Thursday, February 20, 2014

A trip to Stitchville....

Made a quick trip to my LNS today before the snow started to see all the new market goodies.

Here is what I ended up with.  I am really trying to keep my purchases to a minimum since I have a lifetime of stash already!!!!

Look at that cute little wooden scissors fob.

Snow started here about 2 PM and it is coming down!!!
Looks like we will be digging out tomorrow:(

Here's what it looks like right now.  Not much snow on my car as I was out driving in the snow and got home after it started. 
Weatherman predicting 7 to 9 inches by tomorrow. 

Have a great night.  

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Some finishes

It has been awhile since my last post.  My laptop has been at the doctors and I just bought a new Samsung Galaxy Note and since I am learning how to use the note and don't have my laptop I haven't posted for sometime.

Now with that being said let's move on to some of the finishing I did yesterday. 

First up is a Ladies Prim Society kit from Threadwork Primitives called Victory Garden pinkeep.
I finished the stitching back in December. 

Stitched on 30 count Prim Green and Old Mill Java with overdyes provided in the kit.
Started 12-23-2013
Finished 12-26-2013

This needle roll is from the Prim Sisters club. 
This piece is from The Pinkeep Design called A Friend Loves.
It was stitched on 32 count raw linen with DMC thread.
Started 12-26-2013
Finished 12-29-2013

Here is the latest Ladies Prim Society kit.  It arrived here last week.
This kit is by Threadwork Primitives called Growing Love Stitchers wallet.
Stitched on 32 count Winter Brew with overdyes provided in the kit.
Started 2-14-2014
Finished 2-17-2014

Here is a look at the inside.
Now I took these pictures with my tablet and haven't learned how to edit the pictures so this one is on it's side!!

Well there's a quick update on some of the things I have been up to.  I have also been busy with some quilting.  Hopefully I will post about that later.

Hope everyone is having a great week.  Weather here yesterday was great--a balmy 40 degrees more of the same today but not the same story tomorrow. 
Is it spring yet?????

Monday, January 13, 2014


A fully finished project for 2014.

With Thy Needle and Thread--Needleworker's Sampler.
This was my new start for 2014.  I am so excited to have it finished.
I really like this piece, now just need to find the perfect place for it.

This piece is a Ladies Prim Society kit from Blackbird Designs called Bittersweet September.
It was kitted as a pillow but I decided to frame it.  I stitched this piece with my maternal grandmother in mind.  So it is dated the year she was born--1911 and I did her initials in the reddish color--the E and the M.

Then I have a couple of ornies that I finished for the 2013 year. 
 Blackbird Designs ornament Peace from JCS 2013 Magazine.

The last two sleds I had stitched. 
From Foxwood Crossings.

 Little House Needleworks 2013 Freebie called Seven Pines.
Stitched on 32 count Willow Green with DMC thread.
Started on 12-10-2013
Finished 12-11-2013

Little House Needleworks--Happy Hearts Freebie from 2012.
Stitched on 32 count Cameo Rose with DMC threads.
Homespun Elegance--Your State Holiday Home stitched on 
32 count Willow Green with DMC threads.

Since I decided a few years ago to try to stitch an ornament for each of my six children and as of now my five grandchildren I started to stitch my 2014 ornaments.  So the two LHN ornies are for my
two granddaughters.  And the Homespun Elegance one is for my daughter and son-in-law who
live in TN.  So three out of eleven done!!  Really I will have 12 to do since child #4 is going to
have a baby in March.  Which leads to me having to stitch another birth sampler and Christmas stocking since I also started that tradition.
Oh I also have three more Christmas stockings to stitch, one for a daughter and two for my

I should have thought about this tradition a bit more:)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Needleworker's Sampler finish, thirty years ago today and seven years ago today...

Just finished my Needleworker's Sampler by With Thy Needle and Threads
Stitched on 40 count linen coffee dyed by me.
I stitched this with DMC thread instead of the Weeks Dyes Work and
Valdani threads which it called for.  I am very happy with the end result.
Started on 1-1-2014
Finished on 1-9-2014

 On a non stitching note, thirty years ago today I gave birth to child number 3--son number 1.
This is a picture of our son Kyle and his wife MacKenzie on New Year's Day.
Happy Birthday Kyle.
Also on this day seven years ago I became a grandma for the first time when 
this guy was born.
Happy Birthday Jacob.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Needleworker's Sampler update.....

Here is my progress so far.
Today will be day seven on stitching this sampler. 
It is coming along quite well.  
I am stitching this piece with DMC threads that I
tried to match to the weeks and valdani threads 
which the patterned called for.  
I am happy with my choices and can't wait to finish.
I already have a frame ordered for this piece--JoAnn's
had a 50% off plus another $20 coupon:)

Hope everyone is staying warm.  I think we will make it above zero today.
Well off to the gym!!!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

First Finish and First Start of 2014

Happy New Year!!!  

Just finished this piece for my oldest daughter.

 Lizzie Kate-Inspiration Boxer-Faith is being sure.
Stitched on 30 count natural linen with DMC threads.
Started 12-29-2014
Finished 1-2-2014
Here is my first start of the year.  With Thy Needle and Thread--Needleworkers Sampler.
I was quite excited to start this piece.  I think I am going to try to stay on task and finish this
as quick as I can.  

Monday, December 9, 2013

I Have been busy....

I have been stitching and finishing since my last post.
I should have done some posting but I have just been to busy.
First up is my Ladies Prim Society kit I received a week or so ago.

Threadwork Primitives--Holiday Patchwork kit. 
Stitched on 32 count R & R Winter Brew linen with overdyes provided in the kit.
I finished it a bit different from the kit.  They used another piece of linen for the back
of the bag.  I decided to line it and used fabric for the back.  I backed it with the fabric that
the bag is laying on.
Started 12-4-2013
Finished 12-8-2013

Here it is hanging on the back of the door.
I will have to say I like the way it turned out.

This is a new Homespun Elegance design--Your State Holiday Home.
I stitched this on 32 count Willow Green and used DMC threads.
Started 11-25-2013
Finished 11-27-2013

 Here is a Foxwood Crossing sled I stitched awhile back for our Christmas tree this year.

I stitched these Foxwood Crossing sleds for our grandkids.  
The top three are for our grandsons and the bottom two for our 

Then I have done some sewing too.  My son-in-law made this bed for the oldest granddaughter's
new doll.  
So I made the mattress and a sheet for it.  I think it turned out pretty good.

Of course then I needed to make a blanket for the bed.
Next up is a quilt.  
I have a lot to get done before Christmas!!!!

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.