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

Friday, February 16, 2018

Prairie Life Sampler

Have you seen the new designs from Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery for the Nashville Market?
One of her new Designs--Prairie Life Sampler is a Market Exclusive for the shops that are attending the Nashville Market from now until the end of March. This chart is designed from the Little House on the Prairie Books and TV series. 

So with that being said I have teamed up, so to speak with Beth and made a project bag to go with this chart.  I am very excited to be involved in this venture with Beth:)

This fabric collection is called Little House on the Prairie from a few years back.
If you watch "The Joan and Kelly Show" on flosstube that I do with Kelly, you can join us 
in a SAL with this design.  We will talk more about this as soon as this chart is released.  

 Here is the front view of the project bag.  

 This is the back of the project bag.  

These project bags are available in my etsy shop: madebymamajoan

So, Prairie Life Sampler will be an exclusive chart for Nashville Market attendees from now until the end of March.  It will be available to everyone sometime in April.

This is Beth's way of saying "Thank You" to the shop owners who go to the trouble/expense of attending Market. As Beth says it can also be a way for all of us stitchers to thank our LNS by ordering from them right away instead of waiting until it is available to everyone.

You can go to Beth's blog and read all about why she thinks it is so great to see all those shop owners at the Nashville Market and see the rest of her new designs.  They are all GREAT!! 

Happy Friday:)
Joan (AKA madebymamajoan)

Friday, February 9, 2018

Checking in.

Had a couple more finishes.

First here is my piece from an earlier post FFO'd.  This is from The Scarlett House.  It's called Be My Friend.  It was a Silver Needle Club piece.  I borrowed it from my stitching bud.  
I sent this off to another stitching friend. 

 Finished stitching LHN's Farmhouse Christmas--Little Red Barn.
I stitched it on 32 count Summer Khaki with called for overdyed threads.
Started 1-5-2018
Finished 1-8-2018

 Also finished stitching this Lizzie Kate piece--2017 Collector's Heart.
It was stitched on32 count Vintage Country Mocha with DMC threads.
Started 2-4-2018
Finished 2-8-2018

I have done some finishing tonight but I will post pictures of my finishes in a day or two.
Hope everyone has a great weekend.
Happy Stitching:))
Joan--AKA MadebyMamaJoan