Friday, June 10, 2016

Red Deer Sampler

Happy Friday

I finally finished Red Deer Sampler by Gigi
A reproduction sampler from 1861-1866?

I stitched it on 36ct confederate grey linen with GA threads 
I believe I started it on January 1st 2015 with lots of other starts, WIPs and finishes 
in between stitching it 

Have a great weekend!!




Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Liberty

Happy Hump day!!

Wednesday WIP day finish

Liberty by Prairie Moon, sorry! It's a OOP

I filled it with sawdust. I let it sit by my sewing machine for a few days, soooo scared to sew it.
But it was easier then I thought and also come out better then I ever expected

I forgot to add a shop down the road from The Stitchery Nook that we visited a few weeks ago

 Ewe and Eye Woolens and Such in Osage, Iowa

Rug hooking, punch needle and wool appliqué patterns and supplies


The models were awesome 

It was so fascinating...like I need another hole in my head, awwww what's one more, lol
I did buy some wool for finishing and a Stacy Nash kitted design
That's all for today 

Thanks for visiting 
Ranae

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Retreat center

Happy May Day!!

Last weekend 7 of us stayed upstairs above The Stitchery Nook in Osage, Iowa. In a later post...when I was there I took pictures of the shop, there were others staying up there. Sherry showed us a little bit, but I didn't want to impose taking photos. 
Here's the upstairs, it sleeps up to 15, has four bathrooms, nice comfy chairs, well stocked kitchen with utensils,pans, and dishes, body soap and shampoo in the bathrooms, Ott lights, (table and floor) one with big magnifer. There is also a quilt shop and other shopping plus a fabulous restaurant like two doors down called Teluwat. 
We had a blast, I think we laughed more then anything. Thanks to Anna, Terry, Jackie, Lois, Julie and  Linda for a fabulous, recharging weekend
The kitchen is open to the right

The next photo is the big room, with only seven of us we stayed in the main room, 
We shared tables to stay close, ear reach of everyone and close to the food
Clearly everyone can have their own table, it is light and airy



It is newly remodeled, and a perfect place to stay. Liz and Sherry (owners of the upstairs and the shop)
are totally wonderful. We booked for next year already. 


I finally found Liberty at a shop in Elkader, Iowa, (pit stop on the way)
I kitted it up at The Stitchery Nook and even started it 


And still stitching on it

It's a cloudy lazy Sunday, time for a nap
Tata

Monday, April 11, 2016

Two sawdust pillows... finished

Happy Monday!!

I finished making two sawdust pillows last night. 
The material in the background is what I used for the backing, both like corduroy

Penny Harvest by Tree of Life Samplings 

Penny Pumpkin by Scarlett House
They are ready for my fall basket

I'm planning on going to the Welcome Stitchery in Crystal Lake this week for their sale.

I need to get linen for Lady of the Flag by Mirabilia
It's been recently popping up and for a very good price. I happen to find it in an old stash box, yay me! 

Have a great work week
Peace Out ✌️

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Penny Harvest

Good Morning,
 
I finished another WIP. I started this last October. I bought the pattern at Inspire Me Retreat and just now got it stitched. I'm thinking maybe a flatfold finish. I stitched it on cocoa linen, but the photo shows much lighter color. I love the colors in this. 
Penny Harvest by Jan @ Tree of Life Samplings. 
Thank you for putting out charts I just can't resist, lol 
Keep up the great work, Jan

Here's Penny America Jan also designed. I stitched this years ago, one of my favorites
It's trying to rain here this morning, I hope it's sunny where you live. I love rain, it gives me more time to stitch and less yard work, doh!!!!  
I've really been getting my WIP's done. I have been focusing on one at a time. I didn't realize I could finish them faster then skipping from one WIP to another, ok well I did but don't tell anyone, ha 
I've been good not to start anything, but it's killing me!!!!!

Make time to stitch today and everyday ✂️

Saturday, March 26, 2016

I'm a proud finisher

Good evening!!

I have to share my project bag I made this afternoon. I absolutely love it, and it was sew easy.
I watched Vonna from The Twisted Stitcher tutorials, so all of  her instructions gets the credits. 
Sorry! I can't get a hyperlink. 
It's not perfect, but I'm sure they will get better with each one I make.
This one measures 11 x 13, perfect for my stitchy projects

I'm off for some dinner, I'm so famished, but I worked hard, haha 
I think it took me about 1-1/2 hrs from fresh start to total finish. 

I wish everyone Easter Blessings!!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Two finishes, Two WIP's


Good morning!!

The first finish 
Book of Spells by Goode Huswife, sorry I can't remember the linen 


Next one is by The Scarlett House 
A Few Favorite Things 
Stitched on 40ct Aztec Red linen 
I'm going to TRY to finish into a pin keep later, hopefully I won't forget to add the buttons

I'm going to try to finish this one next, love the colors 
Penny Harvest by Tree of Life Samplings 

I found this one started when I was entering my Mary Garry's Sewing Cabin charts in my xstitch app
 A Present for Sewing Well
Sorry! It's kind of crumbled from stitching in hand
Stitching on 30ct cream linen band

Have an awesome stitchy weekend!!






Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Moonlit Garden

Hello!!

I finished Moonlit Garden
By Blackbird Designs 

Here's a couple WIPs 
Red Deer Sampler by Gigi

And...
Autumn on Lazy Bear Mountain by Kathy Barrick, loving this one a whole lot

That's it for now, I gotta save some for another day 
I'm pretty sure my next finish will be Book of Spells
Tata