Wednesday, March 31, 2010

F&S Easter squares for Nadia...

Trilogy "Happy Bunny Bunny Day"

Nadia let me know she finally received my squares for the Fair & Square Easter exchange! Look familiar??? After mailing my squares on Feb. 19th, I began to worry a week ago they would not arrive and started stitching them again. As luck would have it, my original package was returned to me due to insufficient address....dummy me left the street address off! So I repackaged them and sent back on their merry way to Holland. On the bright side, I did finally get this design stitched for myself!

I also had this finish last night.....

Threadwork Primitives "Schoolgirl Blossoms"
28 ct raw linen w/overdyed threads

I saw this design on Threadwork Primitives and couldn't resist ordering it. I just love the finish and hope to finish it into a pinkeep. I did the change the colors for "pinker" hue and see myself stitching it again maybe in a monochrome.

Thanks for visiting....happy stitches!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Fun, productive weekend.....

Amy hosted a stitch-in this weekend and had about 20 ladies from NC, SC and GA. It was great with some good food, conversation, stitching and laughing...of course! She has several great pics on her blog so check it out!

One of the highlights of of the day was picking up the tote bag Amy made for me! I was so excited to get it and just love it. She had some totes for sale (if any are left!) so visit her blog.

I did actually stitch and even had a finish...

Trilogy "Happy Bunny Bunny Day"
Stitched on 32 ct. linen

Isn't he a cutie??? Too cute to sit around so I decided to go ahead and finish him into this cute little pillow.

I also had a couple of finishes at the end of the week so I finished them too.

BBD "Bluebird"
Stitched on 32 ct. linen coffee dyed with ST Midnight

Chris stitched this Saturday on Weeks Straw fabric with the recommended GA Uniform Blue. It was to die for so I will definitely stitch this one again copying hers color palette.

And last but not least.....

Lizzie Kate "Spring Fab Fob" kit
Stitched with both DMC and dyed threads

I didn't realize there was a misprint on the chart until after I was finished but don't mind the orange butterfly (compared to the white butterfly on the pic)! The finished design was a little large for a fob, in my humble opinion, so I made it into a little pillow.

Well...that's enough for now. Thanks so much for visiting and all of your wonderful comments. Wishing you many happy stitches .....

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Me, Myself & I Ornament exchange...

BBD "Christmas Ornament"-2004 JCS Ornament issue
PS "Two by Two:Deer"-1998 JCS Ornament issue
SB "Shepherds Watched"-2002 JCS Ornament issue's that time again! Here are this month's exchanged ornaments and I think these are my favorite so far! I just love the BBD ornament!

Here are all of the ornaments "exchanged" so far this year. I only stitched 9 ornaments total for 2009 so I am doing the big happy Christmas tree is going to look awesome if I say so myself.

LK "By Golly Be Jolly-Santa 2000"
stitched on 18 ct. aida w/ DMC

I just love these LK santas and stitched another a few weeks ago. I plan to make it into a cube too so I can display at work. I love these designs because they are so easy to stitch...can't wait to start the next one!

As always....thanks for visiting! Happy stitching....

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Exchange for Michele......

Homespun Elegance "Summer Blossoms"
from Welcomes 'A Plenty V
28 ct. coffee-dyed evenweave w/recommended fibers

Michele let me know she received her Friends Stitching Through the Seasons spring exchange. This was my first attempt at a pinkeep and I am relatively happy with the finishing. (Really love the fact it didn't require a sewing machine!) I love these "welcome" designs from Homespun Elegance and hope that Michele likes it too!

Thank you for all your comments on my niece's birthday celebration and the cake! Maybe one day I will get around to reading the "Twilight" books so I can understand this craze too!
Happy stitches.....

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Brittany...

Happy Birthday Sweetie!!!!

We're celebrating my niece's 14th birthday today and just had to share a pic of the cake. She is a huge "Twilight" fan and I still don't get the whole "Team Jacob" and "Team Edward" concept, but for those of you who do....

Yes...we all had black teeth after eating this one, but it was good!

A nice award from some sweet stitchers.....

