Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Some Stitch'in Going On Here

I have told you before that Tuesday is my favorite day of the week. It's my stitching day with friends. For the past two weeks it seems that I have done more ripping out than stitching. I have put that ripping project back in the closet. I was using silk floss and as you know it doesn't rip out well. I have ordered some more silk floss and I am going to take a break from that project for now. I have started my next project from A Stitcher's Journey by BBD. I love this book and want to stitch every project in it. Please excuse the photos. We have not had a lot of sun up here in the Northern part of NYS. Below is the Tulip Pincushion that goes inside the Tulip House Stitching Companion.

This is a picture from the book. I was very fortunate to have some of the same fabric that Barb and Alma used on their project. It is my dream to someday take a cross stitch class from these ladies. I was lucky enough to take a quilting class from them. They had a beautiful trunk show with them that included some cross stitch projects as well as many beautiful quilts. They are down to earth, sweet and funny along with being very talented. If you ever get a chance to take one of their classes you will not be sorry. They are taking this year off from teaching but hopefully they will be back next year.

I also have a finish to share with you. This is also a design by BBD. It is going to be a gift for a friend for Christmas. I am so excited to have this one finished already.

Stitching day is always fun chatting about family, friends and new projects. We have tons of laughs. School has let out for the summer so I can stay longer than usual as I don't have to pick up my grandchildren from school. Speaking of grandchildren, I had a very busy week with them. First we had Fifth Grade Moving Up day. My grandson will now be going to the middle school. We also had Eight Grade Graduation. OMGoodness! My granddaughter will be going to the high school next year. How in the world did this happen?? I am so not ready!!!

Now back to my stitching day. Along with the fun and laughs we also have a great lunch. I took one bite of my zucchini crepe and had to share it with you.

OH MY, were they delish!! I licked my plate clean. It would be nice if you could join us some Tuesday.

I am off to stitch for a bit and then it is off to bed for me. Have a great week. I hope that you find time to do what ever makes you happy.

Hugs and Stitches,


Monday, June 13, 2011


Recently I had another Birthday. The older we get the faster these Birthdays seem to come. I was feeling down and not real happy about this one! It is better than the alternative I guess! Then I received a gift from my friend Debbie. It is a Blue Vintage Rose Tea and Toast Tray. It made my day. The tea cup is now a pincushion. You may click the picture to enlarge and see the beautiful stitching and beading on the top of the cushion.

Here is a close up of the top. She added some decorative pins.

I saw this pattern several months ago in the Attic newsletter. The Attic is a shop in Mesa, Arizona. They do mail-order. They are a bit slow in getting orders out sometimes but the wait is worth it. I have never been there but it is on my bucket list. Thanks again Deb. I love it.

The Pattern is by The Stitching Parlor.

Have a great week.

Hugs and Stitches,


Sunday, June 5, 2011


My Sewing Tray by BBD is finished and I love it.

A close up of the handle. It is a door pull from Lowes.

I glued a piece of scrapbook paper to the back.

I liked the back so well that I wanted to show it off twice. Kidding!! Blogger is not playing nice. It will not allow me to delete the second picture.

The Sewing Tray is from the BBD book below. There are so many projects I want to stitch.

I ordered my book from Needle Delights in Florida. Kathy, the owner, had a room near the BBD girls at market. Barb and Alma signed all of Kathy's pre-ordered books. What a nice surprise
to find when the book arrived.

I have the box for this project and all the supplies to make it.

This is the inside of the box.

Here is another project I want to stitch.

The inside of this one. I have all of these supplies too!

Now I have to decide which one to stitch first. Hmmmm! I hope you are having a great weekend and finding time to stitch.

Hugs and Stitches,