Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Hello Again

 Remember me?  Looks like it has been almost a year since my last post.  Blogger has gone thru changes since then so we’ll see if I can successfully add some photos and get this short update posted.  

I’ve had several finishes over the past year but I’m only going to post my latest finish for now.  I started this piece in 2018, finished with the actual stitching at the close of 2019, and *finally* got around to FFO earlier this month.  It is my first bellpull finish.  All finishing stitching was done by hand.  I’ve got to get over my sewing machine phobia!  Overall I’m quite pleased with how it turned out.  I stitched it for a friend and she was very surprised and grateful when I gave it to her last weekend.

Little House Needleworks Winter ABC’s.

Monday, May 25, 2020

StitchMaynia - End of Week 3/Beginning of Week 4

A real quick post on my StitchMaynia progress as of the end of last week.  For His Eye Is On the Sparrow, I finished a few more words but did not stitch any additional motifs.

I got the left leaf stitched on the Sajou Iris project.

Goals for this final week of StitchMaynia?  On ‘Sparrow’ I plan on working on the remainder of the phrase.  I should be able to get that finished.   For Iris, I want to work on the leaf/bud that I have started to the right of the completed right-hand leaf.  I already have the greens stitched.  I need to stitch the white and purples of the bud.

No giveaway this week.  Mary from Stitching Friends Forever was the winner of last weeks August-themed pattern.  Mary, please email me with your mailing information.  

I hope everyone has been enjoying StitchMaynia!

Sunday, May 17, 2020

StitchMaynia 2020 - End of Week 2 + Giveaway

I have managed to find at least a little time every day this past week to work on my 2 StitchMania projects.  Here are photos that show my progress.

Sajou - Iris

 Heartstring Samplery - His Eye Is On The Sparrow

My goals for this week is to finish the middle green stem and the green stem on the left on the Iris pattern.  For Sparrow, I would like to complete the words “and I know” along with 2-3 more of the motifs.

The winner of the Poinsettia pattern last week was diamondc.  Congrats to you!  

For the giveaway this week I have a small leaflet from Curtis Boehringer that actually has 3 patterns on it.  They are all August/Watermelon themed patterns.  Here is a photo of “August”. In addition to this pattern, there is also a sampler pattern and a Watermelon pattern in the leaflet.   Leave a comment for a chance to win.  This giveaway is for everyone.  You do not have to be in U.S. - just keep in mind that international mail may take many weeks to reach you. 

I’ll draw a winner on Saturday, May 23.  Until then......stay safe and keep stitching!

Saturday, May 9, 2020

StitchMaynia - End of Week 1 + Giveaway

After one week of stitching, here are photos of my progress.  “Sparrow” was a WIP that I have been working on from time to time over the past 3-4 years.  In the past week, I stitched a few motifs and finished the words “His eye is on”.  A couple of the motifs are not complete as I am waiting on some overdyed floss.  My goal for the coming week is to stitch “the sparrow” along with a few more of the smaller sized motifs.

This Sajou iris pattern was a new start.  I made pretty good progress on the middle greenery section.  My goal for the coming week is to continue with the greens, completing the greenery that shoots off to the right.

I also have another pattern to give away.  The pattern this week is a Poinsettia candle mat by Prairie Grove Peddler.  Leave a comment to be entered.  I have been seeing where some folks have been having problems with not being able to comment on blogs.  If you are unable to comment on my blog, you can also enter the giveaway by sending me an email.  You can email me through the link on my profile.  Put “blog comment” in the subject line.

Hope everyone has been getting in lots of stitching time.  Until next week.........

Friday, May 1, 2020

StitchMaynia 2020 Plans & A Giveaway

For StitchMaynia 2020, I have two goals.  I’m going to do one new start.....A friend went to Paris a couple of years ago and bought me this lovely iris kit from the Sajou shop.  I think it is time to start stitching it.

I am also going to be working on this very neglected WIP.  I started it a few years ago but have not made much progress.  My goal is to stitch on it every day during StitchMaynia......Heartstring Samplery’s His Eye Is On The Sparrow.  It is by far the largest design that I have ever stitched.

 I also am planning on doing a giveaway on the blog every week.  For this first week of StitchMaynia, I am giving away this cute design by The Sweetheart Tree. Just Ducky Fob with embellishment pack.

Giveaway rules:  You must be a follower of the blog and a U.S. resident.  (I will have one worldwide giveaway before the month is over.) Leave a comment letting me know if you are participating in StitchMaynia 2020.  I will pick a winner next Friday (8th) when I post my weekly StitchMaynia update.  Happy Stitching.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

First Finish of 2020 & A New Start

Just a quick post to show you my first finish of 2020.  I’m not sure when I will get around to the FFO.
It has been a long time since I have stitched a sampler.  It has also been awhile since I have stitched a piece using only one color of floss.

I have lots of framed samplers lining the wall of my stairway.  Not sure if I will frame this one or make it into a pillow/pincushion.

Heart In Hand Redbird Sampler
On 36 ct linen
Stitched with Weeks Dye Works Lancaster Red overdyed floss
Started 12/24/19
Finished 1/3/20

A finish calls for a new start even though I have plenty of WIPs to finish.  This new start by Heartstring Samplery was a Dyeing To Stitch Ladies Prim Society club kit from Autumn 2018.

How about you?  Started any new stitching projects for the new year?

Thursday, November 14, 2019

My stash from September’s Needlework Galleria

Here are some photos of the stash that I brought home with me from the Needlework Galleria that was held in St. Charles, MO in September.  See anything you like???

Edgar Scissorbird was being sold at the Lindy Stitches shop.  He is handcrafted in Indiana from Ash and Cherry wood.  He helps keep my scissors handy.

 An empty bag that says Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate Company.  Hmmmm....it did contain some dark chocolate malted milk balls (my fave!) and a truffle.  

 A cute tea ball ornament kit from Heartstring Samplery

 A really cute pattern from Luminous Fiber Arts.  Buggies wanted to help model this pattern since it has a bird theme.  Buggies loves birds.

 Assorted colors of mini PomPom trim and a pretty piece of 36 count linen from Dames of the Needle/From the Cauldron

A really cute project bag from the Heartstring Samplery shop. (Beth’s mother made this one. ❤️)

And lots of pretties from Heartstring Samplery

 A frog zipper pull for my project bag. (bit of trivia.....I’m terrified of real frogs but have a small collection of not-so-real ones)

A pretty pair of scissors from the Heartstring Samplery shop.

Stickers & postcards from Heartstring Samplery......just what this snail mail nerd needs. 

 And lastly, a freebie pattern and stitch info Sticker Plates from Lindy Stitches

I think I brought home a nice haul.  I sure don’t want my stash to get depleted. (Insert lots of canned laughter here.) 😂😂😂😂😂😂

I have been weeding through my stash.  I’ve listed several patterns that I’m getting rid of on the Patterns For Sale page.  Take a look to see if there is anything you need.  Prices do include postage and if you want several things,  I’ll combine postage to save you some 💲💲💲.  Don’t like the prices, then make me an offer.  Just leave a comment on the Sale page if you are interested in anything.

I also FFO’d a couple of things today but am going to save that for another post.