a closer look, you can see the little acorn embellishment
Monday, November 15, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Ah! the nice crisp air has started to come in and the leaves are slowly changing into their fall colors. Fall and Winter are my absolute favorite seasons. The xstitch bug has come back and I am ready to start. Above I am showing you a design I made awhile back.
I am sure that most of you must have the book "Sweet and Simple Country Cross stitch", the design is from there. This lovely design describes "fall" just the way I see it.
I will be asking my mom, who is amazing at sewing, to help me make something nice out of this, maybe a placemat (surrounded by nice fabric), a pot holder... not quite sue, but if you have any ideas, I am all ears!
Design and many other lovely ones are found in:
Sweet and Simple Country Cross stitch
Friday, August 20, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I received this in a Pillow Exchange that I participated in. Even though there was a bit of trouble getting to me, I was glad it arrived, It is stitched and finished with lots of care, the lovely bow is a nice finish.
As you can tell I haven't been posting over the summer. For me summer is so short and so I take the time to enjoy the beautiful weather, plant my garden & flowers and spend quality time with my children and husband.
When the first leaf falls from the tree and the wind becomes crisper and colder..... that is when my stitching bug comes back. So until then, I hope you take the time to enjoy your summer!
Have a great one, be safe!!
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I just wanted to show a post of my Snowflake Tree that came back from the framers. I decided to put it in a frame rather than to make it into a cushion. I tried to choose a frame that looked a little more like wood bark to match it.
What do you think?
Have a great day!!
Monday, May 3, 2010
This is the lovely biscirnu that I had the pleasure to receive from Karen. You really hit the nailonthe head with this one. I love the fabric/thread color as well as the design.
Thank you for this beauty that I will always treasure...
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
When my mom first saw the cat in the magazine she fell head over heals for it. Unfortunately we did not buy the magazine that day and when we went back for it, it was already gone... SOLD OUT!! I was lucky enough to be a member in a forum and made a request for the magazine. After anxiously waiting I got an email back with someone who was willing to part with it.
Today I present you the kitten finished. I will be giving this to my mom on Mother's Day. I will be taking it to the framers this Saturday. I will update another picture when I get it back framed. She will be SO happy when she sees this, it has taken 4 years to get this done for her!!
Design was pucbished in Cross Stitch Collection May 2006
A beautiful palette of creams and browns has been used to create a lifelike
appearance to the kitten's fur
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Here are some charts I recently purchased. I had fallen in love with "Chicken Love" when I first saw it. Also my youngest daughter is crazy for Cows and so I thought that I had to stitch "Petite Vache" for her. This will be my first time stitching from this designer but I am sure they will be great!! I will now go and see if I have the colors to start the cow :)
Monday, April 5, 2010
A lovely Easter giveaway to all my loyal reader and followers, your comments are always appreciated.
Leave your comment and email address I can contact you for your chance to win
LA D DA "Earth Angel"
Twisted Threads " Easter Gingham"
WINNER IS PATTYC
DRAWING ON APRIL 4 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Here is a little preview to the chart I am trying to finish in time for Easter. There are 4 bunnies in the series, I am presently stitching #2. There are Scotch Stitches and Mill hill beads to add. The colors are really pretty, very pastel (just perfect for easter).
This is my little Easter Tree embellished with wooden eggs and two designs from Lizzie Kate's Spring Crazy that I finished off with felt in an egg shape.
Here is the link to their site for more designs: The Artists Collection
Fabric: 28 count white evenweave
DMC colors: 368, 210, 224, 3823
Mill Hill Bead 3045
Wisper Thread: White (tail)
Sunday, March 28, 2010
So here you go I am giving away 8 sets of BRAND NEW unopened Mill Hill Beads, the following numbers:
****The Winner is Virpi ****Hope they will be great added to your collection and maybe they can fill in the missing colors!
Name will be drawn on SUNDAY MARCH 28 2010
I have a beautiful Maple tree in the front garden. When we bought our home, couple of years ago, I also bought a birdhouse for the tree. For the past couple of years, we have sparrows coming and making their nests. The picture above is of the tree and the new little bird that has come to live and make it it's new home.
So, as you can imagine when I saw the pattern for the sparrow, I just had to stitch it. The design is made in full stitches and half stitches and a little of backstitching. The legs were stitched 1 over 1 on the 32 count fabric. The tail really comes to life with the half and full stitches.
an update to show it framed**
the colors were so similar to those of the sparrow
Thursday, March 25, 2010
The free chart can be found at this blog, Between crosses with Nina Mini FOB . It is quick to make and I think it makes a great gift.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
When you open the bag you get a nice plastic cover area where you can store papers ect... and it zips up. It comes with the plastic organizer for your theads that are on the "stitchbow" system... mine aren't but I do use it when my threads are nearing the end. In the middle picture I have added other see thru folders that are a little bigger for odd size projects. At the very end, another little area that is plastified with pockets to put your needles, hoops, rulers.
With these see thu pockets I can still see what each contains!
This is my travel version, just big enought to fit a project that I can take with me and stitch
Monday, March 22, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
I was gob smacked when I opened the mail today. All I can say is Wow and what a great design. The colors are so soft and the specialty stitches are gorgeous.
Isin't it so beautiful?
I love everything about it. The heart is just stunning
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
The Winner is...
MEADOWS08Here is another chance for you to win these two beautiful charts: Just in Time for Spring & St Patrick's Day
Lizzie Kate Spring Crazy
Tanya Meehan Shamrock Tidbit
To enter the giveaway simply leave a comment on this post with an email address that I can contact you AND please leave a comment on any of the posts that I have made that you find interest you.
Drawing on March 17
Monday, March 15, 2010
This is the design that I chose to stitch for my partner Anna in Poland ( Anna's Blog ) in the LHN Exchange. I only stitched part of the design because I wanted to mount it on this basket. I used filling so she can pin needles on as a cushion or just fill the basket with threads or simply decorate it.
Fabric: Zweigart Hand dyed Mocha 28 ct
I love the snow on the tree
you can see that it is nicely puffed up to easily use as a pin cushion
In her parcel I also included 2 charts:
Erica Michaels Signs of Spring
Dutch Treat Designs Angels watching Table topper
Friday, March 12, 2010
When I opened the parcel I had to rub my eyes as I could not believe how gorgeous this is. The FOB that came along is so great, I don't have one of those and it just makes a perfect matching pair with the cushion.
Kate you have been great and spoinling me with all the extras. I love the paper bird, you are so creative! This will be treasured FOREVER! I love it!
Thank you xxx
look at the beauty! The FOB is just a perfect addition
just perfect! nestled amongst the flowers