Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Cheerful Daisies Collection

 Today I am going to break a bloggers' tradition and to tell you about the gifts of my giveaway before one package is received. I have waited long enough but it seems the post office is not in a great hurry to deliver the package. I do hope the package will be received tomorrow or the next day... I do not even want to imagine that it can be lost, I can deal with this later, am I right?
I will tell you about the stitched gifts without saying to which of my winners the gift was sent to. Does it make any sense? I hope it does. Here is the picture of Cheerful Daisies Collection:
 Well, there must be one more piece in the picture because the collection actually started from this:

 But you might remember in spring I sent this Scissor and Floss Fob to my friend Yoyo who once called yellow daisies "cheerful" ( I know this is also a phrase from a movie). When I was working on the gift, I thought this could be a good name for a collection. Later I asked you about the color of your cheerful daisies. You named blue and pink and red but nobody mentioned my favorite color of the daisies. Maybe that is why I  gave away all the stitched models - they are not in my favorite daisies color.
In the pictures you can see that the design changed  from piece to piece, so did the colors of the daisies and the fabric on which I stitched them. But one thing remained unchanged : all the pieces are stitched one over one.
Besides the Scissor and Floss Fob the collection has  Box Top:

Needle Book:

  And Altoids Tin Top:
 When I was stitching these pieces I saw some pretty fabric in the store and made these pincushions for my giveaway winners . I just love these sewing notions!
 I also send RAK to one of my friends. I know she stitched "My Rose Garden" Biscornu. This was my first cross stitch design which I created on June 16 two years ago. So I have been designing for two years! To commemorate this date and to make something for my friend I added one more design to My Rose Garden Collection, A Token Of Friendship:

 It can also be finished into a bookmark or a floss tag. I turned a pencil box into a sewing notions box:
 If you are interested in buying my designs, please contact me. My e-mail is in my Profile.
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I also made some progress on my  WIPs.
One of them is The Windmill. I've got a few questions on it. The original design 'Windmill And Poppies' by Durene Jones was published in The World Of Cross Stitching # 141. How am I going to get rid of poppies? Well, have a look, I've almost finished this part.
My other WIP is Gracious Era which I stitch for Christmas SAL which is run by Yoyo.
Before showing the picture of the progress I want to tell the participants of this SAL that I have some news about Yoyo. She is ill at the moment and she is recovering from a disease. I hope she will be back with us soon. Let us continue stitching the projects, she will be happy to see our progress. 
 And, of course, the picture of my TU SAL:
Some of my friends asked me to show where and how I keep the floss. In the previous post I wrote that I am making some renovation in my stitching room because I got tired of some of the things. Lately I was making floss organizers for projects. I bought one from an Internet store before but I do not quite like it, it takes time to put the floss through the holes. I made a more convenient (for me!) floss organizer :
It can be placed either on the floor at the chair or on the table. I was thinking if to attach a pincushion on it or not and then decided to make another more complicated organizer.
I started with a pincushion, embroidered it
 and then added some places to keep a thimble, scissors, laying tools, pins and there is even some place left for a frog - let it rest here and I will be keeping an eye on it ;-)) .
 I love how this organizer turned out, it looks like a portable work station.
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 I 'd like to thank Smily for an award and traditionally to pass it to all my readers. Come visit Smily's blog, you'll find a lot of interesting things there.
Thank you very much for your visits and your comments, they are all treasured by me.
Happy stitching to everyone!


Patty C. said...

Wonderful work ;)
I looooove the floss organizer - great idea !!

Moreen said...

Your cheerful daises collection is gorgeous.
I have always loved Gracious Era its so elegant and yours is looking wonderful.

hohla said...

Оль! Как мне нравится все, что ты делаешь! Как увижу в ридере , несусь к тебе в блог!

Annie said...

Your collection of gifts is so beautiful. Your finishing is always so perfect. Hope the package arrives safely.

Love your new floss rack idea. And of course your embellishments make it a super piece for stitchers.

Natasha said...

Как замечательно всё получилось!
Очень интересно и радостно смотреть, читать и аплодировать мастерству, индивидуальности и душевности.
Спасибо, Оленька!

Wendy said...

nice to hear from you again, it has been a while !
I love your daisies, they are not in my favorite color as well, but never the less they are lovely !

your progress on Gracious Era is great, you are a really fast stitcher.
and I love your windmill !
dis you design all of those sheep and bushes yourself ?

and you are so right about the frog, better to keep in in plain sight, so you can keep an eye on it, lol !

Brigitte said...

Olenka, these tin and box tops look really gorgeous. Wonderful finishes.
That floss organizer - I mean your embellishments on it - is so special and creative.

Nancy said...

Your Cheerful Daisies collection is so pretty! All of your finishing is wonderful, but I especially love your pincushion!

Your windmill is beautiful as well as your Christmas piece. You do some beautiful stitching!

Adriana R. said...

Olga, hermosas tus labores, como siempre.
Me encantó el organizados de hilos, jamás se me hubiera ocurrido.

Carolyn NC said...

Lovely job on everything! I love your pincushions!

Sally said...

Everything is just beautiful as always Olga. Your stitching and finishing are divine.

Mylene said...

The daisies collections looks gorgeous and i am so happy with the box and all enclosed that you sent to me. Thank you so much, Olga.
Both your WIP's are coming along great.

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Patti said...

Olga thank you so very very much for the Altoid tin and pincushion you mailed to me. Guess the British Post Office wanted to keep it because it took them ages to deliver it. Just as well they didn't keep them because I truly love them.
Lots of Love and Thanks
Patti xxx

gazette94 said...

hello Olga, I love your cheerful daisies colection ! difficult to choose one they are all perfect to me !! Your thread organiser looks very handy. Congratulations for the progress on the gracious era.

Olga said...

hi olga, wow your work is always amazing!!! i have enjoyed your pictures, and im sorry to hear your friend is unwell, will keep her in my prayers. (hugs)
lots of luv from olga (UK)

Sharon said...

Your gifts are all gorgeous! I love seeing your work on Gracious Era-it's looks wonderful

All Things Beautiful said...

What a lovely floss organizer. Love it :-)

Dani - tkdchick said...

What fantastic giveaways, RAK and your WIPs are looking great too!

I would be asking for trouble with a floss organizer like that... two cats!

Pumpkin said...

Olga, you've been one busy woman! Not only designing, but stitching AND making your own tools :o) You are extremely talented!

I hope the winners receive their lovely gifts soon :o)

Hazel said...

Oh my! I do like those designs in your giveaway! Very very me. x

All things beautiful said...

That's an awesome floss organizer. How did you make it? I love how you have turned it into a little sewing station of sorts too... and I am also greatly inspired by what you did to the pencil box. I will definitely be on a lookout for a suitable one to play "make over" one of these days. Thanks for sharing.

marylin & poussy said...

Hi, your blog is a marvel, I like very much your embroidery and your assemblies(editings), you embroidered(exaggerated) a kit Dimension??? I am in love with it of these so beautiful kits!
Best regards marylin

SONIA said...

Hello, wonderfull work, darling.
Lindo trabalho.



Wendy said...

hello, I´m back at blogging, what about you ?