Monday, July 28, 2014

Off to the County Fair!!!!

I just returned from the fairgrounds after dropping off these beauties.

Salute to Abigail, Holy Moses, Christmas Garden, My Country Pillow and the Gingerbread Cupcake.
It has been a few years since I have entered anything so we will see how I do.
Maybe I will enter the Minnesota State Fair too:)

Here is a close up of Salute to Abigail by Blackbird designs.
I decided to frame it.  Went to Michael's with a 60% off coupon.
I really like this frame.

This is the finished pillow of My Country by La D Da.
I am quite happy with this finish also.  I didn't get it done in time for the 4th though.

This is the Gingerbread Cupcake by Victoria Sampler.  I have had it done for a bit but hadn't glued it down.  I was trying to decided how to anchor it and went for the glue version.  

This is my current WIP. It is My Brother's Keeper by Plum Street Samplers.  
Sorry about the wrinkled look.  I have 5 more squares to do.  I am
really trying to stay on task and finish this instead of starting something new!

 These next two pictures are just a closed look at my WIP.

Thanks for stopping by and I will hopefully have a fair update next week.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

July Already

I can't believe that it is already the 9th of July.  The summer seems like it has hardly started and we are almost a third of the way through it.  I have been stitching up a storm for myself lately.  Now I need to do some finishing.  With that being said I just finished this stitch.

This is a Prim Sisters Club stitch by The Pinkeep called Old Flag Station.
It was stitched on 30 count cocoa with DMC threads all included in the kit.
Started 7-7-2014
Finished 7-9-2014

Here is the back of the pillow with the fabric included in the kit.
I stuffed this pillow with sawdust.  This is the first time I have used sawdust.  I will have to say that I do like it.  It is really quite light but firmly stuffed.  I usually use crushed walnut shells which I also like but depending on the size of the pillow it can get a bit heavy.
One of the challenges of using sawdust is finding it.  I went to a local lumberyard  and they gave me a bag full.  It can be hit or miss on whether they have it or not.  But I will be using it again.

Here is Threadwork Primitives Beggar's 4th.  I stitched it on 36 count coffee dyed/baked linen by myself using DMC threads.
Started 6-12-2014
Finished 6-19-2014
Should have gotten it finished before the 4th but it just didn't happen.

Primitive Stitchin--Freedom Crow stitched on 28 count hand dyed linen by myself with DMC threads.
Started 6-25-2014
Finished 6-26-2014

La D Da--My Country stitched on 32 count unknown linen with DMC threads.
Started 6-26-2014
Finished 7-2-2014

 The Pinkeep--Pledge Allegiance 1892 stitched on 32 count Dirty linen with Sampler Threads.
Started 7-2-2014
Finished 7-7-2014

This is the frame I found in my stash that I think will work for this piece.

Well there is a bit of a catch up on what I have been doing since I last posted at least stitching wise.  I have also been doing some sewing/quilting and taking care of grandkids plus trying to get to the gym 3 days a week along with walking and spending time with my hubby:)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying the weather--it is gorgeous here today!!!