Sunday, March 27, 2011

Vera accessories

Hello! stitching peeps I went to the Vera Bradley store again on Friday and picked up these... Matching Clip Zip ID to hold my stash money and the Kiss and Make Up to hold my scissors, needles, threads and whatever else Now comes the fun part... Since I haven't had a give-away lately I am giving the one below to one of my lucky readers, new and old The pattern is Piroutte Would you like to win it??? Two things I ask Become a follower if you haven't already and leave comment on this post only Good Luck!!!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sarah's ABC Pincushion & a freebie finish

Happy Hump Day!!!

Sarah's ABC pincushion

from the Thank You, Sarah Tobias booklet by Blackbird Designs

stitched w/ #62 Autumn Twilight Silk by Thread Gatherer

the material in the background is used for the backing

filled with walnut shells

Next up is a freebie

design by Lizzie Kate,
Can be found here

This is my library haul.
I'm on vacation this week, my intentions are good, really!

Happy Crafting!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Vera Happiness

Happy Monday!

From this...

To this...

I stopped by the Aurora Outlet Mall before stitching with the ladies yesterday. The Vera Bradley store was heaven.
I took my camera, but when I took it out to take photo's, the battery was DEAD.

I found lots and lots of beautiful things and decided on the Villager Purple Punch, it was 72.00, the outlet price was 45.00.

I plan on going back at the end of the week to take Kellie shopping and to pick up a matching accessory.

Thank You for all the suggestion's on Vera bags in comment and all the emails I received

"Stitchers are the best"

I am a happy stitcher ;0

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Peace Inside

Happy Sunny Saturday from N. Illinois

Peace Inside by Midsummer Night Designs

stitching on 36ct PTP Truffle w/ GA threads

I am planning on going to The Inspired_Needle tomorrow (Sunday) to stitch with the gals again.

Then on the 2nd there is a Welcome_Stitchery GTG, so if you can make it, let me know and I will look for you.


Edited to add:

Where is the best place to get a Vera Bradley for my WIP's??

And are they called totes for sewing stash or are they something else??

Going to these GTG's a girl needs something pretty to put her WIP's

Thanks in advance for your help

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I finished Holiest Of Nights

by Homespun Elegance
stitched on 36ct light exampler w/ WDW, CC and DMC
If you noticed I change the flower color to a rose shadeDMC 3726, I didn't think I had enough Weeks dolphin
Since Vonna was so kindly to RAK me this chart, now it's my turn.
I picked LISA, so if you haven't already added this to your stash, please email me your address

I framed Thirteen Owls with a 4.99 frame, I found at Michael"s

These are so yummy...

Chocolate Turnovers, the recipe can be found here

Sorry the next photo's are washed out,
but look at this silly squirell with a stale and very hard french bagette, it was just as big as her

and then she got it up in the tree,

Off to start a new design

I will leave you with a fairly new blogger DAWN

Happy Stitching!!!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday Finish

Happy Friday!!!!
I finished stitching Thirteen Owls this morning

Thirteen Owls by Plum Street Samplers
stitched on 40ct Purely Primitive linen w/ Crescent Color floss

I found this next one at a second hand store and knew she was going home with me.
I took it out of the dingy frame. I'm not sure what I will do with it,
any ideas??

It's looks old, but it's not stitched on Aida, evenweave, I think
If you look closely, you might be able to tell the stitches go different ways with each colored thread, never seen that done before. Despite that I think it is a neat little piece.

Next up is a couple of charts that Cathy from sent to me this week, after she got the order shipped in from France
Sampler aux Bouquets I and II by Jardin Prive

I plan to stitch all three parts together. It will look like this...

The third part is not out yet
Now to find a linen to stitch it on, then I can get started, the faster the better :)
Thanks so much for all the comments on my last post, they are much appreciated
Happy Stitching!!!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Gathering Basket

This is one of my favorite smalls finish
I can't believe I started this Sunday night and here it is 4 days later
Gathering Basket by Blackbird Designs
30ct Espresso w/ CC threads
filled with walnut litter just over 2 cups

This next pic shows what I used for the backing fabric

I will leave you with a pic of my 6 month grandson Dalton, taken yesterday

Happy Stitching!!!!!

P.S. There is going to be a outting to Welcome Stitchery in Crystal Lake, IL. on April 2nd then around the corner to McCool's Pub for lunch. Hope to see ya there

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sad day

I was deeply saddened to hear the tragic loss of Lori from
She will be greatly missed by the stitching community. She was one of my favorite designers.
My Prayers and Thoughts go out to her family
On a better note...
I was invited to spend a day of stitching on Sunday at the with blogging friend Laura. She is such a sweetie and all the ladies gave me a warm welcome. It was my very first time that I ever stitched with anyone and it won't be my last time, it was so fun and inspiring, I really can't explain it!
I met some stitchers that are bloggers too Karin, Teresa, and Patti.
This is Linda that just got back her framed piece by Chessie and Me, Mighty Oaks Sampler
Beautiful stitching!!!

That's the only picture I have to share. I didn't want to take a photo of someone who didn't want it posted on a blog. I don't plan on getting stuck with needles my next stitching visit, lol

I did some stashing too

Sunday night after I got home I started on BBD Gathering Basket with 30ct Espresso

I finished stitching block 4 of Houses of HRH

And here is my new cherished book, I can keep going back and finding something different each time I look at it.

Happy Stitching!!!!