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

Thanks for stopping by,
Gwen





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.

Thanks for Stopping by,

Gwen

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,

Thanks for stopping by,

Gwen




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.

Thanks for stopping by,

Gwen

 

 

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

                                  M-Mistletoe

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

Thanks for stopping by,

Gwen