Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Catching up: April.....

I hope I'm not boring you with all
of the posts but it has
been fun to reminisce about
what I have been up to the last
few months.

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Fifty Shades of Gray....
this took on a whole new meaning in April
as I celebrated my 50th birthday.

I tried to celebrate quietly but my
family and co-workers had other plans. 
I am just glad I was here to celebrate with them.

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While browsing through my Blackbird Designs,
I saw this one and had to instantly
start it.  There is just something about
it I love so start I did.

Blackbird Designs "Button Box"
from In Friendship's Way booklet
stitched on  hand-dyed 40ct Buttercream from DixieSamplar
with Victorian Motto threads

I love the yellow tones to this piece and
do plan to finish as sewing box.....one day.

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I had to travel to Denver for a conference
and decided to take something small for the plane trip.  
The Prim Society's retreat kit from

Summer House Stitche Workes "Prim Tapestry"
PSS 2016 Retreat kit

I was a little unsure about the rusty star
included ...looked a little big.  Obviously
Beth knows what she is doing
because it was just the right touch.

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And yes there was another
Prairie Schooler alphabet finish....

Prairie Schooler "S*R*T"
stitched on 40ct Lakeside Linen with recommended DMC

I loved this block especially the
measuring tape border detail.

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That's it from my little stitchy
corner of the universe.
Not too many more and I will
be officially caught up.
Happy stitching....


  1. Happy belated birthday wishes, Karen! I am enjoying your stroll down stitching lane. Lovely finished!

  2. Great finishes! I love Button Box!!

  3. Button Box colors are really great! Prim Tapestry is neat. Love S is for Sewing. :)

  4. Your needles must have been smoking! Everything looks wonderful.

  5. Cada trabajo lleva su tiempo, y le han quedado muy lindos

  6. Such great projects! Love that star on the PSS piece!! Awesome! Button Box is a pretty cool one. And PS... of course, wonderful! Happy Belated Birthday! Hugs!

  7. I love seeing all of your stitching. How could that ever be boring. I love all of your finishes. The sewing one is adorable.

  8. Happy 50th, Karen--that sounds young to me :) Really love these PS alphabet finishes you're sharing!


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