Cross Stitch, Finishes, JBW Designs, Needlerolls, Sweetheart Tree

Anne, the UFO Slayer

Thanks to my dearest flatmate leaving me her entire collection of Buffy the Vampire Slayer DVD’s to watch, my eyes are now square, and I think I have almost OD’ed on Buffy over the last few days (I’m now up to Season 5 – not bad going in two weeks!).  For someone who’s lasted 40+ years without having Buffy in her life, I have to say I’ve rather enjoyed it! I’ve shed tears over the ‘Angel-thing’, and laughed out loud at poor old Spike, and slobbered a bit at good ol’ Giles (who I’ve always adored as the Prime Minister in Little Britain – had I known he was in Buffy, I would have started watching years ago haha). Anyway, watching all this slaying has been good for the soul, and good for the stitching – I’ve been doing a bit of slaying of my own today, and managed to finish two old UFO’s – I’m not quite feeling up to tackling the sewing machine just yet, so the needleroll will get finish-finished later.

Sweetheart Tree-Wildflower Needleroll
“Wildflower Needleroll” by The Sweetheart Tree
stitched on 32ct Lambswool linen by Wichelt
using recommended DMC threads and Mill Hill beads

This really, really old one just needed to have one heart bead attached for it to be finished (after unpicking and restitching some of the beads in the outer border), so within 1/2 an hour today this one is also finished.  Unfortunately it’s really hard to get a good photo of it, as it’s all pretty much monochrome.  I’m going to attempt to frame this one myself, I think 😀

JBW Designs-Love & Affection 1
“Love and Affection” by JBW Designs
stitched on 32ct antique white Lugana (I think)
using recommended threads and beads

JBW Designs-Love & Affection 2

JBW Designs-Love & Affection 3

JBW Designs-Love & Affection 4

JBW Designs-Love & Affection 5

This “rotation” business is really helping me to keep focused on my stitching goals – no more dithering between stitching sessions, I know exactly what I need to be stitching next … although right now I can’t decide whether to tackle the start of yet another UFO, as I have a few hours of my rotation left, or whether to just move on to my next slot, which is my Boo Club focus piece … ah, decisions decisions … 😀

Still not feeling 100% today, I asked my boss if I could reinstate the two days leave I’d just cancelled last week, so I have the next few days off to recuperate more fully … which means more stitching, yippee 😀

15 thoughts on “Anne, the UFO Slayer”

  1. I remember doing “Love and Affection” about ten years ago, and I’ve always thought it was one of the nicest designs I’ve seen – yours is lovely. Sorry to hear you are not well again, I hope the spring will bring you some better health.

  2. Such beautiful stitching. Well done you, on slaying some of your UFOs. Hope your two days off will help your health and slaying some more UFOs.

  3. Hi, I don’t have your email address and could not find it on your website. Please contact mail me as you will be one of my PIF ladies.

    Kindest Regards

    Ronel, Cape Town, South Africa

  4. Wow, impressive work and so fast. Glad you are feeling some better too. Enjoy your recuperative time and Happy stitching, CJ ok;-)

  5. I still miss Buffy. Never thought of getting her on DVD…. Might’ve just given me the perfect idea of what to ask for for the next couple of birthdays. LOL.

    Your stitching and beading are just incredible. You’re a super talent! I hope you’ll FEEL like a super talent, too. Take care and stay well!

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