Monday, March 28, 2011

Happy Spring!

Lots of Spring stitching going on in this house, but only one that I can show you, the others are for some Spring Exchanges that I'll share once they arrive at their new homes.

I finished Peep a couple of weekends ago ... what a fun stitch! I can't wait to finish him.
Lizzie Kate's Peep
stitched with supplies in kit

This sweet pin cushion arrived over the weekend from Diane. Isn't it clever and cute! I might have to steal this idea ... hope you don't mind Juan :)
I started Yule Sampler in December but had put it down to stitch on other things. When Lisa of Primitive Needle lost her life on March 1st I decided I would finish it in honor of her. There's a Facebook group that was created so we could share our stitching in memory of Lisa. Most everyone was stitching a Halloween piece since that was one of Lisa's favorite holiday was Halloween. Now to get it framed.
Yule Sampler by The Primitive Needle
Fabric - Heritage by Picture This Plus - Edinburgh 36 ct.
Stitched 1 over 2 with suggest Crescent Colours

Can't believe it's almost April! Are you getting lots of Spring stitching done? What Spring stitching are you doing? Well, it's time for Castle ... we just started watching it. Great fun series!

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for Spring ...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Last week Paulette (Plum Street Samplers) offered up this sweet freebie for St. Patrick's Day. I had fun stitching and finishing this pillow. I even added a green heart button on the bottom of the pillow and a shamrock and beads as a little extra bling.
got luck?
stitched on coffee dyed 28 ct. fabric
stitched with Crescent Colours Khaki Mocha Erin Go Emerald and Four-Leaf Clover

Terry helped pick out the backing fabric and and the cording. I think he did a great job *smile*

Are you wearing your green today? My Dad, Chris and Monica are joining us for dinner. We're having corned beef, yukon potatoes oven roasted with thyme, garlic and olive oil, corn, hearty bread and of course some Guinness. Hope you have a great day!

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for little finishes ...

Monday, March 07, 2011

Finishing and Friends ...

Happy Monday! Hope everyone one had a great weekend :) My week was full of finishing and friends all the way through the weekend. The last weekend in February was my weekend for some ornament finishing. It didn't go very well at all ... seemed everything I wanted to do finishing wise just wasn't going to work out. I wanted to try a couple of new finishing techniques, but nothing was cooperating, not my glue or my fabric or my scissors or my fingers ... I felt like all thumbs! So by Sunday I was so frustrated that I walked away and said I'll be back later. Monday when I got home from work I tackled them again ... and things went a tab bit smoother. I decided to stick with finishing techniques I've done in the past and after all the headaches and frustrations I was very pleased with the final results ... Here's Brittercup Design's kitty from JCS Christmas Ornament Issue 2010 ...
Brittercup Design's Mine
stitched on misc fabric with
combination of dmc, wdw and gast threads

I fell in love with this fabric when I saw Joan use it on one of her finishes ...
I also finished this sweet little reindeer that I stitched way back in 2009. I had forgotten I stitched him! lol ...
Rudolph by The Stitcherhood
so long ago I can't remember
what floss or fabric I used! lol

I had the pleasure of meeting Alison and two of her friends last week. They were visiting the US from Australia. We went to dinner at Bahama Breeze and had a delightful time. I've known Alison online for about 6 years. I first met her on the Shepherd's Bush BB. I'm so glad we had the opportunity to visit in person, she's such a lovely person and very funny too! Here's Alison and me ...
and here's Alison and I and her friends Sharon and Marie ... and yes the dessert was fabulous! Alison and I shared and nope we didn't eat the whole thing! lol

Thanks for all your comments ... I enjoy them!

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for blood orange martinis ...