Wednesday, May 07, 2014

12 days and 3000 Xs later

page 4 is done.
Page 4 doesn't add anything spectacular to the picture for the moment. A lot of sky and a little bit of ?

Bored? Not at all. I'm anxious to see what page 5 will bring.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Thursday is Love Quilt Day

A number of years ago I stitched  a number of quilt squares for Love Quilts. When I recently joined the local Sip and Stitch charity group it seemed a good time to stitch for them again.

Our group meets every Thursday from 10:00 am till noon and we work on any charity project we feel like. While knitting, cross-stitching etc. we enjoy a cup of coffee, a cookie and a lot of wonderful conversation.

I am currently working on a quilt square for Charlotte's Kids (theme #42 Pink and Purple....Girls).

The design is by Nathalie Cichon of Jardin Prive and is named "My Lady's Quaker". Although I have stitched this pattern before I am enjoying it just as much the second time around.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Page 3 is history

Yesterday at 11:09 p.m. I completed page 3 of "Bygone Summer". This picture does not do justice to the colors as it is a very dull & rainy day here in Michigan. If you  look closely on the bottom right hand side you will see a straw hat. We'll have to wait a while to see the entire lady as the rest of her won't appear until page 10 or 11. That just makes me want to keep right on stitching.

Have you ever stitched a HAED, a Mystic Stitch or another pattern which completely covers your fabric?

Several years ago I stitched my first HAED "Bunny on Path". This first attempt was 1/1 on 18 count Aida and the result was so pretty.

Since "Bygone Summer" is so much larger and I've had a wee bit of experience stitching "Bunny" I am now working 1/1 on 25 ct lugana. Love it!

Have a wonderful weekend and happy stitching.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Two pages down and seventy to go

to get from here
to here.

So far I'm enjoying every minute of the journey.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Finally a stitching update

It has been much to long since I posted. I have been stitching though so finally here is an update.


 "Playful Snowmen Ornament" The Gold Collection
stitched for granddaughter's 2nd Christmas
on antique white with DMC floss
started 07/08/2013 - completed 11/25/2013

 Doll quilt for darling granddaughter.
My first attempt at a very simple quilt.
Of course I did manage to sew the batting on the outside on my first try.
However, with some patience I did manage to redo.
H loves it and so do her dolls.

"Baby Express Birth Record" Dimensions Kit
stitched for our sweet grandson who was born on December 26, 2013
stitched with floss from kit on 32 count white opalescent Lugana
started 10/19/2013 - completed 01/05/2014

Since we no longer live in Las Vegas where my dear friend Adele the framing magician works her magic, I framed it myself and am very pleased with the result.

"Easter bread cloth" from Bake-a-Batch Bread Cloths
for my dear friend Brenda
stitched on (of course) a bread cloth with DMC floss
started 02/20/2014 - completed 03/13/2014

Finally, the 2014 addition to my snowman wall.

"Feed the Birds Snowman" by Linda Coleman (Jeremiah Junction)
 stitched with DMC on 16 count Zweigart dark moss Aida
which was a gift from dear Lili and number of years ago
started in early January 2014 - completed 03/18/2014

I hope you are all well and greeting spring with a smile on your face and a stitching needle in your hand.

Friday, January 03, 2014

Stitching in 2013

'Overlook Cafe' 02/10/2012
'Art Nouveau Lake Landscape' 07/31/2012
'MLM' 11/13/2012-06/28/2013
'12 Days of Christmas' II 11/15/2012-02/17/2013
'Dragonflies' 02/28-03/10/2013
'Liberty Angel 03/10-03/22/2013
'DK' monogram 03/11-03/14/2013
'Macdonald Maple Leaf' 05/30-06/25/2013
'Noah's Ark' 2013
Hadewych's 2013 ornament 07/08-11/25/2013
'Snowman & Friends' 07/16-08/10/2013
'PS Pumpkin Patch Witch' 08/27-08/28/2013
'Knock Knock' 08/28-09/03/2013
'PS Pumpkin Patch Black Cat' 09/03/2013
'Baby Birth Record'10/19/2013
'Bygone Summer' 12/18/2013