Friday Finishes #39: Mothers Are Special (Take Two)

Mothers Are Special

Today’s Finish!

Today’s Friday Finish is my second time around with this particular mini kit. I bought the kit a second time to make as a Christmas present for my mom!

Name of Piece: #021-1389 Mothers Are Special

Designed by: Kooler Design Studio

Chart or Kit?: Mini Kit

Distributed as a kit by Janlynn under their “Designs For the Needle” series

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

Finished Size: 2.5 inches round

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Progress Report: Tractor By Janlynn, Start To Finish

Progress Report: Tractor By Janlynn

Today’s Progress Report is something different from my normal projects. I wanted to find a piece more masculine to be able to give my step father for Christmas. I went through my mini kits and found this piece by Janlynn of a tractor I thought he would like. And it turned out to be a fast, simple stitch. It turned out great!

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Friday Finishes #38: Owl By Janlynn

Owl By Janlynn

Today’s Finish!

Today’s Friday Finish is a mini kit I stitched for my sister for Christmas. This one has the unique honor of being the first to have the colors bleed on me in a very long time!

Name of Piece: #021-1484 Owl

Designed by: No designer listed!

Chart or Kit?: Mini Kit

Distributed as a kit by Janlynn under their “Counted Cross Stitch” series.

Kit Contains: 18-ct cotton Aida fabric, 6-strand cotton floss, frame, self-adhesive mounting board, needle, graph, instructions

Finished Size: 2.5 inches round

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Progress Report: Rock The ‘Stache, Start To Finish

Progress Report: Rock The ‘Stache

Today’s Progress Report is yet another cross stitch piece I made for Christmas. It’s one of many mini kits from Bucilla I call Rock The ‘Stache, and the pattern is one I adore! I found it cute but also covered a gift idea for one of the men in my life. That can be a rare thing with cross stitch pieces for some reason! The fact it was a mini kit was an added bonus.

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Progress Report: Mothers Are Special (Take Two) – Start to Finish

Progress Report: Mothers Are Special (Take Two!)

Today’s Progress Report is one of my first repeats! I originally did this mini kit a few years ago for my mother-in-law. You can read it here: Friday Finishes #18: Mothers Are Special

Well, I wanted to do this kit for my own mother too. I bought the kit again and decided to stitch it as a Christmas gift for my mother a few years ago! And this time, I actually took pictures while I stitched!

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Progress Report: Owl By Janlynn, Start to Finish

Progress Report: Owl By Janlynn

Today’s Progress Report is a very popular Owl By Janlynn motif Janlynn puts out a lot. This little owl has several different kits based on variants of its design, including pillowcases, a 5×7 size kit, and a mini kit, just to name a few! The mini kit version is what our Progress Report today is about.

I picked up this mini kit to make for my sister, who is a big fan of owls. Because it was a nice quick stitch, I made it up as a Christmas present for her. I tried to stitch presents for everyone that year, so I don’t think it took me long at all. Maybe two weeks max of an hour or two of stitching at a time!

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Friday Finishes #35: Wooden Owl Necklace

Today’s Finish!

Today’s Friday Finish is a wooden owl necklace I made for my sister’s birthday. This was the first piece of jewelry I have ever stitched!

Name of Piece: #72-74155 Small Square Owl cross-stitch necklace

Designed by: No designer listed

Chart or Kit?: Kit

Distributed as a kit by Dimensions Crafts under their “DIY Stitch Kit” series.

Kit Contains: 14 ct blank wood pendant, 18 inch chain, jump ring, thread, needle, instructions

Finished Size: Kit does not say! I would guess maybe 1 in by 1 in square?

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Friday Finishes #34: Artiste’s Snail

Artiste's Snail

Today’s Finish!

Today’s Friday Finish is an adorable snail I just had to stitch, plus it’s one of my first projects where the entire background on the piece is stitched. Join me to learn more about Artiste’s Snail!

Name of Piece: Snail

Designed by: No designer listed

Chart or Kit?: Mini Kit

Distributed as a kit by Artiste under their “Mini Cross-Stitch Kit” series

Kit Contains: Floss (colors listed), 18 ct aida fabric, needle, pattern, instructions, and frame

Finished Size: 2.5 inches by 2.5 inches

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Friday Finishes #33: Little Princess

Today’s Finish!

Today’s Friday Finish is a cute Little Princess piece that I stitched up because I wanted to work on a mini kit. I think I wanted to give it to one of my younger cousins and decided to keep it for myself… I’m a princess too, after all!

Name of Piece: #021-1389 Little Princess

Designed by: There is no designer listed for this piece.

Chart Or Kit?: Mini Kit

Distributed as a kit by Janlynn Corporation under their “Designs for the Needle” series.

Kit Contains: 18 ct cotton aida fabric, 6-strand cotton floss, metallic thread,frame, self-adhesive mounting board, needle, graph, and instructions

Finished Size: 2.75 inches x 2.75 inches oval (5.7 x 7 cm)

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