Saturday, February 28, 2009

A whole week's stitching

This is my stitching for the whole week. It's 'Free To Be Me' from Val's Stitching Stuff. I had four appointments this past week and managed to remember my stitching bag for just one of them, and that's the only stitching time I had all week. It's so busy here lately. I need some solitude, peace & quiet, some sanity!! :)
Fingers crossed for some of that this coming week!! Hope everybody has a lovely weekend. ttfn

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Quiet Saturday Morning

Here's a better picture of the ME freebie, that shows the true colors better. :)

'Hearts and Flowers' notebook kit by Handwork-I've had this one stitched for a couple of years now, it was just waiting for me to blanket stitch it onto the presewn notebook cover.

2008 Prairie Schooler Santa, stitched with Crescent Colours 'Bandana' and GAST 'Pine'

Pine Mountain 'Tie One On' kit called 'The Best Things'-I just need to tie it on to its pillow

Wow, it's such a peaceful, quiet morning here for me. I'm the only one up and I've finished all of my morning chores/routine. Ah, it's so nice!! I've been going through my sewing room the past couple of weeks, trying to get things in order, rearranging, etc. It's amazing how many things I've found!! (that I forgot about) Yesterday, I found a stack of finished cross stitch pieces that were hidden and therefore forgotten for the time being. I took them outside and tried to take pictures as fast as I could, as the wind was kicking up and trying to whisk my stitching away. I did have Beacon (black lab) 'helping' me, ha ha, he always wants to be in the middle of EVERYTHING. So, all of the pictures I uploaded yesterday were things stitched in 2008. Today's pictures include: the notebook that was stitched a long time ago, but only finish-finished 2 nights ago, The PS santa I finished a couple of weeks ago, And the Pine Mountain kit was finished last summer. Those kits are great for times when I'm at the hospital. I think the fabrics they use to make their pillows are usually really pretty too.
Well, I hear a couple of kiddos stirring and heard something about 'what's for breakfast?' so I guess the chaos begins. I'm not sure I'll squeeze any stitching time in today, but I'm sure gonna try! Have a great weekend!


Friday, February 20, 2009

A Few From Last Year

'Ho Ho Ho' by Amy Brueken Designs 'Toasty'- a Mill Hill kit designed by Debbie Mumm

'Don't Get Your Tinsel in a Tangle' by Lizzie Kate-I added metallic blending filament to the word tinsel and to the packages but you can't see it so well in the picture.

'Cappucino' by Little House Needleworks

'Bethlehem' by Imaginating-stitched with GAST 'deep sea' on Picture This Plus linen 'mercedes' sparkly

'Chilly' by Stitchy Kitty, from the 'Snowman Trio' pattern

'Land That I Love' by Bent Creek

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day

Have a Heart freebie from Mary Engelbreit
(you can find it at under the 'free' tab)
Be True to Your Heart Pine Mountain pillow kit

Mercy, it's been a while! I've been stitching. Honestly, I just haven't wanted to blog. Let's just say that I was happy to say goodbye to 2008.
Today I'm showing a couple of recent finishes in honor of Valentines Day. The top project is much prettier in person, but me and my not so fancy photographing skills kept washing it out too much with the flash. lol The pillow kit was finished this morning. Very quick, and I *love* the fabrics used for 'framing' the stitching.
Hope it's a love-filled day for everybody!!