Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Lil' Melon House

It looks like a lot of stitchers are enjoying some small projects at the moment. Do you think it's the time of year? I really don't know why, but I just seem to need the feeling that I've accomplished & finished something.

Last week I signed up on the EMS board for their "Guess That Theme Secret Pal" exchange and have started stitching a small pattern which I think is very cute. It's called "Lil' Melon House" and is a complimentary design by Michelle Lutzen from http://www.stitchykitty.com/. I'm stitching on antique white 28 ct evenweave. The pattern has a stitch count of 32w x 53h so it really is nice & small. I hope to finish this into a needle book. The second part of the exchange will be a guest towel followed by ???. I have a few other ideas for little theme gifts which I hope to make (if time permits) before the September 26 mailing deadline. Won't devulge my chosen theme (you can choose from melon, red white & blue, flag, house, water, fruit or stripes>>>or perhaps you see other possibilities).

Hope everyone is having a good week.


Blogger Isabelle said...

This is so cute! You are right, stitchers tend to favour smaller pieces presently. Maybe after the end of summer/vacations and the start of a new stressful year it feels rewarding and relaxing to have quicker finishes. And it allows us to stitch more gifties for more friends :)

Your exchange really sounds like fun :)

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog, they always make me smile and mean a lot! :)

2:43 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

I want to see finishes! Yes, indeed.

Your exchange sounds fun! :)

3:06 PM  
Blogger Gail said...

Your piece looks really cute Margaret.

3:48 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

So, are you ready to start up Frederick again? ;-)

11:15 PM  
Blogger Lili said...

Hi Margaret!
This is a lovely little project, and I do relate to your little project syndrome... lol! Soon, we'll want to send postcards, make small gifts (that I barely dare to offer), and there's the simple satisfaction of finishing a cute, little thing that just makes my day!
I'll be thinking about the theme of this exchange: you're teasing my mind! lol!!!
I read your mail this morning, no need to say that YOU made my day! I'll reply soon. Thanks a lot.

1:49 AM  
Blogger Ali B said...

Hello Margaret, glad I am not in trouble for not finishing off my Seed Sampler yet LOL!!! I really am a slow-coach at the moment. I am hoping to do a lot at the w/end as I have nothing planned other than a bit of house-work so I need an incentive to look forward to. I am hoping the Evenweave I ordered for Gail Bussi arrives soon as I want to have that "ready-to-go"as soon as my sampler is done. We stitchers need things to keep us motivated. I love your cute design esp. the watermelon house, its a darling! Much hugs xx

2:14 AM  
Blogger Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Hi Margaret, thanks for stopping by my blog! I think it is nice to have a small project to just finish up. I hope to work on some small ornaments soon. I like your blog! Your Halloween Needleroll is too cute. ;)

4:29 AM  
Blogger whitecalla said...

It is indeed cute and its gonna be a lovely needlebook.

9:07 PM  
Blogger Stitchingnow said...

Love the project you are working on. I do not use anything other than the dye you can find at Wal-Mart.
Happy stitching

2:36 AM  
Blogger Chelle said...

What a cute little freebie! Very nice!

7:42 AM  
Blogger Susimac said...

It looks great Margaret, thanks for visiting my blog. I have bookmarked you so I won't lose your blog.

3:34 PM  
Blogger M said...

Hi. Thank you for the comments on my Fairy Bees. I loved stitchin' those little dolls.

Everyone looks like they have so much fun in the exchanges. I don't know who thought that all up, but kudos to 'em. What a great way to get to meet others and appreciate everyone else's stuff!

Thanks again! Lovely weekend.


1:55 PM  
Blogger Stitchingnow said...

Thanks for the offer but I'm good on thread. I know that our Wal-Mart too has cut back the craft section alot.

3:56 PM  
Blogger BlissxStitches said...

Hi Margaret,

I found a copy of that MS cross stitch booklet you were wanting last week. Would you like me to send it to you?

If so, email me privately at the address on my blogsite.


4:51 PM  
Blogger Ali B said...

Hiya Margaret, I am really pleased you and Bliss connected up regarding the MS booklet! Its great that we are all in a big global stitching circle via our blogs :-)

I would looooove to do the MS 12 days of Christmas with you - I have admired them all year and have the charts from the original magazines (they were serialised over a few issues), so am all set to go! It will give me something lovely to focus on in 2007! If you would like to e-mail me for chats I am on: thesquirrel01@hotmail.com
My garden is looking very "late-summer" at the moment, the geraniums have been thriving in the amazing UK heatwave we had in July and now again in Sept and the lawn is back to being green with the heavy thunderstorms we had - so its good gardening weather! Look forward to speaking again soon.

4:21 AM  

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