Saturday, June 25, 2011

June's Ornament Exchange.....

Log Cabin Needlework's "Merry Christmas"
Stitched on 32 ct. coffee-dyed linen w/
Victorian Motto red, ST Maple Syrup & DMC 3051

offered this freebie last December and it is
this month's You & I exchange ornament. 
I did change the recommended colors and
love how it turned out.  This is such a nostalgic
looking design that I am sure I will stitch
this one many more times.

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I am excited that this month's "exchange" partner is one of my new followers.......


Hopefully you know the drill and know that you too may be an "exchange" partner if you are a's not too late.

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Well...I'm off to the Hampton County Watermelon Festival, which I am sure will be hotter than hades.  Luckily, we will have some nice cool watermelon to make it bearable.
Have a great weekend and happy stitching...

Thursday, June 23, 2011

F&S BBD Exchange

I received these lovely squares from Karen R. 
for the Fair & Square BBD exchange. 
Her stitching is just perfect.   
I don't have this particular design and am
excited to finally have it stitched.  These will
definitely be finished into a needlebook.

Thanks again Karen for a great exchange!

Happy stitching....

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Free to a good home.....***EDITED****

New home found......   

Free to a good home...

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I've been playing with some of my new Americana paper and thought I would share a quick pic. 

 Ready, set, stitch!

  I have Aury's new Quaker Heart freebie, my coffee-dyed fabric and fibers ready to stitch. 
It will be finished on the little round box...I just love how this one came out.  The other is a recycled nut can spruced up with some paper, raffia and rusty tin stars.   A perfect candy
container for my desk at work. 

Oh...I just love scrapbook paper!

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Well....I have to go finish my Christmas ornaments since the 25th is fast approaching. 

Thanks for visiting and happy stitching...

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Summer finishing....

These pieces have been waiting patiently in my "finishing" box for years...yes, years!   

When I caught the finishing bug
(he is so elusive) 
Satuday morning, I held on tight until
these were "finished"!

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BC "Buzzzzz"
Mystery  fabric w/recommended threads

Don't you just love this little simple design?  

I have been on the search for the appropriate
eggplant colored fabric but to no avail.  So I
abandoned the search.  After finishing, I
remembered I had this raffia in my stash that
matched perfectly.   I just love this little piece!

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BC "Pop"
Mystery fabric w/recommended threads

I can never have too much Americana.  

Not only was the little stitched piece waiting
patiently, but the pieces to make these little faux
appliqued pillows were too!  I found them when
reorganizing my stash.   They were intended to
adorn a sweatshirt but that idea was abandoned
years ago.  I remembered that Becky had created
some pin pillows and borrowed the idea.  

A little sewing and a little ironing resulted
in two big pops of color!

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Well....I'm off.   My nephew is graduating
from high school today...the first grandchild
on my hubby's side.  We are so proud of him
and can't wait to share this special
day for him and his family!

Happy stitching.....

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Stitching friends.....

Back in March 2009, I met Amy when she emailed me to asked if I would like to come to her house and stitch with some friends. 
That is where I met Nicole

Three months later Amy emailed to ask if I would be interested in sharing a room with another stitcher from NC at the Pals Fall Fling. 
That's how I met Faye.

 So what do four stitching friends do?

A Friendship RR of course!

We chose designs from PS "Friends" & "Friends More" and have been busy stitching since last June.  This past Saturday we finally exchanged our finished pieces at a stitchin Amy arranged. 

Boy, I was excited to bring home these beauties.....

 Amy's square

Faye's square

 Nicole's square


I think I am going to frame my finished
pieces so I can enjoy them as I stitch.  
I will always treasure them.

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Amy hosted a stitchin at the French Hens in
Manning and I got to spend the day
stitching with some wonderful ladies.  
And yes....we actually did stitch! 
Amy, Charlene and Faye have some wonderful pictures on their blogs from the day so you will have to check them out.  Funny that I had the same pics so I won't bore you with them.  

I do want to give a shout out to
Judy and Donna......

They just got back from the last Victoria Sampler retreat.... how lucky were they!!!!  
Their retreat project is just gorgeous and
I can't believe I didn't take a pic.

Well, it is stitching time.  As always...thanks for
visiting and hope you have a happy stitchy week.