Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Look what was in the Mail for me!!!!

I was the winner of LaDonna's (from Branch Needlework) giveaway last Tuesday and the box with all my goodies came today. Here are a few pictures.
 





The Stitching Goodies that I got were -
-Beeswax
-Bohin needles
-Gingher Epaulette Embroidery Scissors
-4 Georiana Silks
-32 ct Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linen
-Vanilla Pound Cake Soybean Candle (smells Yummy!!!)
 
Thank you so much LaDonna!!!!!!!
 
And while I am doing this post I will also show you and update on the baby photo frame I am working on.
this picture was taken on 8/5/12



And this is my progress so far. I have one more bear and a
wagon to put on the bottom of this piece.
 
Well I am finally getting things put away and my house back in order after our camping trip. Didn't get much done yesterday as I had my granddaughter to watch so we went shopping together. She loves that! And then Friday I will have my niece Amaya spending the day with me so not much will get done that day either. Hopeing for a quite weekend  so I can sit and stitch the time away. (I know something will come up and I won't get my wish, but I am going to try)
 
Have a great rest of the week
Happy Stitching
Denise 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Back from a Camping Trip

I need too get caught up on everything that has been going on since I last posted on the 17th.
First thing is I won a giveaway from Barbara over at To Stitch or Not To Stitch. Her give away  was to celebrate 500 followers. It came in the mail the day I left on my camping trip so I finally got a picture to show you all the great stash I got.
Barbara - to stitch or not to stitch
500 follower giveaway
Thank you Barbara for all the great stash!
 
I not only won Barbara's giveaway I also won a second giveaway  from
LaDonna at Branch Needlework.
She notified me on Tuesday the 21st that I had won. And I sent her an email back with my snail mail address, so as soon as that comes in I will get a picture and show you what I got.
 
As for what else I have been up too is our annual family camping trip to Historic Prairie Village.
They have a lot of old time stuff there, like old buildings, machinery, old steam engines, lots of old tractors, a huge flee market. Speaking of flee markets I was walking around looking at all the stuff and guess what I came across. Yep someone was selling cross stitch material and kits. I picked out a bunch of fabric and 3 patterns. As I was checking out I was talking to the lady and she said her mother use to stitch alot but was in a bad car accident and was unable to do it anymore. I spent just about 50 dollars on the stuff I bought and after I got it home saw the store tags were on most of it and added it up and it was actually worth about $150.00. that was quite a saving for me.
Here's what I got:
7 pieces of 28ct jobelan in different colors
1 white 25 ct Lugana
1 Ivory 2ct Salem coth
1 Ivory 22ct Damask Hardanger
1 Lavender & lace Pattern (Angel of the Sea)
1 Stormy Night (pattern)
1 towel kit with Pansy pattern
2 heart shaped dolies
Lots of Stash for a little bit of money - I like that!
 
I stitched one afternoon while we were camping so I don't have any stitching to show just yet.
This morning I had a doctor appointment and this afternoon I spent cleaning out the camper and doing more laundry. Hopefully I can sit and stitch for a while tomorrow. I really need to get a baby gift done before I can work on anything else. 
 
Well until next time
Happy Stitching
Denise
 
 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Stash, TUSAL, Progress

OOOOOH how I love new stash!!!!
Today I got a package from 123 Stitch
(love ordering from them)
(just ordered it a couple of days ago)
Any way here is what I got
4 pieces of fabric and pretty floss
and these are to fill 5 kits

The first kit is Pointetta House by LHN

Violet's by Country Cottage

2 Threadwork Primitives

And last is City Stitcher & Country Stitcher by LHN

And so now when ever I get notion to start something new I have some already kitted up and ready to go. Oh my goodness I have so many started now that need tending too.


 TUSAL for August
Lots of light colors because I am working
baby stuff

And lastly a picture of my husband holding my great niece, Amaya. They are watching TV while I was making supper last night. Amaya's Mom was working and her grandma ususally watches her but Grandma Darla had to make a trip to Iowa to welcome her new granddaughter into the world.

