fun with your visitors!

FayeRaye said...

The SB progress is nice and I love that little strawberry!!! Cute!! Faye

Dovilė said...

Absolutely gorgeous winter strawberry:) and lovely progress, Su:)

enza said...

Ohhhhh, ..... wonderful!!! Enza xxx

angelasweby said...

Su,
Your strawberry is lovely. What a nice combination of ideas, strawberries and snowy nights, it's everyone's dream :>)
Finch Song looks absolutely gorgeous.
Angela xx

Laurie in Iowa said...

The strawberry is lovely. You're making great progress on Finch Song.

Cathy B said...

Su, your stitching is beautful as always!

Nancy said...

Hope you have enjoyed your stitchy weekend Su! Your strawberry is gorgeous, and I love your personal touches. It makes the strawberry very pretty. I love this new leaflet by Cricket Collection. Finch Song is coming along nicely. This will be a stunning finish.

Patti said...

I LOVE the Strawberry from CEC! I hadn't seen it before - trust you to show me something I don't have and would want. Also your new SB is gorgeous.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I love your strawberry - mainly because I don't have the talent to finish things like that so I really appreciate seeing yours. It's darling and the beads are just perfect.

FS is so pretty too. There is just something so special about SB designs!

Kim B said...

I love that strawberry!

Barbi said...

Snowy Night is adorable, and finch Song is going to be so pretty! Well done.

The French Bear said...

Your stitching is an inspiration to all, especially a beginner like myself. What a lovely strawberry!!! I don't know if I have heard of this pattern, I shall have to search!!!
It is very beautiful!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Blu said...

The strawberry is very cute, and you're off to a great start with the SB. Looking forward to seeing more!

valerie said...

What a cute strawberry! I love the substitution of the beads. Great progress on Finch's Song as well. Having a stitchy weekend is a truly wonderful thing! :)

Nina said...

I love the tiny strawberry so much, and I adore Finch Song! Looks so beautiful!

Cari said...

Oh that little strawberry is just so sweet - your stitching and finishing are just beautiful (as always).

FS is coming along nicely and another lovely piece by SB.

Enjoy your day.

Melissa said...

The Strawberry is just beautiful! I can see now everybody wants to stitch one!

Finch Song is beautiful. I love this one and have it in my stash to do.

Sometimes it's lovely to have that snowed in time just to stitch! You've done really well.

Nic said...

What a sweet little strawberry - a bit of summer in all this snow!

And I look forward to seeing more of Finch Song.

Christine said...

The strawberry is so pretty!

cytojo417 said...

Guess I am going to have to get that strawberry pattern. It is too cute for words.

Joanne

selene said...

it´s very tuna

cathymk said...

I bought that pattern too (the strawberries!) - beautiful finish Su! Finch Song is looking lovely too.

Deb said...

I just love your strawberry. I have that book but haven't gotten up the courage to stitch one and try to finish it off. And I love your SB piece too.

staci said...

Your strawberry must truly be the sweetest one I've ever seen! Sweet pattern, lovely stitching, beautiful finish!

Von said...

Such a lovely little berry, Su! If your friends had to cancel their visit, at least you used the extra time wisely. :) Hope the temperatures warm up for all of you on the island real soon. I saw an amazing satellite pic of the entire island clad in glacial white.

Kath said...

All beautiful Su.

Did you get my email?

Theresa said...

WOW!!!! Beautiful strawberry!!!!!! And I totally LOVE the colors on Finch Song!!!!!

Jane said...

Both gorgeous stitchings! Your strawberry looks amazing and very sweet. Finch Song is too, a delight to see!

Carol R said...

Your strawberry is delicious! Great progress on Finch Song.

Please tell me how you are getting such good pictures in such poor lighting conditions?

Giovanna said...

What a perfect and adorable strawberry! The SB is gorgeous too, great stitching Su.

Elisa said...

A cute strawberry and your WIP is looking fab!!

Dianne said...

Your finch song is beautiful! I love this design and I'm always tempted to purchase it... I will enjoy seeing you complete it.

Vaida said...

It's a yummy and very nicely finished strawberry, and your progress on Finch's Song is amazing! Love SB!

Karoline said...

Your strawberry is lovely, congratulations

Finch Song is looking gorgeous, great progress

Julie said...

Stunning little strawberry what a beauty

Nice new WIP too

doris said...

I'm so sorry I missed your party, but I've truly enjoyed catching up with what you've been doing. Your finishes and works in progress are truly beautiful. Because of you, I may have to go stitch my SB Pins right now! Thanks for the pictoral motivation.

warm said...

With freezing temperatures and hands getting numb I wonder how you can manage to stitch up such lovely things.Is that a strawberry shaped one?Looks very nice and cute to me.

Cathy C said...

Just found your blog -- very nice. I love your background too. Also love seeing your work. The emery is darling and I am going to have to go find that chart .

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