Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Dual Entry

My Halloween Ornie for January is the Witch Moon a freebie by Carol Smith. This was a quick stitch. As the month was about to slip away from me, she will also be posted as my 2015 Smalls SAL project. She is stitched on a piece of 28ct black fabric that was meant for another project. I have not decided yet on the finishing.

Witch Moon
Fabric 28ct black
DMC floss #52

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

New Year, New Project

I spent the Holidays visiting with family, and had a wonderful time. Although I took Joy and Peace with me, I didn't get much stitching done. Now I have to figure out which bag Joy and Peace landed in, I haven't seen it since I got back home.

My project for this year is Strawberry Lace, A Sewing Case, by Diane Clements. Along with the case there are accessories, a scissor fob, pincushion, and needlebook.

One focal point of the project is the Reticello square of strawberries on the front. After a stitching friend did all of the basting and prep work for the lace square, she decided she didn't want to tackle the project. So I inherited this kit. Though I see the benefits of basting, I hate basting and avoid it whenever possible. I was super excited so see that my friend had completed all of the basting before she passed the kit on, I started working on this project as my New Year's start. I couldn't make up my mind where to begin. I want to work a practice piece before starting the lace, the needlebook  has some reversible cross stitch areas, that's not something I do very often either. So I moved on to the needle pages. The 4 sided stitch around both needle pages are now complete  and the front of the scissor fob has been started. It's not looking like much now but it's a start.

My stitched needle pages.

Scissor fob start

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Joy and Peace

My stitching in November was almost non-existent. Now that my job has moved into the new building my life is getting back to normal. Yeah!

This week I picked up Joy and Peace, a Little House Needleworks ornament from 2011.
Joy and Peace
Little House Needleworks

I also put a few stitches in the second layer square for my biscornu. This square is slightly bigger than the first and is being worked in Rice stitch.

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Blueberries and Cream 1

It's been sometime since my last post. The project I've been working on most recently is Blueberries and Cream. The project uses several specialty stitches, and techniques to complete a covered tape measure. scissor fob, name plate and needlebook that are part of a quilted sampler protector. The covered tape measure  is the first piece that I have completed.

Blueberries and Cream
Moss Creek Designs
I have some more stitching to do on the needlebook, then I hope to get back to some more finishing,

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Roses and Pineapples

August was a slow stitching month for me. I did manage to stitch two squares for a biscornu. These are for one of three biscornus that are part of It's a Pineapple Pincushion with Thread Holder by It's Fineally Finished.

Stop and Smell the Roses is a pinkeep project from Jackie that was stitched some time ago but just finished this weekend.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

My Patriotic Small

This is a quick post for the Smalls SAL check-in. I have limited internet access until this weekend when I hope I can get it restored. This month I finished the stitching on the La D Da freebie Flag City *USA* I changed the flag to a lone star flag for DS.



Saturday, July 26, 2014

Christmas in July

In May I signed up for Kim's Christmas in July Exchange. My package arrived a week early. To avoid the temptation to open early, I placed it where I won't see it everyday. Well........ , (insert drum roll) yesterday was opening day. Here is what my exchange partner Melissa made for me.
                             I-Inspirational words:

S-Snow Flakes


Melissa was kind enough to include some extras, chart, fabric, charms, notepad, candle, ribbon.

Thank you Melissa! I love my ornaments and will enjoy them. Thanks Kim for organizing the exchange, hope I will be able to take part again.

Christmas in July Linky Party: The Reveal

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