Monday, August 30, 2010

Quick Post

Hello --
This past week flew by.  I finished a couple of things that I put away a while ago.  First is another Blackbird stocking.

Next I finished a Prairie Schooler ornmanet.  This is stitched over 1 on 25 ct Lugana with DMC.  I am going to be sending this to Vonna so that she can do her magic and turn it into a beautiful ornament.



I didn't do a lot of stitching this weekend but I did do a lot of cleaning.  I did some rearranging in my stitching room and sorted through a lot of stuff.  It's amazing what can accumulate.

We are also getting new kitchen countertops tomorrow so we had a lot of work to do in the kitchen.  I am very excited about the upcoming changes.  I usually have a hard time with change but this is a good thing.

Have a great week and thanks again for all your nice comments.

BrendaS

Monday, August 23, 2010

Good Morning

Hello Everyone --
This morning I finished up this six-sided Biscornu by Victoria Sampler.  I really enjoyed stitching this.  It has some hardanger, ribbon work and plain cross stitch.  The directions were wonderful and this is the final result.

Last week, I finished the Autumn bellpull by Victoria Sampler.  I backed it on Red Felt to show up the drawn thread work.  Again this was a great stitch and wonderful directions.

Last but certainly not least I got back a couple of finishes from Vonna and this is one of them.  It's the Sampler Lady by Little House Needleworks.  Vonna did a terriffic job, as always, of finishing this into a flatfold.

This summer has really flown by and I'm SO ready for Fall.  I like the cooler weather and the beautiful colors that are displayed in the trees.  I also am a huge college football fan and I'm very excited for the opening game!  GO BLUE!

I hope you all have a great week and get time to do some stitching.

Thanks for stoping by.

BrendaS

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Victoria Sampler and Stockings

Hello Everyone --
This week I finished the Victoria Sampler's Gingerbread House biscornu.  I am very pleased with the results.  The instructions were quite clear and I can see some more biscornu's in my future.

I also worked on one of the Four Seasons by Victoria Sampler.  This piece has some drawn thread work in it which I haven't done for a couple of years but I LOVE the look.  I should be able to finish this up this week.

I also was putting some stuff away in our crawl space and came across this old dowel tree that I used to use for Halloween.  I thought it was the perfect display for the Blackbird Designs ornaments. 


Well it's still HOT here in Chicagoland and today I've been staying indoors.  Yesterday we went to my bosses' lake house and it was gorgeous out there.  The lake was beautiful and the breeze coming from the lake made it quite pleasant being outside.  My husband and daughter jet skied and also tried to water ski.  They are pretty sore today.  Oh well,  it was worth it.  We all had a great time.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week and gets some stitching in.  Thank you again for all your comments they really make my day.

BrendaS

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Finishing Weekend

Hello Everyone --
I hope you have all had a great couple of weeks.  Mine have been fairly busy but like always I have found time to stitch. 
Yesterday I finished a few things for fall/halloween.  First up is the Lizzie Kate punch needle design that I finished into a little door hanger.

Next I finished a Heart In Hand Design into a pincushion.


I also made a little pillow for a Lizzie Kate design.


I decided to try my hand at making a biscornu so I am stitching the one from Victoria Sampler's Gingerbread House.  This is how far I've gotten:


Well that's about it for me.  I hope everyone is keeping cool and enjoying their summer.  As for me I am SO ready for Fall and the cooler weather.   Thanks again for all your wonderful comments, they really make my day.  Have a great week!

BrendaS