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Saturday, January 27, 2018

2017 Has Gone Bye, Bye

Before I get to my 2018 stuff I want to say a final farewell to 2017. As for my blogging, it was a very short year, I think I had taken on too many things with no organization and some things just fell by the way side. However if you have waited for me to get my act together I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for still being here. I have started posting my 2017 finishes in a separate page at the top of my blog so I won't take up this whole space. Here I will show a couple of special finishes from last year. In my last post I showed a picture of "Sea Goddess" from Joan Elliott I was working just finishing up the back stitch, well she is a special finish I want to show here:
All of her beading is done and she is ready to be framed. I also showed a new mermaid I was working on in my last post and she too has been finished and is ready to be framed.
The last special wip I finished in 2017 was the Linen & Thread 2017 Mystery SAL
I put the last stitches in this one on the 27th of December, I think I stitched a couple of weeks on this one exclusively just to finish it before the end of the year.  It was a real labor of love and hopefully I'll get it FFO'd later this year (probably a wall hanging). It's stitched on 32 ct. Lugana and is still 31 inches long, framing would be really expensive.
 There were several other new starts that I also finished in 2017,take a look in my page up top for those. I only have three finishes for 2018 so far they are:
Cape Cod Keeps- Remember Me by Plum Street Samplers
Connie G's 2015-16 Mystery Diamond SAL

It's In The Bag- Coffee
Well I will stop rambling and go make some wonderful little xxs and I'll be back soon to show all of my current wips.  Thank you all for following me I really appreciate it that you find me and what I have to show interesting.  Happy Stitching!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

What's New?

I know it has been a very long time but I think you will forgive me after you see what all I have to share. I had not mentioned this in any other post but sadly our little "Bud" was put to rest back in February. It is only now that we have decided to get another pet, so we adopted a kitten. His name is Smokey and I affectionately call him the "smoke monster" from the old TV series "LOST".  The smoke monster attacked quickly and silently, which is Smokey.
Okay, lets get to what you are really here for... STITCHING!
We will start with my current WIP report, I will show pictures of the wips I actually worked on. The first is Marquise by Jardin Prive'
I have added several of the small motifs to this one. I would have gotten farther but I ran out of the outline floss so of course I had to move on to something else. The next wip is Hot Chocolate by Alessandra Adelaide.
As you can see it no longer looks like an owl, there is steam from the hot chocolate and part of the cup rim. Stitching on this fabric ( Coffee Bean) is sometimes a little difficult to see, but I love the way it looks.  Next is Pretty Little Chicago by Satsuma Street.
Chicago is definitely living up to it's nickname "The Windy City" I can almost fill the chill. Next is my old friend the Sea Goddess by Joan Elliott.
All of her back stitching has been done and she is now on my scroll rods waiting to have her many, many, many beads to be added. I did get a start on my August-Snowflower Diaries SAL.

It was put aside so I could finish the back stitching on Sea Goddess and something came over me and I have not picked it back up. I have the chart all printed out for this next one Linen & Thread Mystery SAL, it's complete thru July

but I have been consumed but a couple of things. One is...
and the other is a NEW Start:
This is another Joan Elliott mermaid called Belle de Mer
I am absolutely loving stitching this one. It started as a Facebook SAL and I can't put is down even knowing my other two SALs will get behind. I also have a few other new starts, they are Four Freedoms by Little House Needleworks.
This was one of my starts for July which everyone on Facebook is calling patriotic month so I had to join in. The other one is called Seeds of Freedom by Silver Creek Samplers. Stitched on coffee and tea dyed fabric following Vonna Pfeiffer's bake and baste instructions.
I also drank the (koolaid) or should I say coffee and started the Coffee Quaker from Heartstring Samplery. Also on bake and basted fabric.


I think June was everything coffee month, this is one of my recent finishes, it's called This Is How We Brew It, part of the Cool Beans series from Hands On Design
I have the other charts for this 9 part series to be stitched at a later date. I also finished a small ornament for a Christmas in July SAL piece, it is 'Twas the Night from JBW /designs.
These are quick small designs and make great ornaments, I made three of them last year. I didn't forget to finish stitching the May, June and July pieces from Snowflower Diaries.


Last but not least is the finish of Frida Kahlo, one of Mexico's greatest artist.
It is a simple design but I think it is perfect. I will share when I have it in it's perfect frame. 
Well thank you all for staying and reading this whole post and for following my blog. I really do appreciate you all.  Until next time I will be making those wonderful little xxs.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Drawing Day!

As promised, today is drawing day!  There were 4 designs being given away in my last blog.  I received seven comments requesting to be included for the drawing and the winners are as follows:

"Holy, Holy" from Lone Elm Lane goes to Michelle-ozark Crafter

"Earthly Treasures" from Plum Street Samplers goes to Marilyn

"Giving Thanks"from Little House Needleworks goes to Vickie Niggmann

"Needlework School" from Little House Needleworks goes to Mii Stitch

CONGRATULATIONS!       CONGRATULATIONS!          CONGRATULATIONS!

To all of the winners please email me your addresses and I will get your winning chart in the mail right away.   Thank you all for participating and if I could I would give all seven a prize.
Oh wait!  I can!  To Calamity Jr, Bekah Bannister, LeShawn and Dru Pendlebury please email me your addresses I have something for you too!

No stitching pictures today, but they are coming xxs!