December 30, 2009

WooHoo It Got Finished

The book of Spells is finally Finished. Sorry Little Sister Vicki but it is five days late for Christmas. Now when she finds the perfect box for it I will put it all together. Now on to getting ready for my New Years Eve stitching decision...
The Book of Spells by The Goode Huswife
Stitched on 32ct Silkweaver Reflections Midas Touch Lugana
with GAST, WDW, and DMC threads (2 over 2)

December 28, 2009

Book of Spells

did not get finished :(. But I did get this much done and I figure it should be done by tomorrow night. Vicki has decided she would like to put it on top of a needlework tool box, so we need to start looking for one the right size.I got a really cute Halloween set from my sister Vicki for Christmas. Here it is. I love Halloween stuff. She and the kids also got me several HAED's for Christmas too :)..
Well off to the daycare kids. I will try to be around more now. Have a GREAT WEEK!

December 25, 2009

Actually got a lot of my Christmas Presents done

Well Vicki and my moms anyway, LOL.. I posted pictures of my mom's. Here is Vicki's. It is from the Cross Stitch Happy Site. Vicki loves birds so here are hummingbirds.. The first picture is the whole set and the second is the other side and top flap of the scissor pocket. I packed it all in a mesh bag with handles that I got from Down Sunshine Lane to use for projects. The fabric is 28ct white opalescent lugana. Now the Book of Spells piece is another story, no it is not done. Hopefully by the end of the weekend, but at least she knew about that one, :)

Merry Christmas to you all..

December 8, 2009

Another Christmas Gift Finished

My mom is a super knitter and she is always looking for a ruler, so I made this Quaker Rule by Milady's Needle for her for Christmas. It is stitched on 40ct White Opalescent linen.

December 7, 2009

It has been awhile since

I last posted. Been so busy trying to get things stitched for Christmas. I have got to stop putting things off to the last minute.
Here is the arm chair companion I made my mom, I just finished getting it put together. I still have some small snowflake buttons to put in the corners or scatter around it, haven't decided which yet. The pattern is from the Floss Box. The Fabric is Silkweaver Spring Garden Opalescent Lugana 28ct.

Then I started the biscornu in the cross stitch tool set I am making my sister. It will be a biscornu, needlebook, scissor pocket and fob. She feeds every bird for miles around so I thought the hummingbirds appropriate. I got this design free from Cross Stitch Happy's blog. It is on a white 28ct opalescent linen.
I am also stitching her a large needle tool book from Goode Huswife called Book of Spells (she likes halloween). This is stitched on Silkweaver Midas Touch Opalescent Lugana.
I also finished stitching a quaker ruler for my mom but I haven't put it together or taken a picture yet. I will try to do that tonight. :)..

Well hopefully will be around more this week. (that means I got things accomplished, LOL)
Talk more later and have a Great week!

November 18, 2009

Penguins Ahoy

I finished the penguin biscornu last night now I need to work the base of the arm chair piece. I really like the way this one came out :)..

November 16, 2009

Gift Stitching

I am making an Armchair companion for my mom for the holidays. Penguins are a family favorite. This design is for the Biscornu that goes on top :)..It is from the Floss Box. The fabrics is opalescent 28ct lugana Spring Garden from Silkweaver.

Everyone have a GREAT WEEK!

November 9, 2009

A Little More AMAP Victoria Sampler

I got some more of this done this week, but I am running out of a couple of colors and had to reorder. Then I had a OMG moment and realized the date. I have Christmas gifts to make, this is going to have to go to the wayside while I get to work on those. How did this year go so fast. Well here is the picture of the AMAP and hopefully you will see some Christmas gifts soon :).

November 4, 2009

WooHoo a stitching finish and

I have been waxing nostalgic about some of my old projects that I have, ummm, slowed down on in the past (code word for set aside and haven't done a darn thing on). So anyway, I finished stitching the BBD Flowers for Sarah Needlecase but I am sure it will take me awhile to find the perfect fabric for the back and edges.
I also dug out my old AMAP Victorias Quaker which I am being creative with and making up colors as I go, I know, not always the best idea but who knows. Anyway here it is up to this point, I got quite a bit done on it this week.

Well off to work. Take care everyone, more later.

