Monday, January 25, 2010

A Valentine finish and a little stash

Happy Monday!

The snow is falling ever so softly here.
This is my ort jar for a year


Snoopy, our house cat

See what I filled the little pillow with?! some orts


This is a freebie from http://www.thestitcherhood.com/


This is how I finished the back...


I'm giving it to Kellie for the special day and hope she cherishes it forever and ever.

My hubby twisted my arm and made me go to http://inspiredneedle.com/ on Saturday. He wanted to spend his gift cards from Christmas and this was the last weekend for the boat show at Bass Pro Shop in Bolingbrook. This is what I bought..

"Me & You Sampler by MidSummer Night Designs with 32ct sand "Hootzi Humbug by Just Nan w/owl charm and 28ct desert sand
"Sweetheart Sampler" by Blackbird Designs
Kajsa brought it to my attention for the BBD Wednesday SAL, but I didn't have it, so now I do, for next year.

Speaking of BBD SAL. Kajsa and Suzanne are wanting me to stitch this

with them on Mondays. Can I do it with all my WIP's??!! I'm gonna try.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I enjoy all the comments and emails.

Everyone that took the charts Thank You! I have heard from a few of you that you received them. If you haven't gotten yours yet... they are or will be on their way soon. That was a job sorting and mailing them all out, but I am so glad to share them and they are all gone.

Ta Ta for now....

32 comments:

Berit said...

This all looks so good! Nice stash, too. I had seen that you were giving some things away, and looked through, but didn't see anything I felt I'd get around to stitching within the year (My plate is already over-filled!!), so I figured I wouldn't ask and would let people who really needed/or really wanted make the request. I've been thinking for a while that I'd like to give away charts as I finish them--now I just have to get around to finishing some things!!

clob said...

ohhhh your cat is so beautiful !!!!
and very interrest by the stitch i think !
all the patterns your have find are so cute !
i love the BBD one
sorry for my poor english

Annie said...

What a sweet kitty. Knows a sweet piece of stitching too!

Have fun with those beautiful new charts!

Carol said...

What a great way to use up your left-over threads, Ranae--I never would have thought of that. Love the little Valentine's Day piece :)

Have fun deciding which new chart to stitch next--they are all so pretty!

Kim B said...

Love that sweet little finish Ranae! And that stash...oh my goodness what a fantastic haul you have there!!!

Melissa said...

YGG with all that new stash! That's a great idea to give away the charts the way you did. I should organize myself to do that too.

Love the little pillow you did and stuffing it with the thread ends - very clever. You've given me a good idea.

AFwife99 said...

A very nice finish. I like your calico kitty- makes me miss mine. The stash acquisitions look like fun too.

staci said...

That is a terrific use for orts! Of course, I just throw mine away~~and I don't even bother with a jar :) Love the pics of your kitty.

Looks like you got some wonderful new stash, happy stitching!

Deb said...

Gosh Ranae, I wish that my husband would twist my arm to go to the LNS and spend money! LOL

Love your pillow and the fact that you filled it with ORTS. What a great idea! Hope you have fun will all your new stash!

Hazel said...

Beautiful new stash! x

Brenda said...

What a great way to use your orts. I'm sure your daughter will love it.

Nice Stash! I'm going to have to make a trip to the Inspired Needle, I've heard great things about it.

BrendaS

Blu said...

Enjoy your new stash!
That finish is very cute.

Nancy said...

A very sweet Valentine stitch! Enjoy your new stash.

Your kitty is gorgeous!

Myra said...

Cute Valentine pillow and it looks like you got some nice stash. I have the Humbug pattern too - just have to find time to make it.

Marita said...

I love your stitching finish it looks fantastic.

I tried keeping an ort jar but it only lasted a couple of days before my girls emptied it out. Since then I just put my scraps straight into the rubbish bin.

Margaret said...

What a great little pillow -- and clever to fill it with last year's orts. :D I like your stash too -- nice that you got urged to go!

Mylene said...

Cute little pillow. I am nearly done stitching that freebie when i realise i miscounted one stitch on the word-love. quite some frogging to do so i put it aside!

Great stash, enjoy!

Kajsa said...

It's a good man you have there! Fun stash that you found, the Sweetheart sampler was really a joy to stitch up.

Of course you can do it! I sat down last Monday and got quite a bit in. Pictures are finally up on my blog.

Dee said...

What a sweet little pillow! You're all ready for the 14th!

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Very sweet finish! Love your new stash.

Shari said...

your valentine finish is great!!!! Love it! And, oh how fun to go stash shopping with FREE money!!!!!

Valerie said...

Love that you used orts to fill the Valentine pillow! Oh, and all that wonderful stash...I look forward to seeing what your next project will be!

mainely stitching said...

What a sweet finish! :D

Annette said...

What a lovely freebie...thanks.
Your DH took you to a stitch store to buy something ....... wow let him meet mine..hihi
Get new stash...

Christine said...

Lovely way to use up your orts, the little pillow is so sweet and your cat is gorgeous too

Julie said...

Nice new stash

Lovely little pillow, what a clever idea with the threads, kitty seems to like them too

Pumpkin said...

What a sweet finish Ranae :o) I've seen that one done up a lot.

Don't you just LOVE Sweetheart Sampler???? I have it in my stash but have yet to stitch it. Sigh!

Good luck with your new SAL.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Great idea to use orts for stuffing. I've stitched that piece, too, but not finished yet. Nice stash building - good hubby! Sure you can add another to your WIPs... that one is lovely!

Meari said...

Nice stashing! Congrats on your finish. I started stitching that one the other night.

Sally said...

What a sweet Valentine's finish. Love the idea of filling it with orts.

Nice new stash :)

Suzanne said...

Lovely little finish for Valentine's Day, it's a great idea to fill it with all those orts.

I love the charts you purchased, especially the BBD's one.

I do hope you have joined Kajsa and I with the Rites Of Spring SAL. I can't seem to put this one down.

Siobhan said...

Great new stash, Ranae! I love your little valentine finish, too. I saw on Lee/Lake Stitcher's blog that she stitched up something for her daughter for Valentine's Day, too, and I feel like a heel that I never even considered doing a stitched giftie for V Day for my girls. I'll have to remedy that. Thanks for the inspiration!