Sunday, August 28, 2011

Framing and Stash

Hello --
This past week went by so fast!  Friday we went to see my youngest daughter to help celebrate her birthday:))  On the way down we stopped at Inspired Needle.  I dropped off my Halloween Hornbook for framing and picked up Red, White, Bloom.

Here is my Halloween Hornbook finish with the hornbook frame laying on top.  I'm so pleased with how this turned out.  It is really a very enjoyable stitch, especially with the Belle Soie threads.  It's like stitching with butter. 



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Here is Red, White & Bloom in all it's glory!  I absolutely LOVE the red frame.  Cathy did such a beautiful job with this.

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Of course, if you know me I can NEVER go into a cross stitch store without walking out with a bag of stash!  Here is my haul from this week: 
A Schoolgirl's Work is just wonderful and I need to spend some more time reading it and enjoying all the old samplers and decide which projects I want to do from the new designs.  This book is beautifully done and worth every penny.

I also got Penny America by Tree of Life Samplings.  I need to do this one right away, along with about 100 other projects that I want to do RIGHT NOW!  Never enough hours in the day so I will just ENJOY what I do get done and dream about all I want to do when I retire!

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world.

BrendaS

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Happy Sunday

Hello --
I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and doing some fun stuff!  I've had a great weekend with lots of time for stitching and finishing.  My kind of weekend:))

Here are the results of my efforts:
 Simple Joys by Shepherds Bush
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 Little House Needleworks
2010 Ornament collection
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 Little House Needleworks
2010 Ornament collection
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I also did some more work on the Halloween Hornbook.  Here is my progress so far.  I've laid the hornbook on top so you can get an idea of what it will look like finished.  Hopefully I will be having a happy dance this week:))))


Thanks for stopping by and I wish you all a wonderful week filled with stitchy goodness!

Take care.

BrendaS

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Halloween, Christmas and some Stash

Hi --
Yesterday Jayne, Barb, Linda and I took a trip to House of Stitches in LaPorte, Indiana.  They were hosting the annual stash sale where several stitchers sell some of their stash to make room for more (LOL).  What a fun day we had, we all got some great deals and we managed to buy a few things from the shop as well:)))  Here are some of my bargains:

These two charts by The Needles Prayse were patterns I was very excited to find:

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Of course, I got some stuff at the shop and here are my favorites.  Barb got the Bargello Sampler too along with the fabric and thread and the colors are just scrumptious!

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This past week I finished another LHN ornament.  I am planning on making it into a little pillow ornament in the next couple of days.
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 I've also been working on Plum Street Samplers Halloween Hornbook.  I got the Hornbook when I was in Tulsa and I can't wait to see how it looks all finished up.  This is stitched with Belle Soie on 36 ct Flax (1 over 2)
Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world.  I so appreciate all the wonderful comments you leave, they always make my day!

Have a great week.

BrendaS

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Christmas in August

Hi --
Last week I met my friend Linda at Inspired Needle and she brought all her LHN ornaments that she made last year.  WOW, they were absolutely beautiful!  Well it inspired me to go home and stitch and then do some finishing.  Here are the results:





I had fun stitching and putting these together.  Nothing fancy but I'm pleased with the results.  You can't see it very well but on two of the ornaments I made my own cording which I learned from Mona at the Silver Needle.  I still need lots of practice but I'm pleased with my first couple of attempts.

I'm anxious for Fall and cooler weather.  In the last couple of weeks we've had some rough weather in my little town and many of my neighbors had damage from flooding.  Fortunately, we weren't among them but I'm tired of all the thunderstorms and the HOT and HUMID weather.  Bring on FALL and COLLEGE FOOTBALL:)))

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.  It makes my day and I appreciate every one.

Have a good week.

BrendaS