Thursday, October 31, 2013

Seasons of Chessie--Harvest Time

I have been busy the last couple of days so get comfortable because this is going to be a long post.

First of I started and finished my Seasons of Chessie Kit that I received awhile back. 

This is a club I joined from The Old Mill Stitchery
 shop in Missouri.

 Seasons of Chessie by Chessie and Me--Harvest Time.
Stitched on 32 count vintage sand dune with overdyed threads
provided in the kit.  Mounted on wool felt and a hornbook.
Started 10-23-2013
Finished 10-30-2013
 Here is Harvest Time and Liberty Inn.  These are the first two kits I have received from 
the Seasons of Chessie Club.
 Next up are the two birth samplers that I have had stitched for a bit.  These two samplers are for 
our two newest grandchildren who were born last year.  Everleigh Joan was born October 29, 2012
and her cousin Charles David was born exactly a month later on November 29, 2012.
This sampler is from The Drawn Thread.  I like this sampler as it is a nice heirloom design.
 Here is a close up of Everleigh's.

 And here is Charlie's.

 So of course I had to stitch them each a Christmas Stocking.
Both of these stockings are from Bent Creek.

 This is the fabric I used for the back of each.

 This is just a picture of the hangers I use for the stockings.
They are for curtains.  I think they work pretty good for the stockings.

 I found this Blackbird designs freebie all ready to be finished while I was looking for another project.
I had it all sewed together.  It just need to be stuffed.  So I did that real quick.

 Now that I am trying to get some WIP's finished I pulled out this Blackbird Designs project--Christmas Garden.  I am going to try to stay on task and finish this before I start another one BUT 
no promises!!!  

My Prim Sisters Club kit arrived today.  A Pocket for Potions by La D Da.
One of the many reasons why there will be no promises on staying on task
with my Christmas Garden!!!

Thanks again for stopping by and Happy Stitching.

Oh and Happy Halloween:)

Monday, October 28, 2013

Weekend sewing and Quilt shop stop...

Did a little sewing this weekend.  Our number two granddaughter--Everleigh Joan, my namesake:) turns one tomorrow and her birthday party was yesterday so I finished up her quilt and made a matching small pillow and a standard size pillowcase.  

 Here is the result.  I have been making a baby quilt for each one of the grandchildren when they arrive.  And then once they are here I make another one which is a bit bigger and then I try to pick fabric which they can grow into.  Not so much a "baby quilt" but a toddler/young child quilt.

 I also made Evi some pj's.  I made tons of clothes for my own children when they were young, and it has been awhile since I have made any clothes.  So it was fun to make these.  
 I made a trip to a quilt shop today as I needed some fabric to finish my Mrs. Waddelow's Huswife and some lining fabric for two Christmas Stockings. The blue and red fabric in the back is for the stockings.   This is what I bought. I also found some really cute ribbon and a scissors
This scissors was at the checkout and I thought I just have to have them.  They are Sullivan's Petites Embroidery Scissors.  They were just to darn cute to pass up.  

So there you have it.  I am a little busy this week but I hope to get some more finishing done and
of course some evening stitching.

Have a great week and Happy Stitching:)

Friday, October 25, 2013

Patches of Life Framed and a fob....

Here it is framed--Patches of Life.

 Finished up my framing today.  I ordered this frame from Joann's with a 60% plus $10 off coupon.
Gotta love those coupons!!!!
Again I am very happy with the results.

 Then last June our oldest daughter was in Utah and stopped at Shepherd's Bush and picked up the 2013 scissors fob so I decided I needed to get it stitched since I had the Gingher designer scissor--Emily which goes with this fob.
View of the front.

Here is what the back looks like.  I also added he name of the scissors to the back of the fob.
Shepherd's Bush 2013 fob kit.
Stitched on 30 count rose linen with overdyed threads.
Started and Finished 10-23-2013.

That's it for now. 
Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Patches of Life

Doing another happy dance.  Finished a WIP called Patches of life today.
Waiting for the frame now.  Should be here today or Thursday.  
I will have another update when it's framed.

 Patches of Life Sampler by L'Atelier Perdu.
Stitched on 40 count lambswool with DMC.
Finished 10-22-2013

On Sunday my daughter and daughter-in-law took me to the LNS and treated me 
to some new Stash.  They wanted to do something nice for me for watching 
the grandkids.  It's nice to be appreciated:) 

Hope everyone is having a great week.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Holy Moses--Part Two!!!

Just an update on Holy Moses. Went to Joann's last week and ordered this frame.
I decided to save $30 and do the framing myself.  I thought it might be quite a feat
to accomplish but it was not so bad and I just love it.   

 So here it is.  Holy Moses all done:)
This just may have to be entered in the State Fair next year!!!

Here is an update on my WIP.  So far I have stayed on task. I am really enjoying 
this stitch.  Should be done in no time if all goes as planned.
Sorry for all the wrinkles.

Have a great rest of the week.  
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Bittersweet September

Because I finished Holy Moses--a WIP, I decided to reward myself with a new start.
So I pulled out my Ladies Prim Society kit I received last month.
I finished the stitching on it Friday night and yesterday I sewed it into this pillow.
This is a Blackbird Design and it was a quick and fun stitch.  

Here is the result.
Bittersweet September by Blackbird Designs.
Stitched by 32 count Korty's Special Blend with Sampler Threads 
provided in the kit.
Started 10-8-2013
Finished 10-12-2013

 Here is a view of the side on which I attached the ric-rac.
It adds a nice touch.

 This is the backing fabric provided in the kit.  I think this fabric is from Blackbird Designs newest fabric collection called Natures Basket.

Now I pulled WIP--Patches of Life.  I started this awhile ago.
I really NEED to get some of my WIPs finished so I am going to try
to stay on task and finished this and then maybe reward myself again
with a new start!!!
We will see how that goes:)

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Finally Holy Moses is finished.  I am doing a happy dance right now.
Just finished the stitching last night.  Now on to framing.

Holy Moses by Silver Creek Samplers.  Stitched on 32 count fabric hand dyed by me using DMC
threads.  Finished 10-8-2013

 Happy Halloween by Silver Creek Samplers from JCS 2013 Halloween issue.  Stitched on 32 count fabric hand dyed by me using
DMC threads.  Framed by me using a thrift shop frame.  
Stitched for my daughter Kelsey. 
Finished 9-25-2013

 Krissy Nelson by La D Da stitched on 30 count Confederate Gray using Needlepoint Silks 
provided in the kit.  Model stitched for Country Sampler in Spring Green, WI.
Started 8-27-13
Finished 9-16-2013
 Here is a quilt I finished for my son Tristan.  I had the quilt top done earlier this summer and
just did the quilting and binding the other day.

I have more projects that I have done but as usual I just have been to busy with life to post like I
would like to.