Sunday, February 27, 2011

Bouncing Back & An Almost Finish :)

More signs of spring :)


I love it when I start seeing new growth on my plants. I am so ready for beautiful weather & gorgeous blooms.

And of course my garden makes me think of Bluebirds:
 Design: "Bluebird"
Designer: Blackbird Designs
Fabric: 40 Count Linen
Fiber: Nina's "Eggplant"
Have A Great Weekend

PattyC

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Spring Has Sprung !!!


And apparently I'm not the only one happy about this ;)

Enjoy your day !!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Did Some Bunny say Mug Mat?


The Little Bunny pattern was a complimentary pattern from Brynwood Needleworks. 
I think it is quite charming - Just click on her Free patterns & Tutorials link to get your copy.
Happy Stitching


Sunday, February 20, 2011

A finish & The Winners are............

I put the finishing touches on my Traveling Stitcher this past week.  I used the idea that Vonna posted on her blog - Now I just need to find a basket to put it on !!

I am pleased with the result - Thank you for the inspiration Vonna - Your finishing is always so creative and well done.

I have decided to announce my giveaway winners a little early - I just can't wait - because I have decided to give away more pincushions - you all have been so sweet that I just felt compelled to bless more bloggers




The Winner of the Red pincushion & extras is: Pumpkin
The Winner of the Rust pincushion is: Terri
The Winner of the Blue Biscornu is: Jackie

Congratulations to all
Please send me your mailing info & I will get these out to you asap :)

As a side note: I am thinking about doing a private exchange - Anyone interested send me an email letting me know that you are interested & what you might like to exchange -
Happy Stitching !!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

New Finish

I participated in the Mug Mat Swap at Brynwood Needleworks.  I have never made a Mug Mat before - I had some trouble with the binding -  it was my first attempt so I guess that would be expected.  In addition to my Mat I sent my partner a pin cushion & my little wallet from a previous post.
Here is a photo of my Mug Mat:
The cross stitch pattern comes from Manka Blogja
I think it turned out pretty good for a first try :)
Have a great weekend
Hugs,

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Challenge Finish # 6 :)


 Design: "Alphabet & Sweet Basket of Blooms Sampler"
Bonus Pattern from Pattern 7 of the 
Anniversaries of The Heart series
Designer: Blackbird Designs
Fabric: Recommended
Fibers: Recommended DMC

Monday, February 7, 2011

300 Follower Giveaway !!!

I can't believe I have reached 300 followers -
And its so close to Valentines Day -
I can't help myself - It's time for another Giveaway !!!
I will include this pincushion & some other goodies -
To enter just leave a comment on this post by February 20th (Followers Only)-Winner will be announced the following week :)
Good Luck & blessings to all !!!!!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Specialty Thread Quaker Snowman

I recently purchased some of Nina's Threads, and Let me tell you - They are gorgeous !!!!
So, I just had to stitch another snowman:
Design:  Snowman's Quaker Christmas (Freebie)
Designer: Midnight Stitching
Fabric: 32 Count Belfast
Fiber: Nina's Hand Dyed Thread
Loganberry

I will probably still finish this as an ornament - But I framed it for the photo
Have a great weekend
Hugs,

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Labels

I figured out how to make labels for my little wallets.  Here is another wallet (same fabric) with a pink label - How neat is that !!!!
Happy Stitching

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Handmade Wallet

I have been playing with my sewing machine a little.  I wanted a small project so that I could practice some basic sewing - I found a pattern for a small wallet:
Front:


Inside:

Just the right size to fit in your pocket.  I think it could easily be converted into a sewing wallet.  Maybe that will be my next project :)
Happy Stitching
Take Care

My 2011 Ornament Progress



And stitched on 32 count linen the pattern just happens to fit perfectly inside a mason jar lid. Wouldn't this be cute filled with candy or cookies for Christmas gifts.

Happy Stitching
Hugs,