Tuesday, December 25, 2007


I hope everyone is having a great Christmas morning. I just needed to post what "Santa" brought me last night.

As you can tell by my blogging I have a scissor fetish. I have been lusting over the Gingher Gloriana scissor for sometime now. I have not been able to bring myself to pay the high price for them on Ebay. Well my wonderful husband who is quite the Ebay fanatic went through all the trouble to create a new user name (Scissorsnut) so that he could bid on the gloriana's to give me for Christmas. He always humors me and my addictions. I love him for that!!!

So here is my newest acquisition:

Also stitched a couple of new fobs. The first one is for my daughter who is in the Marines and just got back to the states now for good from Okinawa, and has taken up her mom's habit of stitching. So she just received her first pair of gingher scissors from me and, of course I had to make a fob for it. Now she can start her own collection of scissors and fobs. I always like to pull another person over to the "dark side" of the addiction of collecting. I stitched the fob from the Prairie Schooler book "The Garden Alphabet" Kelsey Dunlevy.

Here is the new Prairie Schooler "freebie" snowman I stitched and made into a fob.

Now I am going to get ready to have my children over for Christmas dinner, and maybe get in a little stitching.

Have a great Christmas day and keep stitching.

Life is good!!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Chicken Pin Cushion

Here is my latest finished project.

It's a Twisted Oaks Design called Coq Au Pins - A Collection of Stitching Smalls.

I will also be doing the Needle Nanny, Scissors Pocket and of course the Fob.

I have a couple more finished projects,
but I seem to be having
trouble loading multiple pictures.

I guess I need more computer knowledge.

Until next time, keep stitching.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Grandson's Christmas Ornament

I stitched this ornament for my youngest son, 19 years ago. I really liked the pattern and now I have stitched it for my grandson's first Christmas.

I finished the stitching a couple days ago and did the rest of the finishing today.

I have had a pretty productive finishing weekend.

Hope everyone has a good week.

Keep Stitching.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

A fine day to do some finishing

Well the weather here in Minnesota is snowing and blowing, so it is a good day to stay in and get some finishing done.

My major project of late has been a Christmas stocking for my grandson. I finally finished stitching it last night and today I made it into a stocking.

I am quite excited about that. I have not been able to stitch any "smalls" or finish off some of the smalls I have stitched. I plan on doing some of that tonight and this week.

Here is a picture of the finished stocking.

I also wanted to make an origami ort bag, here is the result of that.

Now I am going to enjoy sitting in front of the fire and stitch and watch a movie. Who cares how cold it is outside!!

Until next time, keep stitching.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

My first bourse

Here is a quick post:

I have just finished my first bourse.
I just love it and it was pretty fun to sew.

Now I have to get back to some sewing and stitching projects.

Hopefully I will post a little later this week.

Keep Stitching!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Retreat, scissors, biscornu's and a grandson

I have been meaning to post since I got home from retreat but as usual life has gotten in the way. Here is a picture of everyone who attended.

We all had a great time. I got plenty of stitching done but had a bad food and lack of sleep hangover!!!! Here are some pictures of what I got done, before finishing. I also finished stitching a couple of things for the exchanges I am in, those you will see sometime later.

Since getting home from retreat, the Stitching Squad have been waiting to purchase the new gingher scissors - Bianca. We have not seen them in our local Joann's, so one the the girls--Jackie made arrangements with an online shop "Silent Stitcher" and at our last gathering on Friday night we all received our newest scissors. The shop had each scissor wrapped individually, and we were all excited!!

And here are the coveted Bianca's:

Do you think I have a scissor addiction?
And this is not all of my scissors. The Stitching Squad does have Scissor Anonymous meetings but all they really accomplish is deciding we need more scissors. Just because we like to collect them.

I also wanted to post some of the Biscornu's that I have stitched and finished.
And lastly here is another reason I have not been able to post, my grandson,daughter and son-in-law from Tennessee has been home and we have been spending time with him. Of course he is the cutest baby there is:)
So there is the update for now. Hopefully it won't be so long until the next post.

Have a great Thanksgiving and keep stitching.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

November 7th Fob

Here's my latest fob.

I will be leaving for a stitching retreat tomorrow, I am quite excited.

I will try to post again when I return on Sunday.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

First Post!

Welcome to my blog. The reason my blog is called the "Stitching Squad" is because my cronies and I gather on Friday night and... stitch. This has been a 10 year tradition (and counting).

My latest stitching passion has been creating "smalls." Here is a collection of my Scissor Fobs that I've stitched in the last two months.