Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Better pictures and a finish

I finished my HIH "Liberty House Sampler" last night. I just had to sew the buttons on and I was done. I love this piece!
I was really bothered by the pictures on my last post so I took a couple of new ones. These are MUCH better:)


Until next time,

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Summer time

I'm way overdue for an update. We've had a great summer so far between baseball games and a great vacation to the mountains, we've made some wonderful memories. We've also been busy doing some remodeling on the house.

On the stitching front I've finished several pieces.

I picked up my LHN "Be True" pieces from the framer. This picture doesn't do them justice, the frame is just perfect for this piece. One of these hangs in our bedroom and one of them is in my daughter's bedroom. I stitched this for her because I think it's particularly important for young women to be true to themselves. My DD is 12 and she loves it!!

I'm almost finished with HIH's "Liberty House Sampler." Just need to sew the buttons on and this one will be finished up.

I've also made some progress on my "Beatrix Potter" piece. It's such an enjoyable stitch. I took the picture in our bay window and the sun was peeking thru the trees.

While we were on vacation, I stitched LHN's "Stars and Stripes." I finished it 20 minutes before we got home. Good timing I thought:) I plan to finish this piece as a pillow.

I promise to try to update more often. I've got another piece to show as soon as I "finish" finish it.

Until next time,

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Beatrix Potter progress

I've made a bit of progress on Beatrix Potter this month. I am really enjoying this project!

Until next time,

Sunday, May 24, 2009

ABC Pinkeep

I finished this design by With Thy Needle and Thread called "ABC Pinkeep" on 25 ct Dublin Flax linen a couple of weeks ago and just took the time today to put it all together. I used the DMC the pattern called for. I need to make a tiny strawberry for this little bird to have hanging from his mouth but I need some more materials before I can finish it and I wanted to share him with you now.

Until next time, I wish you enough.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Spring Fever

I've been stitching on Shepherd's Bush "Bulb" when we take hockey road trips. Our last road trip was supposed to be this weekend but we had snow and sleet so the trip was canceled. Otherwise, this would be finished now. I'll try to finish it in the next week or so and post another picture.

When the Nashville Market items came out in February I scooped up this Lizzie*Kate design called "A Chicky Easter." It came with the fabric and I used DMC on everything but the little chick. I used Weeks Dye Works in Squash for the chick. I also did the loop method on him and didn't stitch individual stitches as you should when using overdyed thread. I didn't want a striped chick.

I've made slow but steady progress on my Beatrix Potter piece. The true color of the linen is hard to capture, especially when you take a picture in the evening instead of the daylight. Here is my progress to date. I'm using Lambswool and Thread Gatherer Silk N Colors in Nan's Mulberry.

The last work in progress I have I purchased on Thursday. This is a brand new design by Little House Needleworks called "Be True." I loved this design the moment I saw it and e-mailed my LNS to ask them to hold one for me. It's stitched on 32 ct Natural using DMC floss.

Until next time,

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Long overdue update

Well I have made a little progress on Beatrix Potter, but not much. We've been very busy, it's hockey season and around our house that means lots of road trips. Plus we've had strep going thru the family so that cut into stitching time too.

Here's the latest progress of Beatrix:

I surprised my hubby with this pillow for Valentine's Day. It's from The Sampler Girl and it's entitled "My Everything." I changed the colors to make it more masculine looking and I used a plaid fabric to finish it with. I was very pleased with how it turned out.

I also stitched these two little ornies, haven't finished them yet, but they were a quick stitch. They too are from The Sampler Girl and are entitled "Dash Away All." The fabric in the picture will be the backing fabric that I use to finish them with.

I've got another WIP going right now too. It's by Shepherd's Bush and it's entitled "Bulb", no progress photo yet, but I'll have one next time. I hope to update a little quicker next time. Hockey season will be over soon so things will slow down a little bit.

Until next time,

Monday, January 19, 2009

Progress on Beatrix and a new start

I have been working on Needleprint's Beatrix Potter for almost three weeks now. It's done on 28 ct Lambswool using Thread Gatherer Nan's Mulberry. I'm loving the color variation of the silk, it's so soft and pretty.

I decided that I needed that feeling of a finish so I started this little ornament last night. Tanya at Sampler Girl is having a special, with any purchase you receive her Inauguration Day Sampler. I loved the sampler and have been eying this guy for some time so I used Pattern Mart and purchased it. I'm stitching it on a little scrap of linen that I had using the DMC colors it calls for.

Until next time,

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Beatrix Potter

I am participating in a stitch along this year. I began this project just after midnight on January 1, 2009. Hopefully, it will be finished before the year is over. I am stitching this on 28 ct Lambswool with Thread Gatherer Silk N Colors Nan's Mulberry.

I had hoped to stitch a lot on it today too, but played Monopoly with the kids and took them to see "Bedtime Stories" with Adam Sandler this afternoon. If you haven't seen it yet, it's a wonderful, feel-good movie to take the whole family to. I highly recommend it!

Until next time,