My niece Chrissy & her husband had a beautiful baby girl yesterday morning. Her name is
Abigail Darlene.
I got a picture of her in a text message but not sure how to get here on my blog. Oh well just know she is a cutie and I can't wait to meet her in person.

Hopefully I will have stitching picture the next time I post.

Happy Stitching
Denise




Friday, August 10, 2012

Cleaning the Sewing room

Yesterday I was cleaning the sewing room up, you know putting the piles of stuff away that I had laying around and all the thread organized and in its proper place. I came across a tote I had not seen for a while and started going through it and this is what I found.
Filled with Love by
The Creative Circle
This was the very first counted cross stitch piece that I ever did.
I know I was stitching it in Oct of 1984 because that is when my son was born. I use to sell Creative Circle and did many of there pieces. I still have the orginal pattern for this piece and decided to restitch it using WDW colors.
not sure when I started stitching it the second time,
2 or 3 years ago I think.

The next stitching I found was from around 1999 - 2000.
Do you remember the Millennium?
Well these are the Millennium Cats, I finished January thru October.

January

October
Aren't they cute little kittys, not sure why I didn't finish them

Next up is
This is called Cow/Calf
don't know the designer
This one may go in the trash because it looks like it was a kit and the thread is no longer with it. Unless I feel like being creative and  picking my own colors for it.????
I am sure I was doing this towel with Holsteins on it because my DH & I have raised baby holsteins for over 25 years.

The rest of what I am going to show you I do not know when I started them. I never kept track back then.

  • Flowers and Lace by Dimensions

Got a long ways to go on this one!

1693 Family Sampler
also by The Creative Circle

Praying Hands
Looks like its almost done, I need to find
directions for it

This one I was doing for my daughter (Jill)
I wonder if she will still want it?

I Love Country Bow Ties

The stitching is all done but misplaced
the center piece that makes it into
a Bow Tie
Do you suppose it will come back into style again.
The sad part is I know that I have more projects that are started and at various stages of completion that are tucked away in that sewing room.

I hope you enjoyed my trip down memory lane.

Have a great week end with some
Happy Stitching
Denise

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

And life moves on!

Life has a way of ruling our lives and this past week has been a long one for me. My last post was on a Saturday (7/28/12) and on Sunday we started moving our middle daughter home from Iowa. It was a hard thing for her to do but she knows in the long run it's for the best. It breaks a mothers heart to see there child's heart hurting from a break up, but time will heal her.
Friday night some friends of ours came over and we were sitting in our new shop talking and having a few beers when this big bad storm roll through, the clouds were very dark and lightning everywhere. but the best part was we got a good shot of rain that we desperately needed. Now I think I am going to have mow the lawn again because everything is turning green once again.
This past Saturday (8/4/12) my DH had a truck pull in one of the local towns but I decided to stay home and have some me time. I sat and watch the whole first season of True Blood (this is what I get for having my DD back living with us, she has movies that I have not seen). I also stitched while watching the TV. So do you want to see what I stitched on?

Noel
Yuletide Linens from Christmas Quickie Leisure Arts Book
Designer Deborah Lambein
Completed 8/4/12
14 ct cream & lace fingertip towel
I have not worked on 14 count fabric in a long time, it was a great change of pace for me.

The next piece that I will show you is for my niece, Chrissy, her baby is due in the middle of August. So I started this cross stitch picture keepsake for the new little one.
Bear Photo Frame
From Sweet Baby Memories by Leisure Arts
32ct oyster linen & called for DMC floss
Started on 7/18/12
I have more done on it since I took this picture a couple of days ago.

this is what is will look like when
completed.
I also plan to change a few colors to make the pink stand out for her little girl.

Well I was too the dentist today and had a tooth pulled and a bridge put in. And the stuff that he gave me is wearing off so I think its time for a pain pill and a nap.

I hope everyone is having a great week!
Happy Stitching
Denise

Thanks for all the great comments and too all my new followers!!!!

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