Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Doing a little catch up!!

Wow, where does time go!  I can't believe it has been so long since my last post.
I am going to do a bit of catch up on what I have stitched since July.

 Liberty Lane by Country Cottage Needleworks.
Stitched on 32 count linen I dyed with DMC threads.
Started 7-5-18
Finished 7-25-18

 I decided to make this into a drum. 

 I really like drum finishes. 

 A Needle of Silver by Hands on Designs.
This was a kit from The Silver Needle which included 32 count white
linen and DMC threads.
Started 7-26-18
Finished 7-27-18

 Strawberry Queen by Pineberry Lane.
This was a kit from the Quaint Ladies Club from Dyeing to Stitch.
Stitched with the supplies from the kit.
Started 8-11-18
Finished 8-13-18

Tis The Season by Blackbird Designs.
Stitched on 32 count linen I dyed with DMC threads.
Started 8-29-18
Finished 9-12-18

 Red Bird Sampler by Heart in Hand.
Stitched on 32 count natural linen with Victorian Motto
thread called Poison Apple.
Started 9-12-18
Finished 9-13-18

 Fabric I used on the back.

 Pumpkin Spice Farm by Hands on Designs.
Stitched on 32 count natural with DMC.
Started 9-14-18
Finished 9-21-18

 French Monogram Collection III by Twisted Oaks Designs.
Stitched on 32 count cream with DMC 4210.
This was a WIP not sure when it was started, restarted 9-21-18.
Finished 9-25-18

 Back of Biscornu.

 I am a Needlesmith - By the Bay Needlework.
Stitched on 32 count white with DMC threads.
This again was a WIP which I restarted on 9-25-18.
Finished 10-7-18

 Moon over Blackbird by Lizzie Kate.
Stitched on mystery 28 count fabric with DMC thread.
Started 10-7-18
Finished 10-8-18

 Now I am pretty much up to date on my stitching.
I think I have just one more project to post about as soon as I 
finish it.  

Now I am off to make some project bags.  
Check out my esty shop if you are in the market for
a project bag:)

Thank for stopping by and have a great week.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th!!

In honor of the 4th, here is a collection of my patriotic stitches.

I really didn't realize how many I have stitched until I gathered them up!!!

I even have a few more framed pieces I found after these pictures were taken.

I hope everyone is having a great 4th of July.
Stay safe and have fun.

Joan--AKA Mama Joan

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

I am going to try to catch up!!!

Well as usual I am behind in my posting!!  I have been quite busy with my bag business and with building a new house.  So with all that going on I have been behind in recording all of my stitching progress.  This my be a bit of a long post!!

Heartstring Samplery--Prairie Life Sampler.
Stitched on 36 count coffee dyed/baked linen with DMC threads.
Started 3-9-2018
Finished 4-2-2018

 With Thy Needle and Thread--Here a Peep, There a Peep.
Stitched on 40 count Antique Cotton with DMC threads.
Started and Finished 4-2-2018
I found this paperweight glass piece at the thrift shop and it 
worked perfectly!!

Jardin Prive--Parterre de Fleurs.
Stitched on 32 count Lavender Mist with DMC threads.
Not sure when it was started, finished 4-4-2018

Blackbird Designs--It came upon a midnight clear from the Deck the Halls booklet.
Stitched on 36 count WDW Putty with DMC threads.
Started 4-4-2018
Finished 4-7-2018

Blackbird Designs--Christmas Cactus from the Deck the Halls booklet.
Stitched on 36 count mystery linen with DMC threads.
Started 4-7-2018
Finished 4-9-2018

The Scarlett House--Berry Bird.
Stitched on 36 count Patriots Brew with Weeks Dye Works threads.
Started 4-21-2018
Finished 4-27-2018
This piece was from the Dyeing to Stitch retreat I attended in April.
This was the Friday night retreat piece.

This is the base for my Berry Bird piece that I made and painted.
This piece turned out just as I had hoped.

Annie Beez--Sampler Pinkeep.
Stitched on 32 count linen I dyed with DMC threads.
Not sure when I started this piece.
Finished 4-30-2018

 With Thy Needle and Thread--School house series lesson one.
Stitched on 25 count lugana over one with DMC thread.
Started this piece sometime last year.
Finished 5-5-2018

Pineberry Lane--In Full Bloom-Quaint Country Ladies club sewing pocket.
Stitched on linen and threads from kit.
Started 5-11-2018
Finished 5-14-2018

Fob from In Full Bloom sewing pocket kit.

 Heartstring Samplery--Where Liberty Dwells Huswife-Ladies Prim Society club kit.
Stitched on 36 count Old Mill Java with WDW threads.
Started 5-14-2018
Finished 5-21-2018

 Inside view of Huswife.

 Huswife rolled up.

