Sunday, November 27, 2011

A few finishes

 Hello all,
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and spent some time with family. I thought this was going to be a super quick post but I uploaded more pictures than I thought. First I have this little princess pillow which I made for my little princess who will be turning 8 years old on Friday. This pattern was inspired by her.
 The next two are are some ornament finishes. My last post are the ornaments unfinished.  the tree and Jolly are the two finshed ones. I still have a few more to finish which I will probably post next week.(hopefully!) These will both look nice in my Christmas decorated home.

This last photo is not very stitchy but I wanted to show it anyway. I follow this blog called sew many ways. Maybe some of you follow it too. Karen has such great ideas and uses for everything. I made this little wreath for my table. The base of it is the plastic part of the top of a candle jar. I added the bow and the little votive and now I have a cute mini wreath. The glass part of the top I use for a tea light. She is so clever. You can check out her ideas at:

I will be back next week with some stitchy goodness! Have a stitch filled week!


Sunday, November 13, 2011


 Hello all,
I am doing Beckysc's ornament challenge and so far I have 5 ornaments stitched but only 1 finished. This is an ornament from the 2011 Just Cross Stitch ornament issue. It is called  the Half Hour ornament by Lizzie Kate. If you need a quick gift for someone this is your ornament. I think it took less than a half hour. There are white beads scattered around the top which are not visible from the picture. It turned out alot cuter than I thought it would.
These 4 ornaments I still need to figure out how I want to finish them. Jolly is also from the 2011 ornie issue and HoHoHo is a Lizzie Kate. The Happy Holidays and the Christmas tree are old patterns I had in my stash. Isn't stash great. I usually can always find what I need but I still am always thirsting for more. The more the better I always say!
When I finish these ornies I will post them. What kind of Christmas stitching is everyone doing this season?
Welcome to all my new followers!  I am glad you're here. Early next year will be one year in Blogland so I hope to get a giveaway together. Any suggestions on what you want!

Have a great week!


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Retreat and Stash

 Hello friends,

I am back from the Dyeing to Stitch Retreat and what a fabulous time it was. Here is the group we stitched with all weekend. They were so fun! Kim and Brenda (the 2 ladies to the left in the front) joined us on the night of the banquet. It was so much fun I hated for it to end.  I can't wait to see how much of the projects everyone gets done before the next one in 2 years. I love stitching at the beach!
They gave us projects galore. The theme this year was Seaside Seasons. We had our opening project which was a bag with a design of the 4 seasons representing each designer. Thursday was a collaboration piece in which each designer did an accessory. There is a pincushion, scissor keep, scissor fob, and needle book. I can't wait to get started on these. I need to do my Christmas stitching first though. Friday night we made a nice liner for a basket with Pam from Olde Colonial Designs. So the basket you see in the photo with a close up below was our farewell gift. Is that not fabulous or what!! I was beyond words! The liner fits right in the bottom. The little acorn on the basket we also received at the retreat and is adorable. It is tiny and was made by the hands of Pat, Patty, and Wendy of Dyeing to Stitch.
This is a picture of all my stash. Do you think it's enough to keep me busy?                                                   This is a combination of gifts 
 from the retreat, the boutique there, and a visit to the Dyeing to Stitch shop. I love my basket! I just had to say that. I met alot of very nice stitchers whom I hope to keep in touch with and talk stitching. I didn't post pictures because I don't usually like to post pictures of people unless I ask permission. I didn't get a chance to do that with everyone so you'll have to take my word for it that they are wonderful people.

To close things up I just wanted to include this picture of  Perry. My Aunt gave me the little scarf for him on our recent visit. So I put it on and I think he got a little mad at me because he wouldn't look at me.He would look out of the corner of his eye and at one point he totally turned his head away from me. He is such a little stinker but I had to laugh. He got used to the scarf.
I am working on ornaments for the next few weeks for Becky's ornament challenge. I will show as soon as I get a few done.

Have a good rest of the week and Happy Stitching!!