Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
This is my completed Country Cottage Needleworks - Peppermint Lane. I really enjoyed stitching this. I had some fabric I will have to look and see what the brand is but I bought it in a big piece when my LNS went out of business. It is a pink shade with marble effects. I really like it with this design.
The pictures are not the best. I really need a new camera. I used my mom's but she hasn't emailed them to me yet. I might load her pictures if they turned out better. I have a fussy little 4 year old so I am going to have to stop blogging and see to him. He went to the doctor today and has an ear infection. I wanted to make changes to my blog but I guess I am going to have to do that later.
Monday, December 29, 2008
I need to throw something in the bag to take to work with me so I can stitch on my breaks and lunch. I want to stitch SanManOriginals "Darn kids" which is a very cute snowman. I have a couple of small stitches that I hope to complete a freebie from Lizzie Kate "Let it Snow" & "Favorite time of year". I have a pile of options mostly snowman related and a few Valentine stitches to complete and have ready to decorate for Valentines Day.
I have been looking at blogs today and reading the 123stitch message board. It always motivates me to stitch when I see what others are stitching on. I hope everyone had a great day.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
I finished my Fair & Square round 8. And until I can post a picture you have to believe me they are beautiful!! I love LHN and she stitched me a new design I didn't even have! I hope to get a picture tonight but the camera keeps making it look to washed out. So I have not been happy with the pictures yet. I am still trying to get a good one.
I am working on my LHN neighborhood also. I have to tell you it is so big a design but I am so enjoying stitching it. I will post a work in progress pic when I can.
I am starting my next exchange it is a halloween theme. I have so many patterns for halloween I just need to decide what to stitch for my partner.
All the working overtime is getting in the way of my hobbies. the only good thing about working so many hours is listening to books on cd. I have listened to 4 books in 1 1/2 weeks. The book I finished today was Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult. It is a great book. I love how every story had twists all through it keeps you guessing. I highly reccommend it. Well I am off to work on loading pictures. Hopefully I can come back and post some tonight.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
The other stitching I have been doing are for my exchanges on the Fair & Square blog. I have mailed the 4th of July squares so I will post a picture once she has let me know she received them. The other squares I have been stitching are for a current exchange so I can't show those either. Those squares are going all the way to Belgium! I have so enjoyed stitching for each of these ladies and look forward to future rounds. If you haven't checked out the Fair & Square blog now is a great time. There are plenty of rounds to sign up for.
This is my exchange from Chantal she is from Belgium. I love what she stitched for me and I really love the pincushion she made me. I have it next to my sewing machine. I will take better pictures of it tomorrow.
This is my 4th of July exchange from Michele in WA. She stitched the best patriotic squares. The goodies she sent are the best. There was the towel which I have hanging in my kitchen, Floss Liberty, buttons, ribbon & the cutest tin.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Sewing. I have one finished quilt top and started another for my youngest son. I love sewing. I have a couple of kits I want to cut out and sew up. My mom is shopping for a quilting machine. So by the time she gets one bought I should have plenty of quilts to try out her new machine.
This is some Debbie Mumm fabric I picked up and found this pattern in a quilt magazine.
Off to stitch! Happy Stitching/Sewing everyone.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Here is my latest finish. I stitched this for my MIL but then my husband asked me to stitch another one all in pink shades to match the fabric. So I guess this one is mine. I haven't decided how to finish it yet.
Besides stitching I have been quilting. I have one quilt ready to be quilted and binded and another one cut out and ready to sew. I have really enjoyed looking at all the quilt blogs out there. I love looking at all the quilts people make. And even those who are talented enough to design their own quilt patterns to sell.
I also signed up for Fair and Square and am stitching my first set of squares. It is an exchange. I will add a link to the side for those who are interested in it. You stitch a 50 x 50 stitch count block of the round and then the other has your name stitched on it. The first one I am stitching is for the 4th of July round. I am very excited about this experience. You should see all the wonderful squares that have already been exchanged.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
This is a chart by Glory Bee. I found this while digging for patterns and loved it. I already had a fat quarter that will go perfectly with it. I am thinking about making it to a pinkeep but since I have never done that I am not sure. I have been reading tutorials trying to convince myself that it is going to be easy to make. This was a very fast stitch I did change the color of the letters to match the fabric. Now to find a little time to finish it.
I am still working on my LHN Brave Hearts. I am half way on it and it is fun to stitch. I will post a WIP pic of it tomorrow. I also need to pick a chart for the LHN SAL. I have everything to start Curly Q. Ewe. I just can't decide from the list which one to stitch.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
After receiving more than an inch of ice we have been without power for 3 days. It would come on go off and come on again and go off only it was off more than on. This is not our first ice storm we had one in January 2007 but I really couldn't tell which was worse. All I know is I really LOVE electricity and never want to live without it again! It is really hard to stitch in the dark.
As of today everything has melted of the trees and roads....the only thing left are piles of ice on the side of roads and parking lots. We have a chance tonight for a little freezing rain but it is very slim. They are mostly calling for lots of rain.
Tomorrow I am going to the LNS to spend my Valentine money. That's right I pass on flowers and accept money to be spent on cross stitch. I can't wait to get to the shop and add to my stash. I do have a few finishes but they post will have to wait for tomorrow. I guess I could also post whatever I pick up tomorrow.
I ordered some patterns and threads during the superbowl which were great sales but I have yet to recieve them. I am so anxious to have threads so I can start my LHN SAL for this month.
I am very thankful for getting through this ice storm. It is not much fun sitting around in the dark wondering if the lights are going to come on or not....or if they will stay on. I feel for anyone going through this. Tomorrow is going to be a better day.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
The other WIP I am working on is another Lizzie Kate Flit it January stamp. I hope to finish it today or tommorrow night. I am going to take it with me today to a family lunch and hope to stitch while I watch the kids play. It is another snowman.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Right now I am working on a Christmas exchange....I know that sounds funny but I was part of a Christmas ornament exchange back in December. A number of other stitchers never receieved an ornament so I signed up to stitch a ornament for one of them. I am almost done with the stitching and then I have to finish it into an ornament I hope to mail it out on Tuesday. I will post a picutre when I am completed since I don't believe the person receiving the ornament knows I am stitching it for her. I am stitching her a really cute snowman.
I also need to post a picture of my Halloween exchange and what I received.
Now off to finish my snowman ornament.