Monday, July 25, 2016

Some small finishes

Good morning,

I sure hope everyone is staying cool.  It is pretty hot out there in Western Kentucky with so much humidity.  Oh well, I like it better than 30 degrees.

I was going to wait until I made these into pillows to show you, but it will be a few weeks before I can get to the sewing machine.  My boys go back to school next Thursday.  I will miss them but then I can tackle my "finishes" without worries.

Here they are:  Eek is by The Stitcherhood and was in the JCS 2013.  The other 3 are Hands on Design and they are in various CS-N 2014 issues. I have been working on these for the last 2 months on the weekends. They are on different counts of evenweave and linen.

Next is an update on Happy Camper.  I work on this during the week.  Of course my husband wonders why it isn't done but I tell him it is solid stitching and is a lot of work.  I only work on it a small amount of time during the week.  I am hoping to finish this top portion by the end of the week.

Have a great week.

Friday, July 15, 2016

More Christmas Ornament Finishes

Happy Friday y'all.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.  It is suppose to rain here so we won't be doing anything special.

I am slowly trying to tackle my "stitched" bin and make them into ornaments.  I am always too critical about my skills, there are others who are much better than I am., but I enjoy learning as I go.

I don't think you can tell but both were stitched with sparkly thread.  The green one is an old Seba Designs and the blue one is called Flake and is on the Oakhaven Designs blog.

Here is an update on Happy Camper:

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Some finished Christmas ornaments

Good morning,

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer.  Ours is low key, my boys have been relaxing but also bored.  Luckily, my middle son started his 8th grade football training yesterday so that should keep at least one kid busy for the rest of the summer.

I have made 27 projects this year.  I am on a roll.  I think I am making up for last year since I didn't get to stitch as much.  I am really trying to finish them off before I post a picture; as sort of motivation to get them made and not in a basket.

So, here is 3 Christmas ornaments that will adorn my tree this year.  They are all Ink Circles Designs and were in various JCS magazines.

I was asked by one of my sister's in law if I would stitch her a picture of a camper.  I was very flattered so I put down my Ink Circles project to do this for her.  It is called Happy Camper by Emma Corgdon and was in the latest Cross Stitch and Needlework Magazine.

Thanks for looking,

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