Sunday, June 27, 2010

Another Hot June Sunday

Hello --
It's another HOT day here in Chicagoland, so it's perfect for staying inside and stitching.  I finished up The Sampler Lady by Little House Needleworks.  Her skirt took a LONG time to stitch!

I went to the Goodwill Thrift store on Friday and found these two bowls that are perfect for displaying my scissors.  I've seen so many flower frogs in blogland but I haven't been able to find any.  I think this works pretty good and for $3 total you can't beat it!

Over the weekend I've gone through my stash and pulled out some fall/halloween designs to stitch. Some "smalls" and a couple of Prairie Schooler pictures. Fall is my favorite time of the year and I know Summer just started but I am SO ready for some cooler weather!

THANK YOU so much for all the kind comments you have left.  I truly appreciate it.

Have a wonderful week and find some time to do some stitching!


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Hi Everyone --
This has been a great weekend.  After bad storms moved through Friday night (fortunately we didn't lose power) we've had a very nice weekend.  I started this little design by LHN yesterday and finished it into a pincushion today. 
Then I finished this Just Nan 12 Days of Christmas into an ornament using Vonna's tutorial.  Thank you very much Vonna for being so generous and posting these tutorials
I also worked a little bit on Pink Hill Manor.  I didn't get very far but something is better than nothing.
On Tuesday night I took a class at Welcome Stitchery.  This is Rain Forest by Needle Delights.  It's done on 24 ct Congress.  It's very different from what I normally stitch, but I love the colors and it's been enjoyable.
Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week and get lots of stitching in!

Brenda S

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Go Cubs Go

Hello --
This week has been pretty productive. I finished off two more punch needle designs into pincushions. These are both by Lizzie Kate.

Here is my fall basket so far. I plan on stitching some more fall designs to add to it. Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year.
I also worked a little bit on Pink Hill Manor by BD. I am LOVING the colors in this one.
I also started The Sampler Lady by LHN. I am stitching this with the recommended fabric and threads. A very enjoyable stitch.

Tonight my family and I are going to see the Cubs play the White Sox at Wrigley Field. I am very excited and I hope the rain holds off until the game is over.
Have a great week and get lots of stitching in.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Basket of Pincushions

Hello Everyone --
I hope you are all enjoying yourselves this weekend. Mine has been pretty low key. Normal chores around the house, a few errands and lots of stitching.

I took a picture of my "Patriotic" basket. These are all items I have shown earlier but I arranged them all together. I really like the way this looks. BeckySC has inspired me so much with all her wonderful stitching displayed in all different ways around her home. I finished 3 old Halloween punch-needle designs into pinchions. I mounted them on WDW wool and stuffed them with crushed walnut shells. I will put these all in a basket this fall with other fall/halloween designs.
This is another old punch-needle design that my youngest daughter did several years ago. It is also mounted on WDW wool and stuffed with crushed walnut shells.

Last Sunday I started this Blackbird Designs "Pink Hill Manor" I LOVE the colors in this.

I also finished stitching another BD stocking but haven't sewn it yet. I will show that next time.
Thank you all for your wonderful comments. They sure make my day.
Have a great week and get lots of stitching done!