Tippy Toes As Far As We Go Kits

Two little kits called Tippy Toes and As Far As We Go are our focus today.  Back in 2001, we traveled to New Zealand and Australia.  We had a fabulous time with my brother and sister-in-law, plus we got to visit our niece who was teaching in Sydney.  While in New Zealand we were supposed to fly from the North Island to the South Island.  That didn’t happen because the weather was poor, and before boarding the comfy coach bus we were allowed to pick up some souvenirs or snacks.  We were quite infatuated with cross stitch so these two kits were our New Zealand souvenirs.  Even though they were “made in England.”  HAHA!

As Far As We Go

As Far As We Go First Kits

Just a mere 18 years later, Sue decided one of these DMC kits should be opened.  The kits are part of the All Our Yesterdays series.  It includes everything you could want:  needle, thread, chart, and 16-count ivory Aida fabric.  She doesn’t enjoy separating the DMC thread colors and putting them on the included sorting card, so that’s my job.  Then the project is all on her and there’s no time limit for the finish.  As Far As We Go is such a sweet pattern, depicting a boy and girl with their dog.  Unfortunately, per the sign they are reading, they may proceed no further because dogs are not allowed.

As Far finished

I say, who wants to visit that beach anyway if dogs aren’t welcome.  That’s As Far As I’d Go as well.

Tippy Toes Is Next Kits

Sweet little Tippy Toes is up next,  The same two have added a sibling and lost their dog.  It seems they have a piece of mail to post, but it is a little difficult to reach the slot on the box.

Tippy and As Far

Tippy Toes is also finished on ivory 16-count Aida fabric.  We will need to come up with a clever way to finish off these two cute stitchery items once they are both complete.  Any suggestions?


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9 Responses

  1. helen says:

    em, I may have a few unstitched cross stitch kits myself. I gave most to my neighbour, about 10 years ago now. I held on to a few though, still undone!

  2. mlmcspadden says:

    I tend to put my finished cross-stitch pieces into quilts of various sizes. =)

  3. Oh they are so sweet! I’m glad Sue decided to open and stitch them, they are very special.
    Years ago I worked in a frame shop and we framed many cross stitched pieces. They always looked beautiful. The labor charge for stretching the piece into perfect alignment was a bit pricey though.

  4. dezertsuz says:

    Cross stitch is something I don’t do, so I have no ideas for you, really – maybe on a pocket on a stitchery tote bag? These are both very cute designs and it looks like Sue did a beautiful job. she must enjoy it. LOL

  5. Kathryn says:

    Most definitely very English cross stitch! Weather often prevents sailings between Nth and Sth but rarely flights so you were very unlucky, although now when I think of it fog can be a big issue.

  6. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Roseanne, Both of these are adorable cross stitch projects and I hope that Sue does enjoy doing them. One idea for framing them that I saw recently was the cross stitch was stretched tightly around a wooden embroidery hoop and stapled in place (in a few places) and then glued. The person then put the top ring around and decorated it with laces and beads. It was a beautiful wall hanging in the end. Sorry that I can not remember where I did see it at, most likely pinterest. I like all of the other suggestions/ideas also. I have a lot of cross stitch patterns that I will never do because of my love for hand embroidery, would Sue be interested in any of my patterns? Today, I am working on an applique pattern of bears using double sided interfacing. I am already excited to get stitching only it will be at least one more day of preparations before that happens. LOL. What are you working on, Roseanne? Have a fantastic day!!

  7. Vicki says:

    Wow that brings back memories-I used to do a fair amount of CCstitch. Lots of snowman pictures were made. How about making pillows? haha I see Wendy already suggested that.

  8. Oh, there is hope fo my cross-stitches that went away when I started quilting then. I have to say that the most common thing I have done with my cross-stitcheries is to have them framed.

  9. Oh my, I haven’t done counted cross stitch in years! This sure brings back memories. As far as finishing them, you could frame them. Or you could make a fun little wallhanging with them. If they are square and the same size, you could add star points to each one and sew the two blocks together, add a border, and finish it off for a cute little wall hanging. Pillows, maybe (although pillows here get kinda wrecked).

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