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Sunday, January 3, 2010


Hi there and Happy New Year to all! Remember my last post about stitching on linen for the first time? Thx to each of you who commented and encouraged me to blunder ahead:) Well... here are my FIRST linen finishes-YAY! Why oh why did I wait so long....

Had fun experimenting on this one with a new floss too. Adapted from Sue Hillis' *Merriest Christmas*, JCS 2008 ornie issue. 32 ct. Belgian linen, color natural. DMC *linen* floss, drabby green, 2 over 2. I like this effect of linen on linen. Linen floss is more like stitching with very fine jute, nice and slubby.

Adapted from La D Da's *Merry Christmas*, JCS 2009 ornie issue, 32 ct. Belgian linen, color natural. DMC 400, 2 over 2.

Looks like 2010 is gonna be a great stitchy year for me, the newest member of The Linen Club~LOL!

Thx for taking the time to pop in during this hectic time of reorganizing after the Christmas rush. I hope you enjoyed your visit here as much as I enjoyed sharing:)

Sweet Stitchin...

Tootles, Sue


  1. Great job Sue...I really like that "linen on linen" effect...it's really pretty.

  2. Beautiful finishes, Sue! It looks like you are a linen pro now!

  3. They look great! Love the colors!

  4. both are very pretty! I got some linen floss for Christmas....neat idea on how to try it out!!!
    Keep up the great work

  5. Great finishes, Sue. Congrats!

  6. I love that linen on linen combonation. It looks great. Way to go on the linen. I love stitching on it :)

  7. Wonderful finishes! I'm glad you're enjoying linen. It's the way to go! lol!

  8. Sue,
    Congratulations to you (and coach Janice) for making the jump to linen! You won't look back! :-)

    (Your two finishes are lovely, too!)

  9. I'm so glad the linen has worked out for you, Sue--both are lovely :)

  10. Fantastic job and welcome to the Linen Snob Club.

  11. It looks like you have linen stitching mastered now! I wonder if you'll be hooked like the rest of us? Very pretty pieces!!

  12. Absolutely L-O-V-E the red "Merry Christmas"!!! I like the way you put your initials and the year on that as well.

  13. Great finishes, congratulations! I still have not stitched Merry Christmas, even though I wanted to stitch it already last year. Maybe this year :)


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