Thursday, April 17, 2014

Another Finish!

At the beginning of the year I set a goal to stitch two Christmas ornaments each month.  I started out right on track but fell behind last month.  Last night I finished my sixth ornament.  If I can stitch two more before the end of April, I'll be up-to-date on my goal once more......not sure if that will happen or not!

Without further ado, here is the design I just finished.


This is a Glory Bee Designs pattern from the 2010 Just Cross-Stitch annual ornament issue.  I stitched the design on 32 count platinum linen.  I love the simpleness of the design.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Harvest Delivery

I finally finished this piece on Thursday night!  I dropped it off at the frame shop yesterday.



Harvest Delivery by Plum Street Samplers; stitched on linen.  

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Crafting With Friends

This week I had the opportunity to spend time with some friends who were interested in cardmaking.  The ages of my friends ranged from 2 to 13.

I gave instruction on making four different styles of cards and then the children were given the opportunity to create their own masterpieces.  A fun time was had by all!













Everyone made an A+ in paper crafts!  












Thursday, March 20, 2014

Okay, So I'm A Little Behind....

I was fairly consistent in posting weekly stitching updates until I fell off the blogging bandwagon about a month ago......

So I've decided to change my weekly stitching updates to a monthly update.  Here is what I've accomplished in the past month.

Finished one Christmas ornament:  LizzieKate "Christmas Love" pattern from Just CrossStitch Annual Ornament issue.


Started a new Christmas ornament by Glory Bee Designs from the 2010 Just CrossStitch Annual Ornament issue.
Stitching on 32 count platinum linen using overdyed threads.


And I made some progress on the Plum Street Sampler "Harvest Delivery".  Hopefully my April stitching update post will show this as a completed project!


So until next month.....

Stay 
Calm 
&
Cross
Stitch





Monday, February 24, 2014

Weekly Progress Report - A Finish, A Start, and A WIP

The finish......

Happy Holidays by
Country Cottage Needleworks
(Pattern found in 2012 Just CrossStitch Annual Ornament issue)
Stitched on linen using overdyed floss


The start.....

Christmas Love by
Lizzie Kate
                     (Pattern found in 2012 Just CrossStitch Annual Ornament issue)


The WIP (work in progress).......

Harvest Delivery by
Plum Street Samplers

Stitchin' Time!!



Sunday, February 16, 2014

Weekly Progress Report - Won't Be Long

I expect this ornament to be a "completed" project by the time I post my next weekly progress report.....




......and this larger piece (Plum Street Sampler's Harvest Delivery) is coming along just fine.  Hopefully by next week you'll be able to see exactly what is attached to the cart.





Thursday, February 13, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!



Earlier in the month I posted a photo of some Valentines that I had made.  As promised in that post, here are detailed photos of the cards.


 



 
sentiment says: Love You More (Stampin' Up)

 





sentiment says: hello sweet friend