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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving.  I am so blessed to know all of you.  Isn't it wonderful that our love for needlework "stitch" us together?

I wish you a wonderful time with family and friends.  Share laughter, love and stories.  Smile a lot and eat LOTS of pie!


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Just to Prove I DO Stitch!

Picture time!!!  I just wanted you to know that, yes, I DO stitch.  I don't finish much but yes, the needle and I are close friends.

Finished but not framed:
Lucy Minton
The City Stitcher
32ct Raw Belfast Linen
DMC
Halloween pieces that I wanted to make into small pillows.  Didn't happen, obviously.  I love to stitch, fear finishing.  Go figure.
The Prairie Schooler
Mary Gary's Sewing Cabin
35ct Lambswool Linen
DMC
At least these made it to their intended finish and were proudly displayed at Halloween.
The Prairie Schooler
Sweeping Cobwebs
35ct Lambswool Linen
DMC

Broom Hilda
Wtih Thy Needle & Thread
35ct Lambswool Linen
DMC

Liberty
The Trilogy
32ct Linen
Overdyed Thread

And I'm working on these With Thy Needle and Thread Patterns:

Snow Day
With Thy Needle & Thread
35ct Confederate Grey Linen
DMC
Snow Fairy
With Thy Needle & Thread
28ct Mushroom Lugana
DMC
He's a Flake
30ct Straw Linen
Weeks Dye Works Cotton Thread
Can you tell I love snowmen?

I started the Christmas flip its 2 Christmas' ago.  I put it up but picked it back up yesterday.  I am not fond of Weeks Dye Works thread so I think that's why it got sent to the "Land of the Misfit Stitching".  I'm enjoying it now though....
Christmas Double Flips
Lizzie Kate
32c Lambswool Linen
Weeks Dye Works Cotton Thread

Another design destined for pillow finishing....eventually.

Plum Pudding Designs
32ct Unknown Linen
DMC

When I had grand ideas to have a basket full of Patriotic pillows, I stitched these:

Let Freedom Ring
Lizzie Kate Snippet
32ct Lambswool Linen
Weeks Dye Works & GAST overdyed thread

The Sampler Girl
32ct Lambswool Linen
Weeks Dye Works Linen

Lastly, I participated in a Halloween Exchange with All Season's Ornaments.  Dawn made me the cutest treat bag from a Lizzie Kate Halloween design.  I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!


A-nn-n-d...there's the stash haul...no, not all at once but over the course of a month or so....gluttonous I know, but just the same I'm happy.



So there ya have it sports fans!  The last few months stitching!  I hope you liked what I have to show you.  Thanks for visiting!!! Love when you stop by, truly I do!


Sunday, November 07, 2010

Good Sunday Morning!

Today when I woke up, I was blinded by a bright shiney thing streaming in through the window of our bedroom.  What could it be?  Was it SUNSHINE???  Sun???!!!  Isn't that the big bright thing in the sky that is very scarce in my part of good ol' Upstate NY?  Why, yes, yes it is!  Mr. Sol decided to pay a visit.  He's not been around for the last 2 weeks and honestly, I am thrilled he is here.  Now, maybe I'll get some pics of my stitching to show you instead of just talking about it or not talking at all because there's no stitchy pics to accompany my musing.

I will not be able to show you my All Season's Exchange ornanment because of Mr. Sun's absence.  If Daisy posts it on the blog, I'll snag it and post it. I also actually finished something, I made 2 pincushions for Halloween, one of this pattern from With Thy Needle:


and one of that marching witch with the broom from this one too.




Currently, I've been stitching on 2 new pieces and I've picked up a WIP that got put away last year. I can't stop myself from starting new things. The WIP is Miss Snow Fairy:



And the new piece is With Thy Needles, Sweeping Snowflakes:


I love the broom idea but I want a bowl of snowmen this year. 

And the other new piece is an oop Birds of a Feather sampler, Friendship Sampler:


Melissa from Words in Bloom offered it as a round robin piece to stitch so it's my turn.  I've got the top few rows of the border stitched.  Not enough to show you.  I had the Barn Owl fabric to stitch it on and I'm using the recommended thread. 


So now that I've bored you with my pieces, hopefully later, I'll get pics of the finishes.  I want to say thanks for hanging with me and a big THANK YOU to my newest followers.
 
I've got my plans made for my giveaway.  I've decided to go with a Winter's theme.  Since I'm a bona fide snowman freak, those frosty fellows are going to be front and center.   Stay tuned!
 
Have a blessed and wonderful Sunday.  And if the sun's shining where you are, ENJOY IT!!!