Sunday, July 28, 2013

Bushel of pears....

have been added to my collection.

June Pear
stitched on 32ct. coffee-dyed linen
with Victorian Motto
I stitched this one earlier in June and had just
added some purple and lavender thread
from Victorian Motto to my thread collection. 
They were the perfect for this
design don't you think?

July Pear
stitched on 32ct coffee-dyed linen
with Victorian Motto and ST
This was the perfect stitch for the July 4th
weekend.   I like Marly's original design for
the 1776 but decided to stitch it solid to
match the May pear.   With some of the linen
scraps, I do hope to stitch the 1776 in the
red, white and blue colorway to
use as a little bowl filler.
A "bushel" of pears
 Can you tell I have fallen in love with these pears?
I still have a few to stitch but I do smile
every time I walk by my little basket. 

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Here is another oldie but goodie.  Too tired
to stitch one night, I started looking
back through my magazines and
found this sweet design.  

Ewe & Eye & Friends "Button Basket"
Cross Stitch & Needlework April 1999
Stitched on 40ct linen w/Victorian Motto
Too lazy to get out the sewing machine, I
decided to use my Big Kick.   I used my oval
dies to cut the wool felt and the stitching
to finish this little oval pin cushion.
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Well...I was all ready to stitch this and Nan
at Threadwork Primitives offered
this wonderful design.  
Oh my goodness....I love this design.  
It promptly came in the mail yesterday and I
started last night.   I can't wait to add
this one to my bee collection.
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As always, thanks for visiting my
little piece of the web.  
Hope you have a great stitching day.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Where has time gone...

I can't believe it has been 2 months since
my last post.    Work has been consuming
my life but I think the worst may be
over so I can make more time to stitch. 
I do have two small finishes to share.
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and stitched this for Laura.

HE "Bird N Blossoms" Pin Cushion
Stitched on 32ct. w/ DMC
Such a cute design and think I need
to stitch again for me!
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Another co-worker retired ...the fourth in a year....
so I wanted to make a little momento
to celebrate the occasion
LK "When We Do"
Stitched on 32 ct. w/Victorian Motto
This sweet design was suited her perfectly.  
Another one I need to stitch from myself!
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I have been able to sneak a few stitches here
and there on some small designs.  Since
I have a free day on Sunday, finishing
will be on the to do list!
As far as stitching, June was sweet enough
to share this darling design after she
finished it.  Isn't it cute? I hope to put the
beginning stitches in to it tonight.
Hope you have a nice quiet stitchy weekend!