Monday, October 26, 2015

The Stitching is done



I finished all the stitching, now on to the beading. I am hoping to have this completed by Christmas.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Long Over Due Post!! (Picture Heavy)

Good Morning Everyone!
This might end up being a long one, but I am going to try to keep it at a minimal.

My last post was at the beginning of August so I will start there. August was our busy camping month.
Our camp site set up (that was our spot for 2 weeks)
My husband enjoyed the cooking - bacon and eggs on the grill - it was awesome
Then we moved on to the being of school for the grand kids and football season.
#70 is my grandson
The middle of Sept I managed a finish 
For Spacious Skys
Heartstring Samplery - Beth Twist
Started - 8/4/15       Finished 9/17/15
36 ct White Edinburgh Linen  and called for floss

Then I started and finished a Blackbird design
Peace Rose
Blackbird Design
Started - 9/10/15      Finished - 9/24/15
35 ct Abecedarian Linen  and called for floss

My Blackbird grouping




October 7 - 11 was spent with a lovely group of women at Lake Shetek for our stitchers get away.
the building we stayed in
a shot of some of the group
and the view I had from where I sat and stitched. what beautiful sunrises.
While at retreat I did the backstitching on this little guy.
Santa's Boy Toy (winter 2012 Magazine)
by Stoney Creek 
Started 9/25/15     Finished 10/9/15
fabric from stash and called for floss

Next I finished 2 more Christmas Blessings by Lizzie Kate
I only have one left to do (Song) and then I will make them into little pillow pin keeps to fill a basket during the holidays.

And last but not least is my update on We Three Kings
This was before I left for Lake Shetek
And this was as of 10/11/15

I have a new start but will leave that for the next post.
I am off to get the dishes done, then take my shower and off to work I go.
I hope everyone has a great week!!!
Happy Stitching
Denise



 

Monday, August 3, 2015

A Couple of Finishes

Good Morning Everyone!!! 
It is so gorgeous out side!!! I have my windows open and enjoying the fresh air!!!
I had a fabulous weekend of lots of stitching. Finished 2 projects and worked on another.

Here are my pictures

First up is the hand towel 
Stoney Creek Collections
Towels of the Month - August
I used a Home Dec Towel by Charles Craft 
and the called for DMC floss
Started - July 25, 1915
Finished - July 31, 2015 

Next up is July Word Play
July Word Play by Brenda Gervais
35 ct Abecedarian by R&R Reproduction
and called for floss
Started July 1, 2015
Finished Aug 1, 2015

So after these two finishes I went back to The Upstairs Sewing Room and worked on the dress. 
Here is where I left off as of last night.

Well that is about all I have for you this morning!
Until next time 
Happy Stitching
Denise





Saturday, July 25, 2015

Time - I need more time to stitch

Good Morning Everyone!
Another warm day today,
 but the corn is lovin it and is growing by leaps and bounds! Yaaaa for the farmers!!!!!

I have been working on 3 different projects since I last posted. 2 are ones that I have been working on and 1 is a new start. Really need to control myself when it comes to new starts and get some finishes in first. (that probably won't happen)

Here is my progress on The Upstairs Sewing Room



 
And here is my progress on July Word Play

Couldn't get it to turn the right direction but it's a good picture of my work!

My new start is a towel for my kitchen. I have a towel bar on my refrigerator and that is where I hang the towels that I stitch. Here is a picture of a few of my stitched towels. I have a couple for Valentines Day, St Patricks Day and one for Easter that I have put away.
I have quite a few Christmas ones but they are packed away with the Christmas stuff.
 
Well here is my new start -
I don't have any fall towels so when I saw this book at Hobby Lobby on Thursday I had to have it! We will see how many I get done! It feels funny stitching on the towels as most of them are 14 count and it has been a long time since I have used 14 ct. Its a lot easier on the eyes!
 
 
I am going to leave you with a couple pictures of my grand kids
 4th of July swimming pool party

My grandson and his dog Buddy

Well I am off to get my dishes and some never ending laundry done
Have  great weekend everyone!
Happy Stitching
Denise






Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Stitch - Stitch - Stitch

Good Morning Everyone!
 
I have a small problem, well not a real problem ,but I commented on a post and I don't remember if it was on Bloglovin, Instagram, or Facebook. The problem is I commented on this persons new start and I told her I had done it already and she wanted me to show her a picture of the finished piece.
Here it is! It hangs in my living room.
 
Home of a Needleworker by LHN
I did this one in May & June of 2013
and just love working on this piece
 
Now for some up dates
this is as of last night
The Upstairs Sewing Room by Paula Vaughn
 
Decided to take a short break from it and do this one. It has been kitted up for some time!
I chose July word play because it is both my husbands and my Birthday Month!
July Word Play by Brenda Gervais
I am using the called for linen and threads.
Started it this morning after the husband left for work

Well that about it for today!
Happy Stitching!
Denise



Friday, June 26, 2015

Another new start

Good Morning Everyone!
Just a quick post to show you what I am working on.

The Upstairs Sewing Room by Paula Vaughan
I started it last Friday and it is all that I have worked on this week.
That's all I have for now.
Enjoy your weekend!!!

