Friday Finishes #10: Grandma’s Love

The finished piece!

Today’s Friday Finishes.

Today’s Friday Finishes is devoted to my grandmother, who I made this piece for. I made it for her for Christmas of 2011, I believe, and forgot to take a picture of it at the time. I’ve taken one of it since then, but it’s not the greatest picture on the planet.

This piece was written using Google Search to find the information, as once again, I went into my Charts Binder to get the kit information and it was missing. Either it went missing after I finished it or I threw it away when I was done. I swear I stopped throwing them away but I guess for this particular piece I must have.

Name of Piece: Item K1143-16: Grandma’s House

Designed by: Neither the website nor the kit says.

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

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

Finished Size: 2.25 inches x 2.75 inches

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Friday Finishes #8: 1 Corinthians

The finished piece, all framed!

1 Corinthians

Now it’s time for one of my favorite Friday Finishes! There’s not much of an introduction for this one, so let’s dive right in!

Name of Piece: #187-0301 Love Is Patient (taken from 1 Corinthians)

Designed by: (c) 2003 Licensed From Current USA Inc. (No kidding, that’s who it says it’s designed by.)

Distributed as a kit by Janlynn under their Stamped Cross Stitch series.

Kit Contains: screen-printed fabric, 6-strand cotton floss, needle, floss card, graph, and instructions.

Finished Size: 12 in by 10 in

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Friday Finishes #7: Friends Indeed

The finished piece!

Friends Indeed

This week’s Friday Finishes is the second gift I ever stitched for someone! (The first being the Dolphin piece I made for my sister.)

Name of Piece: Art. 1879, Friends

Designed by: This kit follows the trend of not listing designers.

Distributed as a kit by NeedleMagic, Inc. under their Stitch A Card series.

Kit Contains: 18 ct. aida, embroidery floss, needle, embossed card, envelope, backing card, and complete instructions.

Finished Size: 4 in. by 6 in.

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Friday Finishes #6: Too Many Books Bookmark

The finished bookmark!

Too Many Books Bookmark

Okay… from this Friday Finishes there should be no missing information on the charts. Unless something went missing, I do believe I kept every chart and the information that went with it. No more problems like Sleepy Moon! I don’t know what clicked within me to start keeping my info, but I stopped throwing them away after the Dolphin piece. I think. We’ll find out as I keep writing the articles, I suppose.

Now on to this week’s Friday Finishes!

Name of Piece: Item 4572 Books

Designed by: The kit doesn’t say!

Distributed as a kit by NeedleMagic Inc. under their Bookmark series

Kit Contains: 18 ct. aida fabric, embroidery floss, needle, graph, and easy to follow instructions.

Finished Size: 2 in. x 6.75 in.

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Friday Finishes #5: Dolphin

The finished piece!

Our Dolphin

Today’s Friday Finishes was very nearly a bust again, stitchers!

Why did I throw away the information on my finishes? I wish I hadn’t, I was so stupid to do so… once again I sat down to write an article on my finish and once again, didn’t have the information. And I was almost unable to find it. Thank you eBay, after I searched a couple of different keywords I just started scrolling through and I found it!

Name of Piece: Dolphin #4112

Designed by: The kit doesn’t say!

Distributed as a kit by NeedleMagic Inc. under their “Stitch ‘N’ Frame” series.

Kit Contains:  14 ct. Aida fabric, thread, needle, graph, frame, self-adhesive mounting board, and easy to follow instructions.

Finished Size: 2.5 inches round.

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Friday Finishes #4: Sleepy Moon – UPDATED – Mystery Solved! Or Is It?

The only picture of the vanished finish that I have!

The Mysterious Moon

Today’s Friday Finishes is one big mystery… one that may never be solved.

When I originally sat down to write this article, I discovered two very crucial things: one, that the information I thought I had on the kit was missing, and two, that the finished piece itself was missing. » Read more

Friday Finishes #3: Queenie

CatWIP3Today’s Friday Finishes moves on from my beginner days straight into six years later. Yes, it took me six years from my Love Bug finish to finish another cross-stitch project. What can I say, I was young and easily distracted by the Internet.

Name of Piece: Queenie

Designed by: The kit does not say, it’s a hit or miss on whether Janlynn lists the designer on their kits.

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

Kits Contains: 14 ct. Aida, floss, needle, chart, and instructions.

Finished Size: 5″ x 7″ or 12,7 x 17,8 cm

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Friday Finishes #2: Love Bug

The lovely finish!

The lovely finish!

Today’s Friday Finishes once again heads back into the past to take a look at the second piece I ever finished. I no longer have the information on this kit (it must’ve been thrown away once I finished with it) but I do have Google to point me to the details!

Name of Piece: Love Bug

Designed by: It doesn’t say, this seems to be a common occurrence with most kits.

Distributed as a kit by NeedleMagic Inc.

Kit Contains:  14 ct. Aida fabric, thread, needle, graph, frame, self-adhesive mounting board, and instructions.

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Friday Finishes #1: Smiley Flower

Ah, much better!

Our first Friday Finish!

Welcome to the first Friday Finishes article… that isn’t actually coming out on a Friday!

This article focuses on the very first cross-stitch piece I ever did at eight years old. After an exhaustive search of Google and the Internet, on a journey that took me from unreadable and non-loading Chinese websites to eBay, I have discovered all the information necessary to write this article, finally. Considering I completed this when I was eight I have no idea what happened to the chart or the front cover and I couldn’t remember the name of the kit or who it was by. Now I know, so now I can write the article!

Name of Piece: Learn a Craft (For Kids!) – Smiley Flower

Designed by: It doesn’t say on the front cover, and since I don’t own the kit anymore I couldn’t tell you if it was anywhere else.

Distributed as a kit by Dimensions, under their “Learn A Craft” series. Kit is copyright 1997.

Kit Contains: 11 ct. white aida, 3 in. hoop, white cotton thread, needle, chart, and instructions.

Finished Size: 3 in (8 cm) round

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