Monday, December 28, 2015

The Kitty is Stitched

I have had lots of stitching time but no desire to work on the Heirloom Sampler.  This has been so much fun to stitch. Thank goodness I have several more Mill Hill Santas in my stash....
I may even have another one of these in my stash.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Ready to Fill

I was able to cut the threads for my hardanger section but I am still a little too stressed to do the filling sections. Maybe after this weekend.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

A Finish!

It was so much fun to get this finished!  Now do I start a new project or wait until I start the Crazy January Challenge on January 1st? 

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Close to a Finish

I am so close to finishing this piece.  Lots of people ask what I will do with it when I am done.  Put stitching stuff inside it, of course!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Red, White and Blue Crazy Quilt

I joined a crazy quilt round robin.  Here are some pictures of the block I worked on this month.

I wanted to do more, but refrained.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Not Much Stitching Going On Here....

Wow, it has been along time since I was able to post.  I have been busy making Christmas goodies as gifts for family and friends.  Not much time or energy for stitching, but I do have a little progress to show.
I work a little each night and it makes me feel better.  Hopefully I will be able to dig out my Heirloom Stitching Sampler next week and make some progress on it.  Although I did get a new Janet Zickler Casey Santa in last week...Temptations abound!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Playing with Fabric and Stencils

I really don't have time to play with Christmas baking, gift wrapping and shopping going on, but I could not help myself.  I dyed some fabric and then played with some stencils.  Now I just need to heat set them and start playing!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

New Mill Hill Bead Project

Sorry these are such bad photos, but I wanted to post my new project.  I had sorted the threads a few months ago but never started stitching it.  I have a bunch of these to do so I am thinking about doing a Crazy January Challenge.  Will let you know if I do.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Imperial Emeralds Heart Finished!

I had some time and was able to finish this.  Yipee! My boys call this the headless monarchs series....Now which one shall I do next?

Friday, November 27, 2015

Looks Like I Have Some Frogging to Do

I redid a section of buttonhole from my Doodle Drawn Thread Sampler.  The tension was much better.  But now I have rows and rows to redo...But  I won't be happy unless I do

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

I stitched this years ago.  Have a great Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


I should be working on my Drawn Thread Sampler and the Heirloom Stitching Sampler, but this is much more relaxing.  It is fun to add the beads and watch the piece develop.

Monday, November 23, 2015


I have been working on this skirt for my daughter who is in a musical at church.  The top(not shown) still needs some adjustments but will have to wait until after Thanksgiving.  Now to get the room ready for my college boys return!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

I am Doing a Little Stitching

 Here is my progress on my Imperial Emeralds Heart.  It is fun to work on and an easy stitch.  I love all the layers.
Here is the photo of what it will look like when I get done:
I have been spending most of my spare time working on a dress for my daughter.  It is for a Christmas musical at my church and the dress is a Victorian style outfit.  I will be so happy when it is done!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Heirloom-Not Much Progress

I have not made much progress on this as I made a mistake and had to reverse stitch.  Better now than when cutting!  I am sooooo close on this one, but it requires more concentration than I can give it right now.  My dd is in a musical at church and needs a Victorian style dress.  Guess who is making it?  Will post a picture of it when I am done.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Imperial Heart-Basketweave Done!

I finally finished the basketweave on this piece and have moved to the fun stuff.  You can't see it in this photo, but the little cross stitches are with a Kreinik braid and add a nice sparkle.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Little Purse

I am still plugging along on this piece.  It is good for carrying around to music lessons, doctor appointments and general sitting and waiting.I don't like the peace sign so will be covering it with black and I did the wrong colors on my heart and flowers so I ran out of thread.  Thanks goodness I have plenty of DMC in the basement!  I need to finish this so I can work on a new Mill Hill bead kit!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

WIP-Heirloom Stitching Sampler

I am on the last row of this piece.  It is Hardanger and will take me a while to finish.  I am also debating on how I will finish this piece.  Framed?  Bell pull?  But that is a ways away as I need to go back and put the beads on too.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Almost done with the Green

I have been working on this in the evenings, right before bed.  It is easy right now and I like seeing the design starting to take shape.  Also, I am only using one stand of thread which makes it super easy.  Next will be stitching using two stands so I will need to lay the threads.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Take a Stitch Tuesday on Wednesday

I added these French knots, but I think it needs more.  But I keep looking at the "pink tulips" that are next to that row and feel they need some help too.  Thank goodness Sharon B at Pintangle has a lot of stitches to share.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Because I am Crazy

I joined a crazy quilt block swap.  We are swapping one block, but I decided I needed four so that I could make them into a quilt.  Not that I have ever made a crazy quilt, but at least I have the blocks made.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Stitch from Stash October

Earned:$8(Christmas Light Santa)+$2(Purple Pumpkin Eater)

Here are my finishes for the month:

Christmas Light Santa was finished earlier this month. I just finished Purple Pumpkin Eater last night.  I forgot he was almost done and just needed his beads.  He is perfect for Halloween.  I need to get a move on my Heirloom Sampler as I will need the $$$$ to pay for the stash that is coming in November.  Will post my naughtiness when I get it(and take it off my November totals).  I am waiting til then because I don't pay for it until November....

Friday, October 23, 2015

Purple Pumpkin Eater with Some Beads

A member of my local EGA gave a presentation on perforated paper which reminded me that this was in my stash, waiting for beads.  I have been working on him and hope to have it done before the end of the month.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

WIP-The Last Verse

I am so close!  I worked on this with some friends this afternoon.  I think I inspired someone to restart hers!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

New Project

I started on my Imperial Emeralds Heart that I got from Gay Ann Rogers.  It is an easy stitch, at least so far.  I needed a little project to work on in the evenings when I don't feel like working on my big projects.  I should work on my little Stitch N Zip, but I needed somethinnew.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Heirloom Sampler Fix

I finished my people band and went back and fixed the row above.  I like it better and think I can move on to the next row.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Santa's got Lights!

I found the little lights at Hobby Lobby and think they are perfect.  Will he be finished before Christmas?  If I can find a clear spot in my craft room. Wish I had more electronic ability.  Wouldn't it be fun if the lights lit up?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

WIP Wednesday-Heirloom Sampler

Sorry this is such a bad picture,but I wanted to post something!  I am close to finishing this row of people and they are close to the bottom of the piece.  I think I need to remove the bands above them though.  The maroon is not working for me.  I need to look through my stash and see what I have.  I need an ecru ribbon or piece of lace.....

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Santa Needs Some Help

Someone mentioned that the little lights included in the kit were too big.  I agree so a trip to Hobby Lobby is in my future.  At least my dd wants them to make into earrings.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

So Close to Being Done....

I just need to add beads to the red hat and Christmas lights on the band and he will be done!  Love these little projects.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Third Layer on Hat

I love working on this.  All the layers on the hat are fun to stitch.  I need to get Heirloom Stitching Sampler back out, but this is so much more relaxing.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Stitch from Stash September

Month: September
Spent:$35-threads for 2016 project

I was so excited that this only took a month to do from start to finish.  It will look great hanging on the 4th of July!  I gave myself $12 because of the size and all the specialty stitches.  It is needlepoint, but those little angel wings took forever!