October 27, 2009

Lots of Catching up to Do

Yep, I am slow this month, LOL.
First I received two exchanges!!
First from All Season Ornament Exchange I received an adorable ornie from Jayne P. The design is Boo Moon by Val's Stuff. He is too cute and I love the little moon button. Thanks so much Jayne, I adore it.
Then I received my HOE Halloween Exchange from Suzanne from Australia. This is my favorite Prairie School When Witches go Riding. I love this design and the Halloween goodies were too cute. I love my exchange, thanks so much Suzanne.
I also finished my Ornament Exchange to Jayne and she should have it by now, so I will post it here. On one side is Wicked by Just Nan and on the other Batty Jack also by Just nan. They are stitched on 30ct WDW Peoria Purple Linen.
And I also picked up a BBD design Flowers for Sarah Needlecase. I am actually making it a wall hanging. I am on the last section now..
Finally, a nonstitching picture. These are our three kitties. They don't settle down together too often. The Tortoise shell is Calypso (aka Callie, she is 6 months), the red is Nala (1 year) and the all black is DC (he is 9 years old). DC is not too fond of Callie, LOL. But he adores Nala. No our pets are not spoiled, LOL..

October 5, 2009

Border finished

finally. I won't be able to show pictures of the other things I have worked on this week since they are secret for exchanges, LOL.. But here is the border finished on my Halloween RR. Yay, now just to figure out exactly what I want to put in the last to squares.

September 28, 2009

Halloween RR

I have been working on the border for my Halloween RR that everyone else has done their part on and is now home. Wow, I didn't realize I had made so much border, LOL.
Here is what I worked on when I could last week:
AfterEveryone have a Great Week

September 18, 2009

Now I know my ABC's Won't you Happy Dance with ME!

Lizzie Kate
ABC Lessons
32ct PTP Crystal Chimes Linen
Yes I have finished it. This Weekend I will be looking for a frame for it and a couple other finishes. Then I am going to work on finishing up my Halloween RR and some halloween pieces I need to do for exchanges. In fact I declare it Halloween Stitching Month, LOL..

September 14, 2009

Weekend ABCs

This weekend I worked on Lizzie Kates ABC Lessons and I hope to get it completely finished this week :). It is stitched on PTP Crystal Chimes, a very pretty off white or cream colored opalescent fabric.

September 10, 2009

Last Weeks stitching

I did actually get some stitching done last week and over the long weekend. Also decided that I really only liked the center part of Sleepy Hollow and didn't want the sides, LOL. So I moved the moon over to the center and am calling it done. It was just going to be too big the other way and I really was only interested in the center of the design. So I am saying it is finished now and need to frame it.
I also worked on my HAED piece QS Dark Cherry, I am now up to almost 4800 stitches done. Gee, only about 28,000 to go, LOL.. But I do like the colors and am finally getting to work on her and not moon and background.
I also have been able to get some stitches into the Lizzie Kate ABC lessons while the kids have been napping during the day. This one is a fairly easy and quick stitch :)....Well have a GREAT DAY and get lots of stitching done.

August 31, 2009

Sleepy Hollow Weekend Stitching

It was a busy weekend but I did get some stitching done on Sleepy Hollow. I am going to try to get the center piece finished this week. Here is where I am at by the end of the weekend.

August 30, 2009

While I don't usually do personal stuff

except stitching here I have to show you our latest family addition. She is from the Catsnap Cat Rescue group...She is only 4 months old and her primary person is our teenage boy :). (our teenage girl got her cat in March). Her name is Calypso (Callie for short, he named her). She is a tortoiseshell kitten... So here she is..

August 26, 2009

Icabod is here

I finished Icabod Crane on the Sleepy Hollow piece. It is starting to take form now. I have now started the scary tree on the other side of the horseman. This really is kinda a fun piece to stitch and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow was always one of my favorite stories. (not to mention Johnny Depp looked fantastic as Icabod, LOL)

August 24, 2009

Some Weekend Stitching

I have narrowed myself down to two main pieces I will be focusing on. Not that I won't stitch other things as I go along, but these will be my primary.

