Saturday, May 28, 2016

Stitching in 2016

 My plan is to update this post with each finish for 2016.   
Well that plan went awry!  Will try to do better. The last update was around January 11 - today is 5/28/16.

May 26 #17

Blessings byTeresa Kogut
32ct Cobblestone
I mentioned that Blessings will be added to my Tombstone Angels wall, and several asked me to share the wall.  Here is a (not so great) photo - pardon the glares, etc.  Think it will be added to lower right.
From left: Primitive Needle
Plumstreet Samplers:
Mirror :-)
Kathy Barrick: Sarah Hook
Primitive Needle

May 21 #16

Little Stitchers Handwork Club
Queen Bee Needle Poke

May 13 #15

Notforgotten Farm design for the
Primitive Stitchers' Society Retreat 2016
30ct Old FarmHouse

May 8 #14

Threadwork Primitives design for the
Primitive Stitchers' Society Retreat 2015
32ct Buttermilk from Dixie Sampler Hand Dyed Fabrics

April 29 #13

35ct Peeps Lost Sheep
Dames of the Needle

April 25 #12

35ct 18th Century Rook
(not mounted in photo)

April 9 #11

Lady Liberty - Blackbird Designs Drum Kit
from Ladies Prim at Dyeing to Stitch
36ct Ligonier Latte - R&R
CC Cupid sub for Old Red Paint

March 15 #10

Truly Thine by Blackbird Designs
32ct home dyed pink
Poinsettia, Raspberry, Bark

February 23 #9

Wandering Heart by Threadwork Primitives
32ct Milk Chocolate - cc Wild Berries
Modified to add names for my son and wife wedding sampler

January 29 #8

Love Never Fails by Primitive Hare made into flat fold.
40ct Natural linen - Cherry on Top: Victorian Motto Sampler Threads

January 28 #7

Plum Street Samplers on 35ct Dames of the Needle Dirty Ewe

January 19 # 6

January 17 #5

Love Never Fails by Primitive Hare
GA: Poinsettia Mystery greenish linen

January 16 #4

Let it Snow - Threadwork Primitives
36ct mystery stash linen (may be Mocha) using Victorian Motto Antique Christmas

January 13 #3

Handprint on My Heart by Heartstring Samplery
Kit from Dying to Stitch.  32ct Winter Brew R&R

January 11 #2

Here is Blackbird Designs Sewing Bird Pocket, a kit from the Ladies Prim Society club from Dying to Stitch.  The 36ct Stars Hollow Blend linen and fibers were provided, as well as the fabric for finishing the pocket pillow.  

January 3 #1

My first start and finish of 2016 - Snowed in Ornament by Stacy Nash Primitives.  Stitched on natural linen using Nancy Turner's Victorian Motto Sampler Threads.   

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Holiday Season and 2015 Finishes

Hey, Friends!

And my final finish for 2015 is Blackbird Designs, Quaker Garden.  It is stitched on 40ct Mocha linen with mostly recommended fibers -- changed Palimino  to Dried Thyme.

Added:  12/17/15
from Blackbird Designs, And to All a Good Night 36ct

Added:  12/6/2015
from Blackbird Designs, Anniversaries of the Heart, Happy Birthday

Added:  12/5/15
This year, Paulette from Plum Street Samplers, is designing a series of ornaments for Twelve Days of Christmas.


Can you believe Thanksgiving is over and we’re headed into December?  I’ve been absent from blogging for most of the year, so here’s most of what I’ve stitched this year.  If there’s anything else before the end of the year, I’ll just revise and add on.

The priority for my stitching this year has been my January 1 New Year’s start which is Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery – His Eye is on the Sparrow.  My plan was to stitch one page (of 12) per month.  With my retirement in July (woo-hoo, yee-ha!) I was able to do a little more.  Then there was the framing special in October (Stitch and Frame Shop LNS), so pushing forward and stitching about every minute got it stitched.  I love the way it turned out.

 I couldn't stitch His Eye is on the Sparrow ONLY, so every once in a while I'd take a break to have a completion along the way...

Finished  the end of November - Henrietta Goodrich by Barbara Ana Designs

October Paulette, Plum Street Samplers, gave us this Brew HaHa freebie!Then there was Merry One

In Novmember  Bird in Hand by Barbara Ana Designs

In September I found that there’s a Blackbird Design’s Facebook group for Anniversaries of the Heart, so I pulled it back out and stitched  Farm House.  AotH will be my focus project for 2016 – time to get it finished!

Then there was I can drive a stick by Lizzie*Kate

With all the Presidential Debates, PSS – Party Tarts caught my eye!
In August these Stranded Jacks from Paulette, PSS, had been in my “do soon” bag for more than a year!

When July came around, my Patriotic button got pushed, so His Eye went on a little hiatus.

In June I wanted to do a little painting project, and painted the boxes from Blackbird Designs, In Friendship’s Way, and in August made Strawberries and boxes for a few friends.

In May there was the Primitive Stitcher’s Society Retreat.  One of the projects there was a Necklace Needlebook, designed and taught by Lori Brechlin of Notforgotten Farms. 

 There was also a project by Kathy Barrick to learn Needle Punch.

At the retreat there was an exchange.  I made a Pocketwatch Pendant using With Thy Needle & Thread, Heart in Hand.

And so that's been my year of stitching.  I will update this post if I finish other pieces, and I do plan to finish the PSS Twelve Days.  Eight should be very soon!

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Happy Stitching!

When you think things are falling apart, it may just be that everything is falling into place!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hello... Remember Me?

Hey, Friends!

Where have I been?  Have I mentioned that July 1, 2015 was my first official day of RETIREMENT?  WooHoo!  I’m so happy – and lazy!  No morning alarm – other than Pixie J Just doing exactly what I want, when I want.

As last post said, I took a little break from His Eye is on the Sparrow to stitch a few patriotic designs.

Free & Brave – The Drawn Thread 

Flag – 1998 – Bent Creek

Old Glory – Littlehouse Needleworks

Heart Flag from “July” – Prairie Schooler

Crow with Flag – Notforgotten Farms 

Sweet Land of Liberty – Samplers and Santas
 Liberty Parade - Punch Needle and Primitive Stitch Magazine

Nearing the end of July, page 5 of His Eye is on the Sparrow is now complete.  Wonder why it took a while longer than it should?  Why were there so many of these friendly creatures hanging out on my driveway.  I thought it was because the motion light is stuck ON, so they were catching insects.  But wait, there may be another reason!  There was frogging to be done.

I must have counted down from the wrong birdy foot – the flowers were in the wrong spot!  I thought, can I just switch positions of the flowers and the ‘donkey’ animal, but no, that wouldn’t work.  The frogging began.... and with a little help from the Boo-Boo Stick, the fuzzy fibers were gone. That big blue bird at the bottom seemed to take forever!

I fell in love with Blackbird Designs, In Friendships’s Way!  After a bit of searching found the little glass-sided Strawberry box and the Button box.  I didn’t want my Strawberry box quite as aged, so love the way it turned out.  Also love the button box!  I used Annie Sloan chalk paints and waxes. 

 Top Strawberry Box is from BBD, In Friendship's Way. 

Bottom Button Box is from BBD (yellow).
 We've had one of the hottest summers since the 1950's.  Hope you're having summer sprinkles and cool breezes!  Thanks for stopping by!

When you think things are falling apart, it may just be that everything is falling into place!

Happy Stitching!