Saturday, April 01, 2017

March Progress and April Goals

March was a pretty good month, stitching wise.....8 finishes and a few other WIPs that were worked on.  About 110 hours of stitching, hopefully April will bring more stitching time.

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

In Progress
4 person RR Marguerite’s
Mini Embellishment Project 
French Alphabet Sampler page 3 
April flower of the month
Landon’s Stocking
Valentine Biscornu worked on it

Crazy January Starts
SamSarah fruits  ( 6 of them)
                Lime      finished
                Berry  finished
                Pear  finished
                Kiwi  finished
                Apple  finished
Afternoon in Paris  worked on it
Afternoon in Rome  
Stitch-a-long sampler

Future New starts
Breast Cancer Banner finished
Pacific Heart worked on it
Mini Embellishment 2  worked on it
2 Gingerbread Houses #1 finished
2 Gingerbread Houses #2 finished
Scissor fob
Ornament finishing sample piece
Ladybug pin
A Fall Heart
December Joyful World
Afternoon in New York
Afternoon in London
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
 
March
WISPS:
10 hours on Rocky Mountain Christmas  
Antique Map and Needlebook
Heirloom Christmas Sampler
Oveture II 

In Progress
4 person RR Marguerite’s
Mini Embellishment Project 
French Alphabet Sampler page 3 
April flower of the month
Landon’s Stocking
Valentine Biscornu
Pacific Heart
Mini Embellishment 2 

Crazy January Starts
Afternoon in Paris  
Afternoon in Rome  
Stitch-a-long sampler

Future New starts
Scissor fob
Shamrock scissor fob
Ornament finishing sample piece
Ladybug pin
A Fall Heart
December Joyful World
Afternoon in New York
Afternoon in London
Spring Banner
Patriotic Heart
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
 

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Fin-eeee!



Ta Da!  All done, pressed, and with all the 'seeds' sewn on!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Two Gingerbread Houses Almost Finished

I stitched both of these Gingerbread Houses by Handblessings Designs while I was in Southern Illinois.  I was almost finished on Sunday afternoon, when I ran out of white floss with only 2 stitches left to go!  This design uses Perle Cotton #8....and every shop that carries DMC and is open on Sunday was out of it!  It is quite frustrating!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

My Stitching Supervisor


This Satchmo, one of my grand kitties.  He lives in Southern Illinois with my youngest daughter and her family.  Satchmo has always been rather aloof, and only came around after I was in the house for over three days, and then he stayed at arms length.  This visit however, he has not left my side.  He either sits on my lap or on the right arm of the chair I sit in, and carefully observes every movement with the needle.  If he gets bored with that, he sleeps on the ottoman, next to my feet.  

Monday, March 27, 2017

Fresh Apple Finish

This is the 6th finish in the Fresh Market series by SamSarah Designs.  I must now iron the piece and sew on all the 'seeds'.  I dug out the companion piece, the vegetables.  It is all stitched, but I need to locate the buttons that are the 'bugs'.  the I can order frames for them.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Meeting Some New Stitching Friends


I recently drove to Lake Geneva Wisconsin (only a little over an hour away) to have lunch with these lovely ladies.   From the left, Cathy from Canada, her daughter Karen from Wisconsin, Retha from Wyoming, me from Illinois, Maggie from Michigan and Bev from Wisconsin. 

The reason for the lunch was that Retha was visiting her in laws and wanted to meet us in person.  I have know Maggie for years, and have corresponded with Retha for some time, but never met in person.  It was a lovely afternoon full of stitching talk.  Hopefully we can do it again next time Retha comes to the Midwest.

Friday, March 17, 2017

A Late Christmas Finish...

...or perhaps an early finish for next Christmas!  I stitched this one quite awhile ago, but couldn't find my doubled sided tape.  Just found it, so I finished up this sucker!