Sunday, October 19, 2008

Where did this last week go??

Hi! I had good intentions of blogging at least once or twice this past week, but time just slipped thru my fingers and here it's Sunday already!
OK, about that giveaway! I used to choose a winner and Courtney, the 'Ho Ho Ho' chart is yours! Please email your snail mail address to me so you can hurry and stitch it before Christmas! ;) Thank you so much to everybody who has stopped by and left a comment. I appreciate them!
Right now, I'm waiting for chicken to grill for dinner so have to run and do that. I hope to take a picture of Ho Ho Ho later tonight to share here.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


I bought this chart above the other day, and when I got home I realized that I had already purchased this chart + embellishments before! OOPS! It's by Amy Bruecken Designs and is called 'Ho Ho Ho'. So, I decided I would have a giveaway on my blog for it. Please leave a comment here on this post if you're interested in winning this chart (including the embellishment pack). I think I will draw for the winner next weekend because fall break is coming up this next week and with the kids home from school, I'll have to wait till the following week to be able to go to the post office to mail it off to its new owner. I started stitching mine last night and will share a WIP here soon. :)

Vista and me.....are not friends. I wanted to upload all of these pictures last night and after the first two, neither DH or I could figure out how to get the rest of them uploaded. I'm sure Vista is improvement...somehow.....but not being a computer whiz, it just seems more complicated and convoluted than it should be. LOL Ok, so today it worked, yay!!
Above is my 'Pair Tree' WIP, designed by Sue Hillis. Not being one who particularly likes stitching designs with lots of color changes (think Paula Vaughan, though they are so pretty!), I am stitching this one with 4 colors of overdyed thread and white DMC, instead of using different shades of same color as called for on the chart.

'Bless Our Home' by Country Cottage Needleworks stitched on 32 count country french latte linen with crescent colours. As usual, I changed some of the colors: clay pot was changed to wild berries and peanut brittle was changed to brown sugar. I finished this one up a couple months ago.

And here's 'Snapperville' by Bent Creek! Wahoo! It's been a WIP for a long time and I *finally* finished it up this past summer. I am still searching for just the right frame molding for this one, I have a picture in my mind of what I want, let's hope it exists! Snapperville' is stitched on 32 count Birds of a Feather 'sandpiper' linen.

It's a really beautiful fall day here, DS already had his soccer game this am, and the rest of the day is free for stitching! Hope you all find time to enjoy some stitching this weekend.

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Been Busy

Here's something I just finished a couple evenings ago. It's from a Cross Country Stitching magazine (Jeremiah Junction). I changed the colors to suit me,omitted the border, and switched out some Lizzie Kate letters stitched over-one for back stitched 'Give Thanks'. I think it turned out pretty cute and want to make a flat fold type of finish with it. BTW, the words are from Lizzie Kate's 'Fall Crazy'.

"Joy" by Hands to Work
I was able to purchase the newest JCS ornament issue the day it arrived at the LNS as I happened to be there that same day. This was one of my favorites from the issue and I started it right away. Instead of stitching it on 40 count linen, I chose 28 count lambswool linen and will finish it as some type of pillow. I think. I also switched to cotton overdyes, as the dye lots of the called for Belle Soie that I had...uh....didn't look anything like the picture in the magazine! Let's see, I used Gentle Art 'pomegranate' and Crescent Colours 'Eve's Leaves', 'Ye Olde Gold', 'Deep Fennel' and Carrie's Creations 'Cajun Cofee' (borders).


Wednesday, October 01, 2008

84 Days..

Until Christmas!
First picture: Christmas Bear from Stoney Creek's new book 'Ornament Addiction', stitched on 14 ct white w/gold aida
Second picture: Mill Hill ornament kits. 'Frosty' was supposed to come with BLUE perf paper, but my kit came with white-yuck, so I stitched it on some blue fabric.

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