Happy Stitching
Denise

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Another Finish and something from the past

Good Morning Everyone!

In cleaning out my dad's stuff I found a framed picture that I painted in my early teens. I remember spending some time at the lake with my grandparents and my grandma gave me this project to work on. Do any of you remember Artex paints? Well I used them to paint this picture and it hung in my parents kitchen for many years and now I have it in my kitchen.

And I do have a finish to share today!
Cappuccino 
by Buttons & Beads Autumn Series - Mill Hill
14 ct Mill Hill Perforated Paper
Floss & beads included in kit
Started 3/18/15
Finished 6/16/15
I like the effect of the beads, but not sure I enjoy the beading process.
Here is a picture I took after I hung it in my Kitchen
My Coffee Wall 
I have one more cappuccino picture that needs to be framed to add to the wall.

I am going to close with some pictures that I have taken of my family
 
Trey holding Oliver

Grandpa and Sharlee

Grandpa, Kay, Kacee, & Kynzie  sitting on Kyla

My little friend outside my dinning room window

Kacee, Sharlee, & Kynzie
I hope everyone is having a great week!!
Happy Stitching
Denise

Thursday, June 11, 2015

New Finish and New Stash

Good Morning Everyone!
 
Can you believe it another post already! 
 
I have another finish to share with you. Had started this piece back in Feb. and had it about 90% done. All that was left was stitching the word Snow and the beads and snowflakes in each corner. I have not decided how I will finish finish it.

Let it Snow 
designed by Ozark Sampler
14 ct Ice Blue Aida
DMC floss
Started 2/17/15
Finished 6/10/15


 Who doesn't like new stash?  
Here are a few that have been on my wish list for awhile.
And I finally broke down and purchased them.
Welcome all Hearts Home by Plum Street Samplers
The Sewing Bird by Brenda Gervais
The Old Red Barn by Little House Needleworks
Itty Bitty Patriotic Kitty by The Sweetheart Tree
Cherry Hollow Farm Sampler by Stacy Nash

Well that is about all for me today!
Happy Stitching
Denise

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Quick up date

Good Morning Everyone!

We had a busy weekend - Terry went truck pulling on Friday night, I didn't get to go because I was working. Then we had another pull on Saturday afternoon, the weather was beautiful while the pull was going on. We got the truck home and the rain started - we ended up with 6 inches of rain in an hour or so. You can imagine all the water standing around and lots of  flash flooding and roads being closed. 

Well on to happier news! 2 more finishes!!!!

First one is
Olde Glory by Heart in Hand Needleart
32 ct Lt Sand Belfast Linen
WDW - Whitewash, Lancaster Red, & Americana
Started 5/30/15
Finished 6/7/15

and the second one is a small one
Smile! by SamSarah Design
32 ct Lt Sand Belfast linen
called for WDW
Started 6/7/15
finished 6/8/15

That's all I have for today. Not sure what I will work on next, maybe I will work on my quilt blocks.

Have a great week!
Happy Stitching
Denise

Friday, June 5, 2015

Good Morning Everyone!!!!!!

Once again it's been awhile (April 18th to be exact) 
It has been busy, fun, sad, some family time, some cross stitching, & some quilting. 

Family Time
April 18 we helped my Sister in Law celebrate her 50th birthday
April 19 we joined our grandson as he had his First Communion at church
Gavin is the one in the red shirt

April 24 I started a new quilt
This pattern is out of American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine
It is called Thirty Something 

Some of the material I am using


and some of the 4 1/2" blocks that I have completed as of today.
I need to make 42 of these blocks.

May 1st was my mother in laws 80th birthday and we had family from out of state come to visit and help celebrate her birthday.

We spent the weekend of May 8th with our daughter and grand kids camping. It was a little cold and rained Saturday night but we had a great time.

May 12  I traveled to Mitchell SD for PSE training for my Post Office job. Friday May 15 was our testing day and I pass so I still have my job. Ya me!

Thursday May 14th while in Mitchell I got a call that my Dad was taken to the VA Hospital - COPD flair up. We spoke with the Dr. and was told that Dad only had a short time left. So my sister flew in from New Mexico on Sunday and while we were out having supper we got the call that he had passed away.
Saying Goodbye May 24,2015

His 8 grandchildren were the pallbearers 

7 of the 8 grandchildren

My dads 2 brothers and his sister
On May 25 we attended Memorial Day Service at Willow Creek Lutheran Church
Laying flowers on a Veterans grave
Watching the Memorial Day Parade in Dell Rapids.
Jill and her family


Now some cross stitch news
I pick up We Three Kings again and here is what it looks like now


A new start and finish
America by Thread works Primitives
Started 5/24/15
Finished 5/29/15
32 ct Lt Sand Belfast linen
GA -midnight and shaker white - WDW - red rock

New Start
Olde Glory by Heart in Hand
started 5/30/15
32 ct Lt Sand Belfast Linen
WDW - whitewash, lancaster red, americana

Well that is about it for me folks, Sorry this post was so long !
The weekend is upon us and I hope everyone get to put in some stitching time. I know that I plan on it.

Happy Stitching
Denise






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