December 26, 2008

BBD Mystery Sampler Part 2

I finished up (all but monogram or date, can't decide which) the second part of the BB 5 part mystery sampler. I really like the way this one looks..I hope to get to work on the 3rd part this weekend!

December 24, 2008

December 15, 2008

Weekend Stitching

I finished up my first strawberry emery last week, can't show it off though because it is for an exchange. I will show it off this next week I hope. Not perfect but not too bad either :)..
I also finished Ulla's RR for Witching for Stitching. I used Waxing Moon's Pumpkin and Bittersweet.
I also got started on part 2 of Blackbird Designs Mystery Sampler.

Well Everyone have a Great Day and get lots of holiday fun things done :)..

December 7, 2008

BBD Mystery Sampler Part 1 - done

YAYAYAY!! I got the first part finished this weekend.

Now today, I must meet with the consultants for my MM&I town and get ready to start that. I have a feeling I won't have the border done when everyone else starts but I will certainly try to be ready as possible :)...

Have a Beautiful Sunday!

December 3, 2008

More Mystery Sampler

This weekend I got more done on the Blackbird Design Mystery Sampler.. I managed to get the alphabet done, although all the letters are not in this picture, LOL..

November 30, 2008

Just Nan for Gaby

This is the pinkeep I made for Gaby for the MAW exchange. She wished for a Just Nan Pinkeeps so I made Winter in the Square into a pinkeep :)..

November 29, 2008

Some Thanksgiving stitching

I started Blackbird Designs 2008 Mystery Sampler on Thursday Evening. Here is where I am on Friday night. Didn't get to stitch as much as I would like, but hopefully will get more in this weekend. I am really enjoying stitching this design. I think I want to have a BBD always in my rotation next year.. :)..

November 25, 2008

Exchange to Amy

I was slow getting this to Amy but I did finally get it to her. It is stitched with Crescent Colours Belle Soie in Red fox, Expresso and Teddy Bear on 40 ct linen. The original designs was for a checkbook cover but I preferred it to be a needle book.

November 19, 2008

MAW from Gaby

I received the cutest Halloween pillow from Gaby. It is from the make a wish exchange. Gaby chose a German design so I would not have anything like it and I do not. I love the pillow and have put it in a place of honor on my stitching table.

November 18, 2008

F&S Round 10 received from Susan and a New project started

This is the very pretty Just Nan design I received from Susan P in the 10th round of Fair and Square. It is very pretty and the picture does not do it justice. Thank you so much Susan.

And of course since I didnt have enough WIPs already I thought I'd add a new one, this is Dragonflight by Enchanting Lair stitched on 32ct Frenzy Linen by Silkweaver.

November 17, 2008

Ackworth Exchanges finished

I finished the last two Ackworth Exchangers pieces this weekend. Now I have stitched on everyones.
This is Renee's
and this is Sandy's.

I've just about completed all my exchanges, hopefully by the end of the month I will be done and ready to work on my own stuff. The only other things I will have going are the Witching for Stitching RR and my ornie exchanges..

November 12, 2008

All Seasons Ornament to Sharon

Sharon received my ornament last week but I forgot to post it here. It is from Waxing Moon's Autumn Minis. I stitched it on 40ct Newcastle and used Mill hill beads around the edge and to make the hanger.

November 10, 2008

Rosewood Manor Inspiration

I haven't been able to post much lately because I have been stitching for Exchanges. I decided to stitch a little for myself this weekend. I started working on Rosewood Manor's Inspiration again. I am working on page 2 of 30, LOL. Someday it will get done. It is stitched on 32ct Silkweaver Tawny Sparkle Belfast Linen with DMC.

November 4, 2008

Although I rarely talk about anything but stitching here

today I have something nonstitching to say..


and have a Terrific Day!

November 3, 2008

November Goals

I want to get all caught up with exchanges this month, so my goals are:

1. Finish Amy's exchange for 4 of us exchange
2. Friendship book pages for Sandy and Renee (the last two)
3. MAW for Gaby (stitched needs finishing)
4. MAW for Carol (a new finish type)
5. F&S #10 for Susan
6.Vicki's Birthday box

Then I want to start on my MM&I town :)... I don't know if I will have a WS this month, since things got a little out of sync with someone leaving the exchange, but hopefully if I do, I will be able to get right to work on it too. :);..

November 1, 2008

Witching for Stitching Carol's RR

I finished my checker house for Carol and it is now on it's way to Hannah. It is a Blackbird Design with a few changes :).. I hope she likes it..

October 30, 2008

When the weather starts

turning colder, I start thinking about my stitching and if I accomplished what I wanted to this year. Well, as far as WIP, no I didn't but I sure stitched a ton of exchanges. I have thought about next year already and what I want to do. I think i definitely will be stitching much more for me, although, I will not leave the All Season Ornament exchange, F&S, Halloween RR and Hooked on Exchanging I am certainly cutting way back :)...I still need my exchange fix :).

I think 2009 is gonna be my fantasy stitching year. I want to finish my Phantom of the Opera (Mirabilia's the kiss) and work some of the many fantasy pieces I have including some HAEDs. So now I need to work on all my exchanges and RRs and get them done and try to be all caught up by end of year:

right now I have:
4 of Us exchange for Amy
F&S #10
Halloween RR (which will continue 5 or 6 more rounds)
MAW Gaby
MAW Carol
ASOE Thanksgiving Ornament
I don't have any friendship squares right now :(..

