Tuesday, April 28, 2020

April Smalls Check-In

Hi y'all,

I hope you had a great month.  Sorry I didn't post this last Friday but I didn't realize that it was the last Friday of the month.  Thank you so much to Mary from Mary's Thread for hosting this SAL.

I finished my biscornu and I just love it in my basket.  This is called Bluebird Biscornu from Tiny Modernist.  I love it.  I did choose not to stitch the other side and opted to put a larger button on the back. This was stitched on 14 ct off white Aida and called for colors.

I also finished Black Spider by VerbenaCS on Etsy.  She has many cute and reasonably priced charts.  She also has a Facebook group and it is a lot of fun.  This was stitched on 32ct Belfast Linen dyed by me and misc colors.

Thanks so much for all of your kind comments.  Have a great month and Happy Stitching.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

A Christmas Finish

Hi everyone,

I hope everyone is doing well.  I wanted to make a separate post from my smalls update to show you my latest finish.  I am so happy to have this done.  It was a pattern from Mimi at
http://flanerieaufildessaisons.eklablog.com/

She always has such pretty freebies.  The only stipulation is that you stitch a part and then send her an update before you get the next part. 

Anyway, I am unsure how I will finish it.  Either a pillow or framed.  Now to tackle my next wip.

Take care and Happy Stitching.
Mary

Friday, March 27, 2020

March Small's Check-In

Good Morning everyone,
I would love to thank Mary from Mary's Thread for hosting this fun Smalls 2020 SAL.

I hope everyone had a great stitching month with lots of finishes and progress.  The above picture is the finished biscornu I did for this month.  It is called Irish Clover by Rainburst Embroidery on Etsy.  She has several other beautiful biscornu patterns to choose from.  I did as per her suggestion and used gold metallic floss instead of dark gold DMC and I just love the added shimmer.  You can't tell by this photo but I edge the closing with beads.  It was such a fun project.

I have worked on some larger projects but I will show you them at a later time.

Have a great weekend!
Mary

Friday, February 28, 2020

February Smalls SAL Check-in

Good Friday afternoon everyone,


Thank you to Mary at Mary's Thread for hosting this fun SAL.  I just love looking at everyone's work.


I hope that you all had a wonderful, productive February. I just love the month of February for so many reasons.  My first child was born on the 6th and my wedding anniversary is on the 7th just to name a few. My second favorite holiday to stitch is Valentine's, you know Halloween is my absolute favorite. 

I have been working on some larger projects but I do have 2 small finishes to show you.

I decided to do a biscornu a month as my primary smalls for 2020.  I am going to pick out another one for January because I am dragging my feet to finish it.  Not sure why because it is pretty.  However, I did finish February's.  This is called Biscornu 482 from The Flossbox and you can find it here  I love her selection of biscornu's (she has over 600) and it was so much to stitch.

Here is a picture before put together
Here is a picture of it FFO'd

I used some 14 opalescent Aida from Hobby Lobby.  I love stiff fabric because I stitch in hand.  I also think it is easier to make into a biscornu than a softer fabric.  I had a scrap piece of fabric and made this simple freebie called Love Freebie by Atelier Soed Idee found here
I modified the design because I was running out of my scrap floss and I didn't know what color it was.  I still love it.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog.  Your comments always put a smile to my face.  Hope you have a great March!

Thursday, January 30, 2020

January 2020 Smalls Check-In

Hi everyone,
Can you believe it is the end of January?  I hope you have had a great few weeks and got lots of stitching done.  I have a few things to show you.

My first small is a free chart I found  here
It is on the Janlynn website.  They have a lot of wonderful freebies.  It is towards the bottom on the right side.  It is Flower #4 in the series.

I bought 2 of these pretty frames on clearance at Hobby Lobby a few years ago.  It fit perfectly and my sister-in-law loved it.  I decided to put beads in the middle instead of DMC 310.

I also completed December cupcake by Durene Jones.  I have officially stitched the entire series.  It was such a delight and I love them all.

That is all for now.  I have been working on a larger project.  Can't wait to see everyone's finishes.

Have a great weekend and happy stitching.


Saturday, January 25, 2020

My big finish





Hi y'all,

Hope you have had a really fabulous January.  Personally, it has been the pits, to put it mildly.  However, stitching wise, it has been amazing.  I have a few smalls to show you next week, but I wanted to show you my big finish today.

It is called Swans and Shears Mystery SAL by Tempting Tangles Designs.  She is one of my favorite designers.  I changed the colors and used silk threads from Carrie's Creations Thread.  I sure do miss Carrie (she is no longer in business) but understand that things change.

I stitched it on 32ct off white Belfast that I coffee/tea dyed. I had to wash it and unfortunately the colors bled.  Luckily, everyone said it just looks like it was dyed that way.  I know eventually I will get over it, just not yet.  I worked on this on and off for at least a year so I am not getting rid of it. 

Thanks for letting me share my pride and joy with you.
Until Friday, Happy Stitching
Mary

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

December Smalls Check-In

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

I hope everyone has a fabulous week and joy and celebration.  I wanted to post my finishes today in lieu of Friday.

Thank you again to Mary at Mary's Thread for hosting the Smalls SAL for 2019.  It has been so much fun to meet new stitchy friends and admire everyone's work.

I have 2 finishes for December and they are both Christmas presents.

1st is for my SIL and it is Mill Hill Beads and Buttons Kit called Teal Mask.  I really enjoyed stitching this one.  I made some mistakes; but I covered it up so you can't tell. 

The second finish was Snowflake SAL by Stitchonomy.  I did this as a gift to my mom since she loves the color purple.  It is done on iced-dyed 28ct Monaco fabric and DMC jewel & metallic threads and Mill Hill beads. This is the 2nd SAL from Alyssa I have participated in, and it has been so much fun.  She is such a sweet and generous designer.  She has a new SAL starting on February first called House Plants SAL and you have until January 31, 2020 to signup.
 Her website is:
https://stitchonomy.nl/

Oops, here is my finish


If you get on her mailing list she will explain how to join the SAL if you so desire.  There is also a Facebook group called Stitchonomy Stitch Alongs to talk and show off all of your Stitchonomy work.

Well that is all for now.  Thank you all for subscribing and commenting.  See ya in 2020.
Mary

April Smalls Check-In

Hi y'all, I hope you had a great month.  Sorry I didn't post this last Friday but I didn't realize that it was the last Frid...