Friday, June 23, 2017

Page 3 is Finished!

 I started La grill mystere du Gand Marquoir at the beginning of last year.  I love stitching on it, but so many other things have needed my attention.  I pulled it out again and finished page three today. 

This is being stitched on 25 count antique white Lugana, over one fabric thread with one strand of Gloriana. 
I am now officially half done!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Button, Button, Who's Got the Button?

Stopped in at JoAnn Fabrics because I had heard a rumor that they got in lots of new buttons. 

There were wonderful new buttons!  Mickey and Minnie, Winnie the Pooh, Beauty and the Beast, and many, many more......I wanted them all, but then wondered what I would do with them.

I just couldn't resist the gnome buttons!  They are too cute.  Don't know what I will do with them, but they followed me home.............  The only problem is the shank in the back of the button.  I will need to find  way to take that off and then perhaps I will find a use for the buttons.

The fox buttons are for Miss Marguerite who will make needleminders out of them once I pick up the rare earth magnets for her. 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Joyfull World Stitch-a-long Fin-ee!



Just a few months late, but it is finished!  That border just about did me in....but it is done.  How will I finish it?  I will probably turn it into a wall hanging and hang it in my office or a classroom at German School.  (after I get my sewing machine serviced)

Saturday, June 17, 2017

A New Start

A challenge on one of my facebook stitching groups calls for a new start on the 17th of each month.  So I started this......

Monday, June 12, 2017

A Wedding Gift Stitched by Me!

I can finally show you this finish!  It is Bent Creek's Wedding Row.  I stitched this as a wedding gift for a young lady that was one of my students and also worked for me for a few years.  I changed the colors a bit, and picked it up from the framer's just in time to present to the happy couple at their wedding this past Saturday.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Mini Embelishments 1 Completely Finished!

 I started this Nancy Cucci piece over a year ago, and finished the stitching and beading rather quickly.  The finishing on the other hand, just didn't happen!  I took it along on the retreat and made a point of working on it. 
I got it all done and ornamentified!  I am rather happy with the results!

Friday, June 09, 2017

Mini Embelishments 2 Finished

I have been wanting to finish stitching this fun piece for a long time, but the chart and the beads were MIA.  I tore my stitching room apart, and searched all over the house but couldn't find it.  A few weeks ago, my daughter found it!  It had slid down between the cushions of her chair while I was visiting.  She mailed it back to me, but the mail from Carbondale is incredibly slow.  It took over a week to get to me.  Only one long twisted bugle bead was broken, but it was an extra one, so all was good.  I need to order more beads so that I can make more of this ornament. 

Ornamentation will happen on a future date.