Friday, January 23, 2015

Christmas Stitching

Good Morning Everyone!

I have a busy day planned but wanted to get a post out there before it gets started.
First I have to go get tags for our vehicles, stop at the ASCS office and talk to them about the farm program, then head south to Sioux Falls and order new glasses for the husband and I have my eye exam at 11:00am,& planning on getting my nails done. Then back home to get ready to go out with my daughter tonight, we are going to go out for supper and then watch bull riding at the Expo. I have watch bull riding on TV but never seen it in person, so it should be fun.

Now for an update on my stitching

Lizzie Kate 
Christmas Blessings
Flip it - Joy
This was a quick stitch! I now have 9 of these done and 3 left to stitch.

The next thing I worked on was Christmas Envelope Cards. I was hoping to finish it by today but that didn't happen but I did make great progress.
This is only one of six envelopes that I found on Pinterest. And beings I work at a small Post Office in our community I thought they would be fun to stitch and display in my office at Christmas time.

My plan for the weekend and next week is working on Woodland folks - which reminds me I need to order a skein of green for it. I will have to do that after i finish this post. There is a lot of backstitching to get done on this piece. And there is the possibility that I might get this one done by next Friday. We will see what this next week brings me.

I leave you with a picture of my granddaughter, she is learning to drive a snowmobile that once belong to her older brother. She is not as excited about driving it as he was. She would rather be inside with me, but she had fun.
Jan 10, 2015 


Time to get my butt moving!
Have a great weekend with lots of stitching

Happy Stitching
Denise










Friday, January 16, 2015

First New Start Of 2015

Good Morning Everyone!

This past week I worked on Woodland Folks and made some progress.
This is where I left off at the end of December
And here we are today!
Back stitching  and flowers left to stitch.
This next week I am working on a new start. Its called Christmas Envelope Cards. I found them on Pinterest and printed them off. There are 6 of them that I found. It didn't say who the designer was but it came off Gallery.ru page.
Here is the one that I am working on.

I will start this today and use the called for DMC floss 28 ct Evenweave fabric.
Should be a quick stitch.

Well time to pickup the house and pay some bills before I go to work this afternoon.
Have a great Weekend everyone!!!
Happy Stitching
Denise

Friday, January 9, 2015

Woodland Enchantress

Good Morning Everyone!!!!

Well I have only one update for you today.
Last week while I was reading blogs I seen someone was working on Woodland Enchantress and was reminded that I had that one in my WIP so I went in search of it. And that is what I worked on all week. This is a picture of where I left off back in 2011.

Where I left off July 2011

And this is as of last night.
I put in about 2300 stitches
And a little closer look at my progress

This one will be put away again for a while and I will bring back out  Woodland Folks - Which is going to be a baby sampler for my great nephew. I will work all week on it and update you on my progress next Friday

I leave you with a picture that I took of my granddaughter on Sunday, we were watching the ATV ice races at the lake.

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Have a great weekend (mine starts today)
Happy Stitching
Denise

Monday, December 29, 2014

My last Post for 2014

Good Morning Everyone!
My My My the time does fly by!
 And this Chick has not felt the blogging mood for a long time!
I have still been reading a lot of blogs and enjoying all the eye candy you all are showing.
My goal for 2015 is to do better with the blogging but have found that I get more done around the house and stitching if I keep the computer time to a minimum. 

Here are some of the things I have been stitching on for the last couple of months:

for some reason un-be-known to me I can't get it turned correctly. But they are a couple of fall finishes

My new addition to my stitching area is this 6 drawer stand. Each drawer is big enough for a project that I am working on.  I just love it!

My new addition to my kitchen
My old refrigerator died on me and I have been wanting one of these with the freezer on the bottom for a very long time.

The week before Thanksgiving my sister came up from NM for a visit and we drove down to my niece's for her son's baptism. We had a wonderful weekend and an early thanksgiving dinner with them on Sunday.

I am still working on this little guys birth sampler. I am not done with it yet because his mother keeps telling me it ok to work on other projects. But here is an update so far.
Sorry about the wrinkles but I won't press it until I am finished with it.
I am working on the hedgehog at the moment. aren't those little critters the cutest!

 when we got home from Iowa and our visit I stitched this little ornament up for my niece for her Christmas tree.
Its Called One More Stitch by Victoria Sampler and can be found in the 2014 Christmas ornament magazine.
And here is the back side
I put her initials on it. She also stitches but with 2 little ones her stitching time is limited. I remember those days.

Last but not least
I finished this little ornament up yesterday.
Perfect Gift
Full Circle Design 
from the 2004 Christmas ornament magazine.
started - 12-15-14 
finished 12-28-14

So with that ornament finished its back to some of my WIP's for a little while.

It's been a busy last couple of months with my sister coming home, harvest here on the farm. Christmas programs, shopping, working a few more hours. I am hoping for a little more me time after the first of the year.

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas
and that you have a 
Blessed New Year!

Happy Stitching and see you all next year!!!!!
Denise














Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Stitching Retreat at Lake Shetek

Good Morning Everyone!

I got back for Lake Shetek on Sunday afternoon and I am just now getting things put away. I didn't have to work at the Post Office yesterday so I chose to spend it with my grandchildren. We had a great time, we went out for lunch, and then hung out at the shop. 

The boys sprayed out the beans and cleaned out the combine for grandpa.
And my granddaughter took a nap.
Well now on to the stitching stuff.

Jill and I packed up and left after she got off work on Wednesday night. 
Thursday morning we woke up to this beautiful sight!
Thursday Morning

Saturday Morning


American Flag Quilt Sampler
Finished backstitching Mississippi and completed Illinois
Here is We Three Kings before and after
I put in about 540 stitches
Sunflower Dishtowel
This towel I started a very long time ago. So this weekend I
worked on it and backstitched the flowers . 

And last but not least
Woodland Folk
I finished back stitching the little fox and got the squirrel done 
A picture from where I was sitting and working

This was the deck right out side our work area - there are 2
squirrels playing on it.

And these are the towels that my daughter made for me to hang on my stove.
Aren't they cute.
Well there are a lot more pictures and stories to show and tell but I need to get to work so off I go for now.
Happy Stitching
Denise


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