Friday, December 11, 2015

November update.....

Time has flown by again but I have been stitching.
Might want to grab a cup of coffee...

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I attended the Pals Stitching at the Beach in
mid-October and had just started this
BBD design.  I have had the design for
years in my stash and it hit me one day
that I had the perfect PTP fabric in my
stash and so a start was warranted.
I finished it at the retreat and can say
this one was a fun stitch. 

BBD "Sunflower House" stitched on
40ct PTP Dwarf linen with Victorian Motto threads

A few of my favorite elements from this design....

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I decided to stitch another part of these
design and I will have to say it
seemed to take forever.
There aren't too many elements in this
design so I'm not sure why it was
such a slow stitch.
I still have the last part to stitch and
hope to finish before year end.

Heartstring Samplery "Proverbs 17:17" from
"Three Little Proverbs" stitched on 40ct PTP Wren with
Victorian Motto and recommended threads

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I found this old design in my stash.   
It was a very quick stitch and hopefully
I can get it finished before Christmas.
Drawn Thread "Peace" stitched on 32ct Summer Khaki
with Victorian Motto threads

I didn't realize this ornament was full of
specialty stitches until after I started but
will say they weren't that difficult.  My favorite
was this little corner stitch, the Boucle stitch,
and will file that away for future use.

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I also stitched another in the
"A Most Notable Name"
series from Jeannette Douglass.   I just
love these quick stitches and only
have one left to complete.   I hope she
will continue this series with a few more. 
I love the sewing themed designs and hope
to have these finished into cross stitch
 project bags so I can enjoy them all of the time.

Jeannette Douglas Designs "Button Betty"
stitched on 40ct PTP Legacy with recommended threads

As is the norm, the design looked so much
better stitched than the model picture.
My favorite part was the little row of buttons. 
These will definitely be stitched again as
I add them to a future project.

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Lastly, I stitched these
Hands On Designs Chalk ornaments.
I just love these on this PTP fabric
but will say they were are difficult
without good lighting. 

Hands On Designs "Peace"
2015 JCS Ornament Issue
stitched on 32ct PTP Shadow with
Victorian Motto threads

The only thing I wasn't too happy with
was the white stitches.
I always find the white DMC difficult
to stitch as my stitches done seem to lay flat.
I do love the results though.

 Hands On Designs "Plenty"
2015 JCS Ornament Issue
stitched on 32ct PTP Shadow with
Victorian Motto threads

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If you made it this far...thanks for visiting.
Hope you have enjoying some good
stitching time during this holiday
season.  Happy stitching...


  1. Karen, they are all so beautiful! I love the threads you used on the BBD sunflower one! I love stitching the chalkboard designs too.

  2. Karen, they are all so beautiful! I love the threads you used on the BBD sunflower one! I love stitching the chalkboard designs too.

  3. all so pretty karen. I love the first piece.

  4. Karen, each finish looks fabulous. I really like the BBD piece on the Dwarf fabric. The pair of chalkboard designs look great. Enjoy your weekend!

  5. You sure been busy and all finishes looks beautiful!
    Happy weekend!

  6. Great job on on all of them, Karen! Thank you for sharing pics ~ It always inspires us to finish more.

  7. Beautiful! I could live in that first house. :D

  8. Love them all! Beautiful work as always.

  9. A post full of delightful finishes, well done Karen

  10. So many beautiful finishes! I love them all!

  11. Everything is so pretty! Enjoyed looking at all your finishes.

  12. Love the yellows and greens of the sunflowers on your BBD piece, the linen color sets them off nicely.

  13. All great projects.
    You've been busy!

  14. Gorgeous stitching. I managed to get a copy of the same BBD chart no eBay this year and want to start it soon as I love sunflowers. The colours on your stitching are just beautiful. x

  15. What a great piece to stitch at the beach! I stitched it years ago for a friend. ALL of your finishes are wonderful! Hugs!

  16. Always a good day when I see you have updated your blog! I adore everything you've shared with us today! Especially those chalk ornaments! GOOD GOING YOU!

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  18. A Very Merry Christmas and and a creative 2016, Sunny greetings from New Orleans, Alice

  19. So many wonderful finishes, it's hard to comment on just one or two! I love the sunflower house. Love a good saltbox house! :)

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