Saturday, May 26, 2012

Stash Enhancement and a Finish

Well I just love going to my local thrift store.  Sometimes you can find old charts/books at reasonable prices.  This was the last time before school lets out that I could go and I found 1 book and 2 charts.  I am super excited. 

Well this week was really exciting.  My youngest son graduated from Preschool and he is ready for Kindergarden.  My 2 oldest passed their EOG's (End Of Grade testing) and will go on to 4th and 6th grade.  I am so happy for them all.

Well about that finish.  I just finished this last night for a contest.  It is Boo Pumpkin by Homespun Elegance from the JCS Oct 08' issue.  It is on 28ct Silkweaver Solo fabric 1x1.  I love making smalls, especially Fall/Halloween.

Well, thanks for letting me share.  I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Finished pillow for mom

I just got done putting this together.  I really enjoyed stitching this.  It is done on 28ct mystery evenweave over 1.  The pattern was a Debbie Draper Designs  freebie called Spring Flowers.  The floss I used is Orchid Petals from Sassy's Fabby (she no longer dyes floss), Bubblegum and Wedgewood from Carrie's Creation Floss.  I fell in love with the flower trim and hope it looks ok.

I really hope she likes it.  Maybe she can put it on her bed if the dogs don't chew it up. 

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, May 17, 2012

2 finishes framed

Well on Monday I was able to frame my sister's gift.  I really love how it turned out.  I can't wait to give it to them next month.  The designer is Mary Scott and it was from a hardcover book called Season's Remembered by Leisure Art.  I stitched it on 28ct evenweave.

Sorry about the glare.  Photography is not my cup of tea. 

Today I was able to frame this finish from either 2010 or 2011.  It was a members only free design from Sanman Originals.  I stitched it on 28ct Black Lugana.  Love black fabric but couldn't stitch on dark fabrics all the time.

I also am stitching this for my mother.  It is on 28 ct evenweave over 1.  The fibers are Bubblegum and Wedgewood by Carrie's Creation Threads.  The purple is Orchid Petals by Sassy's Fabbys.  Unfortunately she no longer dyes floss. This will be made into a pillow.

Thanks so much for looking.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Finished Wedding Sampler

I am just so excited.  This morning I put the beads on and it is finally finished.  I really love how it turned out and I think that my sister and brother-in-law will like it too.

Here is an up-close picture of the beading.

I have a few things that I need to frame next week so I will post the finally finish then along with some others.

Thanks and I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Update on Sampler and new start

Well I am really having fun stitching this up for my sister.  I had to frog a portion from the bottom because I was off by 1 stitch.  Don't you hate when that happens?  Hopefully, I will have this completed soon.

In addition, I cannot go to Florida this summer without making my mom something.  So I am using a scrap piece of the same evenweave and making her a pillow.  I am not use to stitching over 1 however, I am really enjoying this.  It is a freebie from Debbie Draper.

Thanks again for looking,

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