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Sunday, December 7, 2014

2014 Cross Stitch Finishes

Here are a few ornaments stitched from the Just Cross Stitch 2014 Ornament issue.  They were fun to stitch, and believe it or not, they're finished!  The Country Cottage Needlework, Joy, was stitched a couple years ago, but just finished.


28. December, 2014

27. December, 2014


26. December, 2014




Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.  After dinner was over and the family went home, I got to stitch and finish today Christmas Fruit Basket by Threadwork Primitives.  Because the linen (35ct WDW Mocha) I chose was a bit darker, there were a few substitutions, but I think it is pretty!  
25. November 29, 2014


I finally finished the Primitive Hare Mystery, Early Witches.  It's stitched on 36ct Earthen with recommended DMC.


24.  November 22, 2014


These little cuties (about 2.5 x .75) are from Homespun Elegance Santas a Plenty II.  They're stitched on 32ct Steel Gray 2 over 2 with mostly recommended fibers.  A really fun stitch!  These will be counted as numbers 18-23. November 15, 2014.











Blackbird Designs design, Spell of the Moon.  Started at PALS -- stitched on 35ct Lambswool with recommended fibers.  Here's the before and after of walnut stain.








17.  November 3, 2014

Le'Poulet by Blackbird Designs.  Stitched on 32 ct linen with mostly recommended fibers.  Started at PALS - Stitching at the Beach.
16.  October 26, 2014

Turkey Sausage by Plum Street Samplers.  Stitched on 36 ct Natural Linen with mostly called for fibers.

15. October, 2014










Winter Wienerland by Plum Street Samplers.  Stitched on 36 ct Natural Linen with mostly called for fibers.
14.  September, 2014

You can see the first in the series, Halloweenies, here.


Halloween Delivery by Plum Street Samplers
36 Count, Dark Bunny linen from Hand-Dyed Fibers

See the 'partner' Ghoul Tidings, here.


13.  September 6, 2014




Old Owl by Primitive Acorns


12.  August 15, 2014




One Flag by Hands to Work


11.  July 11, 2014


Civil War Needlebook designed by Nan Lewis.  Great kit!


10.  June 21, 2014




In Full Glory, by Blackbird Designs.  32ct Stone Gray with silk fibers.


9.  June 14, 2014


The patriotic bug has bitten!  Here's Betsy, designed by Sheepish Design.  It's on 36ct using suggested DMC.


8.  May 31, 2014





Stitched Plum Street Samplers, Count Twice, Stitch Once as a reminder!  It's on 40 ct Lambswool.


7.  April 2014



This is a design from the Primitive Hare, finished on 40 ct stash.

6.  4/19/2014


Forever Young (partial) by Heartsting Samplery
40ct  Lakeside Navy Bean


5.  3/10 - 29/2014

Be Ye Kind by Hands to Work

4.  2/26 - 3/7/2014

Angel of Tulips by The Goode Huswife

3.  2/22-25/2014
Stained linen with various Hand-Dyed Fiber silks.















2.  2/17- 21/2014


February Flip It (2001) by Lizzie*Kate.  Since my fabric – linen sample stash – was smaller count, I replaced the charm with a stitched heart, and the recommended DMC. 





Eliza Scattergood by Plum Street Samplers is finished.  She is stitched on 36ct Exemplar using the recommended NPI silks.  I did make a little change to the verse.  The original:
"Eliza Scattergood, her work 1839. When I survey this work of mine, I'm filled with joy and dread.
May Christ my life with his entwine before my days' last thread." 
1.  1/1 - 2/15/2014
My version:
"Eliza Scattergood, her work 1839. When I survey this work of mine, I'm filled with joy and dread.
May 
all my stash be stitched and hung before my days' last thread."  She was a fun project – first finish of 2014.



Updated 5/24/14


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Summer Absence



Since I don't seem to have much to talk post about lately, you can check out what I've been stitching over on the Cross Stitch 2014 Page.  


PeaceLoveJoy
Happy Stitching!

CharleneSC

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Finished Stitching

Hey, Friends!

Betsy by Sheepish Designs is finished.  I have an idea for the finish, but haven’t started that part yet.


 Blackbird Designs, In Full Glory is finished, too, on 32 ct Stone Gray linen using a combination of NPI and Belle Soie silks.

What’s next?  Not sure yet, but maybe another patriotic design?

Hope your summer is bringing fun events, trips, gardening, or any of the things you enjoy – and stitching, of course.  Thanks for stopping by.  I always appreciate your kind words!
  
PeaceLoveJoy
Happy Stitching!

CharleneSC

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Eliza Framed

Hey, Friends!


I’m having fun stitching Betsy by Sheepish Designs now.  She'll be finished soon.