I have stitched the ornie (need to finish), Gaby's MAW is stitched (need to make pinkeep), Carols halloween RR is almost done (will mail on Saturday), and the stitching on Amy's is 2/3 done. that just leaves MAW and F&S 10 to go from scratch and I know what I am doing for both :)..Not to bad. I have a three day weekend this weekend so I hope to finish the ornie and Gaby's MAW this weekend and get a good close to finish on amy's exchange (sorry Amy it is late :(.... I need to start going through my WIP and see how many are fantasy and what I am aiming to set as my goals, :)..

October 28, 2008

F&S Thanksgiving to Janice

These are my Fair and Squares for Thanksgiving to Janice. I think she liked them. They are by Waxing Moon from the Autumn Mini's chart. I really liked the fall colors!

October 27, 2008

Gorgeous Thanksgiving Squares frome Janice

Aren't these the prettiest squares I received from the Fair and Square Exchange from Janice. I love them. Thank you so much Janice!!!

October 20, 2008

Replacement Stitching

I was on the list of replacement stitchers for F&S and Jen had not received her round 8 squares. She likes Bent Creek so I did these squares from the Autumn Snapperland set for her..The are stitched on 32ct Silkweaver Solo.

October 11, 2008

I received a couple wonderful Halloween Exchanges

My All Season Ornament exchange from Karen arrived and it is the wonderful "All Dressed up" blackbird from trix or Treats from Blackbird design and on the other side the black cat from the same book. It is trimmed in beads and hung by a beaded string. I love it.. First my Needle Nook Halloween Exchange from Christina. I love this design, you know me and dragons and the ornament is just wonderful. Thank you Christina. Then I also received my fair and squares from Mercy, aren't they cute. Thanks Mercy.

October 9, 2008

Needle Nook Halloween Exchange

Christina received the Halloween Exchange I made her yesterday. It is from a Barbara Ana design and I made it into a pinkeep.

October 8, 2008

HoE Halloween Exchange from Sharon

I received a wonderful Halloween Needlebook from Sharon yesterday in the mail. Isn't this just too cute. It is from Prairie Schooler and I have started using it already!! Thank you so much Sharon, I love it!

October 7, 2008

HOE Halloween Exchange for Leigh

Leigh received my HOE Halloween Exchange yesterday. It is a pinkeep I made of Drawn Threads Halloween House..

October 1, 2008

Ornie for Karen

got to Australia today. It is a Witch Crow from Blackbird designs Trix or Treats. I really like this design and want to make one for me too.

September 30, 2008

Tomorrow is the last day

to sign up for the Harvest/Thanksgiving/etc. ornament exchange at the All Season Ornament Exchange

I've been trying to stitch like crazy but not getting as far as I wish. I have a couple finishes but can't show them yet :)..

September 22, 2008

Halloween F&S to Mercy and MMI RR

Although I haven't heard from Mercy yet, I sent these squares priority early last week, so I am going to assume they are there. The design is Batty Hatty from Just Nan (or at least portions of Batty Hatty).
I also decided on my theme for my MM&I Neighborhood RR. It is going to be an imagination village or town. It will contain all kinds of things from imagination, dreams, fairy stories, etc. I will use my daycare kids as my inspiration, my nephew's and my rather vivid imaginations :)..

September 18, 2008

MAW for Lisa - Ruler Pocket

I was striving to make something different than all the regular stuff you get in the exchanges, so I decided I loved this bright little design from Blackbird designs and made it into a ruler pocket. it holds a 12" ruler for stitching.. She received it yesterday, so here it is.

September 16, 2008

Exchange to Rosalie

The first goodies I sent to Rosalie.. This

got lost in the mail. So as a replacement I did something different in hopes that the previous one might someday show up. Rosalie got it Friday. Sorry pictures are terrible had to use a different camera.

September 11, 2008

MAW Exchange from Karen

I received this gorgeous Dragonfly fob from Karen. It is so pretty and delicate. I love the colors and the back that says stitching friends. I decided it is too pretty to attach to a pair of scissors so I am going to hang it as an ornament on my ornament tree. Thank you so very much Karen, I love it. You did such a beautiful stitching job on it and I will treasure it.

September 9, 2008

What a surprise

A few months ago my finished RR of the Runekeeper got lost in the mail on its way home.

My friends at the Needle Nook did this for me.
Isn't it fantastic. I just can't find the words to express how I felt when I saw it. Thank you so much: Louise, Lin, Darla, Tanya, Lori, Jean and Vicki. The fabric was handdyed by Lori at Enchanted Fabrics..

September 7, 2008

HOE Needleroll to Carla

I stitched M Designs Little Pink houses as a needleroll for the Hooked on Exchanging Needleroll Exchange. It was stitched for Carla. I made a few exchanges and it is stitched on Enchanted Fabrics Evergreen..She received it Friday and says she likes it. I'm glad..

September 1, 2008

Finished Louise's Ackworth Page

YAYAYAY! My goal was to get both of these done this weekend and I made it!!! Now on to a couple of exchanges I won't be able to post right away. I have to remake my exchange for Rosalie because the one I sent her was lost in the mail, so I need to resend :(....

August 31, 2008

Ackworth Friendship book

I finished my piece for Amy's Book yesterday. Everyone is giving me stitching time this weekend so I can get caught up : )

August 29, 2008

Received a Gorgeous Needle Roll

from Jeanie at HOE. It is so pretty and she sent goodies along with it in the form of a really neat keychain from Singapore, pretty threads, ribbon, satin roses and some very pretty beads. I love the needleroll and package, thank you Jeanie!!

August 27, 2008

Two more days to sign up

for the Halloween Ornie exchange at All Seasons

Finished My Part of Edgar's RR

Here you go Edgar and I put three black chickens on it just for you.. I am sending them flying to their next stop today. The tree, pumpkins, and "chickens" are taken from Prairie Schoolers When Witches Go Riding. Now on to another RR. :)..Someday I will get caught up!!