Sunday, July 31, 2016

Go away, frog! I don't have time for you today!

Just had to rip out 1/3 of the model I am stitching.....

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

WIP Wednesday - 7-27-2016

Sorry, I can't show you what I am stitching's a pair of models for Sue Hillis.  They will be lovely when finished.....

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Zelda is Finished!

I am not fond of Halloween, I really don't decorate for it, and I don't really celebrate it, other than candy for the grandchildren and any other little ones that come to the door.  When I first saw this chart, Witches Stitches, by Sue Hillis Designs, I just HAD to stitch her!  Zelda and I have spent some quality time together, and I just love how she turned out.  She is stitched on 28 count Sprite Cashel (a pale lavender hand dyed fabric) with the recommended DMC floss.

Next time I head out to Welcome Stitchery, I will look at frames for her.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

WIP Wednesday 7-20-2016

I am plugging away on my little Justin's Superhero alphabet birth sampler.  Just started the letter S so it is moving right along and I hope to have it finished soon!  It is rather hard to get motivated as I have stitched this one before, but I am almost done. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Back from the Framer

Went to Welcome Stitchery recently to pick up the three pieces I had framed during their May framing sale.  The first one is a Needle Treasures kit, called A Season and A Time, that was stitched on 32 count Lugana, Milk Chocolate, hand dyed by Stephanie. 
 The second one is the original Home of a Needleworker by Little House Needleworks.  I kitted this one up when it first came out (almost 10 years ago!)  I don't know why I kitted it up with 25 count antique white Lugana, but I did, so I stitched it with one strand of the suggested floss over one fabric thread. I love how it came out!
The third piece is Heart of America, also by Little House Needleworks.  It is stitched on 28 count linen (whatever was suggested) and the Crescent Colorworks floss that was included in the kit.  I didn't do this on a different count fabric because of the buttons... I love it, but do wish it wasn't quite so big (I ran out of wall space a long time ago).

In case you are wondering.....I chose the same frame for all three pieces....I don't know why, I just liked it the best for each piece.....

Monday, July 18, 2016

IHSW - The Results

I was a hermit and I stitched.

I stitched on Witches Stitches by Sue Hillis.  Here it is at the start of the weekend.

....and here we are at the end of Sunday evening.  The stitching is finished, but the backstitching still needs to be done.

It was a good weekend!

Friday, July 15, 2016

International Hermit and Stitch Weekend

This weekend, I plan to stitch!  check back on Monday to see if I actually got some stitching done.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

August Joyful World Stitch-a-Long

When I first saw this installment, I wasn't really sure I liked the doggie, but he turned out rather cute.  All caught up and ahead of the game!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

July is Finished

Just as the August square is bring released, I finished stitching the July square!  It feels great to be caught up!

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Page 2 is finished......4 more to go....

 I really enjoy stitching on this piece!  I just finished up page 2, so now there are only 4 more to go.  Below you can see both parts 1 and 2 together.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Evening in the Harbor

It is was a lovely evening in the harbor again, lovely weather, cocktails and great company.....not much stitching.....

Monday, July 04, 2016

A Finish in Time for the 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!  I finished the stitching on this one just in time for the holiday.  It is a Bent Creek Photo booth design called Friends and Flags.  It is stitched on the 32 count linen that came with the chart, and stitched with the recommended threads.  I really like the designs in this photo booth series. 

Saturday, July 02, 2016

A Different Kind of Finish

My brother and one of my nephews were driving through Chicago on their way to Thompson and stopped for the night at "Eva's Bed and Breakfast".  Here is the breakfast, a German Apple Pancake

I have made this before, and it has always been a hit, but this time I used three apples instead of the 2 called for in the recipe, and my nephew Joey, declared that it was the 'perfect apple to pancake ratio".

....and the 'finished' leftovers!

Friday, July 01, 2016

June Progress, July Goals

Lots of stitching got done this past month.  15 finishes!  Lots of progress on other pieces.  Only 2 Crazy January starts (out of 28) left to finish and only 3 Maynia starts (out of 15) left to finish! 

10 hours on Rocky Mountain Christmas  
Antique Map and Needlebook
Heirloom Christmas Sampler
Oveture II  worked on it

In Progress
4 person RR Marguerite’s
Nancy Cucci flag frame weight finished

Crazy January starts
Justin’s Birth Sampler worked on it
Landon’s Stocking  worked on it

Stitch Maynia (15 new starts in May)
Joyful World March finished
Joyful World April  finished
Joyful World May finished
French Alphabet Sampler page 2 worked on it
January Flower of the Month finished
March Flower of the Month finished
Hinzeit Princess finished
Witch’s Stitches worked on it
ABC Lessons worked on it
cardinal ornament finished
The House That Love Built #2 finished

Future New starts
Crystal Violets
Peter’s stocking
Mark & Karen’s wedding sampler
Tony & Melissa’s wedding sampler
Walking on Water’s Edge
Joyful World June finished
Joyful World July
Together We Stand finished
Mini Embellishment Project  worked on it
11 cardinal ornaments  4 finished
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 

Crazy January starts (28 new starts in January)
Justin’s Birth Sampler
Landon’s Stocking 

Stitch Maynia (15 new starts in May)
French Alphabet Sampler page 2
Witch’s Stitches
ABC Lessons  

Future New starts
Crystal Violets
Peter’s stocking
Mark & Karen’s wedding sampler
Tony & Melissa’s wedding sampler
Walking on Water’s Edge
Joyful World July
Flags and Friends Photobooth
8 cardinal ornaments