Friday, January 29, 2010

Another Framing Happy Dance

I finally got around to framing this one! I stitched Wild Things for Adrian as a birth sampler. Adrian is the son of a co worker and had his 1st birthday last September. Adrian is also going to be a big brother this spring or summer, so I thought it best to get the framing done so he could have his birth sampler.
I was holding off because I was looking for a different frame but wasn't finding what I was looking for at a reasonable price.
Wild Things is a Dimemsions kit, but I stitched it on my own evenweave and used my own floss. The kit is still intact if anyone wants to purchase it.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Framing Happy Dance

This is Weather Wise by Prairie Schooler. I stitched it awhile back, but the recipient just received the framed piece a few days ago, so now I can show you the framed finish.

Friday, January 22, 2010

My Kingdom for a Window!

A window that opens! I have been sick, again! We have been passing germs around the office since last October, and have been taking turns getting sick. I firmly believe it is because it is too warm in the office, and I don't have any windows that I can open.
I have determined that the windows in some of the outer offices open, so on Monday, when I am alone in the office, I am going to turn off the heat, and open all the doors and windows for awhile. Some cold fresh air in the offices will not hurt anyone or anything! If I continue to do this every Monday, perhaps we will kill this creeping crud that we keep sharing with each other!
I am sick and tired of being sick and tired!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Found it!

The chart I was looking for has been located.

Turns out it was a Victoria Sampler chart, but not a freebie. Is part of the Beyond Cross Stitch series. After finding out this information, a quick call to Welcome Stitchery, and the kit was on it's way in just a few moments.

I look forward to stitching it.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Looking for a Chart

A number of years ago, I received the hardanger heart ornament that is pictured in this post as part of a hardanger exchange on the Teresa Wentzler Message Board.

I now would like to stitch this as an exchange piece but can not find the chart anywhere. I thought it was a free chart on the Victoria Sampler web site, but it is not there. I would appreciate any help in finding this chart!


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I won! I won!

On the Threads of Life message board, everyone who participated in the ornament exchange, and mailed their ornament on time was entered into a drawing for an ort bag, made by Robin.

I was the lucky winner of that drawing, and my ort bag arrived today! Robin is an amazing stitcher, and also an amazing finisher! The ort bag is gorgeous! I love it!

Thank you Robin!!!

Friday, January 08, 2010

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas...

I know, I am a little behind here, but did want to finish up the twelfth day....

I received the chart on the left from my brother and sister-in-law. I believe the purchased the chart on their trip through Barcelona Spain last summer, as the chart is in Spanish. It is a lovely winter scene, and X's are X's in any language, so I look forward to stitching it!

The kit on the right is the Museum Celle kit from Permin that was given to me by Kim. It is lovely, and I look forward to stitching this on also. I do plan on substituting evenweave for the aida in the kit, though.

Monday, January 04, 2010

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas....

Here are two Strawberries that were stitched as exchange gifts. I haven't yet heard from the recipients if the gifts were received, so I didn't show the entire packages.

These strawberries are Prairie Schooler Designs and I stitched also stitched all six of them for myself but still need to do the finishing.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

On the Tenth Day of Christmas....

This is the package that I sent to RaNea for our ornament exchange.

Another Just Nan Whimze Rose ornament! Can you tell I really love stitching this one! I have made and given away dozens of them, and don't have a single one on my own tree.

There were spoolie ornaments as part of the package. My daughter Kristin and I have been making these ornaments for years, and have made and given away hundreds of them!

Saturday, January 02, 2010

On the Nineth Day of Christmas

This is the ornament and other goodies I received on the Diva's ornament exchange from Denise.
The ornament she stitched is by JBW designs and I just love.

Friday, January 01, 2010

On the Eighth Day of Christmas....

Happy New Year!!!
This is the ornament that I received from RaNea, as part of Elsue's ornament exchange. It's very cute. I need to find out where she got the chart from!