Sunday, October 30, 2011

Oops....another Halloween post!

 I found this fabric at Hobby Lobby a few
weeks back and just fell in love.
Is this not the cutest fabric????  

I totally forgot this one until I was
tinkering in my craft room this morning.
Thought it would be a shame to let
it sit another year.

Tricky treats bag
Stitched on 25ct. evenweave w/ DMC

I stitched part of Trilogy's "Tricky Treats" and
decided to make a little treat bag.   I sewed the
front of the bag a few weeks ago but had not
made the "bag" since I wasn't really sure
how to make a bag!   Needless to say, I
made my "version" of a treat bag and
will hang it on my pie safe for now.

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Just one last bit of crafting....last one I promise!
I was in Walmart yesterday and couldn't
resist the Hershey kisses in Halloween colors.

treat bags
There is one lady in my office who doesn't celebrate
Halloween so I made a little fall treat bag just for her.

  I decided to make some "treat bags" for hubby
& I to take to work.   It was
good to play with paper for a little while.

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No more halloween I promise.....
hope you do have a happy halloween
with lots of treats and no tricks!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Spell is Cast....

Just in time for Halloween....

BBD Casting a Spell 1 I now love Briwax!

I was able to finish up the stitching this
week and decided to go ahead and
get it ready for Halloween.

BBD Casting a Spell 2
BBD "Casting A Spell"
stitched on 32ct LL Navy Bean
w/recommended threads

I have to be honest....some of these
designs were great to stitch and
some....not so much
Very happy this one didn't end up in limbo.

I didn't exactly finish it as instructed but
I do like the way it turned out.   I think
this one will stay on display all year.

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I had to get the sewing machine out this
morning so I decided I would go
ahead get this earlier finish "finished". 

Threadwork Primitives Harvest Moon
Threadwork Primitives "Harvest Moon"
I love this design and am glad to
enjoy it for a few more weeks.
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Thanks for visiting and happy stitching!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

It's ornament time....

LK "Peace Joy Love" freebie
stitched on 25ct over one w/ DMC

Nothing says Christmas more
than red and green!
I just love this simple little ornament.  

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This month's lucky exchange partner is...


I just saw Beth at the Pals
Stitching at the Beach retreat....
too bad I didn't have my ornaments ready.
It would have been nice to hand deliver it!

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As always...thanks for visiting and all
of the nice comments you have left. 
I do enjoy reading them.   

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A little halloween.....

I finally got around to stitching a couple
of designs from BBD's "Trix or Treat"...

I just love this book!
Halloween goodies
BBD "Boo!"
Stitched on 36ct linen w/DMC
BBD "Black Cat"
Stitched on 32ct rust linen w/DMC

My favorite....the black cat!  
If he was just a little fatter, he would
remind me of my own black cat!

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"Boo!" almost became a casualty. 

Don't you love the little scallop fabric frame?

I hate to waste my fabric so I usually leave
just enough for finishing. I stitched this little
cutie with no problem. Unfortunately I started
another design on the same piece of fabric
thinking I had plenty of room between the
two and was horrified to see just an inch
between the two when I removed the q-snaps.

Well....what to do.

Thanks to my handy Big Shot, a scallop square 
die and some fusible web, I think my finish
turned out pretty cute.   I actually like the
way it turned out and hope to do this again.
(Hubby will be happy I'm finally using some of those dies.)

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Well....I'm off to the beach for the Pals
"Stitching at the Beach Retreat"!  
I am so looking forward to several days
of stitching and laughing with good friends.

happy stitching....

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Goodies to and fro....

There is nothing better than goodies from a
crafty friend.   After some email conversations
regarding pins and beads, Patricia shared
these cuties she made for Valentine's Day....

Aren't these cute??? 

I am "stealing" this idea so that I can
attach them to my Christmas gift tags.  
If I add a little tag with the year, my family
and friends will have a small token
for next year's tree.

To my surprise, Patricia also included this little gem....

Yes...that's a realy acorn cap!

I wish I had taken the pic with a quarter
so you can tell how small it really is.   She
made it too and all I can say is it is darling!

She also sent some chocolate but it
didn't make it to the photo....
I can attest it was good!

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I have been most fortunate to become good 
friends with Faye, aka "Carolina Stitcher",
over the past few years.  

Faye is truly as sweet in person as you probably
believe her to be from her blog.  I wanted to
stitch a little something for her birthday
and one of Carol's new designs was just perfect!

iStitch Designs "Sew Forth"
stitched on 36ct Lakeside Linen
w/ Victorian Motto

I loved this design as soon as I saw it on Carol's
design blog, iStitch DesignsAlthough the
design called from beautiful pastel shades, I
knew it had to be red.   I am very happy with
the results and hope Faye likes it too. 

This one will be stitched again soon with
the called for fibers...too pretty!

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Thanks to this wonderful blogging
world, I have had the opportunity to meet
such wonderful stitchers.   Although I may
never meet some of you in person, it is
comforting knowing I have so many
wonderful "stitchy" friends in this world.

As always....thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

LK "Love Blooms"....

This wonderful design has been in my stash
for quite some time and I thought it would
be perfect with some fabric in my stash.

LK "Love Blooms"
LK "Love Blooms"
Stitched on 28ct. linen w/DMC

The two came together to create my
exchange for Angela, my partner this round
in the LK Exchange.   Don't you just love this
funky fabric...I just couldn't resist using it. 

Unfortunately, the print was a little larger
than I realized so my small dainty pillow soon
grew to a throw size pillow!  I really wanted to
show the flowers so I had to comprimise
form for fashion

Hopefully Angela won't mind and can find
an appropriate place for it.

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As always...thanks for visiting my little
piece of the stitching universe.

happy stitching...

Thursday, October 6, 2011


I was wandering through Hobby Lobby today
(BTW....they have papermache boxes 50% off this week)
with my 40% coupon when I saw these.....

.....and I knew they would be perfect for .....

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

....a needleminder to befriend my
needlebook made by Faye .....

now...what will I do with the others......

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

LK Exchange and other goodies...

First.....I got this goodie in the mail Saturday.

Laura picked the perfect design, fabric and
finishing for me.   I have always loved this
saying and so happy to have this cute
pillow to display.   This was Laura's first
exchange with the LK Exchange and her first
pillow finish.   This certainly won't be her last!

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Second.....I got these goodies a few weeks ago!

You can never have enough Lizzie Kate!

I was lucky to win a giveaway from the
The Stitcher's Market.  I've seen some talk
about the Sullivan's floss and can't wait to
try these two variegated aptly named
Arizona Desert and Aquamarine.

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goodies from Victorian Motto.

Guess I need to get busy finishing!

I just love all of Nancy's stuff and this
was certainly a generous giveaway.
Nancy just added these little grab bags on
her site and they are full of chenille, ric rac,
seam tape and buttons.   I was amazed how
much was included and think I may need
to pick up a few more of these! 

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I have decided to stop the insanity! 
 My stitching time has been seriously impeded
the last 6 weeks due to work and I plan on
changing that this week.    To kick it off, I have
started BBD's Casting a Spell.  Stitching the little
motifs is actually pretty rewarding since I can
celebrate each as a little finish.  Hopefully
I can get them all done before halloween!

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If you made it this far...thanks for giving
me a little nugget of your time. 

Wishing you a happy, stitchy week....