Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Baroque Waves

As promised, now that Christmas is past here are some of the gifts stitched for friends this past year.

Adding to Kim's collection of black cat designs, this one is called "Baroque" -- NOT that her two precious angels would ever do something like this (note the sarcasm). The best thing about the designs in this series is how fast they stitch up. This one took about four days to do, and was framed in black.

"Each New Wave" went to my friend Manda and let me tell you -- that boat may look really cool with all the subtle shadings, but it was a bear to stitch, what with so many similar colors. The sentiment says: "Each new wave rearranges the patterns in the sand, so we may pretend our footsteps are the first." Beautiful, no?

This adorable duo was also made for Manda. She loves and collects Noah's Ark memorabelia. I did a series of ornaments for her a few years ago, then found this totally different set in one of my many books and just had to do them for her. There are ten total, so will do two a year for her going forward. In fact, I already have one of this year's done. *grin*


Jana said...

I'm finally catching up on all my blog reading! Yay!

Love all these. You are one "crafty" girl. ;-)

Heather said...

Hehe...thanks Jana!

Lindsi Dawn said...

Awesome job! I use to cross stitch way back when! Lol.. I really like "Baroque," too cute! I love how funny it is because it is soooooo something cat would do! Great job :O)

Heather said...

Thanks Lindsi - and thanks for popping over from SCS!

Annalee Blysse said...

That cat! Cute.