Sunday, December 18, 2011

Ornaments again

I love stitching ornaments. They're usually an easy stitch and work up so quickly. Just what you need during the busy holiday season. The problem is finding time to finish them. I still have a couple from last year I haven't finished :-(
Here are a couple I finished stitching this week:

Silent Night by Little House Needleworks

Noel by Log Cabin Needleworks (freebie!!)

Now I need to figure out what to start next. Maybe I should start to finish them!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Grammy's Mending Box SAL finished

Well,  Here it is!  Another SAL completed.  Carol, man was there alot of over one in this design.  I hope our next one doesn't have as much.  I decided to leave the purple in.  I wasn't in love with it but it looks ok.  As you can see, I have finished the stitching only!  The assembly will have to wait until the boys are back in school.  Our next SAL is A  Petit Etui which was designed by multiple designers.  We have decided to work on this one because the fabric is 36ct and we can both see that count right now. 

Friday, July 8, 2011

Me Too - Aren't vacations awesome??

I finished up a few things while I was on vacation this week. The first one was actually finished a few weeks ago, but I can't remember if any of you have seen it. It's My Scissors by Olde Colonial Designs. This was a fun and easy stitch, but of course I still have to assemble it into a finished fob.

After several weeks of no stitching I decided I 'needed' to start a small new project, since none of my WIP's were motivating me. I picked up the Pin Pokes I chart by Homespun Elegance and stitched the Sewing Bird in just a few hours. I love instant gratification!

Feeling much more motivated after that, the only thing to do was to start ANOTHER small project. This time I chose Small Token by Blackbird Designs. This one took a couple of days to finish, but I really enjoyed working on it.

So now I have 3 more projects added to my ever-growing list of things that need to be finished. Still trying to get myself going again on some of my WIPs/UFO's from my January challenge. I guess I understand why they've become UFO's. I seem to be unable to work on large projects right now. Oh well, it's supposed to be a hobby, not another chore! :-)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Pictures of stuff I have finished...........finally!

I gave Madeliene her ugly reindeer. She loved it, enough said.

I whipped up the Boating stitching for another friend Renee, an avid boater that keeps her boat on Sebago Lake, Maine. It was a quick and easy stitch, a bit boring but with the frame it really makes it pop!

The picture to the far left is my little button jar. It took about 10 minutes to make the stitching part, about 10 minutes to finish the whole thing! As for the Summer scissor fob by Lizzie Kate was a another quick stitch that I, of course haven't done the finishing yet. I decided that I would not make it into a fob because it would be huge compared the scissors that came with the kit!

Here is a pic of my chicken tablecloth. I purchased it at Celebrations 2010, and spent the Spring and early Fall working on the tablecloth. For the most part it stays in the center of my dining table with an apple cookie jar in the center!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Oops, Sorry that was meant for my other blog DUH!!!

Spring Swap and LK Finish

 Wow, time flies.  It's been a while since my last post and I have tons I could share but have a very limited time to share it.  So I apologize in advance for the fly-by post.  The last swap I participated in was Lainey's Spring Easter Swap.  It was so fun receiving these goodies in the mail.  The first 2 picture is what I got from Loretta and the second photo is what I sent.

I finished up LK Spring alphabet last week and thought I would get around to ironing it but didn't so here are some not so great shots but a finish none the less.

So until next post, Happy Stitching Everyone!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Teapot Needle Roll

I just realized that I never posted a picture of the Teapot Needle Roll by Lori Birmingham that I finished a few days after our last stitching day. This picture is actually the one from the chart. My picture didn't look nearly as good, but my needle roll does :-)

Can't wait to see everyone at Celebrations. Only 1 more week!!!!!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Tiny Garden Scissor Fob by Shepherd's Bush

As soon as I saw this on the ABC site after Nashville I had to have it. I decided that it would be perfect stitching day project and it really was. I finished the stitching on Saturday, but still have to assemble it. Isn't the ribbon pretty?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Stitching done on Thistle Project!

