Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring flowers.....

Myra had the cutest idea for a pin cushion
that I just had to steal!

Motif from"Bloom Pincushion" by M Designs
JCS March/April 2011 issue
Stitched 1 over 1 25ct. evenweave

Don't you just ~ love ~ this idea???? 
I just couldn't resist making one for myself. 

Lovin' the pink and brown flower!!!!

Think I will be stitching a few more of these! 
Happy stitching....

Friday, March 25, 2011

March ornament exchange.....

Hard to believe another month has passed so quickly and it's ornament exchange time! 

The Drawn Thead's "Merry Little Christmas Ornament"
Mine--stitched on 32ct ivory w/ NN &WDW
Yours--stitched on 32ct khaki w/NN & WDW

This month's ornament is a freebie from The Drawn Thread and I just love this one!!! 
This was a fun and easy stitch and I can see many more of these as Christmas gifts.

And this month's ornament exchange partner is..........

Carolyn's Stitching Chatter and More

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I had very tiring trip and plan to stitch the weekend away!  Hope you have a great stitchy weekend too!!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Goode Huswife "Tree of Life"....

With the luck of the Irish I have another
Crazy Challenge finish.....

Goode Huswife "Tree of Life"
28ct mystery linen
w/recommended DMC

Love the border on this design....stitching it????
Not so much!

This was my Jan. 1st start so I decided I would pick it up next.  It was a pretty quick finish and is in the same color family as The Bird Tree.   
I thought I would get bored stitching with the same colors over and over but I find that I want to stitch more!  I do have a couple of exchanges to stitch so my next Goode Huswife finish
will just have to wait!

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Happy St. Patrick's Day

  Did you know that Dublin has 750 pubs ? 
We didn't make it to all of them....but gave a valiant effort!!!!

Hubby and I just love this "holiday" and have celebrated all of our years together.  Here we enjoy a pint at the Guinness Storehouse on our trip to Ireland last fall.  I certainly couldn't let the day pass without enjoying a pint of the velvety goodness so we did venture out to one of our local pubs tonight to enjoy a pint or two!

It seems South Carolinians have been enjoying a good pint for quite awhile!

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As always....thanks for visiting my blog.  I do love reading all of your comments and am thankful you take the time to visit my piece of the cyber world!  I am off to New Orleans for business a few days but hope to find plenty of time to stitch!!!

Hope you have a great weekend...happy stitching!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Goode Huswife "The Bird Tree"

Goode Huswife "he Bird Tree"
Stitched on coffee-dyed 32ct Buttercream
w/recommended DMC

I have always loved this design and it was a sweet design to stitch.  The colors were a little brighter once I finished so I decided to give it a warm coffee bath to tone it down.  I really like the way it turned out and hope to frame it soon.

With a good dose of coffee....

I always steam the wet piece with a hot iron to bring out the coffee stain and this pic really shows the effect on the fabric.  It really gives a vintage look that I just love. 

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So...that's 4 down and 11 more to go!   I spent the day with stitching friends yesterday hosted by Amy and I got a lot down on my next Challenge piece, Goode Huswife's "The Tree of Life".   I love that the coloring is similar for many of the Goode Huswife and CHS samplers so I hope to have a wall full before the end of the year!

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Well...back to stitching.  I did make a quick trip to Michael's today to take advantage of their sale and couldn't resist this stamp.  Think this will be my motto for all of my stitching......


Monday, March 7, 2011

BBD "Moon Garden".....

BBD "Moon Garden"
30 ct. R&R 18th Century Rook
w/Sampler Threads

I finished this up last night so that's one more Challenge piece I can mark off the list! 

The pastel colors really complement the darker fabric...wish my photography skills could capture it.  Cameo pink gives just a hint of  color and I love it with the yellowish green of Willow.  So glad to use some threads that I have been hoarding for years!

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Now...on to another Challenge piece.  I am having a hard time getting into Frederick so I think I am going to switch to "The Bird Tree" since it is a little less daunting and another one of my favorites. 

Thanks for visiting and have a great stitchy week!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Traveling Pattern goes to....

I really wish I could send you each the design!  The good thing is you still have a chance to be part of the stitcherhood once Patty is done so keep checking her blog to sign up!

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I had the sewing machine out to do some finishing so I thought I would add this one to the pile. Not sure why the shape is so "wanky"! 
I do have it sitting where I can remind myself daily of the message!
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Well....I'm off to stitch.  I'm so close to finishing BBD "Moon Garden" so hopefully I will have a finish to share this week!   Thanks for visiting and all of your nice comments.  Hope you have a happy, stitchy weekend!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Trade? HIH St. Pat Bird....

How did that happen????  I have two of these and would love to trade one for another HIH holiday or season bird (except Summer).  If you have one in your stash you would be willing to trade for this one, just leave a comment or drop me a line by email(in profile)!  Thanks for looking....

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

SC Stitchin March 12th....

Amy is hosting another another stitching day in Manning, SC, March 12th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The French Hens. The cost is $10 & includes lunch - payable directly to the French Hens - not to Amy! :-) If you have any questions - email Amy -

We always have so much fun and manage some stitching so hope to see lots of you on the 12th!