During my LNS’s framing special, I had Eliza Scattergood framed.  Isn’t she beautiful?  She was my first finish of this year, and just getting around to framing her!
Here's a close shot of the frame.  
  As a reminder to my careless stitching, I stitched Plum Street Samplers Count Twice, Stitch Once on 40ct Lambswool. 




Planted tomatoes and cucumbers in pots on the deck mid-May.  There were a few blooms on one of the tomato plants, and now look!!  I could hardly believe it when I saw them.  There must be something to that Miracle Grow planting soil. 



I haven’t picked up a book in such a long time, but DS left his old Kindle for me to try, and it’s really not as bad as I thought it would be.  Always thought myself a paper page turner, but who knew!  There are lots of books on there, so I finally found one that I could read more than a page or two.  By Reason of Insanity by Randy Singer.  Maybe on to something with this gadget.

Let's all take a moment to remember those who've given their lives to defend our country while we celebrate the first holiday of the summer.  

PeaceLoveJoy
Happy Stitching!

CharleneSC

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Hey, Friends!

I’m wondering if I need to quit stitching - said facetiously!  I’ve done it again – stitched 3/4 of a page with the fabric turned the wrong way!  Maybe most of us have done it, so you know that frustrated feeling when you realize it!  Now I’m thinking, just stop and cry or stitch until next border and call it a mini sampler.  Think I’ll do the latter and just fume a little instead of crying, but am having a hard time staying motivated now.  It is finally finished. By the way, the last time’s mishap is in a bag someplace waiting for the decision!


Came across other stitchers who have started or pulled out their Anniversaries of the Heart: Cindy in Virginia and Carol at Garden of Stitches.

DS and I went to an estate auction one Saturday recently.  I won a couple of frames, which was all I bid on.  We went by a huge Asian grocery market, then had Vietnamese for lunch.  Always enjoy spending time with him!

I found a tall, four foot, wooden dryer rack at the thrift store for $6.00. New ones are close to $50.  Need to get some of those stitched pieces finished!  At least one is going in to my LNS, Stitch and Frame, for the 20% off framing special next week.
Found on the internet an easy, free pants pattern and have made a couple of pairs for the coming spring weather.  The last couple of years I’ve worn those layered, peasant type skirts, and I’m tired of them!  

Since it’s almost mid-April, near Easter, the out like a lamb comment would be a bit late!   


 PeaceLoveJoy
Happy Stitching!
CharleneSC



Saturday, March 15, 2014

St Patrick's Day

Hey, Friends!

Don’t forget to wear a touch of green on Monday so you won’t get pinched!  Are you preparing the St. Patrick’s meal?  Would you believe I’m making my first attempt at Corned Beef Brisket following The Pioneer Woman’s recipe?  Sure does smell good!  

It has been a very South Carolina March this week - starting with 70s Monday, and it was 24° when I left home Friday morning, and supposed to be 72° today!!  There are a few payoffs...

I took this sky cloud shot yesterday and noticed the semi rainbow.  I read a while back what those are, but can't find it again.  Does anyone know what these are?




Next on my stitch list for 2014 is a Heartstring Samplery piece, but will wait until a bit more is done to share it with you.  I’ve seen several people, like Garden of Stitches and The Twisted Stitcher, working on their BBD Anniversaries of the Heart projects recently.  It’s not on my list (yet), but I’m tempted…  We’ll see: 

Did you see the finish work that Faye – AKA Carolina Stitcher – did recently on the LHN Sheep Virtues?  If not, go take a look. They’re a beautiful set!

I mentioned a couple of posts back that my DS had asked about me knitting a hat for him.  Well, I showed him my experiment piece the other day and he said, can I have it?  Guess that means he liked it well enough.  Have been playing around with size of yarn and needles, and I picked up some wool to try next.

Thanks for stopping by to say Hello!  I appreciate your comments a lot!

CharleneSC
PeaceLoveJoy



Happy Stitching!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Spring Forward

Hey, Friends!

Are you ready for Daylight Savings Time?  Not nearly as ready as we are for spring; right?  We have to spring forward anyway, don’t we?

I’ve seen some daffies here and there, and my tulip tree had just about burst its buds until that last freeze.  They got nipped, so they’re now brown instead of that beautiful purple. The forecast is for high 60s with sunshine for the weekend, and low 70s the first of the week.  Wish I could share THAT with  you all!

My next stitched piece of 2014 is Be Ye Kind by Hands to Work stitched with some miscellaneous silk fibers in colors of my choice.



Thanks for dropping in and leaving your kind words.  I appreciate each and every one!

PeaceLoveJoy
Happy Stitching!

CharleneSC