Well Ladies one project down, 2 to go.  Think I will finish them before this year's Celebrations??  I'm going to try.  The directions were a little tough and I made some things up along the way.  I did lots of frogging and if you look closely there are plenty of mistakes.  But can we really classify them as mistakes or maybe just making the project our own.  I vote for the later.  Now to put them together, YIKES!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Thistle Accessories Progress

On Sunday I finished the stitching on the second needle cushion. The colors look much nicer in person. I'm going to start on the adorable little scissor fob next, which is my favorite part of the entire project.

Paula and Denise, you could always join Nataly and me and do the scissor fob, and leave the rest until you're in the mood ;-) It sure is cute.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

January Stitching Day??

Hey ladies, how about a stitching day in January???? I'm available 1/8, 1/15, 1/29 and 1/30. Anyone else available for some stitching on any of those days?

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A finish and a New SAL

So before I could start a new SAL with Carol I had to finish the other one that we started.  The only thing left is to put it together!  What do you say Carol?  Got time for a finishing day?  This is BBD Peacock Pinkeep done in Blue Lagoon, Collard Greens and Icing.  I like the color way, it doesn't look as antique as the red and green of Carol's but I am a blue girl and when given the chance will always change things to blue.

Next up, Thistle Accessories by JDD.  Remember this one girls??  Well, Carol and I felt we couldn't justify taking more classes if we didn't finish last year's so off we go.  Our needles will really have to fly to get this and the biscornu done.  Wish us luck.  As you can see I haven't touched it since class.  I will post progress each Sunday.  Hopefully that will motivate me.  Happy Stitching!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Thistle Accessories Stitchalong

Ok, I'm ready to get started on the Thistle Accessories Stitchalong. As of January 1st the first pincushion is finished. I finished it a few days after Celebrations.

The second one was started right after I finished the first one, but I didn't like how the pattern was looking in the top section, so I pulled it out. And it's been sitting for all these months waiting for me to pick it back up.

So now I'll start working on it again, but probably not until tomorrow. I'll post an update next Sunday with my progress.

Nataly, ready to start? Denise and Paula, still plenty of time to join us!

Friday, December 31, 2010

An OLD project

I recently dug out a bunch of WIP/UFO's for the January challenge I posted about earlier and this was one of them. This is from a class I took almost 10 years ago! The class was with Sue Stokes of the Nutmeg Needle and it was called Duet of Hearts. There were 2 needlerolls. I finished the first one many years ago, but had only stitched about 20 stitches on this one before putting it down. I picked it up this week and finished the whole thing in about 3 days. Onto Thistle Accessories! Denise and Paula, want to join me an Nataly in a Thistle stitchalong????

Friday, December 24, 2010

LHN Snow white

As you know,  Carol and I got together last weekend.  It was a real treat to stitch with a friend and catch up.  I miss all of you!  We sat down and caught up for a bit and then whipped out our WIPS and low and behold we were working on the same project.  WHAT???  We couldn't believe it.  We had both chosen Snow White by LHN and I did mine on 32ct Blue Grass.  How fun was that!   Below is a pic of a baby sampler I just finished up for a friend of my mom's.  I still have to add the name and DOB but thought I would share it before I personalize it.  I will post a picture of Thistle Accesories before I start the stitch along with Carol (Denise and Paula, I hope you will join us) and then I will post a weekly update.  Right now I am trying to finish up Peacock Pinkeep.  My last stitch a long with Carol.  She finished and HMMMMM I didn't.  Ohhhhh the pressure. 

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Snow White by Little House Needleworks

As soon as I saw this I had to have it. Instead of the suggested fabric I stitched it on 28 count blue wing, and I love it. The color isn't quite right in the picture, but you get the general idea. This one was on my January Challenge list, but since I finished it early I'll just add another!

Flipp'n Crazy January Challenge & Thistle Accessories Stitchalong

I don't know if any of you have heard about the Flipp'n Crazy January Challenge but I decided to give it a try. More info here: The goal is to pick 15 projects that are ALREADY STARTED and FINISH them. OK, so finding 15 WIP/UFOs, no problem! I searched through all of my little hidey holes and came up with a bunch of projects in various stages of progress. I'm ready to go.

