Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Model Stitching

 I was asked to do some model stitching for Sue Hillis Designs last month.  Now that the design has been released, I can show you what I stitched.  I was at Sue's house while she was designing these and did have some input, but she really doesn't need any help in designing, she is so talented and really knows her market.  I stitched these six witches' hats on some lovely hand dyed fabrics and then sent them off to Sue for finishing.




 She finished them on these painted sleds.   Yes, I know the sleds are meant for Christmas ornaments, but she painted them black and orange and made them Halloween ornaments.
This is the finished design and it is available at your favorite shop! 

I am not really a fan of Halloween, but this is one that I would stitch!

Sunday, October 01, 2017

September Progress, October Goals

Not as much stitching in September as I would have liked.  Travel, illness, home improvement projects and the start of German School took up way too much time and kept me from stitching.  I did make some good progress on the Santa Train Stocking, which remains my focus piece as I want it finished and gifted by Christmas (this year!).  I did have to stop and do some model stitching, and that was done and sent off to the designer. 

September
WISPS:
10 hours on Rocky Mountain Christmas  
Antique Map and Needlebook
Heirloom Christmas Sampler
Oveture II 

In Progress
4 person RR Marguerite’s
Landon’s Stocking worked on it
Pacific Heart 
Merry Bells #1 

Future New starts
Witch hat 1 finished
Witch hat 2 finished
Witch hat 3 finished
Witch hat 4 finished
Witch hat 5 finished
Witch hat 6 finished
Candy Corn #2
Afternoon in New York
Large Bargello Ball #2
Small Bargello Ball #2
Perpetual Calendar
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
Ladybug pin
Candy Corn Heart
Gingerbread Heart
Winds of Grace (6 of them)
Towmater x 2
Lightning McQueen x2
Cupcake ornaments:
                Logan
                Natalie
                Owen
                Peter
                Justin
                Nathan
Spring
Summer
Winter
Crystal Violets
Peter’s stocking
Mark & Karen’s wedding sampler
Tony & Melissa’s wedding sampler
Carnival
Walking on Water’s Edge
 
October
WISPS:
10 hours on Rocky Mountain Christmas  
Antique Map and Needlebook
Heirloom Christmas Sampler
Oveture II 

In Progress
4 person RR Marguerite’s
Landon’s Stocking
Pacific Heart 
Merry Bells #1 

Future New starts
Plaid Spider #1
Plaid Spider #2
Plaid Spider #3
Candy Corn #2
Afternoon in New York
Large Bargello Ball #2
Small Bargello Ball #2
Perpetual Calendar
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
Ladybug pin
Candy Corn Heart
Gingerbread Heart
Winds of Grace (6 of them)
Towmater x 2
Lightning McQueen x2
Cupcake ornaments:
                Logan
                Natalie
               Owen
                Peter
                Justin
                Nathan
Spring
Summer
Winter
Crystal Violets
Peter’s stocking
Mark & Karen’s wedding sampler
Tony & Melissa’s wedding sampler
Carnival
Walking on Water’s Edge
 

 

 

Friday, September 08, 2017

 Before leaving Ohio, I stopped at the Craft Gallery in Findley Ohio. 
 What a great shop!  Look at all the fabric!  Such a great selection!
 Lots of charts and accessories.
 It was almost overwhelming!  Unfortunately I had spent all my money at Sue's warehouse, so I couldn't make a purchase, but will be sure and stop in there when I am in the area.
My reason for stopping in was to meet Sue and pick some fabric for a some models I will be stitching for her.  Check back to see what I will be stitching!

Thursday, September 07, 2017

A Visit to Dayton, Ohio

Dayton has always been a special place for me, my oldest daughter attended the University of Dayton and I visited there often.  Some dear friends moved to Dayton a few years ago and bought a hobby farm, so I visited with them as promised.  I forgot to take pictures of their farm, but took one picture of the Carillon Brewery, where we had a yummy dinner.  Paul actually volunteers at the Brewery two days a week and was anxious to show it off. 

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

A Visit to the Fabric Shack

Sue and I also went to the Fabric Shack......

What a great quilt shop!  Remember, I don't quilt, but I managed to make a good sized purchase......

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Sew Ezy Quilt Shop

 Right next door to Keepsakes, is this charming little quilt shop.  Sue and I stopped in because she needed some fabric.

All the fabrics were yummy, but I don't quilt......













But I did find this cute fox buttons.  I bought several packages for Miss Marguerite to turn into needle minders....our Needlepoint guild is the Fox chapter of ANG so anything with foxes is very popular

Monday, September 04, 2017

A Visit with Sue

 I had the pleasure of stay with Sue Hillis and her husband while I was in Cincinnati a few weeks ago.  This is the guest room.  I needed a ladder to get into bed!
 
 



Here is Miss Lucy, one of Sue's kitties.  She kept me company while I was stitching in Sue's studi0.
Sue and her husband mentioned that they couldn't get any good German food in the area, so I went shopping
And then made them dinner!