Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Gifts Completed!

I have 2--yes 2 Completed Finishes.  Both are gifts and were referenced in my March 24th post.  First off is Dolly Mama.  I had a lot of fun stitching her and then got hung up on my finish. Had planned to give her away for Christmas 2012, but she wound up being a 2013 Birthday Gift.  This is truly a momentous occasion as I'd never put any of my stitches onto a tote bag before and it has been YEARS since I stitched a bag.  Special thank you to my friend Lari for finding a bag tutorial that a novice seemstress like myself could follow.  I'm so pleased with the results!!!  What do you think?

Dolly Tote

My 2nd Completed Gift is the tea towel I showed you back in March.  Two very sweet stitchers (Linda & Karen) whom I have never met but are in the crossstich forum with me came over to my blog and gave me the advise I needed to complete the towel.  Upon their advise I used DMC 3064 for the center of the circles. And here it is all finished.

I should have ironed it first :D
Thank you for taking the time to read my update.  Hope you've enjoyed your time here.  I look forward to reading your comments.  Happy Stitching =)

Monday, April 1, 2013

No Foolin

Happy April Fools Day!  No Foolin,  I have another ornament finish! Remember this little guy from Jan 2012?  Nah, didn't figure you did.   I almost forgot him myself :
Ornament #2 2013

I've also made some progress on his buddy.  

Jan 2012

April 1 2013
I had high hopes last year, but life got in the way and dashed them.  This year my mantra is FINISH! And Finish I shall.  Until next time my friends.  Happy Stitching =)

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Two more finishes...

I'm so happy to say I sqeeked out two more finishes last night!  I've stitched my first Christmas ornament of the year.  It turned out a little bigger than I'd intended, so I'll probably use it as a door knob decoration once it's Completed.  It was also a milestone for me--my first experience with Beading.  Only 6 total and I managed just fine. I don't think I'm quite ready to tackle that Mirabella in my stash just yet though!

Lizzie * Kate Quick-it

My second finish you'll just have to be in suspense over :D.  It's for an exchange and will be mailing out this week.  Once she received it, i'll add a pic.  

I will however share a pic of a former UFO & current WIP.  It's a tea towel for my best friends birthday.  I changed the colors to match her kitchen; however I'm having a bit a trouble.  The Cup is DMC 920 with 632 outer ring & 3863 inner ring.  I need one more even lighter color for the center circle and can't quite come up with the right combo.  Anybody care to offer a  "best color"?

I look forward to hearing from you and your color ideas!  Happy Sunday and Happy Stitching!  =)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Marching right along...

Hello there followers.  I have a lot to post today so I'll get right to it...
I have two finishes to share:
Remember my House SAL from 2012--DONE!! 

December House

Entire SAL

And I've completed another Love Quilt Square: 
The best part about this particular square is that my 12 year old SON stitched some of it.  He asked to help.  My heart just beamed =)

On a decoration note I decided it was time to decorate for Easter.  I didn't have a lot to work with so I stopped into my local thrift store and lookey what I found:

Aren't they great?  I spent a whole $3 on them.

Here's how I used them along with another bunny and grass rug I picked up @ Hobby Lobby:

That's all I have for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  Leave a comment or two if you'd like.  I'm working on a couple more finishes.  Who know's I'm might shock you & post again VERY SOON! Until then Happy Stitching!!!! =)

Sunday, February 3, 2013

February Already!

WOW--where did the month of January go?  I've been busy--slowly stitching and catching up on some much needed housework.  Here is my latest Love Quilt finish (sorry about the wrinkles, trying to hurry to the mailbox): 

Also wanted to show you my latest "project".  I organized my bathroom drawer :D 

 Contents Before

Nice Clean Slate

Finished Product

That's about all I have for now.  Leave a comment if you'd like.  Happy Stitching!  =)

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