I talked to Nataly about it on Sunday and we decided to try to finish up our class projects from last year BEFORE this year's Celebration. So we're going to have a stitchalong starting the first week of January to work on Thistle Accessories. The plan is to work on it during the week and post our progress here on Sundays. Want to join us????

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Small Finish

I decided I needed a 'portable' snip basket. I've been lusting after the cute little one that Denise has but since I couldn't remember where she got it I decided to do this quick little ORTS Baby Boxette from Susan Greening Davis. I used GA Peacock thread, and really like the way it came out. It only took a couple of hours to complete. Now I just have to get some brads!

Peacock Pinkeep progress

I finished the stitching on BBD Peacock Pinkeep, and the coordinating needle book. Really enjoyable stitching! I used the same colors for the needle book, although it suggested slightly different colors. Not sure when I'll get around to the finishing work on these, since I'd rather stitch than do finishing work. Looking forward to seeing Nataly's done up in different colors.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Slow progress on SAL!

Really slow progress. No time for stitching, blogging, or thinking.  I do like the color changes though. Carol, do the needlebook in the same colors of your pinkeep it will look great.  As for another SAL, I have to finish this one first, so count me out.

Stitchalong anyone?

Anyone interested in starting a new stitchalong when Nataly and I finish Peacock Pinkeep? I noticed that the Yahoo group will be starting the Little House Needleworks Family Sampler soon. Since most of us are LHN fans that might be a good one for us to do. OR, we could do a Scandinavian Stitches one! We all have some of those :-) Anyone interested?

Peacock Pinkeep progress

Nataly and I decided to do a stitchalong for Blackbird Designs Peacock Pinkeep (before Nataly got overwhelmed by back-to-schools things to do). I started working on it about 2 weeks ago, but have been seriously sidetracked by work for much of that time. Since it's such an easy stitch I did manage to get quite a bit done though, and may be able to finish it up this weekend. The alphabet band section is finished
Now I'm working on the peacock that goes on the top part

I haven't decided yet whether to do the needle book that's included. Although it has a peacock's head it uses completely different colors. I found a Shaker box in my stash (is anyone surprised?) that I might use to display it until I'm ready to tackle their assembly instructions later.

Nataly decided to do hers in actual peacock colors, instead of the unusual colors it calls for. Can't wait to see what that looks like (hint, hint, Nataly!)

Why don't some of you post some pictures of what you're working on?

Monday, August 30, 2010

Midnight Watch and SAL

This is the piece I was trying to finish at our Stitching Day.  I finally got it done and will most likely drop it off at the framer next week.  I enjoyed the colors and fabric but it was a labor intensive stitch.  I like a quick fix and this wasn't it.  Carol and I decided to do BBD peacock pinkeep as a SAL so if you guys have it and want to stitch it as well please join in.  Carol has the alphabet band finished and I haven't started yet.  I am trying to decided if I want to switch the threads colors after all has anyone seen a red peacock??  Anyways I posted a pic before I start and I will try to post once a week with progress. 

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A couple of finishes

LHN June Sampler

LHN July Sampler

Lizzie Kate Green Flip-Its

Hi Everyone!  Sorry to miss our last stitching day.  I got tied up with family that I hadn't seen in a really long time and Dov threw me under the bus.  He volunteered my to take my cousins boys overnight so they could have more time with my boys.  I enjoyed my time with them but desperately needed my stitching day.  I hope everyone is doing well.  I would love to see pics of what you are working on.  I here Paula has some finishes and Denise I would love to see your tablecloth.  Cathy, what are you up to these days??  I know you decided on another stitching day, but I don't have the email anymore and in my absent mindedness I didn't write it down.  (menopause I think, that's my story and I'm sticking to it)  Please refresh my memory.  I hope to see all of you soon.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Singing the Blues by Little House Needleworks

This is the piece I started at our stitching day last Sunday (Was that only a week ago???). Fun, easy stitch. The colors on my piece look a lot more muted than they did in the chart photo, but I still like it. Paula, we're still waiting to see the pieces you finished last week!