Saturday, October 29, 2005

AWW, how cute!

I just saw the new Little House Needleworks charts on her website. They are so cute!
Speaking of Little House Needleworks, my latest finish is a LHN 'Daisy Lane Cottage'. I really like her designs. Did you know she has some charts in some Leisure Arts leaflets?

Weekend Retreat

Above are pictures of what I made for Deborah for her birthday. I was happy with the way they turned out. Sometimes I envision things in my head and then when I endeavor to make them, it doesn't turn out so well. The ME pincushion with beads turned out better than what I envisioned and I hope she likes it. I want one for me now! LOL The other little pillow is from Trail Creek Farm. My pictures don't have the greatest lighting, so it's prettier in person, IMO.

Well, all of my guys loaded up in the car yesterday and headed off to Colorado for the weekend. It's a retreat for me, and I'm going to stitch, stitch, stitch!! After my cuppa java and a trip to the LNS, that is!!
I think what I will be stitching on is Apple Sampler by Birds of a Feather. I've converted all but one color to silk n colors. Or, I might also work on Withering Tulips by Barrick Samplers. Or Stella Jones. As you can see, I have a little trouble making up my mind. Apple Sampler and Withering Tulips are already in progress, and Stella is kitted and ready.
I should also do some finishing-but I'll only do that if I feel like it. I don't get a retreat weekend very often!!!! Hope you have a great weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 17, 2005

Raffle Quilt

Here's the quilt I finished this week. It will be raffled off for Lab Rescue on Saturday at our first LR reunion. I tried to get a better pic, but the wind was blowing a leeetle too much. Anyway, the back is denim and the front is homespun plaids.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Sunday Stitching

I found one of my most favorite publications this past week: BHG Quilt Sampler. It comes out but once a year and has 'tours' of quilt shops all across N. America. Each featured shop also contributes a pattern for a quilt too. It's so inspiring to look at all of the pictures from each shop with all of their models and displays....Each time I look through it, I see something new that I had not noticed before. It's a real treat!! I've made a point of picking up a copy of this for the past, oh 5 years or so-since I first discovered it.
On the quilting front, I finished a rag time quilt this week made out of denim and homespuns. I forgot to take a picture of it earlier, so will do that later. It will be a raffle quilt for Lab Rescue.

Thanks to all who have visited my stitching blog and thank you for your kind comments too! It's a lazy Sunday afternoon...doing some stitching....some surfin'......some playing in the stash....and trying to decide what *am* I going to start next?? Above are a few calling me: Willow House by Blackbird Designs, Trudy's Flower by Elizabeth's Garden, and Home Sweet Home by Sunflower Samplings. I have the called-for linen for Trudy's Flower, but not the other 2. (but surely could find a sub in the stash!)
I am also stitching a gift project today, so can't share a pic. ;-) Daisy Lane Cottage is in slow progress, getting the most attention in the car for now, and it will travel to the [at least] three doctor appointments I will have this next week. I really really need to have a finishing day, and get some things finished. There are several Christmas ornaments, as well as a few little samplers in the pile just waiting....

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Fall has arrived

This will become an ornament's from a Lizzie Kate flip-it chart and is stitched on 28 count navy blue evenweave. I'm thinking red ric rac will be cute for finishing this somehow.....We'll see!

Just finished this morning.....October's Harvest by Blackbird Designs from their book titled 'A Fine Collection'. I stitched it over-one on 32 count R&R 'Irish Creme' linen, with Vikki Clayton silk floss in 'fire dragon'.

I just can't get tired of this cd. It's AWESOME!

Today is the first day this fall that a long sleeve shirt is required and I can burn a candle without it making the house too hot! MMMmmm, I'm thinking some chili or a nice potatoe soup would be nice for dinner.....

Monday, October 03, 2005

Monday surfin

Every so often, I like to look at The Silver Needle's 'Just Arrived' section and I found something this morning that I'm so excited about! A new needlework calendar with a different Ewe & Eye & Friends design for every month!! It includes fabric for each design, and pretty mats to frame them in. EEF designs are so cute and fun, and this calendar is such a clever idea! I am impressed. It's going on my list for sure!

I've included a picture today of one of the latest (if not the last one, can't remember) EEF designs that I stitched. I stitched this about one year ago. It is stitched with Anchor & GAST 'rhubarb', one strand over 2 on 32 count. Oh, it's titled 'Alphabet Basket', btw.