Sunday, August 31, 2008

Summer's Bounty by Milady's Needle

I just finished stitching this and put it in the off-white bag by Olde Colonial Designs. I decided to do a nun stitch around the edge to keep it from fraying, which took more time than it was worth. I'd like to do some seasonal pieces and pop those into the off-white or black bag as appropriate. Next time I'll just zig-zag around the edge instead. Off to start Fall Time for my clock. Hope everyones's getting lots of stitching time!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Olympic Challenge

The 2muchXS Yahoo Group is having an Olympic Challenge, and I decided to sign up for it. For those who aren't familiar with it, the challenge basically means that you start a project during the Olympic opening ceremonies and finish it by the closing ceremonies, at least that's the goal.

The project doesn't have to be a big one, as a matter of fact most people who signed up are working on small projects. I signed up to do Summer Time by Homespun Elegance. I thought it might give me a chance to actually finish this and get it mounted in the clock before summer was over!

I'll probably be stitching that at our stitching day on August 16th, which is only one week away 8-)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Some of my finishes and WIP

Hello All,

I have complete a small piece that I purchased at Celebrations. I actually finished it a day or so after Celebrations. It is from Faithwurks, it is a small wooden spool with a garden stitchery theme with the phrase "You are my sunshine." I stitched it very quickly and placed it on top of my sewing machine. I see it every day, and it reminds me of my children when they were young. I used to sing that song to them when they were babies and toddlers. I now sing the song to my niece and nephews, ages 4 and 3 years and 5 months.

Since I dropped and broke my digital camera a number of months ago, and have not purchased a new one yet, I can't show a picture. Purchasing a camera is just one of those things that I have not gotten around too. I will take a picture the old fashion way and then post a pic.

I am currently working on a piece for my nephew, Lucas. He starts daycare in late August and I am making him a "name tag" with ocean/beach theme. My sister and her husband are huge beach people, so I stitched his name and I am adding little beach things to go under his name, a fish, a pail, turtle, seahorse and a little boy floating in the water in a floaty beside his name. I will then sew the name tag onto a large tote bag that I purchased for use to haul all the stuff back and forth to daycare.

The other piece that I am working on is a little freebie from The Prairie Schooler, it doesn't have a name, but it is a little house, with trees, a flower and little rabbit. It is so small it is 33 x 24, so a quick stitch. It is actually my second one, I hope to make a quite a few of these as small gifts for the holiday season or for birthday gifts. The minute that I get bored with stitching them that will be it. There is nothing I hate more than stitching something over and over again. I have done that way too many times.

In beautiful coastal Maine