Sunday, July 31, 2011


I have finished Little Snowy Green Cottage by Nora Corbett.  It is stitched on 32ct Sea Spray which is a beautiful blue but we had such dreary weather on the day I took the photo you can't really tell. Below is a close up to show you the Krienek and beading.  Lots of sparkle and bling on this piece.

Next are 4 model ornaments I finished up on Thursday.  I think that finishing requires more patience than stitching because it is done in steps.  I like to finish lots of things in the same day because I already have everything out.  I dont' really have an area where I can leave everything out so I haul it all out and then have to clean it all up.  Very time consuming but I am happy with the final results. 

LHN Deck the Halls 30ct Cocoa with recommended threads

LHN Gingerbread Village on 30ct WDW Tin Roof with recommended threads

LHN Pine Tree Inn on 30ct WDW Tin Roof with recommended threads

LHN Silent Night on 30ct WDW Tin Roof with recommended threads

Lots going on here but I don't have enough time tonight to get into it.  I will try to post in the next couple of days to give you an update.  I want to thank all of my followers and readers for hanging in there.  I truly appreciate all of your comments.  It makes my day when you share what you are thinking and I love the fact that you take the time to read my blog.  Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

SAL finishing day

Look at this beautfiul tote bag that Carol made for me.  I LOVE IT!  Thank you Carol. I met Carol 3 years ago at Celebrations and she is my stitching twin.  We love all of the same projects and have taken many classes together.  My Celebrations Stitching Group is made up of 5 fabulous women who enjoy stitching ( and lots of laughs).  This past weekend Carol and I got together to put together our SAL Peacock Pincushion and Needlebook.  It was quite an endeavor and we helped each other get through it.  Finishing is not our strong suit and we both would have rather been stitching but the UFO piles are getting quite large.  Below is the picture of our twin pincushion.  As you can see they are not identical.  I switched it up by substituting the floss to Blue Lagoon and Collards by Crescent Colours.  Carol did hers with the recommended threads.  The last pic is of the needlebook opened so you can see front and back and also the fabric I used to line the bottom of my pincushion and inside of my needle book.  I love the way it came out and have it in a spot where I can admire it from my stitching nest.  

Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my happy dance.  Stay Cool and Happy Stitching

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Gracee!!

This is Miss Gracee.  She celebrated her 11th birthday this week.  She is a wonderful girl with a very sweet and timid disposition.  I remember the day I brought her home, my son was only 4 and he picked her out.  They have been inseperable.  Kind of like kindred spirits.

Here is the keeper of the floss.  Guarding it like someone is going to take his stash.  Cosmo is notorious for taking skeins of floss and hiding them behind the armoire.  So if it's missing I have to play hide and seek. 

This picture is of Maycee.  She is our youngest kitty and  can usually be found sunning herself in a windowsill.  All of these pictures were taken from my stitching nest so you can see they don't venture very far from the one that feeds them.  Stay tuned for a stitchy post.  I had a finishing day with my best "stitchy" friend Carol and we are so impressed with ourselves.  I can't wait to show you but I still have to download the photos.  Happy Stitching!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Patriotic Finish

Bent Creek Quaker Star
28ct LL Maple Syrup

I am so behind on posting but with everyone home for the summer, life is definitely getting in the way.  We have spent lots of time outside swimming, fishing, going to the beach, getting ice cream etc. . . All of the fun summer things but there is little time for any thing else.  I have my own tradition for the 4th of July and each year I choose one patriotic project to stitch while we are on vacation.  This year's was more of a staycation.  We went to Vermont which is rather local for us but we enjoyed our 4 day trip anyways.  We went river swimming, saw fireworks and went to the small town parade.  We enjoyed fresh produce from the farmer's market and a wonderful bar-be-que at the inlaws.  Daisy had a great time running the vast fields surrounding their house.
I think all dogs dream of large fields and meadows with no boundaries and no leash to hold them back.  She went to sleep each night completely exhausted and running in her sleep. 
Well, that's it for now.  The blueberries are in, so I am off to pick untilmy fingers turn blue and then hopefully get some stitching time in too!  Happy Stitching!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Little Luck came my way!

I had a string of good luck last month.  I won 3 blog giveaways.  This is a shout out to all of the generous bloggers who hosted these giveaways.  They certainly put a smile on my face!!!  First up, Bronny at Bronny's Bits sent me this darling scissors fob, quilted coasters, and DMC fibers.  Check out Bronny's blog for some cute sheepie designs.  Thanks Bronny!!

Next, Orna at Adorn By Orna hosted a giveaway for the thread pack for her counted canvas series My Family.  I was the lucky winner of the these beautiful fibers and can't wait to stitch up this beautiful design.  Thank you Orna!

And since my luck ran in threes, this one is from Diane of Nan's Needlework Notions sent me this beautiful project keep and darling scissors.  This is sooooo me!!  I LOVE the color blue and what can I say about scissors????  LOVE 'em!!!  Thank you Diane for your creativity and generosity. 

That's it for today!  Gotta get back to the Monopoly game I was playing with the boys.  Happy Stitching!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Daisy, Daisy

As many of my regular readers know, we have a beautiful Great Dane puppy named Daisy.  I haven't posted pics in awhile so I thought I would send some your way.  She has very many goofy moments each day as you can see in some of the pics.  In this first one, she is lying on her toy and looking around to see who is going to try to take it.

The next few pics is of the big goof playing catch by herself.  Dog thought:  Where's my toy, who took my toy!

Big dog, big bone, bad pic!

Dog Thought:  Wonder if mom will mind me drinking from the sink??

Oops!  I got caught!!

Checking out the neighborhood.

She is coming up on her 1 year birthday and I have a couple of surprises planned for her.  Stay tuned to see if she likes them.  Happy Stitching!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Exchange and giveaway win!

I recently participated in a Picnic/Tea Summer Exchange through Lainey.  It was lots of fun and the element of surprise was great.  Here is a picture of what Cath sent me from the UK.  It was cupcake themed and I enjoyed the color palette.
Here is a close up of the pinkeep she stitched for me.  The cupcake looks just like the one on the mug she sent.  It is a perfect match for my cup of tea and stitching.

I had Christina from the UK.  Her blog is Whilst Iris Naps.  I have been following her blog for a while and was happy to see I had her as my secret exchange partner.  I was thinking picnic when I came up with this Watermelon themed gift.  I hope she liked it. 
This is a picture of the watermelon pincushion I made for her.  The design is from SamSarah.  I stitched it on Kudzu 30ct by WDW and used WDW Aztec red, Kris's Bon Bon and Green Apple.  It was lots of fun to see it come together.  The pins are made by Puntini Puntini which I picked up at ABC Stitch last year.

These are glass bead counting pins that I made for her.  I wanted to have them match her pincushion and watermelon project.  I hope to be making these to sell in the near future.

This is the whole package.  I also included Down by The Bay by La D Da, 35ct linen, DMC floss, Sea Shell buttons and my favorite stork scissors.

I was also lucky enough to win this prize from Lisa.  Lisa at Lisa's Stitching Life is a very talented quilter and stitcher and very generous.  I can't wait to try these lovely fabric and fibers.  The colors are delicious.  THANK YOU Lisa!  I have lots more to post but I am out of time.  Until next time,  Happy Stitching.