Monday, August 25, 2014


Since I haven't been blogging or stitching much, I missed posting my Totally Useless Stitch-a-long reports in May, June and July.  Since there wasn't much stitching going on, there weren't many orts either.

Here is my August (and May, June and July) report!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Wedding Row

I stitched this one a few weeks ago, and just picked it up from being framed.  It is a gift  remembrance for a wedding reception we are attending today.  The invitation said "absolutely no gifts"  but I find it hard to go empty handed. 

This is a second marriage for both the bride and groom, and they moved into a lovely new home about a year ago, so what do you give someone who has everything?  A stitched wedding sampler of course!  Just a few days ago we learned that they were actually married last January, and they are just having the celebration the date on the sampler is the date of the celebration.  If they want the date of the actually wedding on it, I will have to fix it.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Summer Mail Art Received

I received this lovely mail art envelope from Lynn in Canada this week.  It is just perfect! 

The theme of this mail art exchange was "summer".  I love the cute birdhouse complete with a bird!

The back is especially cute!  The watermelon look good enough to eat!  And I just love the ants marching across the envelope.

The inside is lined with a lovely floral fabric, and Lynn included a post card and wonderful chart!

Thank you, Lynn, I love it all!

My mail art envelope is being mailed this weekend, and as soon as it is received by my partner I will post pictures.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

LHN Finish

I finished this Little House Needleworks design a few days ago, and today I washed and ironed so now I can show you.  This is going to be a quilt square.  Once the quilt is done, I will show you.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

From the Framer

Welcome Stitchery has an annual framing sale every May.  You can bring in up to 3 pieces and get a discount, so every year, I save up my framing and take them in for the sale.  Here are the three pieces I had framed this year:

First up is Rose Quaker by Stickideen von der Wiehenburg.  I stitched this one on 25 count Ivory Lugana with one strand of DMC floss over one fabric thread.  I changed one of the DMC colors but I don't remember which one.

The next one is Song of the Seasons, last year's Little House Needleworks Mystery Sampler.  I stitched it with the recommend floss and fabric.

And lastly, Needleworker by Little House Needleworks, stitched on 25 count fabric, don't remember which color, with the recommended floss, one strand of floss over one fabric thread. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Birthday Mail Art

I was assigned Antje to a Mail Art for her Birthday, July 31st.  Luckily, Antje is in Fort Hood, Texas, so I could make sure it got there in time.  The chart is by Sue Hillis, on her Dessert of the Month, part 1 leaflet.

I am happy to report that it arrived the day before her birthday, and she liked it!

I even found fabric the said 'Happy Birthday' for the lining, and stamps that sort of matched that fabric that said 'celebrate'.

Monday, August 18, 2014

IHSW Report

I was busy stitching this weekend while visiting my daughter and son-in-law.  I did manage to finish a quilt square, but it needs to be washed and ironed before I can show you, so sorry, no picture until I get home!