Saturday, January 26, 2013

I Spy Quilt

I Spy lap Quilt made for a dear friend who's having a baby boy in March...such fun collecting different fabrics and putting them together...hope he has many hours of fun playing on it, and snuggling under it!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

First Finish of 2013!!

Yay...my first finish, and probably another new addiction....I have been pouring over pictures of wool penny rugs, and have been wanting to dive right in, but...after seeing the prices of the glorious cuts of wool...I thought to myself..self, you better try using some less expensive materials first and make sure you like it...so naturally I bought lots of acrylic cuts, and then a dear friend gave me a HUGE bag full she had in her stash, so it was only fitting she receive the first project made...I also discovered that my die cutter will come in handy... LOVE it!! it cut the stuff like butta!!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

2013 Stitcholutions....

Well...I dusted the cobwebs off the old blog, and am ready to get this stitching year started...last night I finished stitching "Scatter Hearts" from Shepherd's Bush...(I have a very blank shelf above my desk at work that just begs to be decorated, so I decided to start with Valentines Day....Pictures to follow of the finish... At any rate on to the stitcholutions... Cross Stitch: Ive wanted to do a SAL for Christmas Ornaments, so I joined one...hoping to churn out at least 12 ornies this year. Quilting: I belong to an awesome circle, The Real Housewives of Heild Rd. My goals are to make each monthly get together, use at least one to two fabrics from my stash each month, and learn at least one new quilty thing each month.. Penny Rugs: I've fallen hard for these beauties..and have amassed a decent collection of wool and patterns already, goal number 3 is to use said collection to create some neat candle mats, ornies etc for Christmas 2013... Goal 4...actually post pix of the finished products! Whew...this is shaping up to be quite an undertaking!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

~Update on "Trick or Treat Fairy" ~

A wee update on TTF, she is coming along nicely, a real fun stitch...even with the few frogging sessions last weekend....still hoping to have her finished by Halloween!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

It's Christmas in July!!!!

Seasons of my Mind is having a spectacular giveaway..hurry on over and see her wonderful stitching, and all the goodies she is so generously giving away...I just LOVE finding a new blog to follow...THANK YOU Ma Kettle for posting the info first!!!

Monday, July 4, 2011

A VERY long over due posting!!!

I cannot believe its been 6 months since I posted anything...then again I guess I can, 2011 has been fairly crazy- busy...but in a good way!  I finally managed to collect all the fibers and beads needed for Nora Corbett's Halloween Fairy, Ive had her on the to do pile since seeing her in 2008!!  Here are a couple of snaps of my progress, I apologize for the lousy shots, obviously photography is not my strong suit ;)


The Finished Photo above is not mine, its from the web just for reference, she is a beauty and is quite nice to stitch, I hope to have her completed for this Halloween!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Handmade by Nina.... New Year's Giveaway!!

This is not to be missed!! Nina makes the most fabulous looking hand dyed threads!  Her blog is exceptional, please go see all the wonderful creations she has posted!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Spooktacular Giveaway!!!

Halloween spooktacular giveaway at the Dixie Samplar There is lots to see on her blog, even if you don't enter, you will really enjoy the visit!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Another Lizzie Kate Finish

Well sort of....I stitched this last year and packed it away with the Halloween decorations and forgot about it...then came across these cute frames in the local dollar store this past spring, and of course couldn't find the piece when I needed it...now frame and piece are together at last...found the little moon shape in my button stash and glue him up there...I'm running out of places to put things!

fall finish

Oh...and forgot about this sweet lil Fall finish...from Trail Creek Farms...it looks so cute in this frame don't you think?

SAL's Progress


Thought I'd post a progress report on the two SAL's Ive been working on, Sylvia's little heart SAL, and Brooke's Books, ABC SAL. I started on Brookes rather late in the game, so I have alot of catching up to do there, which isnt easy with all the beadwork involved.....and I swear I have Stitchers ADD, I cannot look at anything posted without reaching for a new piece of fabric and threads to start working on it too....oh well guess there is worse things I could do right??

A couple of Fall Finishes

Finally....decided to try a cube finish for these cute lil Lizzie Kate, and BoaF charts...I really don't know why I was so reluctant to try this type of finish, I guess it looked more complicated that it actually was....anyway now I have to get a decent supply of styrofoam on hand since this was so simple Im anxious to make more!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Loretta's Stitching Blogoversary and giveaway!!



Loretta is celebrating three years of beautiful blogging with a great giveaway...stop by and leave her a lil note of congrats...and check out her generous giveaway!!

http://lorettasstitchingblog.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Works in Progress

Beginning of A is for Aran
Front Door of Midnight Watch
Well...thought I'd post a quick shot of the two projects I have going, Brookes Books ABC SAL, and Midnight Watch, from BlackBird Designs..had every intention of having Midnight Watch done and framed by Halloween, but...I'm being realistic...always next year right??  Been watching all the gals participating in Brookes ABC SAL...and just decided to jump on the bandwagon, albeit about 9 months late ;)  Will try to post progress shots more often....

Sylvia's SAL progress

Finally caught up July and August this past weekend! Sylvia...Bring on Sept!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New Look!

I really like the new simple design layout! In case any one is wondering about the photo header...that is a picture I took in Italy a few years ago, its a gorgeous view of the Vatican City from atop the Castel San'Angelo, it is one of my most favorite photos!! We have a trip planned there for this fall, can't wait to take in more of Italy's beauty.

Undertaking a New SAL!


Well.....happened to check out Brooke;s Books Alphabet SAL blog...and saw this...the preview of the Q block...LOVE IT!! So....now I just have to join in, albeit almost 9 months late...of course I realize I could just make that one block...but I wouldn't want it to be lonely...so I'm undertaking the whole thing...now I couldn't find any tea-dyed Monaco at Michael's and Joann's and of course there is no LNS well...local...so I tea dyed some Aida I had on hand (glad to be using up the last of this ginormous piece)! So A for Aran here I come!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Beautiful Watercolor Card at Jak Heath and some yummy blog candy to go with it!


If you havent had a visit to Jak Heath's blog, go today, she has a wonderful card using aquamarkers and a chance to win some!! Watercolor is probably my most favorite method of coloring, I love the softness of it and lets face it...its quick too!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Color Challenge at Crafters Digital Art Center


Daisy Doodles is hosting a color challenge...the color is Yellow....and there is a sweet freebie digi to go with the challenge...Yellow is such a happy color and the lil sunflower is just too cute!!
Go check out the challenge and see what you can come up with!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Paper Sundaes #25 Challenge


Thought I'd give this challenge a try, Paper Sundae's #25 challenge is White Plus One....A predominantly white card, with one added color....this should be fun!! Fred She Said is hosting this challenge, check out Paper Sundae's blog for all the details, and what you could win from Fred She Said.

So..Ive been playing all weekend with my new sizzix, and finally using the cricut I bought...the kitchen island looks like the tazmanaian devil just came through...its a perfect day to get some crafting done, the weather is ugly...it's raining cats and dogs right now!!

So on to the challenge....I cut the white cs to a 4 1/2 square, embossed it with the swiss dots folder, cut various circles and flowers with both the sizzix and cricut from white, and parrot green cs...layered them, did a little paper piercing, used white gel pen for the stitching, and then added the green gem, and little hello tag...this one is going to a dear friend who needs a little pick me up this week...hope you'll give this one try, it was fun and not as easy as I first thought!!

~Yada Yada Yada~

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