First I worked on my QS Dark Cherry all of last week. I know it doesn't look like much accomplished but I did get some done.
I also picked up Sleepy Hollow that I started last year. I got the headless horseman done and started on Icabod and his horse. I hope to at least get this center piece done before Halloween. This is a triple piece by Cross-Eyed Cricket. You can see it here. I will continue working on this one through the week, then probably go back to Dark Cherry on the weekend.. The fabric is opalescent Enchanted Fabrics Hocus Pocus.

Everyone have a Stitchy Week!

August 19, 2009

So much stitching to do and So Little Time

I did get a little bit more done on my HAED, not a lot but a little. I get to do part of her face very soon, that will make it seem like I am progressing :)..
And I got this beautiful ornament from Sharon in the ASOE Exchange. It is so summery and cute, I love it. Thanks Sharon.

August 17, 2009

Weekend Stitching

Well I did get some done, not as much as I would like, but some.

I finished up Vicki's Birthday Present on time. Happy Birthday Vicki! It is LHN Roses on Impie, Hattie and Bea rose pocket. (and the pink trim is not that pink, more of a mauve)
and got some HAED Stitching worked on too. This is where I am with Dark Cherry. Since I had to start her over again I am much happier with over 2 stitching on 40ct than I was with over one on 28. I know she won't be quite as defined but my stitching is much neater and much easier for me.

August 14, 2009

Stitching and Ornaments

I received a wonderful ornament from Jill for the All Season Ornament Exchange. This one was stitchers choice and she sent me some wonderful blackbirds (my favorite).
I finished the stitched part of Vicki's present now all I need to do is add it to the pretty rose pocket it goes on :).. Please excuse the pins was just testing it out, LOL.


August 13, 2009

Well it is that time again

to look at where I am so late in the year. I do this every year and this year has been a messy one. So I have not been able to stitch as much as I like and I have some pieces I really want to finish. So I have pared down my currently working on list to the following: HAED QS Dark Cherry, Mirabilia the Kiss, HAED Sisters (which my sister Vicki and I are working on together), and Sleepy Hollow. I definitely want to get Dark Cherry done by the end of the year, but I figure I need to put 2 weeks worth of time into her each month, so we shall see.

I figure I will do small projects as I go in between. I need to do an ornament for ASOE and at the Needle Nook we are doing charity bookmarks, so I will be doing that too :).

So no pictures today, but hopefully tomorrow I can show you the birthday present or at least the stitched part, I am working on for Vicki :)>.


August 10, 2009

Weekend stitching

This weekend I didn't get as much as I wanted done but.
I did finish an ornament for the All Season Ornament exchange Stitchers Choice exchange. I made this freebie into an ornie for my partner. she said that she liked sheep, and with help from a friend I found this freebie. It is a little different shape for an ornie, but I wanted to do something different.
Then I started Velcome Garden from Down Sunshine Lane on some very pretty opalescent Evergreen lugana from Enchanted Fabrics.

Well, Everyone have a good week!

August 3, 2009

Stitching and Stash Diving

Good Morning. It was a fairly productive weekend. I finished an ornament for an exchange, working on Vicki's birthday present and found a fun project that had been lost away. I also working on my ABC Lizzie Kate piece.

The down side: I figured out that I was using too small a piece of fabric for Vicki's present now have to start all over again (Ugh)..

This is the little more I added to the Lizzie Kate ABC Lessons
This is a sampler I did in 1988. It was when DMC was pushing their new variegated fibers. I don't even remember where the design came from, I wasn't keeping track. I do know it was kind of a pain to stitch because you had to separate the floss from light to medium and then medium to dark to get the effect needed for the design :).. Now I need to reframe it.
And finally here is the ornament I made this weekend. It is from Milady's Needle Quaker Christmas smalls. I put the name of the recipient on the back.. Wish I took better photos. Well that is all for today. Have a great week everyone!

July 30, 2009


I received the most amazing exchange from Vonna yesterday. I adore this box. It is a design I have been dying to do myself. It is Homespun Elegance ~ "Witches Stitch Too!"
Fabric: 30 ct. Straw Weeks Dye Works. She was so afraid she took to long on this one but it was so worth it. I treasure this wonderful box (yes, I am a Halloween freak, LOL). Thank you, Thank You, Thank You Vonna. Oh and as you can all see it is completely finished with Vonna perfection :)..