Thursday, October 31, 2013

On Pins and Pumpkins

Happy Halloween!!

I finished this the other day and totally forgot to post it

On Pins and Pumpkins by Country Stitches~With Thy Needle and Thread

The picture below is a partial part of my Halloween wall in my sewing room and yes it's there all year long

Have a happy and safe Halloween night

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Inspire Me Retreat

Good evening!
I'll let most of the pictures do the talking

Three long tables, plum full of stitchy goodness

Cathy's set up for buying stash

There was 35 smalls for exchange

After being opened...fabulous wonderful things, I wanted them all, lol

Diane and me with her exchange,BBD pillow. I also picked hers last year, out of all of them. I must like her package wrapping. FYI-that is the Diane that had the BBD shaker box finish on the last post

This is Annette with my exchange, Prairie Schooler flat fold easel

My stash and the box we received from Cathy
We also got these needle keepers from a fellow stitcher, who painted them for Cathy to us, sorry! I regret I forget her name, very talented lady

This was our project to complete during the retreat
I completed mine, although I didn't stitch Needles on the gauze that was included

Anna and I started another project to complete by next years retreat, Jardin Prive
Old Glory by Rosewood Manor, which we both completed with little time to spare before this retreat
Looking at it now, I'm very proud I stitched so much, with all the laughing we did
If I recall, I frogged once

Here's the whole gang taken before or after our prime rib dinner, yummy!!

Do you see any familiar faces??
Notice Cathy posing in the front, just like a cheerleader
She should be proud, she did an awesome job putting it all together
Everyone really enjoyed themselves
We can't wait for next year

Cathy...Thanks for a super fun Shipshewana weekend

Sweet Dreams!!!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Shipshewana morning

I couldn't wait to post this
Look at this finish...
It's absolutely beautiful

Midnight Ride by Blackbird Designs with the 6" Lone Elm Lane shaker box.
Diane(no blog) finished it and put it together, so I would cave in and buy the box, which I of course I did :)
I bought the aged pewter color

While I'm posting this, here's a snap of the Inspired Needle retreat scene this beautiful Sunday morning

Brunch will be served soon, before we say our farewells

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Witches Hollow

Happy Hump Day!!!
I finally finished Witches Hollow by The Primitive Needle
I started it April 2011, yes! it's been that long

Stitched on WDW 40ct beige linen w/WDW threads
Here's some more scary stitching

Thine is the Trick and the Treat by Prairie Moon
I'm stitching on Eek linen with Belle Soie, old crow
I'm getting ready for the Inspired Needle retreat in Shipshewana this weekend, woohoo!!! Going to have lots of stitching fun
Stay tuned for an update
Happy Stitching!!!
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Monday, October 7, 2013

It's been framed

Good evening!!
These are the two I framed yesterday

Another block bites the dust on Houses of Hawk Run Hollow
One more to go

Good night!!!!
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Saturday, October 5, 2013

I love shopping

Happy gloomy Saturday!!!

Yesterday I took a ride up to Anna's part of the woods in Wisconsin... to shop
We went to Lynn's of Madison and Country Sampler in Spring Green. This is my purchase
32ct jobelan white for the Jardin bee pincushion, old crow Belle Soie
Two frames one for Garden of Eerie and the green one for Dashing Thru the Snow by BOAF

I'll just let the pictures do the talking

I just love when things are kitted, NOT!!!!!!
At Country Sampler you see the model, then you see it's all kitted up, darn it!!!!
It's so hard to resist

We also stopped at a couple resale stores, I picked up these frames and the box for as little as 6.00, great deal
The gold frame will definitely have to be painted black, I'm sure of it

I feel like I'm missing something, hmmmmm

Now with this yucky rainy weekend, should I frame or stitch? That is the question

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Two finished products for two friends


First up is the Adams Original pillow cover, I picked up from some stuff Lois brought to give away at a stitch in at Anna's. I stitched a design from Homespun Elegance added the America and inserted a pillow form to give back to Lois.

Second is another Homespun Elegance Design, the Necessaire. With a big A for Anna
The scissors included, I couldn't give it away empty, and we all love new scissors, right? Or is that just me? Lol

I also finished two isty bitsy FOB kits, I acquired at the round robin in St. Charles, Mo.,

The top one with the strawberry is from Barbara Jackson,
The bottom one is from Karen Kluba from Rosewood Manor

Happy finishing!!!

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Witchy flatfold


Design by The Primitive Needle
Finished as a flatfold

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