Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Good Morning Everyone!
I just got back from having coffee with my daughter. This is something I don't normally get to do because she is usually at work,but she is home this week recovering from surgery she had done on Monday. All is well and she is getting around good. And we had a  good visit!!

A couple of weekends ago we went to Marietta, MN for a truck pull, well we got rained out and never even unloaded our pulling truck. The drivers and there crew members ended up in someones shop and sat around talking and bull shitting so whats a girl to do?
Ya sit in the pickup and Stitch!
Glad I had it with me!!!

So I do have a better picture of this piece and more was completed.

This is Pastoral Sampler by Drawn Thread.

The other update I have is Cherry Hollow Farm Sampler
Sorry about the wrinkles!
I have the leaves done in the boarder now on to the berries then the boarder will be done.

Well its time to get ready for work.

Happy Stitching

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Catch you up on my Stitching Progress!!!

Good Morning Fellow Bloggers!
I have been a bad blogger the last few months but I am still here and stitching away. So this post may get a little long as I try to catch you up on what I have been doing since March (my last post).
Some of you may know that I have an Instagram account and have been posting my pictures there. You can find me at denraeand.Pop on over and check it out!

So here we go -
Cherry Hollow Farm Sampler by Stacy Nash
I started this one last Dec. then pick it up in March and this is where I stop (need to get back too this one and get it finished)

Santa Ornament by Marie Barber
Eight Santa's in the set I have one done.

Flowers & Lace by Dimensions
started many moons ago, this is where I left it on April 19th.

This is me and my granddaughter Sharlee after her dance recital on May 8th

One of Santa's Village by CCN
completed May 13,2016

Blessed are the Needleworkers by Sue Stader of Crossing Montana
Started this one in Jan but finished it May 17th

Dame of the Needles Sewing Roll by Brenda Gervais
completed this one May 22,2016

At the end of May we had visitors from Colorado. The kids sleep on the floor of our living room every year they come to visit. There parents stay at my in laws house.
Feeding them breakfast the next morning. We always have a blast!!!

Blue House in Winter by LHN
Finished June 8, 2016

4th of July watching the tractor pull in Wentworth SD
It was so hot out!!! But we had shade and we enjoyed the day!

Happy Holidays by CCN
Completed July 11, 2016
This was in the Just Cross Stitch 2012 Christmas Ornament Magazine.
Last but not least
The Pastoral Sampler by Drawn Thread
I started this one on May 28, 2016 and this is where I was as of July 12, 2016. 
I have all the alphabet done now but will save that picture for  a later post.

Time to go and get some shopping done before I go to work.

Happy Stitching!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Good Morning Everyone!

I know it has been a long time since my last post but I have big finish to share with you!
This picture does not do this picture justice. I tried to get a picture that showed the shimmer of the beads and kreinik.


 We Three Kings
by Glendon Place
fabric - 28 ct Mystic Cashel Linen by PTP
used the called for DMC floss and Mill Hill Beads
Started - 12/8/2012
Finished 3/11/2016

Glad to have this piece out of my WIP basket now to get it to the framer.

I have a couple other finishes to show you.
The Wrapper
Full Circle Designs - JCS Christmas 2012
28ct Jubilee Cream
called for DMC floss
Started 1/26/2016
Finished  2/1/2016

The Old Red Barn
Little House Needleworks
32ct Vintage Pearled Barley by Lakeside Linen
used called for floss
Started - 2/1/2016
Finished - 2/28/2016

This last piece is a large WIP.
I completed the word "under" in eyelet stitch and the bottom two states.
I have a long way to go on this one but I enjoy working on it!!

My daughter and I just got back from our weekend at Lake Shetek with about 35  other women. what a blast we had. We call it a Stitching Retreat but really it is a Creative Retreat. Some of us Cross Stitch, some Quilt and some scrapbook and stampin. There is lots of laughing, socializing, snacking and stitching. Here are a few pictures that I took.
Jill working on a quilt

Jill working on her second quilt of the weekend

my work space for the weekend

some sit in peace and think and enjoy the beauty.

Mother teaching daughter to crochet

and just sitting and stitching
Well that is about it for now and now its time to get ready for work

Happy Stitching

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A Few more Finishes

Good Morning Everyone!

2nd finish of 2016
The Winter is Past
This is out of the Blackbird Designs book called
In Friendships Way
I used a piece of fabric from my stash and
the called for floss
Started - 10/9/15
Finished - 1/10/16

3rd Finish of 2016
Green Quaker Sampler
by Woolgathering
I used 16 ct Antique White from stash
and called for floss
Started - 1/21/15
Finished - 1/23/16

This next finish was started back in June of 2010
This is where I left it way back when?
This was all I had left to finish it and I don't know why I didn't.
And this is the whole piece completed
Pattern of the Month Series 2010
Stoney Creek Collection
not sure what fabric I used
but I did use the called for threads,beads and treasures.
Started - June 2010 (this has been in the WIP basket for a while)
Finished - 1/ 25/16

My next project is going to be a Christmas ornament  that I have had kitted up for a while. It is called The Wrapper by Full Circle Design and is out of the JCS Christmas 2012 magazine. Pictures of it next time I post.

Well that's about all for now 
Happy Stitching

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

My Stitching Update

Good Morning Everyone!!!

The new year is here and has started out pretty good!
Every one is in good health!
And I have had plenty of time for stitching!

Sit back and enjoy what I have worked on since my last post.
I have the beads on one of the Kings, and I didn't get this done before Christmas like I had hoped, maybe by this Christmas.

Sewing Accessories
by Paula Vaughn
Started 10/31/15
finished stitching 11/11/15
32 ct Lakeside Linen - attic lace
and used the called for DMC floss
Made this into a pin cushion

The Prairie Garden
by The Prairie Schooler
Started - 4/22/14
Finished Stitching - 11/24/15
Worked on 18 ct Aida
and called for DMC floss

WIP - Santa
by Heavenly Cross Stitch - Marie Barber
Started stitching - 6/8/11
 I believe that the last time that I worked on this was Dec 2011
you can look back HERE

WIP - Green Quaker Sampler
by R. Lawler - Woolgathering
Started stitching - 1/21/13 
again I don't think I worked on this since May 2013 
and you can look back HERE.

And this is my first finish of 2016
Snow White
by Little House Needleworks
Started Stitching - 12/27/15
Finished Stitching - 1/4/16
Stitched on 28 ct Nordic Blue Linen
DMC B5200 

Well that's about it for stitching so I will leave you with a picture of one of the Christmas present that I bought for the family to share
Yep we have a drone (not a big fanny one) but it will take video's and pictures. 
The boys are loving it!!!

I tried to attach a video but it wouldn't work for me so you have to settle for a picture.

Time to get myself motivated and get something accomplished before I head to work.

Have a great day everyone!
Happy Stitching 

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


Good Morning Everyone! I just got back from having coffee with my daughter. This is something I don't normally get to do because she ...