December 31, 2007

My Wish for all Stitchers

who happen by my Blog.. A Fantastic New Years Eve and the Stitchiest of New Years. May all your WIP become finished projects and your UFO's disappear!!!!

Happy New Year (a little early) Everyone!!

December 28, 2007

Year of Selfish Stitching 2008

At the Needle Nook we are starting our Year of Selfish Stitching on the First of January. There will be SALS and other things to keep us all going. I have spent so much of the last year stitching exchanges and realize that if I put that much time into my own stuff, I could accomplish great things, so here goes. BTW, I believe my year will take a couple of years, LOL..

Started want To finish:
1. Egypt Garden by Chatelaine (1/3 completed)
2. The Kiss (Phantom) Mirabilia (started)
3. The Heir - Pangaea (started)
4. Tanya Meehan Halloween Gameboard

Want to Start, not necessarily finish this year:
1. Circe - Passione Ricamo
2. Galatea - Passione Ricamo
3. Little Snap Dragon - Kustom Krafts
4. More Precious than Gold - Not sure
5. Enchanted Fairy - PR
6. Lady of the Snow - PR
7. Dragon Heart - Black Swan
8. Polyanna Lamplighters Summertime Garden
9. Mirabilia South Seas Mermaid
10. HAED New Day

Want to start and Finish:
1. Sleepy Hollow
2. JN 4 small seasons
3. JN Bluebird Box
4. Twisted Oaks Etui Pyramid
5. TW Needlebook

Started over the years-Would like to get some stitches into
1. Lucien - Black Swan
2. SanMan blackwork
3. Restart Fairy Moon (1/2 done, met with disaster)
4. Merlin Wizard
5. Baby Goyles (Janlynn)
6. AMAP Victoria Sampler
7. Personalized Quaker Samper-Martina Dey
8. Spring Valley from Purple Heart

A Christmas Ornie I received

from my dear friend Amy. Isn't it lovely, I love the design. Thank you so much Amy!

December 27, 2007

Some Recent Finishes

Here are my Fair and Square pieces. I put the wrong date on one of them, but it will be returned for correction, :).....
to Neila, San Man Originals Happy Winter (she is a fan of Sanman Originals)...

to Jill, Quaker Hedgehog (she likes hedgehogs) by Workbasket, stitched with Needle Necessities (she likes purples and Greens)

This is the pincushion I stitched for my sister Vicki for Christmas. He is Voodoo boy by Haberdashery Designs. I made him a little less scary and she loves him.. I used Silkweaver 32ct Belfast Solo to stitch him on. You can't tell completely from the picture but it is blue and purple.

December 21, 2007

NN Ornament Exchange

I am so lucky I got this absolutely wonderful ornament pocket from Robin today. It was the brightest spot in my day and so lovely. It is Dragon Dreams and I had wanted to make it for my tree and now I don't have to, and it is made so much better than I would have. Thank you so much Robin. She also sent a Christmas Lights flashing necklace which I wore around the daycare this afternoon, the kids loved it and she also sent the cutest snowman ornie with my name on it, 2 wonderful smelling vanilla tealights and lots of candy (which we all know I really need,LOL)...

Thanks so much again Robin, now take a look at this beauty..

SBEBB Bourse Exchange

This is the lovely package I received from Dawn. Isn't the bourse too cute!!! I love it and all the goodies that came with it. I am wearing the socks in the daycare today for the little ones to see..
the picture below is of the bourse I sent Amy. She received it yesterday....The design is taken from a AMAP Quaker project. It is stitched in Peoria Purple from WDW.

December 20, 2007

Needle Nook Secret Santa

I made this scissor pocket for my SS partner Amy on the Needle Nook BB. It is the Alyssum Scissor pocket stitched in CC Belle Soie Cranberry on 36ct Antique white linen..

NN Ornament to Robin and F&S Received

This is the ornament I made for Robin in our exchange. It is a trilogy design, but I forget the name of it right now. I sent it so that it would be there when she got home for Christmas!!

And here is the package I received from Jill F. in the 4th Round of Fair and Square (I had two names)..What a Surprise and so pretty..I love everythiing. Thank you Jill.

December 16, 2007

Stitching and F&S received

I really have been stitching I just can't show them all off yet. I can show a few though.

Here is my Great Grandmother Christmas gift for my mom, well at least part. I want her to pick out the charms and frames for the design after Christmas. She has 6 Great Grandchildren and I have mini frames for pictures of each of them..

Then I finished this rooster fob for Vicki to go with the rooster scissors I got her. She is starting a scissor collection which I hope to help her fill out this Christmas.

Then I made this design for a friend of my Mom's. This will be Cara's gift, when it is finally framed this week.

I also received my Fair and Square from Neila. It is a Bent Creek I believe, Isn't it cute! I absolutely love them!!! Thanks so much Neila!!! You did a beautiful job stitching these!!

December 5, 2007

SBEBB Ornament Exchange from Karin

This is the lovely bell ornament I got from Karin. It is a very pretty shade of Christmas Green. She also sent a very cute snowman stitch kit and a lovely card. Thanks so much for brightening my mailbox and my tree.

December 4, 2007

SBEBB Christmas Ornament for Judith

Judith received my package today, so I guess it is okay to post now:)...The design is from a magazine but I feel in love with it, it was just too happy. I believe the designer is Sweet Pea..The back design comes from another CS magazine and for the life of me I can't think which one right now, LOL.

December 3, 2007

Happy Mail Day

I received a couple of fun things in the mail today. First I got my SBEBB Rabbit's Big Day exchange from Andrea. It is the cutest bunny flatfold. It is the first flatfold I have ever received, I have never tried to make one. It is beautifully stitched and finished. And I used to have a spotted rabbit as a pet when I was a teen (many, many years ago). And she sent a wonderful chart from my wishlist with the fibers. Andrea you were so very generous. Thank you so very much..I can't thank you enough, it made my day!!

Then I also got the cutest hand made card as some floss in the mail. I don't know who exactly it is from, but I love it. Whomever you are, I thank you so much. It is always so much fun to receive surprises in the mail!!

As far as my stitching goes, I finished my ornament for the NN exchange and started on the Greatgrandma design for my mom for Christmas. I am using the Hinzeit Grandmother and changing it to work. I am getting pictures of her great grandchildren for my sisters and brothers and then I bought very tiny charm frames to put on the design. It is looking pretty right now (although I only have 3 letters done, LOL)..

This week I need to make a few Christmas Gifts and work on my bourse for SBEBB..

December 1, 2007

SBEBB Rabbit's Big Day for Marika

Here is the needlebook/scissorkeep I made for Marika out of the Twisted Oaks Pyramid Etui and a saying in the Antique Sampler Magazine. She received it today, so I can now post it!!
It is stitched with Dinky Dye silks and on 36ct antique white linen..