Monday, June 27, 2016

Catching up: March.....

A few goodies from March.....

While at the Pals Stitching at the
Beach retreat last October, I discovered
Silver Creek Sampler's wonderful
designs.  This was one of my favorites
so it had to be stitched first.

The sentiment is a nice reminder
we are not alone....

Silver Creek Samplers "Shadow of My Wings"
stitched on 40ct PTP Fog with recommended threads

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March's Prairie Schooler alphabet
design was "L"....

Prairie Schooler "J*K*L"
stitched on 40ct Lakeside Linen with recommended DMC

I really like stitching on this monthly and
could see myself focusing on this one project. 
My fear is I will burn out so I am
restraining myself and sticking to one a month.

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Some of my stitched goodies
have now become
framed goodies.....

BBD Sweetheart Sampler

BBD Sunflower House

Goode Huswife "Tree of Life"

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The end of March was an exciting time
as I prepared to attend the
Prim Stitchers Society Retreat in Marietta.

It was a wonderful time packed with
classes, stitching, gabbing and laughing.

I did participate in the Exchange and
decided to try something new. 
Threadwork Primitives' "Bee Gathering"
was perfect to be finished as a drum,
my first, and I was so happy with the result.

Threadwork Primitives "Bee Gathering"
stitched on 40ct mystery linen with Victorian Motto threads

I had this fabric in my stash and it
was perfect for the mood and color of the design.
I took a lot of liberties with the finishing
but loved once done.

My most favorite detail was the little
bee pin I stuck in the top.

I received a wonderful piece with a
very unique finish in exchange.
  I am not sure if this is an old biscuit
cutter or butter mold, but it just
suited for this sweet design.

Perfect addition with all of my thread bobbins.

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As always thanks for visiting and
happy stitching.....


  1. Oh lovely Karen! Really great touches.

  2. Beautiful finishes - I love the drum - turned out great!!

  3. Fabulous finishes, Karen! Your drum turned out super. What a precious bee pin.

  4. Another great post, full of wonderful stitching! I love Silver Creek too, tho I have stitched only one so far! All your framing is gorgeous. I have heard nothing but good reports about the PSS retreat, and glad you enjoyed yourself. Your drum turned out beautiful, and the exchange piece is also a wonderful finish. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Another post of lovely finishes. Your frames pieces look great. Wow, the drum is great and what a wonderful piece you received in exchange.


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