Friday Finishes #21: Met My Dad?

I had a hard time deciding whether or not to make this a Friday Finishes or a Salvaged Stash article… I technically finished it but 95% of the work wasn’t mine. This was a UFO started by my mother before I was even born and she was only fifty or so stitches away from finishing it… so I finished it for her and then framed it myself. So I guess it’s both a Friday Finishes AND a Salvaged Stash. I might end up doing another article for it as a Salvaged Stash piece, but for now I’ll just stick with Friday Finishes!

Name of Piece: Great Dane – I’ve always called it “Met My Dad.”

Designed by: Mary Ellen Yanich for Canterbury Designs

This chart was distributed in Book 71 of Canterbury Designs: Man’s Best Friend, Collection One. The booklet is copyrighted 1990. Here is a picture in case you want to look for the booklet yourself:

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The booklet with the chart I stitched.

Kit Contains: This was a chart and not a kit. (You can tell I didn’t originally start this based on that alone!) As far as I can tell my mom stitched this on 14 ct. Beige Aida (like the instructions said).

Finished Size:  Roughly 10 in. by 10 in. is my guess. (The chart itself doesn’t say.)

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Friday Finishes #20: Tuxedo Kitten

The finished piece.

The finished piece.

Today’s Friday Finish is yet another of the second Mini Kits series, and one of my favorites! I have a tuxedo cat of my own so doing this cross-stitch was fun for me!

Name of Piece: Item 4642 Kitten

Designed by: The kit did not list a designer.

Distributed as a kit by NeedleMagic, Inc. under their Little Critter Counted Cross Stitch series.

Kit Contains: 18 ct. aida fabric, floss, needle, chart, frame, self-adhesive mounting board, and instructions.

Finished Size:  2.5 inches round.

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Friday Finishes #19: Seashells

The finished piece, nice and clean.

Today’s Finish

Ahh, today’s Friday Finishes is a piece I was really excited to do, but I had a major complication while stitching it! Lessons were learned while stitching this piece!

Name of Piece: Item #021-1389 Seashell

Designed by: And we’re back to no designer listed.

Distributed as a kit by Janlynn Company under their Designs for the Needle series.

Kit Contains: 18 ct. aida fabric, embroidery floss, needle, self-adhesive mounting board, frame, chart, and instructions.

Finished Size: 2.5 inches round.

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Friday Finishes #18: Mothers Are Special

Mothers Are Special Finish

Today’s finish!

Once again, this was a piece that I completed and sent off as a gift before remembering to take a picture… I did purchase the kit again to do as a gift for someone else, so I definitely have the front cover to demonstrate! No worries about the information being missing like with the Grandma’s Love piece…

Name of Piece: Item #021-1389 Mothers Are Special

Designed by: Aha! This kit has a designer. The chart was designed by Kooler Design Studio.

Distributed as a kit by Janlynn Company under their Designs for the Needle series.

Kit Contains: 18-count aida fabric, embroidery floss, frame, self-adhesive mounting board, needle, chart, and instructions.

Finished Size:  2.5 inches round

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Friday Finishes #17: Stuffed Lion

The finished stuffed lion!

Today’s finish!

Today’s Friday Finishes is a stuffed animal with a stitched bib I stitched for my nephew last Christmas!

Name of Piece: Lion Plush Toy

Designed by: The stuffed animal came with free charts, but they aren’t credited besides “free designs included”, so they may have been made for this kit.

Distributed as a kit by Michaels Store, Inc. The product was specifically made for them.

Kit Contains: Plush Pet, 18 ct. aida bib, free mini designs and stitching instructions.

Finished Size: Stitched Area: 2.5 in x 2 in. Plush Pet: 8.25 in. x 5.5 in.

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Friday Finishes #16: Snoozing Kitty

The finished piece!

The finished piece!

Today’s Friday Finishes is a cute one, and is personally one of my favorites! It’s also the last in our Mini Kits Series before we start over with new mini kits.

Name of Piece: Item #021-1389 Dreaming Kitty (Snoozing Kitty)

Designed by: These kits never say…

Distributed as a kit by Janlynn Company, under their Design for the Needle series.

Kit Contains: 18-count aida fabric, 6-strand embroidery floss, frame, self-adhesive mounting board, needle, graph, & instructions.

Finished Size: 2.5 inches round

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Friday Finishes #15: Frog and Bee

The finished piece!

Today’s Finish!

Ahh it’s the dreaded frog! Just kidding! This frog won’t make you rip up your stitches. Today’s Friday Finishes is about all number five in the Mini Kits Series, a cute frog with a little bee!

Name of Piece: Item #021-1389 Froggie (Frog and Bee)

Designed by: Kit doesn’t say! (I don’t think any of these kits are ever going to say, are they?)

Distributed as a kit by Janlynn Company under their Design for the Needle series

Kit Contains: 18-count aida fabric, 6 strands embroidery floss, needle, graph, instructions, self-adhesive mounting board, & frame.

Finished Size: 2.5 inches round.

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Friday Finishes #14: Noah’s Ark

The finished piece!

Today’s Finish!

Today’s Friday Finishes is a really cute little piece and is number four in the Mini Kits Series!

Name of Piece: Item #021-1389 Noah’s Ark

Designed by: Kit still doesn’t say.

Distributed as a kit by Janlynn Company under their Design for the Needle series.

Kit Contains: 18-count aida fabric, 6 strands embroidery floss, frame, self-adhesive mounting board, needle, graph, & instructions

Finished Size: 2.5 inches round

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Friday Finishes #13: Lyrical Music

The finished piece!

Today’s finish!

Today’s Friday Finishes jumps back to a gift I made for my very musically inclined friend! It also happens to be number three in the Mini Kits Series.

Name of Piece: Item #021-1389 Musical Notes (Lyrical Music)

Designed by: Kit doesn’t say!

Distributed as a kit by Janlynn Company under their Design for a Needle series.

Kit Contains: 18-count aida fabric, 6 strands embroidery floss, frame, self-adhesive mounting board, needle, graph, & instructions

Finished Size: 2.25 inches x 2.75 inches oval

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Friday Finishes #12: Buzzing Bumblebee

The finished piece!

Buzzing Bumblebee

Today’s Friday Finishes is one that I didn’t like too much when I bought it, but fell in love once it was finished!

Name of Piece: Item #021-1389 What’s The Buzz (Buzzing Bumblebee)

Designed by: I don’t know why I still have this on here because none of these kits list the designer.

Distributed as a kit by Janlynn Company under their Design for the Needle series.

Kit Contains: 18-count cotton Aida, 6 strands floss, frame, self-adhesive mounting board, frame, needle, graph, instructions

Finished Size: 2.5 inches round

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