Thursday, October 28, 2010

Black Bird Designs Ornament

I decided to stitch "Floral Gift" from the Just Cross Stitch Magazine 2010 Christmas Ornament Issue.  I stitched this design on 32 count platinum linen over two threads with recommended fibers.  I changed the finishing just a little.  I made a flat ornament and added ribbon and buttons to the edge.  Take a look:

Happy Stitching
Take Care

Monday, October 25, 2010

Old Stitching - New look :)

I have really developed a love for beautiful frames and ribbon - I have started lacing all of my finishes because I like the ability to adjust the appearance of the work as I desire.  I also like to avoid anything that could damage something that I have stitched so carefully.  I have started to pull out some of my stitching in the attempt to get some finishing completed.  Take a look:

Happy Stitching
Take Care

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Rose Sal Pumpkin Pincushion

I joined a SAL at MM Manka Mintai for making a pumpkin pincushion.  Follow the link to enjoy some of the finished results from those who joined - such lovely work.

Here is my final final piece:

This is my first pumpkin pincushion.  It was great fun to make especially with such a beautiful design !!

By the way, I have reached 200 followers - Woohoo !!!!! I'm going to have to think of a great giveaway :)
Any ideas?

(The names of the ornaments have been added to the previous post per blogger request and a link provided for the freebie :)

Happy Stitching
Take Care

Friday, October 22, 2010

Blogger Photo Request

This is a photo of the ornaments I have done so far (per request) besides the few I have given away :)
(I still need buttons for my snowmen noses & a cardinal for my "Winter Sheep".

Midnight Stitching "Heartstruck Quakers", Little House Needleworks "Winter Sheep", LHN "Peppermint Twist", LHN "Merry Skater", LHN "Pear Tree", Courtney Collection "Turtle Dove" from Just Cross Stitch 2008 Christmas Issue,  Full Circle Designs JCS Magazine 2008 Issue" A Christmas Song", LHN "Fa-La-La", LHN "Winter Sampler" JCS Magazine 2009 Issue, Sue Hillis Designs "Peace 2009" from JCS Magazine 2009 Issue, Sam Sarah Design Studio "Peace" JCS Magazine 2009 Issue, Red & White Snowmen created from a portion of a San Man freebie design, San Man freebie, Midnight Stitching "Heartstruck Quakers", Last 2 Stockings Black Bird Designs "Love Is In The Air"

San Man Freebie link

 I am going to start emphasizing the LHN Ornies so I can get them finished:

I still have not decided on the trim - I have a lot of finishing to do yet - And several more ornaments to stitch.
I hope this will do for now
Take Care

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Catching Up !!

I have been so far behind on stitching my Little House Needleworks Ornaments that I didn't think I would ever catch up !! I have completed the stitching for "Winter Sheep" & "Peppermint Twist"  I stitched them both on 32 count natural Belfast linen - I like the raw look of the fabric.  I am going to stitch these ornaments again in all different sizes to adequately fill all parts of my tree.  I plan to change the finishing as well - flat ornaments, pillows, pinkeeps, etc. - I like variety with my decorations !!

As you can see, I still need to buy my little cardinal for my "Winter Sheep" - Oh well, I guess I must drop by my stitchy store again - What a shame ;)

I almost forgot to mention my exciting news - I recently won an LHN Chart Giveaway - "Be Merry - Belle Pepper" This has to be the most charming little chart - The colors are so wonderful - Take a look:

I can't wait to stitch it !!!!!! So much stitching - so little time -
(I start back to work this weekend - wish me luck !!!!)
Happy Stitching
Take Care

Monday, October 18, 2010

Quick Finish

I made this pattern by re-arranging a Quaker Motif  & finished it as a scissor pocket. The thread color in used is DMC 918.  The fabric is tea dyed 28 count evenweave.  I just can't get enough of  Autumn Colors !!!

Happy Stitching
Take Care :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

BBD Finish

A quick finish with the "Bluebird" reward of merit pincushion pattern.
I used Valdani 3 ply colorfast floss in color 0578 Primitive Blue that I purchased at Anita's Little Stitches. I then  placed my stitch work on a linen purse front that I recently aquired on sale!!!!

I finished off the corners with some buttons to match - Quick & easy
Happy Stitching
Take Care

Spectacles Pocket Completed

I have finally completed my Spectacles pocket :)  Here are some photos of the process:

Happy Stitching
Take Care :)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Pumpkin Exchange Received

I received a beautiful Pumpkin exchange from my Tiny Treasures Exchange group. This extremely well done and artfully finished exchange came from Nan of
I couldn't wait to post the photo because it is just gorgeous:
And of course I had to share a photo from my garden that I thought matched the color theme of this post very well :
I have yet to decide which is more lovely :)
Happy Stitching
Take Care

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pumpkin Exchange Received :)

I entered the Tiny Treasures Exchange group some time ago.  I have been waiting for my partner to receive my exchange that I sent on September 21st - I was all ready to start over when I got a lovely e-mail telling me it arrived :) You can imagine how happy I was !!!!! So now I can post a photo:
It is a Pinkeep/Scissor Pocket made from the Heart in Hand Design "Autumn Bird"

Happy Stitching
Take Care

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I Love My Glasses & A New Finish

I am so glad that I got my glasses because I can see my patterns & my 40 count linen so much better than I could before.  I have started stitching again; and therefore, I have a piece to show you.  The colors in this are truly vibrant and so good for fall.  The Pattern is "Ladyes Pocket Needfuls - A Spectacles Pocket" from Primitive Traditions.  It is stitched on 40 count linen with recommended threads.  When completed, it will hold two pair of glasses.  Take a look:


Happy Stitching
Take Care

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A Little Progress

 Rose Sal Pumpkin Pin Cushion

I started this before I had my health issues -
Follow the link to see the origional pin cushion & the progress of the participants of this SAL.
Pattern by Manka Mintai
Happy Stitching

I'm almost back

I found an eyeglass case online (since I have been dizzy & not up much !!!)
I just thought you all would like to see it (with my new glasses)
"Ladyes Pocket Needlefuls - A Spectacles Pocket" by Primitive Traditions:

I haven't stitched it of course because I have spent most of my time sleeping.  Trying to see what activity I could tolerate I tried to do some dishes - Suddenly became diaphoretic, short of breath, dizzy, began having palpitations, .....Heart rate 135.  Went to ER  I have some sort of arrhythmia (they think SVT) causing my heart rate to jump to 130 and > with activity/standing.  Hopefully controllable with medications - changed med today. Starting Holter Monitor tomorrow.
Cardiologist said tests show no cardiac damage at this point:)
They also are pretty certain I have POTS Syndrome which of course was aggravated by the arrhythmia

Hopefully I will adjust well to meds soon so  that I can function again !!!!
Happy Stitching
Take Care

Friday, October 1, 2010

Health Update

Just a quick note that I will be slowing down my posting for a bit
I have had some trouble with my heart & my blood pressure.  My ekg's have been abnormal as well.
Getting dizzy, having trouble standing for more than 20 minutes at a time -pressure in chest.
I have been instructed to curtail activities until I am able to get to cardiologist to figure out what is going on for certain - they are trying to set that up for me.

I will continue to browse blogs but may not answer posts or stitch for a bit
I didn't want anyone to think I was ignoring them

Take Care :)

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