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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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Strawberry Harvest

 I didn't get much stitching done over the weekend, but I have a finish to share. Using the hints and tips from our last Guild meeting, I finished my strawberries. While our group leader cover the wrapped spider web and the gathered felt top, I took another route for the tops. I decided to follow the technique from the project instructions, my notes and this tutorial by Sandy to come up with three different toppers. I discovered several other ways to finishing the tops, and realized that deciding how to finish the top may be as much fun as deciding what materials to use and what to stitch on the strawberries.

Christmas Strawberry
DMC 3777

On Monday night, I met with some friends at Panera's and, I finished my first pair of knitted socks. Yeah! Back in March my friend offered to teach me how to knit a pair of socks. I was skeptical that a pair of socks could be made by these hands. My knitting skills that I learned back in elementary school days are just that, basic. She challenged me to teach her to tat a split ring and she would teach me how to knit a pair of socks. While I told her she had the harder end of the deal, she was confident, and we agreed. It took several weeks and some hand holding, knitting and tinking (un-knitting my mistakes) to get to this week. My lesson for her on the split ring took all of about 20 minutes. Now she just needs to practice to become proficient, and I have a wonderful pair of socks. A great deal around.
Premier Yarns
Serenity Sock Weight
Color: Chili

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

3 Stitched Strawberries

Thank Jo. In February I was fortunate enough to post the 5000th post on Jo's blog. I recently received the giveaway prize she offered; and it is just wonderful. Despite all of her personal stitching, blog management and hop hostess with the mostest ;-), Jo stitched me a wonderful parrot bookmark! She also included some wonderful thread, some fabric and a UK cross stitch magazine. Lucky, lucky me. Thanks Jo!

Meanwhile I've stitched Nikysceations, Christmas Strawberry.
Christmas Strawberry
DMC 3777

Now to get them stuffed and decide how I will finish the tops.

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