Friday, March 2, 2012

Update with pictures.....

Ok, I got my pictures to upload. So here is what I wanted to post earlier today.



Here is a picture of our daughter Karissa who turned 32 today!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY KARISSA!!! Can't believe I have children that old:) She is child number 2. As I said in my earlier post you should check out her blog if for nothing else but some chuckles.
Trippin' My Trigger.


Now here is my BBD Sewing Tray. Now this was not my idea, I just did what Alma and Barb did with this design. I do love how it turned out. I have to say a BIG thank you to my DH since he put the handles on for me. He also helped my with the back.


This is the back of the tray. I decided to put cork on the back. It worked out really well.


The next project is from this BBD book. I had stitched the sampler in this book earlier and I wanted to also make the treasure box.

Here is the treasure box and a pincushion I made.


A view of the inside of the box. I finished this project about a week ago and forgot to post it. Another project I am pretty happy with.


I have had this pattern for quite sometime and decided I would get it stitched up. This is LHN's--The Busy Needle. I stitched it on 36 count coffee dyed/baked linen and used CC and DMC threads. I made it into a needle pillow. Also added some rick rack, it was my first time sewing it between the linen and the fabric. Was a bit tricky but turned out cute:)


Put a pocket on the back to hold some needles.



Also stitched this little baby up a couple of weeks ago. It is LaDDa's--Tis Red from the 2010 JCS ornament issue. It was stitched on 28 count cream with CC--Cupid. I have wanted to stitch this up for sometime now.

Just the back of the pillow. I also dyed the chenille.

Well there you have it. I have been pretty busy lately. I have also been doing some quilting in between my stitching. Hopefully I will be posting the fruits of my labor on that later.

Can't believe I have posted so much lately. Not like me:)

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.


19 comments:

Patty C. said...

I love that box it's soooo pretty :)

Deb said...

You have been busy! And with such wonderful things. I love all of them!!

Mrs. DillyDally said...

Wow! You have been busy! Your work is very inspiring...just lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy A. said...

Gorgeous stitching Joan. I love your little box with the quilted lid and the stitched pillow. Very nice idea.

Lesleyanne said...

You have been very busy and it is all gorgeous.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

You have been SO busy! Great projects, and a lovely daughter! I saw on LHN blog that the Busy Needle is "not available for distribution" - pooh! Wonder why they do that when people still want them? Would you loan it?

Katrina said...

Gorgeous picture of your daughter, she's so pretty :-). Love your BBD tray, the cork is a great idea. I was thinking of using a piece of wool.

CathyR said...

great finishes, Joan. You have accomplished quite a lot! I have had my eye on the BBD treasure box for some time.

Happy Birthday to Karissa!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Love the picture of your DD - it is just a happy picture! Great finishes - I especially love the LHN Busy Needle finish but all of them are wonderful!

Catherine said...

What a fantastic photo of your daughter ~ something sure did get her smiling and laughing!

Love all of your beautiful finishes and stitches!

Debby said...

I love the idea's of finishing samplers!!

Greetings from Debby,
www.crossstitchstyle.blogspot.com

Mindi said...

You really have had a busy needle! Love how all of your projects turned out, but that box is great. Looks like the perfect size to store some special things in.

Mouse said...

ohhh well done on all your beautiful finishing and stitching too ... hope your DD had a wonderful birthday :)
love mouse xxxx

Chris said...

Your daughter is beautiful Joan!
Beautiful finishes! I love Busy Bee and the red pin cushion. Lovely finishing!

Blu said...

Happy belated birthday to your lovely daughter.

Your finishes are absolutely gorgeous. I'm not sure which one I like the most ;)

Julie M said...

Your projects are wonderful! Love the busy needle chart and the treasure box is beautiful! You did a wonderful job finishing everything!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

What a fun post. Just seeing the joy on your daughter's face made me smile today. I love all your finishes. Great job!

Veronica said...

Your stitching is beautiful and your finishing... Wow! I love how you used cork for the back of the tray. And that box and pincushion... Just lovely!

Hugs,
Veronica.

Karissa said...

Oh mom...you KILL me!! LOL! Age ain't nothin' but a number, momma!
Life is TOO SHORT to be worried about getting older!
Thank you for featuring YOURS TRULY on your blog! I'll be sure to return the favor in just a few short days!! Now...perhaps you could get on with a super stylish photo shoot with Kelsey!! I need a kick butt photo of you!
xoxo!
Love you and LOVE my birthday gift!
*SMOOCH*