Monday, January 23, 2012

Brave and Faithful

This sweet piece is from Little House Needleworks. It is one of the Scripture thread packs Diane put out a few years ago. I've loved the colors and verse on this since I bought it and finally stitched it up. It's done on 28 ct Lt. Mocha Cashel.

This dainty little piece was an afternoon project for me on Saturday. It is Shepherd's Bush "Brave One." It's stitched with silks, one of the many reasons I love Shepherd's Bush kits! It was hard to capture the daintiness of this piece so I photographed it from the side.

Until next time,

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Model Stitching and a Gift

First, I had the great priviledge of stitching another model for Nikki Leeman from Country Cottage Needleworks. "Our Love Nest" is such a sweet design and I really enjoyed stitching it.

I made my first ever floss tag for my friend Wendy Jo. Her birthday was last week and I know how much she loves patriotic designs. I stitched a freebie from Lizzie Kate (one of her favorite designers) and started the process. I must admit, I had to have my husband help me with the eyelet, it's so nice having a hubby that is a handyman! Anyway, it wasn't too complicated and I will probably do this type of finish again.

I am working on one of the LHN Scripture Packs now. I am almost finished with "Faith" and hope to have a picture of it up here in the next week or so.

Until next time,

Monday, January 2, 2012

First and Last

I need to do some catch up here. Above is an ornament that I sent to Wendy Jo. It was a freebie from a blog. I changed some colors and didn't stitch the border on it. I sent a couple of other little things along with it, you can see what I sent on her blog. She sent me a lovely package shown below. That Lavendar Hand Scrub you see there is Wendy's own creation. It's a wonderful scrub, my hands smell so good and are so soft after I use it. Thanks again Wendy Jo! I love it all!
Below is a finish that I had back in the early fall, LHN's "Liberty and Justice." I want to finish this one as a pinkeep.
I had the great privilege to model stitch for Nikki of Country Cottage Needleworks. I stitched "Autumn Pumpkins." Such a fun autumn piece!

When I started the L*K Snowman below, I was going to give him to a co-worker. But as I progressed on him I liked him so much I kept him for myself. I used all the colors called for and fabric called for. He's such a cutie!

And now my first finish of 2012. I started this little L*K "Last Minute December Kit" a couple of nights ago. It's a really quick stitch and so festive.

Until next time,

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Winter Blues

The ribbon on this is actually a navy color, not black as the picture above looks. It's so hard to get a good picture in the winter time, by the time I get home from work it's dark outside. I stitched "Winter Blues" on an opalescent fabric for one of my co-workers this year. She has it hanging in her cubicle. This cute design was a freebie from Stitchy Kitty. I think he's just adorable all bundled up for the season. Winter has definitely come to Kansas. Parts of our state are buried in snow. We had some flurries this morning but nothing that stuck to the ground. Sure makes it feel like Christmas to have that nip in the air.

Merry Christmas to all!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Mary Garry Ornament

I found out about Mary Garry's Sewing Cabin after she quit designing. I found I love several of her designs. They can get pretty pricey on ebay but I got lucky enough to find "Ice Skating Party" on a very reasonable buy it now. I've been wanting to stitch this cutie since then. I stitched her for my dear friend
Renee. I mounted it to a piece of acid-free mat board and then glued it to a piece of wood that I painted. I didn't put a hanger on it but one could be added very easily. This little cutie can stay out all winter too! I'm going to stitch her again for myself very soon.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Blackbird Ornament

I stitched this ornament from the 2004 Just Cross Stitch ornament issue for a very dear friend. Knowing her fondness for Blackbird Designs, Christmas and crows, I thought this one was perfect for her. I tried a different finish for this one. I've seen this on various other blogs but had not tried it yet. I asked my Dad to cut a piece of wood for me and then I painted it black and varnished it. I mounted my stitched piece to some acid-free mat board and then glued it to the wood. I am pretty happy with how it turned out.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


I'll have some more posts in the next few days, but in the meantime, I wanted to show you the ornament that my friend Rita sent to me. It's a Country Cottage Needleworks design. I just love it! Thank you Rita! I'll share the one I sent out as soon as she receives it.

Until next time!