Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Some Finishes

It has been quite a while since I have posted any finishes.  This small pillow is a BBD  project.  I made it for a friend for her birthday.  I think that it turned out nice.  I know that my friend liked it.

I backed it with a piece of BBD fabric that I thought matched it perfectly.

I also stitched some Christmas ornaments  for friends this year.  In years past I have purchased ornaments.  This year I didn't see many new ornaments that I liked.  We have one nice gift shop here in town.  Every fall they have a Christmas Open House.  Usually I attend with the friends I buy for.  I don't think that any of us were to impressed with the ornament selection this year.  I had not stitched an ornament for several years.  It was really fun stitching them.  The first one was a free pattern from Homespun Elegance.  It was a quick stitch.  I used fabric and floss from my stash.  I added a button that reminded me of a snow flake and a tiny rusty bell.

The backing also came from my stash.  The next ornament was also a free pattern.  This one was from  Niky.  Noel was a quick stitch too.  I added a rusty bell in the top left hand corner.  The backing for this ornament also came from my stash.

Lastly, I stitched two of these cute stockings from the 1998  Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament issue.  It is a Blackbird Design pattern.  I almost forgot to take  pictures so I caught this one on it's way out the door.  It was a fun stitch also.  It  did take a little time to put together.  It was all done by hand.

I am going to leave you with these pictures tonight while blogger and I are still speaking!!!

Our cold spell has finally broken.  It snowed here all day yesterday leaving us with several inches of the white stuff.  Tomorrow it is going to be 50 degrees and rain.  Then it is going to turn cold again.  You all know what happens when  it rains and then turns cold!  We will be covered in ICE!  I can hardly wait.  My thoughts are with the people in the South and Midwest with the weather they have forecast for them for tonight.  I hope everyone stays safe.  Have a good week.

Hugs and Stitches,


Thursday, January 24, 2013


It's official!!  I am a Prim Lady.  I joined the Ladies Prim Society when it was announced on The Dying to Stitch web site several weeks ago.   My kit arrived on Saturday.  It is a Nan Lewis original. " Wynter Peacock" sewing pouch.   Kits will arrive five times a year and feature Nan and the girls from Blackbird Designs.  I enjoy both designers and have stitched several of their patterns.

 Here are the fabrics and the floss.  They are just stunning.

I can't wait to get it started.  I need to finish some birthday gifts that I am working on that I can't show just yet.
Baby it's cold outside! I feel like a frozen Popsicle today as I now a lot of you do too.  I don't like the cold when it is this cold  for so long.  The weatherman says maybe by the end of weekend it will be warmer.  It is great weather to sit and stitch and that is what I am going to do today.  I hope that you find some time to stitch too.  Have a great weekend and stay warm.  Not sure what happened with these pictures. They flipped around and I can't flip them back!!

Hugs and Stitches,


Sunday, January 20, 2013

A Fun Day!

Yesterday was a fun, fun day spent with friends.   Four of us always travel to NH at the end of April to the Celebration of Needlework Show, as a girls get away.  For the past few years there has been a big scrapbook show in the area at the same time. (not this year...sad face) Two of my friends are big into scrap booking along with cross stitching..  Of course they wanted to attend that show too.   My other friend and myself went along  to see what that show was about.   I was overwhelmed.  I loved everything I saw and spent way to much money on stuff I haven't used.  We all bought a printer's box and until yesterday it was left untouched and forgotten in our piles of things we wanted to do.  Four out of five of our hubbies are away.  So we planned to get our boxes finished on Saturday.  Each of us made a munchie and off to Karrie's house we went.
We started the day of with a toast to good friends, good times and great memories. 

Karrie's mom is an avid crocheter, she doesn't stitch or scrap, but she joined us for a while.  That hook never stopped!

Here we are all hard at work but mostly having FUN!!

Two of the girls completed their boxes and glued everything down.  Two of us were not sure of a couple of  spaces so we are waitting to glue ours down.  Here are the finished and almost finished pieces.

We had some great munchies. I forgot to take pictures.  Believe me they were delish.    I think that our printer boxes turned out great.   We were all  quite happy when we headed home.  Thanks Karrie for having us in your beautiful scrapbooking room for the day,  We all had a great time.  Wish you all could have joined us.   Tonight it is back to cross stitching for me.  Sunday night is my favorite night for TV.  I am off to settle in with a new cross stitch project .  I will show you soon. 

Hugs and Stitches,


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Another Christmas..

Another Christmas has come and gone.  Where does the time go.  Here we are almost in the middle of January with Valentines Day just around the corner.  I have been away from blogging for awhile but I have been busy stitching.  Most of my stitching has been for friends for gifts but I have managed to stitch  a bit for me too.   Here is a tray that I made as a gift.  The pattern is from a BBD book.  I made one of these trays for myself and I love it.  My friend did too and asked for one for Christmas.  As you can see this is not the tray but a close up picture of the handle.  I have no idea what happened to the picture.  It was right here when I started this post. 


This is a pattern by Little by Little.  Quaker Blackbird is the name.  I stitched two of these and changed the colors up a bit. The horn book was ordered from Country Stitches

I have several more pictures of gifts I have stitched to show but I  am about to pull my hair out tonight with blogger.  Pictures are moving where they want to, sometimes right off the page.  Print is doing the same.  Oh my!  I am not sure that I like the new and improved blogger at all!!  I sure hope that someone can help!!

Hugs and Stitches,


Monday, January 7, 2013


Some days Blogger  behaves like a spoiled child.  It has been  throwing fits for a couple of days now.  I will be back as soon as it calms down!  Enjoy your day.

Hugs and Stitches,