Tuesday, July 27, 2010

"Counting Crows"....

Threadwork Primitives "Counting Crows"
32 ct. coffee dyed linen w/ DMC

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I just loved this design from Nan (Threadwork Primitives)when I saw it and decided to stitch it up.  I love it even more finished!  The "red thread" she used is 3777, which oddly enough is one of my favorite colors.  It has more of a "rust" tone to it and I love it with my favorite "rusty red" checked fabric.  The result....this cute little pillow. 

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Happy stitches....

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Me,Myself & I ornaments....

Little by Little "Sleigh Bird"--'03 JCS Ornaments
SB "Bethehem Slept"--'05 JCS Ornaments
Primitve Needle "Penny Angel"--'09 JCS Ornaments

It's that time again!  I really like this month's installment, but I have to say the "Penny Angel" has to be my favorite so far.  I love
face jugs and this reminds me of one.

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Christmas in July.....

So here is a pic of all 21 I have stitched so far......looks like I will need a bigger tree or I need to stitch some smaller ornaments!

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I found this stitched goodie while reorganizing my craft room.  I stitched it a few years ago and it all centered around the button and scrap red aida I had.  The "button" is actually a miniture clay ornament I had bought at Walmart (acutally got 6 in the pack) and I thought it was too cute.  I just copied the saying from a LK design and voila a cute mini pillow.

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Thanks for all of your wonderful comments on the photo album finish.  I did get a few emails about the finishing and believe me it was easy.  I found some great tutorials on the web with pictures (I am a visual learner) so give it a try. 

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If you have made it this far....thanks for visiting and happy stitching!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Great giveaway .......

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for a chance to win a gift certificate to

Down Sunshine Lane !

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

LK Exchange for Conny....

LK "These are the Day"
stitched on 28ct evenweave w/DMC

Conny received my Lizzie Kate Exchange (in record time if I say so myself....traveling all the way to the Netherlands!) The first time I saw this design it made me think of family photos! I had the perfect fabric that I found on an excursion with Amy so I changed the thread colors to match and decided to make finish as a photo album. It was a fun finish if you overlook a few boo-boos! I do hope Conny enjoys it and fills it with memorable photos.

Thanks for visiting.....I just love your comments. Well....if you aren't melting, consider yourself lucky! Where's that snow from February????? I am so ready for winter. I think I will just forgo my fall stitching and dive straight into something wintery! Happy stitching.....

Friday, July 16, 2010

Seasonal Exchange for Mare....

Threadwork Primitives "Schoolgirl Blossoms"
28ct. evenweave stitched DMC 836

I saw that Mare has received her Summer Seasonal Exchange. I stitched this design a few months ago and loved it. I thought it would be perfect as a monochromatic and loved the way it turned out. Nan (Threadwork Primitives) has some great designs (and if you love primitive, her finishing is to die for) and I can see myself stitching this again in red!

I am glad Mare liked it and hope she enjoys it as much as I had stitching it.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A few finishes.....

Since hubby & I are going to Ireland this fall and not taking vacation this summer, I decided I still needed a couple of "mental health" days. I have used my time wisely to do some reorganizing, stitching and finishing!

HIH "Hearts & Flowers" fob
Cross Stitch & Needlework Feb. 1999

I've been reorganizing my craft room and found myself going through my magazines where I came across this little design. It was so cute and just had to be stitched. How had I missed this in 1999? It is supposed to be a scissor fob but I am going to display it as a small. Just too darn cute if I say so myself.

4th of July Quaker freebie
While shopping at Joann's, I found some round wooden boxes on clearance for 97 cents. How could I pass those up! While going through some finishes, I found this 4th of July design from Aury I stitched last month and thought it would fit perfectly on one of them. This is my first round box finish and a lot easier than I thought it might be. Will be perfect next year holding my treasures.

Notice the little birdie? I saw one of these on another blog a couple of months ago and just had to make one. I am not a big bird fan, but he is just too cute! You can find the pattern at Spool Sewing. My sewing skills are limited so I learned a lot on my first and hope to practice on a few more in different color combinations.

Well...that's it for now. I have finally wrapped up all of my exchange stitching and I am itching to start something new! Thanks for visiting and happy stitching.....

Monday, July 5, 2010

Pals private exchange.....

SB "Tudor Needleroll" design
stitched on 32 ct Belfast w/recommended DMC and a beads.

Yes...there is some stitching going on! At the Pals Fall Fling last October, my housemates and I decided to do a stitched exchange. Laurie (no blog) was my partner and I stitched the pin pillow for her. She indicated she liked pastels and smalls and I thought this would be the perfect. I love the way it turned out and hope Laurie will enjoy it too.

I have been stitching on a few other exchanges and hope to share some pics soon! Happy stitching....