Monday, April 25, 2011

And Yet Agnother Gnome!

This cute little guy was found peaking in the window of my Stitching Room on Easter Sunday, while I was preparing dinner.

He looked so pathetic out in the cold, and since it was going to rain overnight, I had to let him in.

My house is being over run by gnomes, and I have no idea who is sending them to me. No one will admit to it, but everyone is a suspect!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Ukrainian Easter eggs are known throughout the world for their complex designs and beautiful artwork, but Ukrainian artist Forostyuk Inna decided to forgo the usual wax and dye methods and opted to cross stitch her eggs instead. No one seems to be quite sure about the methods she used to create these cool designs, but that only serves to make them that much more incredible.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

EMS Rose Sampler Part 9

I stitched up part nine over the past few days and now I am officially 3/4 done, only 3 more parts to go. As much as I love stitching this one, I am very anxious to get it finished and framed.

Here is the entire piece so far. I am stitching it on 25 count antique while Lugana, over one fabric thread with one strand of DMC Variations #4250.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Snowy Pines

I stitched up this Little House Needleworks ornament this week. It is the third ornament in the 2010 series, done on 30 count raw linen from Norden Crafts with DMC floss.

Looking at the picture, I forgot the "snow" on two of the pines in the bottom row. I need to go and stitch that in.

Monday, April 18, 2011

One Last Cup 'O Tea!

Here it is! The final tea cup! I am finally finished with all 12 Tea Pots and Tea Cups by Just Another Button Company.

This last one is the November Cup 'O Tea, and the dark brown fabric was pain to work on, so I kept putting it off, but now it's finished!

I have the Teaspoons to do, but I don't want to start them just yet, I have other things to finish first.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Another Gnome Finish!

I stitched another cute gnome chart the other day. This is by Hinzeit. I have to finish the framing on it, the frame is just laying on top of the piece for the stitching, but you get the idea.

I am going back to stitching my rotation now as I have run out of gnome charts to stitch.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Stitched Gnome!

Gno gnew gnomes have appeared on my front steps since the second one arrived.

All this thinking about gnomes made me want to stitch this design by Sue Hillis that I have had kitted up for quite some time. It is stitched on 28 count Ice Blue Jubilee with DMC floss.

Friday, April 08, 2011

An Easter Finish

I finished up this little Easter freebie ornament the other day. The chart can be found on Sylvia's blog. I stitched it on 32 count antique white Lugana with Crescent Colors floss.

I have no idea how I will finish it, but it sure is cute!

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Another Finish!

On April 2nd, I had the second finish for April! I stitched the 4th square in the Blessed are the Piecemakers/Peacemakers Quilt by Handblessings Designs. I love the colors in this quilt, and plan to make a pillow out of it when the stitching is complete.
Here are all 4 squares that I have stitched to date.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

1st Finish of April!

I finished this goose a on April 1st. It was the last square that needed to be stitched on my Northwoods Afghan.

Here is the entire afghan in all it's glory! It still needs to be backed and then have binding sewn around it as there isn't enough fabric to fringe it, but the stitching is done!

Monday, April 04, 2011

A Long Stitching Weekend

This past weekend, a large group of stitching friends met at Welcome Stitchery, in Crystal Lake, Illinois to do some shopping. Here is what I bought.

After a few hours of shopping and helping each other make some additional purchases, we conviened to the Public House around the corner for some lunch.

It was a great day, and fun to see some wonderful old friends as well as meet some new ones.

Two of the stitchers, Lynn and Barb, traveled all the way from Canada for this event, and stayed and stitched with me for a few days. They brought me some lovely gifts. Although it wasn't necessary at all, I truly will treasure the things they made! Thank you Barb and Lynn for your visit and the lovely gifts!

Sunday, April 03, 2011


Totally Useless Stitch-a-long: Here is my ort jar as of April 1st. It contains the orts from January 1st through April 1st. Perhaps it's time to get a bigger jar?

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Agnother Gnome!

A second gnome showed up on my front steps today. Poor little guy was out in the rain, so I brought him and and dried him off. He quickly made friends with the gnome that arrived Tuesday. Still don't gnow who to left the gnomes...there are a gnumber of suspects, but gno one for sure.....

Friday, April 01, 2011

March Progress, April Goals

March Progress
Work on Bavarian Table Topper worked on it
10 hours on Rocky Mountain Christmas no
work on Logan’s stocking no
Christmas heart canvas ornament no
Work on Cloister garden no
Work on Crystal Iris no
Piece maker’s quilt project square #3 finished
LHN Fa La La ornament finished
afghan square #11 work on it, almost finished
Logan's birth sampler no
Mystery Sampler part 7 no
Quilted wreath ornament no
EMS Rose Sampler part 8 finished
Love Quilt Square finished
Baby Bib for Clara finished
Start 15 in January challenge:
November cup ‘o Tea worked on it
December cup ‘tea finished
Strawberry ornament #2 finished
January stocking project for ANG worked on it
Sue Hillis 2009 JCS ornament finished

April Goals
Work on Bavarian Table Topper
10 hours on Rocky Mountain Christmas
work on Logan’s stocking
Christmas heart canvas ornament
Work on Cloister garden
Work on Crystal Iris
LHN ornament
Logan's birth sampler
Mystery Sampler part 7
Quilted wreath ornament
EMS Rose Sampler part 9
Start 15 in January challenge:
November cup ‘o Tea
ANG Holiday Stocking