 Little House Needleworks--Dairy Darlin'-Farmhouse Christmas series.
Stitched on 32 count summer khaki with DMC threads.
Started 5-21-2018
Finished 5-23-2018

 Heart in Hand--Land I Love.
Stitched on 32 count linen dyed by me with DMC threads.
Started 5-29-2018
Finished 5-31-2018

 I found this bowl at Michael's for $2.  I think it worked just perfectly for this project

 Hands on Designs--Knee High.
Stitched on 32 count linen dyed by me with DMC threads.
Started 5-26-2018
Finished 6-8-2018

 Erica Michaels--Sweet Freedom Berry.
Stitched on 36 count linen dyed by me with DMC threads
Started 5-2018
Finished 6-9-2018

 Side view of berry.

Other side of berry!!

 Lizzie Kate-A Little Stitch.
Stitched on 32 count lambswool with DMC threads.
Started 6-9-2018
Finished 6-10-2018

 Heartstring Samplery--Grand Old Flag Pin Drum.
Stitched on 32 count Coffee Dyed linen by me with DMC threads.
Started 6-21-2018
Finished 6-23-2018

 I stitched my initials on a piece of linen and stitched the linen on the back of the drum.

Another view of drum.
I stuffed this piece with sawdust. 

Well, thank you if you made it all the way to the end.  I am now caught up with all my stitching!!
I'd like to say I will be better at blogging but my past efforts show that I am not very good at doing that!!

If you have an interest in any project bags that I make, please hop over and take a look at my

Also watch for a flosstube video this weekend from Kelly and me.
Our Youtube channel is:  The Joan and Kelly Show.

Hope your week is going well and you have a great weekend:))

Joan--aka Made by Mama Joan

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

A couple of finishes

Thought I should do a post and show a couple of my recent finishes.

Plum Street Samplers - In Friendship stitched on 32 count Patriots Brew with overdyed threads
Started 9-23-17
Finished 9-25-17

This cute little pillow was the pattern we received from Paulette Stewart of Plum Street Samplers at the Dyeing to Stitch retreat last September.  I've had this stitched for a bit and finally FFO'D it.

I used velveteen from Lady Dot Creates on the back.  Boy let me tell you I love that velveteen!!  It was very nice to work with.  Highly recommend it:) 

Plum Street Samplers - Soul Sisters
Stitched on 32 count Patriots Brew with overdyed threads.
Started 9-17 took a bit of a break and 
Finished 3-6-18
This was the second piece we received from Paulette at retreat.  
I am preparing a frame for this piece and hope to FFO this very soon.

Well there is a quick update for now.  I am off to get some project bags made now:)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Joan -- MadebyMamaJoan

Friday, March 2, 2018

Bee Stitching!!!

I wanted to make last year my year of stitching Bee charts.  Well that didn't happen so I am going to 
try it this year!!  We will see how that goes. 

 This is my 15th finish for 2018.
SubRosa's Bee Pincushion.
Stitched on 36 count Barn Owl with DMC threads.
Started 2-24-2018
Finished 2-28-2018
FFO'D 3-1-2018

A view of the back.  This was a fun little stitch.

Hope everyone has a great weekend:)

Joan--AKA madebymamajoan

Friday, February 23, 2018

Some more finishes

Playing catch up again:)
Here is my LHN Farmhouse Christmas Little Red Barn FFO'D.

Turned out rather well.  

 I found this rake at Hobby Lobby and thought it would workout well for all of my ornaments/pillows when they are all done.  We will see how it goes.

 This piece is from Heart in Hand--2017 Collectors Heart. 
It was stitched on 32 count Vintage Country Mocha with DMC threads.
My 11th stitched piece for this year.
Started 2-4-2018
Finished 2-8-2017

 My 2018 stitched Valentine pieces.

 Stitch Finish 12--Plum Street Samplers--Noah's Welcome.  A freebie chart from Plum Street Samplers.  Stitched on 36 count mystery linen with DMC threads.
Started 2-11-2018
Finished 2-12-2018
I will be stitching series of ornaments.

Jardin Prive--Be You, Just You.  This is finish number 13.
Stitched on 30 count Sea Foam linen by Weeks Dye Works with DMC thread.
Started 2-13-2018
Finished 2-19-2018
I took a framing class from my LNS this week and I used this piece to frame.  I have framed many of my own pieces but decided to take this class as I feel you can always learn something and I DID!!
So glad I took the class!!

The Primitive Hare--Sister Stitcher--Another freebie chart.  I stitched this one all one color.
Stitched on 32 count linen I dyed with DMC 115.
Started 2-19-2018
Finished 2-20-2018
This is my 14th finish for 2018.  Hope to get this FFO'D this weekend.

Hope everyone has a great weekend and thanks for stopping by:))

Joan--AKA madebymamajoan