July 30, 2007

Weekend Stitching

My weekend went pretty well on stitching. I have my RR to get prepped and ready to go and a mailart piece I am entering in a competition (it is my first one, I always go the most difficult routes, LOL)..

My RR is based on Ancient Egypt tomb walls or papyrus. It is a country RR, In which each person tries to do a RR based on a country or region. I took a piece from a cross stitch book on Ancient Egypt and put two parts of a larger chart together. Here is what it will look like..

This is what I have gotten done so far. I am going to stitch the center and then have the others work on the figures.....It is stitched on 28ct antique white lugana
Here is my mailart piece started. I am using a Blackbird design for the pieced stitched on it. I am stitching on 40ct Linen with Weeks Dye Works..

July 27, 2007

SBEBB Little Critters from Nicki

I received my first exchange from SBEBB and it was soooo pretty. I am very excited, not only did I receive an absolutely adorable beautifully stitch pillow (with my favorite dragonfly button on it), but I also received 2 pkgs of beautiful fabric, some dinky dyes and a very pretty chart. Nicki really outdid herself and I love the ribbon on the pillow that says made with love by Nicki..

Thank you so much Nicki I love the entire exchange so much!!!

July 26, 2007

FG Pinkeep Exchange for Sharon

This is the pinkeep I made for th FGBB exchange for Sharon. It is a free design, but I am getting senile and at this point I can't remember the designer. It is stitched in a Varigated Anchor, reds on a 28ct linen.. She received it yesterday


July 25, 2007

Another First - A needleRoll

I made this one for Carol S at FGBB. I am really excited about needlerolls now. This is the first way I've seen one like this made (not that other's hadn't but I had not seen it). It was much easier for me and made it seem more finished...I know I probably shouldn't try out my firsts on other people, but I figured I had enough time if it didn't come out good I could try another one, LOL.. here it is. It is from Full Circle Designs Mini Moonshadow "A Childs Path" I did add more stuffing to the roll after I took this picture so it is puffier in person, LOL. And the end fabric is not that bright but more subdued and matches the design better, LOL..

My First Bourse

I made this bourse for an Exchange on SBEBB. It was a Freebie from Papillion Creations...It is a peacock and I decided to try out the bourse finishing. It was much easier than I thought, and I was really happy with it. I sent it to Barbara and she says she really likes it...I'm happy..

Stitching at this point

is Tanya's RR. This is what I received.. Very pretty.

I am adding a bunglow at the top middle. I hope to have it finished in the next couple days!! I have another RR to get ready to go!!

I am excited as I got my new partner for the Fair and Square, so I am ready to stitch, now to find the perfect design :)...

July 22, 2007

Good Weekend

Even though we were reading Harry Potter all weekend, I managed to get two finishes done inbetween my turns to read outloud. I finished a needleroll and a pinkeep for FGBB. It is my first needleroll, I think it turned out rather nicely for my first one!! When my partners receive them I will post pictures here. I am working on a RR for the Needle Nook, it is Tanya's. Her's is a neighborhood and I am doing a cozy cottage on it :)...

Well hopefully I will have a few things I can post pictures of in the next month more frequently. No quite as many exchanges all in a row....

July 21, 2007

A Pinkeep

I made for Amy, my mentor in exchanges, LOL. I keep telling her it is all her fault I joined so many exchanges, LOL. She finally got it today, even though I sent it early in the week, I was beginning to worry it had gotten lost.
I picked the pansies for the back fabric because she really likes them..

July 18, 2007

SBEBB Li'L Critters Exchange

Here is the Pinkeep I made for Svenja. She chose butterflies as her little critter. I stitched Lavender Wings "Lilacs" on 32ct ivory linen. I then made it into a pinkeep and placed butterfly fabric on the back.

I added in some butterfly fabric, stitckers, and some handdyed fibers to the package. This is only the third pinkeep I have made but I really like this one the best.

July 16, 2007

Weekend Finishing

I finished my first Bourse. It wasn't too bad to make except my sewing maching was acting up, but I think it turned out nice. I hope my partner likes it. I also finished a pinkeep. I can't show either here yet, but hopefully some of my things will arrive to partners this week and I will be able to post them. I have another exchange I want to get stitched this week and then I want to work on my June and July blackwork which I am behind on!! I have a RR to stitch too., LOL..Guess I'll be busy!!

July 12, 2007

Finished a

gift for a friend, at least the stitching part, but once again I can't show it here. As soon as I get it to her I will post a picture, should have quite a few pictures to post at the end of the month. I hate not being able to post pictures, LOL.. I am working on a needle roll design I hope to finish by the weekend. It is coming out very dainty and pretty. I need to go to Hancocks and find a pretty tan or brown fabric to go with it!!! I will make it, a pinkeep and a bourse (I hope) this weekend. I never try to do things halfway anymore. I also have goals that overshoot my time. Wish I could find a way to stitch, change diapers and feed babies all at the same time, LOL..

July 10, 2007


Well we finally found my blackwork. I swear I looked in that drawer 4 times and couldn't find it, then Vicki opens up the drawer and finds it right away.. I guess it just took a different pair of eyes. Here is where I am with it right now..

I need to finish June and catch up July :(. I got behind on this one. The good news is I completely finished the pinkeep for SBEBB Little Critters Exchange and will be ready to mail it out this weekend!!!!! I am pretty happy with the way it turned out..I am working on a little gift for a friend right now and hope to mail it out by the weekend or at least by Monday, along with finishing up the Freebie design exchange piece!!!

July 8, 2007

Bookmark Exchange

from Robin's Nest. Finally I got a picture taken of the bookmark Ish sent me. It is really unique and very bright and pretty, I think I will actually use it as more of an ornament than as a bookmark (I would hate for it to get squished).Thank you again Ish.

I am working on Pin Keeps today. Hopefully sometime I can show off all the stitching I have been doing. That is the problem with stitching exchanges, LOL, you have to wait to post them..

July 5, 2007

Lots of Stitching

Going on, just no pictures, since most of it is still for exchanges. i've completely finished stitching the Lil Critters and Freebies exchanges, beads and all now. I am about 1/3 of the way through the needle roll exchange. I hope to do the finishing this weekend!!! I hope to also get the pinkeep one done this weekend too. Then I will be able to do some other stitching. I am wanting to try a mail art and a bourse. I have some finished pieces and thought I might turn one into the bourse. Amy very nicely pointed me in the direction of instructions...I am going to make a trip to Hancock fabbys this weekend to get some finishing supplies :)

More later!!