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Sunday, October 21, 2012



I got to take some pictures this afternoon of some of the pieces I've recently framed and some that I finished stitching.

I will let the pictures do the talking. Hope you like 'em.

First up is an oldie from Prairie Schooler.  I stitched it back when the dinosaurs roamed the earth.  I stitched it over one.  Omgosh, over one.  What was I thinking!  But I love how it came out.  It's framed in sueded mats. 

The Prairie Schooler
DMC on 28ct Lambswool Evenweave
Stitched Over One

 Isn't it pretty?

I love the frame.  I've used it before on a Blackbird Designs piece.
 Here's the Bee Man.  I am not sure if I showed you this sampler framed. 
The Bee Man's Garden
The Goode Huswife
DMC on 32ct Lambswool Linen
And my very first Adam and Eve sampler...that sweet Lisa and Oliver tending their sheep.  I love this sampler. It's 80's kitch colorway just makes me itch for disco and legwarmers. Haha.  Seriously, the sampler is very well designed and I love Merrily Beams designs. It hangs in my family room.
Done by Me!
Merrily Beams
DMC on 32ct Flax Linen
 This is Pumpkin Pinkeep from With Thy Needle.  I love Brenda's designs.  I almost left off the alphabet but I'm glad I didn't.  I'm not sure if I can tackle putting it together to make that cute pumpkin. It's gone in the done but not finished box.

Pumpkin Pinkeep
36ct Antique Cotton Linen
Recommended Threads
Next is the Prim Sister's School of Needlework.  Laura from Maude and Mozart (Hi Laura!!) let me borrow the pattern.  I love the primitive style.  Don't think I'm going to make it into the ditty bag.  Probably I will frame it.
Prim Sister's School of Needlework
DMC on 32ct Flax Linen
 Don't you just LOVE the girls!

So other than that, I'm doing ok.  Feeling stronger with more energy but I don't think the meds are right just yet.  Blood work this week to see where I am now that I've been on the Methimazole a month.  Hopefully, the numbers have dropped.

I am grateful for one thing though,  my stitching mojo is back.  I'm happy about that.  I am thinking of next year already. I am still stitching Wips, True Virtue and I Sigh Not for Beauty and LHN ornaments.  I think they are so cute.   But I have so many plans.  I've kitted up a Scarlet House Sampler and I want to participate in next year's With Thy Needle's SAL on  A Maryland Inspiration.  Yes, I bit off the entire thing, ordered the chart and the silks (ssshhh---an early Christmas present for moi) plue I kitted up Mary Gibson (using Chocolate for Breakfast's Stitching for Lunch's silk palette).  I have a ton on my plate but I'm glad for it.  It makes me happy.

 Tonight the Steelers play the Bungles so I'm off to ice a cake and make coffee for the 8:20 kickoff.  GO STEELERS!!!

So, I hope you like what you saw, I know the pics are crappy but you get the over all idea. Thanks so much for stopping by and hello to all new and old. I'm glad you came by!


Susan said...

Great pictures, Joanie - love the Prairie Schooler over one!

I'm sorry you're not 100%, though :(, but am glad you have found your stitching mojo - mine seems to have disappeared!

Barb said...

All your finished pieces are so pretty!! I hope you will be feeling 100% soon. Enjoy all your stitching projects!

marly said...

Good show Joanie! I remember that we sold a lot of Merrily Beams charts many years ago. Everyone was stitching her samplers. Nice frames too.

Giovanna said...

Lovely framing, and great new finishes - congrats!

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connie said...

Glad you are feeling stronger Joanie that is a plus,All your finishes are lovely.I especially love your Merrily Beams and the Bee Mans Garden..

Chris said...

Isn't it wonderful to have those pieces framed? They are all so lovely.
Your stitching mojo is doing great! I love your recent finishes.
Glad to hear that you are feeling better.

Vickie said...

Your framed pieces look fabulous. How great PS looks over one.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What beautiful work! I love that PS Autumn piece. That looks like one I'd like to stitch. I love autumn!! Thanks for sharing!!

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Laura said...

Love, love, love everything! But especially the PS over one!! Breathtaking! Glad you have your stitching mojo back!!!! It always feels great to have stitchy thoughts on your mind all day as you go through all of your responsibilities knowing that there is thread at the end of the tunnel!!!!

Sending lots of love!

Deb said...

It's so great to see a post from you and all your wonderful stitching.

I hope that you get back to feeling your old self soon!!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

How fabulous all your stitching is and the framing...supberb! :)
Glad you are feeling stronger and hope the numbers are perfecto!

diamondc said...

Joanie: All your stitching is beautiful, your little fingers have been very busy, I love the feames you chose.

Joy said...

Wonderful stitching and framing! Hope you're feeling well.