Sunday, April 06, 2014

Finally finishing

Happy Day Needleroll and Fob
2006 Fob Perfect Picks for 2006

Sunday, January 26, 2014

2014: New Year, New Finishes

It's been quite a while since I've posted about any stitching, but I hope to keep up a little better this year and update when I have some finishes. So far I've finished four pieces. I'm also working on several others and making good progress and weeding thru the collection. GOALS, it's all about GOALS! Let's hope that 2014 will be a year I can reach some of those goals I have set.
 
Happy Day NeedleRoll 2004
From the Shepherd's Retreat
Shepherd's Bush
 
 

Completed in 2014:
1. Snooty Parrot Free Pinkeep/Barbara Ana Designs
2. 2006 SB Fob
3. 2004 SB Fob
4. 2004 SB Needleroll

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Finishes of 2013



Wooly Hare
Ewe & Eye and Friends Kit
Adorably easy and fun to stitch. Too bad that EEF
couldn't provide enough Shepherd's Silk with the kit.
Thread Gatherers came thru for me and I was able
to finish it without ripping out what I had done.
Thanks Cici.

 

Boo To You
Shepherd's Bush
Made for an exchange at a fall retreat.

 
1. Sheep Fob - Shepherd’s Bush Necklace design made into a fob
2. Quaker Garden - Blackbird Designs
3. Elijah’s Angel - Barrick Samplers
4-5. Too Tiny Too - The Drawn Thread (2)
6. Silk Berries - Schoolroom Samplings (Silk Thread in Kit)
7-8-9. Winter's Eve - Country Cottage Needlework (2006 JCS Ornament)
10. You & No Other - Ewe and Eye and Friends
11. Scared Stitches - From the 2006 SB Retreat
12-13-14. Peacock Bird - Ewe and Eye and Friends (2 ornaments and a needlebook)
15. Penny Pocket Heart Coin Purse - Twisted Threads
16-17-18-19. Winged Cupid - Marabout Rouge pattern found online (pink; blue; red; lavender)
20. Charm Garden - Just Nan
21. Love Letters - Ewe and Eye and Friends
22. Titanic Souvenir - The Sampler Girl
23. Rotted but not Forgotted - Plum Street Samplers
24. Eat Pray Love - Sampler Girl
25. Letter "A" - M Designs
26. Prayer Flag Necklace - Adana's Design
27. Halloween Costume - BOAF Freebie
28. Thankful Sheep - Shepherd's Bush
29-30. Boo to You - Shepherd's Bush
31. Get Scared - Shepherd's Bush

 
 




Saturday, September 28, 2013



Rotted but Not Forgotted by Plum Street Samplers
From Just Cross Stitch website 2012


Prayer Flag Necklace
Stitched in 2012 I finally found just the perfect way to display it.

 
Letter "A" by M Designs
Stitched on linen with Silk n Colors Nan's Mulberry
Started in 2001 it was long past due to be completed.

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Eat Pray Love with heart

Eat Pray Love
From the Sampler Girl
This free design was a must stitch for my
daughter who loved the book (hated the movie).
Stitched on linen with just enough silk to finish it,
I added a heart, found some batik fabric and purple cording.
You can find the chart here:

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Autumn Sewing Roll by Needle's Content

From a vacation with friends in TN in 2001.
I've not been good at staying with this one,
but I plan to work on it this fall and enjoy
the leaves of fall along with these beautiful colors of thread.
 

Mermaid madness. SLOW...STEADY...PROGRESS!

Mermaid and the Sea by Examplars from the Heart
As of 04/17/2011

As of 09/01/2013.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Titanic Remembrance

 Titanic 1912 Souvenir
by The Sampler Girl
 
An adorable tribute 100 years on.
I finally got around to pulling fabric and fiber and stitching this one up.
It took no time to do and kept me company while my daughter had her third chemo treatment.
I can't wait to finish it off with just the perfect fabric.
Thanks Tanya for a darling tribute to a ship whose story we cannot get enough of.

Champaign County Fair Winners - 2013 Version

Champaign County Fair
Urbana, IL
July 2013
 
My entries for the year were as follows:
CROCHET:
Pink Baby Blanket - 1st Place
Child's Scarf - 4th Place
Orange and Blue Afghan - 4th Place
The BOOB - 4th Place
 
CROSS STITCH:
Sampler Gameboard - 2nd Place
Quaker Garden Tray - 2nd Place
Peace Needlebook - 1st Place
Patriotic Bouquet Tray - 1st Place
 
More entries next year for sure.
Well they obviously hate me....the displayed my piece UPSIDE DOWN.
Nancy Clem stitched the Hummel Pillow.

My PEACE needlebook that I designed and put together got a 1st place.
Nancy Clem stitched the little jar that says "Friend" on the lid.