Sunday, May 17, 2015

Catching up....

Once again I have let time slip
away and not kept up with my blog.
I have been busy stitching and am
spending more time on Instagram.  
It is so much easier to quickly post
a pic and quick comment.
I finally overcame my laziness
and are a few finishes.
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I picked up these designs at the
Pals Stitching Retreat back in the fall.
I just love these little designs.
Summer House Stitche Workes
"Fragments in Time" series
stitched on 40 ct. PTP Earthen
w/ Victorian Motto threads
My goal was to finish in the hoops,
as the models were framed, but I
didn't leave enough room on
the first one.    If I can find the
right frame or frames, I hope
to frame together.
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I have loved the "A Most Notable Name"
series from Jeannette Douglas Designs
since they first came out.
I have them all kitted and finally
finished two....
"Prim Penny" stitched on 40ct PTP
with recommended threads

"Modest Mildred" stitched on 40ct PTP
with recommended threads
I hope to stitch two more in the next month.
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I have had this kitted for two
years and decided to stitch another
of  these small designs from
With Thy Needle & Thread...
"Friendship Samplers" stitched on 32ct. coffee dyed linen
with DMC
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I always have a Lizzie Kate to take
on road trips since they are
so easy to stitch.  It has been travelling
since the end of 2013 and I finally
just decided to finish it.

Lizzie Kate "Don't Get Your Tinsel in a Tangle"
stitched on 14ct. mushroom Aida w/ DMC
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Lastly, I have had this kitted for some
time and hope to display on my
"Colonial Stitches" wall  one day.
Plum Street Samplers "Be My Love 1759"
stitched on 40ct. Lakeside linen w/DMC
I did change the colors to coordinate
with two other stitches that I will
display together.  I just love this
one and have its companion,
"Pretty Pleasures", ready to go.
My interest in stitching colonial themed
pieces as been spurred by hubby
who is involved in a living history
internship this summer. He is loving it
and spends his weekends immersed
in the 1750's at Historic Brattonsville.
His most recent endeavor was in the kitchen
preparing a meal in an open hearth.
My wild Colonial boy....
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If you made it this far, I promise to
be back soon with pics of some
recently framed goodies.  
Happy stitching....


  1. You really have been busy! Your finishes are lovely. I'm wondering if you could stitch fabric at the very edge of the too-small piece that would allow you to stretch it on the hoop. It might make it work the way you wanted your display to look. Hope that could at least be an option. Good luck!

  2. I am holding you to your promise to be back soon! Glad I did not delete your blog when I was cleaning up this week! :)

  3. What a great assortment of finishes, Karen! Your Colonial Guy is very handsome! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    Robin in Virginia

  4. Lots of pretty pieces. Glad to see you Karen. I do not instagram. I hope you stay around.

  5. I just love the pic of your Colonial guy!!!! He's definitely in his element!!!! All your stitching is fantastic Karen... You've been busy~

  6. Wonderful finishes, although I have to admit the first time I read it as Molest Mildred, which seemed a bit harsh

  7. Wonderful stitching , good to have you back blogging again.

  8. Lovely finishes! I can't even decide which one is my favourite, they're all so pretty....

  9. Lots of lovely stitching Karen.

  10. Really lovely to see all of your pretty finishes, Karen! I'm not on Instagram so I've missed your posts...

  11. I re-found you on Instagram as I missed seeing your lovely stitching and finishes :) Nice to see a blog post too!

  12. Love all of your prim finishes Karen! I've been following you on IG - annithadoll - it is a bit faster than a post but it is nice to write a post too I think when one has time. Hugs!

  13. Hello Karen and Greetings to You from beautufully green yet a bit chilly Finland.Al lyour finished are beautifull and you have been very busy as always

  14. Good to see you back, Karen and such lovely finishes. Looking forward to see pics of your finish ornaments.

  15. I hear you on IG being so much easier! Love all your finishes. And how cool that your DH is doing that internship!!! Love it!

  16. Glad to read your blog again!! You have been busy, so many beautiful finishes, well done!

  17. Everything you put your hand to Karen is absolutely stunning! I adore all your finished stitches and can't wait to see their final unveiling. I love that photo of your husband on Instagram and still adore it today! :)


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