Saturday, March 28, 2015

Humbug Owl

My first finish of a humbug, it turned out ok

I'm using this as my march ornament challenge with Anna

Humbug Owl by Keslyn's
Celebration of Needlework
Round Robin 2914
St. Charles, Mo.

Good day!!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Ding! Dong! The witch is dead

Happy Spring to everyone,

I finished Wicked Witch by La~D~Da

I then attempted to make it old and dingy looking, going for a very primitive look

I am going to add some old buttons versus the little motifs in the bare spots
I pretty sure the linen was Havanna, I stitched the black with silk and the orange and purple in DMC. It sure looks different then the chart model

I use the Instant Antique, I have lots of stitchers tell me when you use it, it leaves little dots, they didn't like it. Here's a HINT..... Wet the linen with water, then spray on the desired amount, I then ironed it, till I get the effect I want, ta~da!!!!!!

Me thinks... this will be made into a bell pull

Happy Stitching!!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Cool WhIP'S

Hello fellow stitchers,

I thought I would take some time today to snap, crackle and pop some current WIP'S
This is no where near half of them, just current, as within the last month

Red Deer Sampler by Gigi

Summer Quakers by Rosewood Manor, it's coming along better then I thought it would

Hare by La D Da

Quaker Gone Spooky by Michelle Ink

Book of Spells by Goode Huswife, a new start

Humbug Owl by Keslyn's, this ones taking longer then expected

Last Stitch Cemetery by Hinzeit, this is the next start, I need to get stitching it so I can make use of the frame

And here is a small pile, I picked off my work table, just to show what I want to start

I'm very proud of myself, to this day, I haven't bought any market pieces, but I can feel me cracking so next post might be a snap of new stash. I don't know if that's anything to be proud of??!! Lol

Happy Stitching!!!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Quaker Pin Round

Happy Friday Finish!!

My first ever finished mini drum

This is a kit I received from Dames of the Needle at the 2013 Celebrations @ St Charles, round robin

I finally built up the courage to stitch and finish a drum, now to tackle one of Stacy Nash drums

Have a super duper weekend!!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Happy Hearts

Happy Stitchy Saturday!!

All Done....

Happy Hearts by Birds of a Feather
Stitched on 36ct Meadow Lark linen w/WDW threads

Here are the rest of my patriotic strawberries

Have a great Funday Sunday

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Liberty Inn

Good afternoon!

I finished a Inspired Summer Seminar project with Paulette Stewart from Plum Street Samplers last June

Stitched on 36ct vintage maple sugar linen w/GA threads
If your interested in the pattern it will be available in June, I believe.
Notice my strawberries, the material and instructions were also in our kit

Ohhhhhhh! Here is a closer shot of the wool strawberries, I love the stick pins used as the design. I still have to stitch motifs on linen to make another one

I better get a Stitchin' if I want a basket full for summer

Monday, February 2, 2015


Groundhog Day!!

I stitched this little guy up yesterday and finished into a wee little pillow, while staying in from the snowstorm

A freebie by Bent Creek, stitched on 40ct maritime with DMC, the background is the backing fabric I used. I didn't like it, it frays too much

We had 12" of snowfall with lots of drifting
Here's what it looks like out my back window

Oh, the groundhog did see his shadow this morning

Stay warm and safe this day

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Watch out! Anna, I'm winning this one

Happy Thursday!

I thought I would share some things I'm working on

Happy Hearts

Red Deer Sampler

Here's the story behind my title

I finished a bunny ornament for the month of January
Anna ( and I are doing a ornament a month of any holiday. The person who doesn't complete an ornament each month has to stitch the other one an ornament, ha I'm sure I won't win. I never win any of our competitions. But..... I love to get stitchy things done by others, so I will win this one, watch out Anna you better prepare to start me a ornament, lol

Here are three of the nine to be stitched.

The designers of these adorable Bunnies is Prairie Schooler, book#178

Back to regular scheduled stitching