Thanks for Faye, Susan, Michelle and Theresa for making me feel special...( *giggle* My brothers always called me Special K growing up! *giggle*).

Enough of that. The rules go like this:
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Paste the award to your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you.
4. Tell 7 unique things about yourself.
5. Nominate 7 blogs and post links.
6. Leave a comment on your nominated blogs to let them know.

7 unique things about myself...well I don't have anything unique but here is a little more about me:

  1. I was the middle girl between two boys so I really wasn't a girlie girl growing up. We didn't have children in our neighborhood so I had to play trucks, war and sports if I wanted to play. My mom bought me 4 little xs kits for a quarter each when I was 13 and the rest was history.

  2. I love great beer. Like fine wines, micro brews have been on the rise and more readily available in the last few years. We love trying new beers and enjoying our favorites. I drank 200 hundred different beers (not at once!) to get a plastic plate on the wall of a local establishment. (You don't want to know how much stash I could've bought with this money!)

  3. I am a reality show junkie...I watch pretty much all of them! Not sure why...I guess watching them make me feel "normal"! My Hoarders.

  4. I love college football! I am in heaven each fall and will watch pretty much any game. Find this is great cross-stitching t.v. since you don't have to pay close attention to follow along and, if you miss something exciting, they replay it!

  5. I drew the best image of Jesus in Sunday School when I was young and received a plastic trophy, which I still have proudly displayed today!

  6. I loved spending a week each summer with my maternal grandparents in the "country" and remember it so vividly to this day. My grandmother would let me play dress up with her clothes, they gave me overgrown squash from the garden so I could "cook". She loved to sing hymns and would record me singing....too funny! They didn't have A/C so we slept with the windows open at night and I can still here the crickets. And when it rained, there was nothing so soothing as the sound on the tin roof. These memories aren't unique but I do cherish them.

  7. I was lucky enough to marry my "best friend" and have the best hubby in the world (which makes him unique since there is only one!)

I have to admit...that was pretty fun trying to think of 7 things. Now I am supposed to pick 7 blogs to pass this on to, but this would be impossible since I love all of the 200+ blogs I like to visit! it is for all who have made it through this dribble! I would love to read more about you too.

Well enough of that......wishing you many happy stitches.......

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Exchange from Kim B.....

I was so excited to receive a package when I arrived home tonight from Kim B. for the Friends Stitching Through the Seasons exchange....

These are the pretty packages I unwrapped (in a colorfully decorated mailing box)...don't you love the tissue paper? (I apologize in advance to my partner for my packaging but promise to be more creative in the future!) The card itself was very pretty and springy....

I was like a kid on Christmas morning feverishly unwrapping all of my goodies! And the best part was this.....

BBD "Bird in Hand" stitched w/ CC Tyler Boy Blue
(Kim's son picked the color...he has wonderful taste!)

Isn't this so pretty?!?!?! Kim didn't include the designer/design information but I will definitely find out. (You stitchers are so smart!) I love the finishing and forgot to take a pic of the back...too cute! My hubby loved it too so it was prominently displayed in our family room! But that wasn't all...I got these goodies too!

I love the LK design she included and will definitely be stitching this one real soon for Easter. Unfortunately, the sheep egg filled with Kisses didn't last past the opening of said goodies! This is a new exchange group and am excited over this first package! Thanks Kim!

I have also been stitching and finally started CHS "Frederika"...

This pic is so light ( I hate my camera!) but I am stitching it on the recommended 40 ct. Pearled Barley with DMC. This is my first project on 40 ct and have to send a big shoutout to Nicole who saved me with an older pair of reading glasses she had! OMG....what a difference...feels like I'm stitching on 14 count! Now that I'm finished with the border, I think the rest will go pretty quickly.

Oh well....I am off to admire my new goodies and read a few blogs! Happy stitching....

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Bent Creek's "Lucky Ewe"....

BC "Lucky Ewe" on 25ct evenweave

I finished this one last weekend and decided to finish as a small pillow this morning. Hubby had picked this out a few years ago and now has it hanging on his office door knob. This was a cute kit and now I wish I had gotten more of them. to see my mom and hopefully get some stitching done. Thanks for visiting and happy stitches....