Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Since finishing page one of my HAED design the other night, I have worked on my B. Potter piece (pictures later this week). I have also started three new projects. Have I lost my mind??? No, I just found 2 wonderful freebies online & a dear friend sent me a pattern after she finished with it.
First, I started a Christmas SAL piece. This SAL started a while ago, so I am behind, but I am determined to catch up with everyone else. You can see the SAL piece here:
Next, I found some adorable freebies here:
I decided to start with sew autumn, to be true to the season we are enjoying right now. I found a wonderful silk floss in my collection that is perfect! It is even called an autumn name.
Lastly, I have started Crows by Bent Creek. Sweet Julie sent me this chart when she finished it. I had offered to buy it from her & she was kind enough to just give it to me.
I am working on these three during the day time hours & then working on B. Potter in the evenings this week.
Thanks so much for having a look at my blog & for commenting! You are all great!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Well, this feel like a finish & technically, it is!!! You see, this is page one of 49 pages. I think I have a little more stitching to do before this is finished!! Wow, it is really going to be beautiful, but it is going to take a little time!
For those who haven't seen previous posts about this one, it is Little Drummer Boy by Heaven & Earth Designs. I still love this pattern, even knowing how much I have left to do!!!
Now, time for some B. Potter for a day or two & also a pattern I was gifted with today!!!
Friday, October 23, 2009
who is up for a SAL that will start in Nov. & be finished by the first week of Dec., if we keep up with it???
I discovered this SAL the other day & it is gorgeous!!!!!
Here is a link to the blog, so you can see for yourself!!!
Have a great Friday!!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
We had a very productive weekend! Friday evening, my husband & I got my sampler laced & ready for the frame! Sat. am, he went down to his workshop & got started. He had my frame made by noon time. He also made me the first of several floss boxes. Thanks Cindy for the great idea!!!! Originally, I wanted these for my Victorian Motto Sampler flosses, but as I have been working on my Little Drummer Boy by HAED, I decided it would be nice to have all 90+ colors neatly arranged. So..you can see by the picture, I have started putting the floss on cards & filing them in my new storage box.
Sat. afternoon, we had errands to run & our last stop was Menard's for stain. My frame is made out of cherry wood. So.....it has a pink cast to it. We decided on a traditional cherry stain & oh my! We both love how it turned out! He stained it yesterday afternoon & this am, I put the backing on it & it is hung!!!!!!!!
I also am posting a couple more beautiful fall pictures. I pass the tree on the left every time I go into town. I admire it every fall. It is just gorgeous!
I hope to have a progress picture of Drummer Boy at the end of the week.
Have a great week & thanks for stopping by & for commenting!
Friday, October 16, 2009
I was determined to finish this piece today & I did!!!! I started it on Monday afternoon, while babysitting. I had told myself I would only work on it while babysitting, but once I started, I couldn't stop! I enjoyed this piece so much & now I can't wait to get it framed & hung, somewhere in my kitchen. I say it like that, because I do not have a lot of wall space in my kitchen, so it will be a challenge for sure!
I love fresh apples so this was a must do piece. I waited a very long time before I broke down & bought the chart, so I know it was one I was meant to do.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend & thanks for visiting!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
What a beautiful fall day it was today! We have had rain nearly every day for the past few weeks. Today, the sun was shining. My husband asked what I wanted to do today. I rattled off a bunch of things that sounded like fun. We decided on stopping at an apple orchard to get a bag of apples & then headed to one of our favorite state parks. (Potato Creek, for those familiar with my neck of the woods!)
It was a bit nippy at first, but once we got walking on the trails, we warmed right up. Walking out there is so relaxing. It made my 'down mood' disappear real fast. The beauty of this time of year is amazing. We are planning to go back several more times before the cold sets in. It will be fun to watch the color changes over the period of time.
I am also showing a real fast stitch finish. I started & finished this little guy in one afternoon! I LOVE the owl & he is why I chose to do this one!!!
Have a great weekend! I appreciate so much all the comments & the new visitors!!!
OH! Almost forgot to say...look real close at the bottom left corner of one of the pictures!!!!
Friday, October 9, 2009
I finished my scarecrow & pumpkin piece last night. I really like how it turned out! It is from an OLD JCS magazine. Can anyone guess HOW OLD?!?!
It is a 1988 issue!!!
I had fun stitching this one, because of the fall colors & symbols of fall. I see little squirrels all over my yard this time of year. They love the acorns from the oak trees.
I have a real quick fall piece I am going to do today, then back to my WIP pieces.
I also have been working on my B. Potter piece, but haven't been showing updates here. I will post a picture of it too.
Have a glorious fall weekend! Take time to enjoy the beauty of the season!
Thanks for stopping by!!!!