Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween Weekend

Hapy Halloween Everyone --
I hope everyone is enjoying a beautiful Fall weekend.  Yesterday I got a new camera so of course I had to play around with it so I decided to take some pictures of my stitching room to share.  This is my personal HAVEN!  I LOVE to be in this room with all my 26+ years of stitching and stash collecting!  I have framed stitchery in nearly every room in my home but all the extras and seasonal are on the walls in this room.  It's very crowded but I love it.  I waited a long time to get a room of my own and I feel very fortunate every day.  Hope you enjoy the tour:)))

Walking into my room
Childhood bookcase under the window

Dresser holds supplies and the yellow cabinet holds charts/books

My sewing area

End of room (my husband made built-in cabinets when my daughter had this room -- they work great for me now too!)

My stitching chair

Looking towards the doorway

Looking out to the hall
I started a new project this week.  (It's not like I needed another new project but this one was
calling to me)  I used to feel guilty about starting something new but life is too short and we need to do the things we enjoy.  This is Little House Needlework's Faithfulnesss.   
 Yesterday while watching football in the afternoon I finished this little punch needle Santa.  I think I will make him into a door hanger this afternoon.
I hope everyone has a great week and finds time to do the things you love.

Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to comment.  It truly makes me smile:)))

BrendaS

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Hello --
I hope everyone is enjoying a fabulous weekend.  The temperatures are in the upper 60's here and the trees are just gorgeous with their beautiful fall colors.

On to some stitchy stuff.  I finished Belle Pepper by LHN and made it into a pillow with pom-pom fringe.  I had never tried this trim before but I'm pretty pleased with the results.  What do you think?

 I also finished Peppermint by LHN.  I thought it was too big for an ornament so I made it into a little pillow.
 I've been doing some punch needle lately and I finished this design by Lizzie Kate.  This is pillow which I stuffed with the poly pellets.
I am not sure what is next up for stitching.  Do you ever have too many choices and don't know what to stitch?  I have that happen often and then don't do anything for a few days.  What a waste of time.  I need to decide today since I have the most time rather than during the work week.

Thanks for stopping by.  You always bring a smile to my face with your comments:)))))

Have a great week.

BrendaS

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Progress Sunday

Hello --
Another week that quickly passes by.  My brother and his family came for a visit this weekend and we had such a nice time.  The weather cooperated and we enjoyed each other's company.


I have just a couple of progress pictures to show.  Up first is Belle Pepper by LHN.  I'm doing this with the recommended fibers and fabric.  I am really enjoying this.
I also decided that I needed to get stitching the monthly ornaments from LHN.  I put a start in on Peppermint.  Again a very easy stitch.  I think they are too big for ornaments so I will probably make them into little pillows or door hangers.  We'll see..... (blogger isn't cooperating with uploading pictures so I will show the ornament next time)


Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

BrendaS

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Merry Fifteen

Hello --
This week I finished Merry Fifteen by Just Nan.  I am so pleased with this way this turned out.  It was very fiddly to assemble but the end result is gorgeous.


I also finished this LHN design into a pillow.
On Friday, I took the afternoon off from work and went to my LNS to see what she brought back from Market.  WOW -- a lot of great things.   One of my favorites is Jenny Bean's Friendship Sampler and Dust of Snow by Plum Street Samplers.  I bought way too much but it was a great afternoon:)

Yesterday, I started Belle Pepepper by LHN.  I am thoroughly enjoying stitching this and will post a picture next week.  I love the colors in it.

I will close with a picture of my big cat -- Howard.  He snuck into my chair when I wasn't looking!
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

BrendaS

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Some Things to Share

Hello --
It's been a busy 2 weeks since my last post.  We went to the Big House last week and watched Michigan play Bowling Green.  What a great game!  GO BLUE!

Again, I haven't been stitching as much as I would like but continue to plug away on Just Nan's 15 Sided Biscornu.  This was a Silver Needle exclusive that came out last year.  I have 5 more squares to stitch on red fabric and then I have the task of putting it all together!  It looks better IRL, it's stitched on opalescent fabric with DMC and gold metallic braid.  Lots of color changes but it will be worth it when it's all put together.

For the last 3 Wednesday evenings I took an Extreme Beginner Quilt class at Pieceful Gathering in Fox River Grove.  The teacher was great and this was the end result:

I have to take the next class which is making this flimsy into a quilt and binding it.  

I also finished a couple of Christmas punch needle designs today:

I hope you all have a great week and find time to do some stitching! 

Thank you for all the wonderful comments, I appreciate each and every one.

BrendaS