Monday, January 25, 2010

All my new starts!

It feels like I have started something new every day lately. It's kind of fun! Here's what Ranae and I picked for our on going Loose Feather Wednesday SAL, Beneathe the Sunlit Sky. I love it! Then Suzanne (Squazi and the Chicken) and I started Spring Rites that I'm working on Mondays. I think Ranae will join in on that SAL too.

This is the third BD Loose Feather I started last week # 6 Truly Thine and I'm almost finished with the sampler already. I'm probably doing the pincushion too so that will take another week or two.

Then my youngest daughter has been asking me to start this butterfly for her so here's my small start. The color of this aida is great. I'm not really an aida girl but this aida is ok to work with.
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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Blackbird Designs Sunflower House framed!

I love how this turned out. I lucked out and found this frame at Hobby Lobby before our last snowstorm. And it fit perfectly. It feels like I'm getting closer to my sampler wall.

I made this fleece blanket with my youngest daughter during the same snowstorm. I wish I could share my 3 new Loose Feather starts, Beneath the Sunlit Sky, Spring Rites and Truly Thine but all my pics are so fuzzy it's no point posting them. We have had fog and gloomy weather here for a week now. It's starting to get to me, feels like I'm living in a horror movie. I have 2 more framed pieces to take pictures off too so I'm hopefully posting more pictures this weekend. As always, thanks for visiting and your sweet comments!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Hope X 500 dress!

Our 4 H troop outreach project this year is to sew these reversible dresses for an orphanage south of the border. I can't remember if it was located in Haiti or Honduras or the mission might have orphanages in both places. Really, it doesn't matter where they are, there's a need and the girls were happy to help (I should remember though, I'm the organizational leader). I think we have close to 30 dresses at this point. Pray for the people in Haiti and if you have a possibility to help out a bit please do!

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Two Blackbird Designs finishes and lots of snow!

I was finally able to get a decent picture of Blackbird Designs Loose Feather Evergreen. Every picture I took turned out blurry for the strangest reason. Ranae and I are trying to decide on what Loose Feather to stitch next. There's so many pretty ones to pick from so this might be a long running SAL. I used the called for fabric for this design but I did change the thread colors to a greener palatte.
And I finally stitched up my youngest daughters birthsampler. Can't believe it took me 6 years to do it. The other kids had theirs within a year. It's Blackbird Designs Special Delivery and I didn't change a thing. Used all the called for threads and fabric.

This is my deck out back, we have so much snow at the moment I haven't seen anything like it since we moved from Canada down here.

Peeking out my front door. We got a bit more that day but it was only 2 inches which is like a drop in the ocean at this rate. Warmer temps are on their way though so I'm happy!!
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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Finishing project # 2!

As I said, finishing is not something that I do often so it took me forever to get to these little guys. I stitched them up 2- 3 years ago and then they have been hanging out in the pile. But I'm pretty happy with this finishing, especially the pearl pins that I found. I love everything pearly (ist that a word??).
All the santa's is from The Prairie Schoolers St Nichola's II leaflet (that's from the top of my head so excuse me if I'm wrong).

This backing fabric is awesome! Love the design and the fabric itself is thick and easy to work with! My next finishing project is already started. We are getting another 6 inches of snow and near to blizzard conditions here today. So yesterdat I did whatever any sane stitched would do when facing the prospect of getting snowed in with their kids, I got milk and then 3 frames at Hobby Lobby so I could frame some of my stuff, hehe. Thanks for visiting and thanks for the sweet comments!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Finishing project # 1 and stashing!

I didn't stitch much this Christmas but I did get to finish a couple of things. I really need to start some finishing work again, I have a whole pile of things that I have to get to. This is Just Nan's Snow from her tin series. It comes with the little mitten needle book. I used DMC and Weeks linen.
The linen color looks really washed out in these pictures, in real life it's darker.

Before Christmas I made it to a stitching group down at Judi's shop, For the love of Stitching down in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. I found some lovely things I couldn't live without.

And she had gotten this series in too, I asked her to order them for me. It's the seasonal floral sampler's from Knotted Tree Designs. After I saw them stitched up in a shop down in Liberty I have been obsessing with them.
As always, thanks for visiting!

Happy New Year and thank you!

I took a little unplanned break from blogging during the holidays it seems. We had a great time and the kids kept me busy after I was done with all the Christmas preparations. But now it's back to reality. Both the kids school and mine have started again A big thank you to Suzanne over at for the give away that I won! Isn't this chart great? I have already decided to pass it on when I have stitched it up, what a neat idea. Thank you all for your comments on Villages, you are all so sweet!