Sunday, February 28, 2010
And from a little bit farther away so you can see a little more of the cabinet:
I did the little scissor fob last year. All that's left of the kit is to line the little oval box with the fabric provided in the kit and it'll be all finished. I LOVE Liberty Hill and Hillside Samplings!
Today I plan to stitch the March installment of the "Heart Stitchalong" and work on another WIP or two while watching NASCAR. Goooooooooo Tony Stewart!
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Please pardon the wrinkles as it is still a work-in-progress (WIP) so why bother ironing it yet, right? Besides, I think ironing was something invented by Satan himself. ;-)
"O Beautiful" by Shepherd's Bush:
"Heart Stitchalong" from a blog by Sylvia (http://syku66.blogspot.com/):
Sorry for the icky picture -- the pattern is underneath the fabric and I didn't realize it would show through when I took the picture.
I can't wait for the Nashville market releases to be posted on Saturday!!! There are several things I think I cannot live without -- the new Impie, Hattie and Bea release (I don't even know what it is but I gotta have it!) and I fell in love with Shepherd Bush's "Liberty Pincushion". I have been a very good girl when it comes to not buying new stash so I think a couple of these new releases are going to be a reward for me. :)
So now I need to get started and get an ornament stitched for the monthly ornament stitchalong. Hope everyone has a great Friday and an even better weekend. :-)
Thursday, February 11, 2010
This took me only 6 days to stitch, and that was with no stitching at all on one day and very little stitching on 2 other days! :-) The fabric is 28 count Navy Bean linen by Lakeside Linens and I used regular DMC floss, stitched with two strands over two threads. The pink buttons were just some I had in my sewing stash that happened to work out just perfectly! I hope Impie, Hattie, and Bea keeps producing those presewn pouches. I LOVE those things! I have them all except for the tea cozy, and that's only because I haven't gotten weak enough to buy it...yet. LOL!
I spent the day in my craft room. While my embroidery machine was running, I put the finishing touches on "Rose Sampler". Here are three freestanding lace bookmarks that I made with my embroidery machine:
In blogging news, I am finally giving in and doing the "following" instead of just listing them on the sidebar on the right side of my blog (you may have to scroll down a little). As I slowly but surely add blogs to my follower -- and I only do several at a time -- I am removing them from my sidebar. You may notice the list getting smaller but the blogs I follow are still the same. Once I've got it all changed over then I'll see about adding the list onto the sidebar again. No worries! :)
I've got a couple of new starts calling my name but I haven't given in yet. One is by My Big Toe and one is an adorable freebie stitchalong. I've also got to get my monthly ornament started. Crud, the next few days may find me with three new starts...and I've been so good about finishing lately! Oh well...it's all good!
Happy stitching! Thanks for reading and for the comments. :-)
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Side note -- if you want to see pictures of our ice storm, you can find a link to my Photobucket album on the right side of this blog. You might have to scroll down a bit but it's there. :-)
My other finish was "Magic of Love" by Twisted Threads:
Brad wants me to make it into a pillow so I think that's what I'm going to do with it. I stitched it with Belle Soie silks. LOVE those silks!!!
We've become good campers when it comes to winter storms now. We have a big generator that powers our furnace, refrigerator, deep freeze, crock pot and electric skillet...not to mention the boys' video game systems, TV, and DVD player. It's frustrating to go without power but that generator sure made life good, all things considered. :-) We got out electricity back several days ago and were without for 7 days but there are still people that haven't been able to have their power restored yet. This was a horrible (yet beautiful!) ice storm that left our entire town of 30,000 people in the dark for days and days. If it weren't for our hard-working city employess and many outside agencies that came to help, our town would not have fared as good as we did. My thoughts and prayers to those who are still without power and might be without for 3 to 4 weeks still.
More stitching talk -- My latest new start is Little House Needleworks' "Rose Sampler" that I will attach to the coordinating Impie, Hattie, and Bea presewn pouch. Just about anything Impie, Hattie, and Bea makes leaves me drooling. :-) I'll have to start and finish another ornament this month to stick with the ornament stitchalong I'm a member of. There are a couple of new starts calling my name but I'm trying to be a good girl and not start anything new without a few more finishes. I'm also trying to be a good girl and not buy any new stash. (Which we all know that usually last a few weeks at most. HAHAHAHA)
Please post a comment and let me know what you're stitching, too. :-)