Saturday, March 21, 2009


Ever get in a stitching funk and just don't pick up your needle for a week or so? I'm so there! But I am stitching this weekend if it kills me! LOL Gotta do a biscornu for an Exchange, so that's great motivation to get back in the swing.

In the meantime, I don't think I shared my "Peace" ornament that I stitched the end of last year. It's the Rosewood Manor design from the 2008 JCS Ornament Issue. I love the original colors they used, but I wanted to make mine traditional red & green.

I used one strand of green DMC and one strand of green metallic, so it really sparkles. Not sure how I'll finish it, but I really like how it turned out.

Have a great day, and happy stitching!

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Bath Time

Remember that cute little model I recently finished for VeeandCo? Just look how Vee finished it for me!!!

Isn't it adorable? I was just thrilled to find it in my mailbox yesterday. Now, with these cute little robins at my house, Spring has no choice but to show up and melt away all these winter blues!

Hope you're having a fabulous stitching Saturday!

P.S. Don't forget to set your clocks ahead 1 hour tonight!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Fall Finished!

Last Fall I stitched this piece for Vee at VeeandCo and she finished it into the most beautiful wall hanging for me. Fall is my favorite season, so I can't wait to add this to my decor this year. Aren't the buttons and fabric choice perfect???

Today is the first day of a Stitch-a-Thon at Tranquil Stitches, so I'm planning to work on ornament #3 at lunch and this evening during Idol. My goal is to finish this one up this week and start on my very first Biscornu for an exchange.

Have a fabulous stitchy day!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Dancing A Jig...

This is my adorable Lucky Tuck that I received from Rae in our Exchange at Tranquil Stitches. Isn't he the cutest?

How can you not love Woodstock, and in that HAT?! She did a fabulous job, and I just love him!

Here's hoping you're dancing a jig today as well! :)

Monday, March 02, 2009

Spooky Tree

I planted a spooky tree to start my Me, Myself, & I Halloween Town round robin. The SAL started on December 31st, and I joined in by stitching this Judith Kirby #9 tree on a piece of Silkweaver Solo that I dunked in coffee to "spook" it up...

I love the how the fabric turned out, and it smells pretty good when I stitch on it, too! :) I hope to get at least one house built this month.

Have a wonderful day, and happy stitching!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Happy Dance, Happy Dance!!!


After 2 1/2 YEARS of stitching, my Houses of Hawk Run Hollow is FINISHED! Happy Dancin'!!!

This is the last square (I worked backwards) that I just finished last night. I moved A. Bailey's name down because I wanted her on there somewhere, and put my name at the top. I love how the two lines rhyme...

(Click to see it bigger)

I haven't washed and pressed it yet. Just too excited to post! But here she is, my pride and joy...


It's stitched two over two on Vintage Country Grain Belfast with DMC. It measures a whopping 23" wide by 17 1/2" tall.

This WIP has seen lots of happy days, sad days, and has been my therapy on days that just weren't so nice. I've enjoyed every single stitch, and hopefully it will be something that my children will cherish once I'm "dead and in my grave." (I know, it's morbid, but I love it! LOL) I'll post it again after it's framed.

Thanks for sharing my happy dance today! :)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Model Finished

I was honored to stitch another model for Miss Virginia at VeeandCo this month. This one is called "Bath Time," and it's part of a new spring series she just released...

I just love the cute little robins, and the happy colors.

Thanks for visiting, and have a wonderful stitching day!

Friday, February 20, 2009

The End Is Near

I can almost taste it! I'm on the LAST BLOCK of my Houses of Hawk Run Hollow WIP. I did a bit of redesigning and put Ms. Bailey's name at the bottom and my name will go at the top...

There's a LOT of stitching in this last house, so it's taking me a while to get it done. Every little stitch counts, though!

Hope you're having a wonderful Friday. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

My New Toy

I found the neatest Printer's Tray at an antique shop here in town. I just fell in love with the ones finished on this Blog and had to have one!

Click to see it bigger...

I like the way this one is finished, but I think I'd like my alphabet done in different fonts and scattered throughout the piece. I'm also planning to hide numbers 0-9 somewhere, too. Oh, the possibilities!


Thanks for visiting, and happy stitching!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Blue Ribbon Part Deux

Thank you for the nice comments on my LK finish! :)

I've started round two of the Blue Ribbon Design ornaments. Last year I stitched 3 sets of Christmas Sentiments Volume I, and this is the first of Volume II. I'm using DMC on Vintage Country Grain absolute favorite fabric...

I finished two of them in January, and hope to get at least two more done by the end of this month. They're a quick stitch, and I just love the over one parts.

Click to see them bigger...


Thanks for looking, and happy stitching!!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tinsel Tangled?

This was my last finish for 2008. It's a cutie by Lizzie Kate that my friend Eva gifted to me, and I really enjoyed every single stitch!

I got a chance to upload a few more pictures over the weekend, so I'll get them posted over the next few days.

My new computer should be here the first week of March! I can't wait!

Happy stitching...

Monday, January 12, 2009

Stitching Away

You wouldn't know it by the looks of my Blog lately, but I've been stitching away and have accomplished quite a bit so far this month.

I've started and finished my 1st spooky tree on my Halloween Me, Myself, & I Round Robin piece. I used the tree from Judith Kirby's House #9. The fabric I chose was originally a bluish Solo from Silkweavers that I coffee-dyed to make it a little more dreary and spooky. I like the way it's looking so far.

I also started and finished my first Blue Ribbon Designs Ornament for the year.

The small border above the motifs on Double Dutch is also complete now.

When I am officially back online I'll have pictures to share. I sure miss blogging my progress pictures every day!

Thanks for visiting, and happy stitching!

Friday, January 02, 2009

Friday Night Stitch Night!

Going to Lynne's tonight for a Friday night Stitch & Sleepover. She's been taking a class on Friday nights which has ended now, so hopefully we can resume our regularly scheduled weekly programming. LOL I'm looking forward to it. I can also upload some pictures on her computer while I'm there, and have some to show next week of what I've been doing!

Now, if you were a pair of Mag-Eyes, where would you hide? I can't find mine ANYWHERE. I lost them once before, found them, and now they're gone again. I'm beginning to think I need to put a bell on them!

Have a great weekend everyone, and Happy Stitching!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

A Fresh New Year!

2009 has arrived, and along with it a brand spanking new year for stitching!

I started my Halloween Village for the Me, Myself, & I Round Robin last night, so I'm right on schedule with what I want to do this year. It's a good way to start! My other goals are:

1) Finish HOHRH
2) Finish Double Dutch
3) Continue Work on Inspiration
4) Stitch an Ornament A Month
5) Start Poinsettias & Pines
6) Join at least 6 TS Stitching Exchanges

It's gonna be a great year! Happy stitching, everyone!