Thursday, January 21, 2010

It's giveaway time!

I recently went through my stash to find that I am the proud owner of not one, but TWO "The Button Tree" charts by The Drawn Thread. Does that mean I buy too much stash? Noooooooooooo, it means it's time have a giveaway! LOL!

So, if you're interested, just post a comment to this thread and I will have a drawing sometime this weekend and will post the results here on my blog. I'll mail anywhere so all are welcome to enter.

Happy stitching! :)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Another LHN Finish

Hello again! Surprised to hear from me again in less than a week? ;-)

Hot off the Q-snaps, the ironing board, and the sewing machine, I present to you my first wall-hanging:

Okay, so I guess "Repair Shop" was technically my first wallhanging but I didn't sew additional fabric on, etc. like I did with this one.

Here's the info on the piece: stitched over two on 28 count Vintage Light Examplar from Lakeside Linens with two strands of Crescent Colours hand-dyed floss. I sewed the coordinating fabric, my husband cut the dowel rod, and I made the cording with my Kreinik Custom Corder.

Overall, I am quite pleased. Not only am I pleased with my last two finishes, but also because I finished them without starting anything new. *listening to the gasps from my readers* No, nothing is wrong, I've just been on a finishing spree instead of a starting spree. I cannot guarantee how long it will last. *hearing new projects calling my name*

On a serious note, the people of Haita and all affected are in my thoughts and prayers. I cannot even begin to imagine what they have been through these past few days, what they continue to go through, and what the days/weeks/months that lie ahead hold for them.

Thanks for looking and may you all be richly blessed.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Winter Wonderland

Here in Oklahoma, we still have leftover snow from the Christmas Blizzard of '09, but that's not the Winter Wonderland that I'm referring to. Here's the one I am talking about:

That's the front. Only the left, right, and bottom sides are sewn on, so the top is open like a pocket. The "Winter Wonderland" pattern is by Little House Needleworks and the pouch is premade by Impie, Hattie, and Bea. The white floss is DMC, but the rest I converted to Valdani 6-strand colorfast hand-dyed flosses. Open the pouch up and here is what you see:

There are some assorted sizes of needles, four different silk flosses (three of which were given to me by Winifred -- thanks!!!), and a small pair of pewter Gingher scissors tied on with a ribbon.

And here is the latest pic of my crafty area:

In the center is my Christmas present -- a Singer Futura combination embroidery/sewing machine. Love it! I gotta get back into blogging and posting pictures more. Maybe when tax season is over...ewwwww, taxes...

Anyway, hope everyone is having a wonderful 2010 so far. Take care and thanks for looking. :)