Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Summer Jubilee.....

Well....I went from stitching winter to
summer and the weather here in South Carolina
followed suit.   It just plain hot....too hot for
March so I will be switching back to a
winter design very soon.  
Come on Mother Nature....give us a break!

Here is summer that I do like....

BBD "Summer Jubilee"
stitched on 32ct R&R 18th Century Blackbird
w/Victorian Motto threads

I decided to convert the colors to my Victorian
Motto threads which gave me more "pink" tones.
Although the colors are different, I really do like
the way it turned out.

My favorite part of the sampler.  
This would make a cute little pin cushion.

Funky vase .... got to have one of those!

A little Americana is the perfect touch.

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Well...I have one more fat snowman left to stitch
and think I need to start him so I can cool off.  

Happy spring!
(disguised as summer)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Exchange stitching.....

I recently participated in two of my favorite
exchangesand thought I would share.

Lisa was my partner in the Seasonal Exchange
 and here is my piece for her....

Hollis Designs "Snowy Littles"
stitched on 32ct linen
w/recommended thread

My procrastination resulted in the package going
out just in time.  In my haste, I forgot to take a
pic and thank Lisa for letting my borrow hers.

I really like how this one turned out and
hope to stitch/finish all four of the
seasonal designs in this series.

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Laura was my partner in the LK Exchange...

LK "Summer Basket"
Stitched on 25ct cream evenweave over 1
with DMC

Since we haven't had much of a winter I thought
I would move right along to summer.  This
design is perfect for  a cute pincushion don't
you think?  I am glad Laura is happy with it.

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Thanks as always for visiting.
Now....back to stitching!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

My favorite snowman....

LK "Let It Snow"
stitched on 28ct khaki evenweave

Well....I made him my own. 
I goofed when I started the scarf which
resulted in changing the color scheme. 
Too lazy to rip out the wrong color, I carried
on and used a little pink, which I really liked.  
I figured I would carry on and change the
hat color to light blue with a little more pink. 
I just love him. 
I still think he needs a little pompom at
the end of his hat.  Hmmm...will need to
do something about that.

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I saw this card on Pinterest a few weeks
ago and I just couldn't get it out of my mind.  
I just had to try and make one...

I had to do a little figuring on this one to get
the mechanics correct and I'm pretty happy
with my first attempt.   I really like the
flowers/leaves layout in the original card
better so I  will make it like that next time.

This was my Friday night project.

The idea of weaving a paper basket came to
me Friday night after I had gone to bed. 
I was up Saturday by 5:30 am
(thanks to a tornado warning)
and so I decided to give it a try.

Summertime is calling me....

I was amazed how easily these came to together.
So I made some more....

{Love} the yellow flower basket...

  I am just pleased at punch with these.

Now that the creative juices were flowing,
I thought I would make a clay pot. 
Not to shabby if I say so myself....

  I have a tendency to overindulge when I
 find something I like so I wouldn't be
surprised if I have a hundred of these
by the end of the month!

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I haven't stitched in 4 days.... so I'm off to remedy
that and put a few stitches in something!

As always...thanks for visiting.
happy stitching....