Monday, July 30, 2012

Two finishes!

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

This week I had two finishes: Autumn Band Sampler and Sleigh Bells Ring both by Little House Needleworks.

For Autumn Band Sampler, I left off the alphabet as I am not the biggest fan of the alphabet in cross-stitch and hubby definitely does not care for the alphabet. I also added another leaf to each of the trees and extended a few branches to take up the space where the letters Y and Z were supposed to be. I really loved the fall colors in this piece, and I am quite pleased with how it turned out :)

Click for what it was supposed to look like

I also finished Sleigh Bells Ring, a Christmas ornament by Little House Needleworks. The horse and sleigh are too cute :) This is going to be a Christmas present. I will have to finish it into an ornament, but at least I have one present almost done this year.

And last but not least, today is my one-year wedding anniversary! Hard to believe I have been married for one year already :) We will be going out to our favorite restaurant tonight to celebrate :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


Annie said...


Just found your lovely blog.
Your finishes are beautiful - I like the changes you made to Autumn Sampler.
Happy anniversary!

Minnie said...

I don't like the alphabet parts on most samplers either, nice changes.
Have a very Happy Anniversary and I wish you many more.

cucki said...

Happy anniversary dear.
Beautiful finishes xxx

Shelleen said...

Both finishes are lovely. Happy Anniversary!

Heli said...

Congrats on the beautiful finishes! And happy anniversary!

Terri said...

Happy anniversary!!!!

Flávia e Cristiana said...

Lindos trabalhos. Gostei muito de conhecer seu blog. Parabéns pelo 1 ano de casamento, que Deus ilumine a vida de vocês.
Tb gosto de trabalhos manuais, de uma olhadinha no meu blog.
Um abraço.

Lesleyanne said...

I love both of your finishes. The changes you made to the autumn sampler are gorgeous. Congrats on your wedding anniversary.

Shebafudge said...

Lovely finishes. They are both absolutely beautiful.

Congratulations on your first wedding anniversary. May there be many, many more!

Anne said...

Gorgeous photo of you two! Happy Anniversary!! Big congrats on your finishes! I like how you did the Autumn Band Sampler! It's unique!!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a lovely pair of finishes. You wouldn't know you'd changed the design, it looks perfect.
Funnily enough I love alphabets on samplers but only if they have ALL the letters! Some of the older style ones don't.
Congrats on the Wedding Anniversary too.

Karen said...

Congratulations on a couple of great finishes and a happy year of marriage!! Happy Anniversary!

McKenna C. said...

Beautiful finishes! I love the autumn colors. Happy Late Anniversary!!


Mangogirl said...

Beautiful finishes and congrats

Valentina said...

Loving your version of Autumn band sampler, really nice!
Happy Anniversary!!

Isadarena said...

Happy anniversary Melissa: I just foud your lovely blog and I hope you will be happy together during many many years :-))