Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sampler Fin-ee!

I finished it!  All those eyelets!  and 4-sided stitches......and regular cross stitches too! 

This is actually a stitch-a-long project at our EGA guild, and it needs to be done by October, so I am ahead of the game.  It is a free chart from Blackbird Designs, and I chose to do it in a variegated floss instead of lots of different colors

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Needle Case Finish

Fox Emerald Patch Needle Case by Handblessings Designs.  I finished this one up and attached it to the metal needle case box, and Voila! 

This was fun to stitch, I love doing these specialty stitches on canvas.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

A Fall Heart Finish

I finished the Fall Heart by Sekas and Co.  rather quickly.  It was hard to put down!  I will be teaching a class for this project in August, so I wanted to get it finished!  It was a very quick and enjoyable stitch.  I have lots of these hearts in my 'to-do' mountain, and I will be stitching another one very soon!

Friday, May 19, 2017

A Scissor Fob Finish

Now that the recipient has received it, I can show all of my blogging buddies!  This is the scissor fob I stitched and finished just a little while ago.  It was gifted to Marguerite for her birthday along with the shamrock scissors. 

Happy Birthday Marguerite!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Stitch Mayia Recap

The first 15 days of May was dubbed "Stitch Maynia" by a Facebook stitching group.  We were to start a new piece for each of those 15 days.  I managed to do that and have been posting a picture on each day.  I have managed to finish 5 of the 15 starts so far, and will be working to get them all finished as soon as I can!

Maynia Starts
Stephanie’s Wedding Sampler finished
Shamrock scissor fob finished
A Fall Heart  finished
December Joyful World worked on it
Border Joyful World worked on it
Spring Banner worked on it
Afternoon in London  worked on it
Frank ‘n Boo Photobooth  worked on it
Gingerbread House #1 -2 finished
Gingerbread House #2 -2 finished
Emerald Patch   worked on it
Perpetual Calendar
 #1 worked on it
#2  worked on it
#3 worked on it
#4 worked on it

 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Stitch Maynia, Day 15

On day 15 I started Fox Emerald Patch by Handblessings Designs.  It is stitching up very quickly, and I did enjoy my time stitching it so far.  This was designed for the Fox ANG guild 35th Anniversary Luncheon.  I was not able to attend the luncheon but was gifted with a kit by Marguerite.  Her mother attended the luncheon with her, but does not stitch, so I got that kit! 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Stitch Maynia Day 14

On Day 14 I started the Sekas and Co.  Fall Heart.  It was hard putting it down at the end of the day, I wanted to keep on stitching!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Stitch Maynia Day 13

On Day 13 I started Afternoon in London by Country Cottage Needleworks.  Big Ben is almost done!

Saturday, May 13, 2017



Twenty five years ago.....sometimes it seems like a lifetime ago, and sometimes it seems like it was yesterday. 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Stitch Maynia Day 11 & 12

On Day 11 and 12 I stitched one Gingerbread House each day.  I have stitched these before, and will be making more of them for all the children and grandchildren for Christmas.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Stitch Maynia Day 10

On Day 10 I started School Daze from the SamSarah Fun Every Day series, chart 9.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Stitch Maynia Day 9

On Day 9 I started Nancy Cucci's Spring Banner.  Doesn't look like much progress, because I pulled the border out two times before I was happy with it.  I always seem to have this problem when I stitch one of Nancy's banners.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Stitch Maynia Day 8

On Day 8 I started Frank 'n Boo, from the Photobooth series by Bent Creek

Monday, May 08, 2017

Stitch Maynia Day 7

On Day 7 I started a wedding sampler for Stephanie.  Her wedding is June 10th, so I need to get this stitched quickly so that I can have it framed.  Luckily, I got almost half of it stitch in a marathon Sunday stitching session.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Stitch Maynia Day 6

Day 6 found me stitching another panel from the Sam Sarah perpetual calendar, this time it is titled Happy Anniversary

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Stitch Maynie Day 5

On Day 5 I started the border for the Joyful World Stitch-a-long, since I already had that project bag out.  I thought it was going to be tedious but it is moving along faster that I expected.

Friday, May 05, 2017

Sttich Maynia Day 4

On Day 4 I started the December square of the Joyful World Stitch-a-long. 

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Stitch Maynia Day 3

On Day 3 I stitched up this little design that I will turn into a scissor fob some day!

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Stitch Maynia, Day 2

Day 2's start is Sunny Day from chart eight of the Fun Every Day series by SamSarah Designs.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Stitch MAYnia, Day 1

Stitch MAYnia is a challenge to start 15 new pieces, one each day on the first 15 days of May.  Here is my day 1 start.  It is Beach Days from chart eight of the Fun Every Day series by SamSarah Designs.  Stitched on perforated paper with the recommended threads.

Monday, May 01, 2017

April Progress and May Goals

I had a fair amount of stitching time in April, got one piece finished and one almost finished.  unfortunately, with the coming of summer and better weather, stitching time will be less, but I will try and soldier on.  the stitching list keeps getting longer......

April
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
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

May
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 Rome  
Stitch-a-long sampler

Maynia Starts
Stephanie’s Wedding Sampler
Scissor fob
Shamrock scissor fob
A Fall Heart
December Joyful World
Border Joyful World
Spring Banner
Afternoon in New York
Afternoon in London
Large Bargello Ball #2
Small Bargello Ball #2
Perpetual Calendar #1 
             #2
             #3
             #4
             #5
             #6
             #7
             #8
             #9

Future New starts
Ladybug pin
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