Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas goodies and ornaments

I received a Christmas package last week from my stitching friend Stacy. I am sure I have mentioned this before but I met Stacy on Facebook about 18 months ago.  Since that time we have been together about 3 times.  She lives in Maryland and of course I live in Minnesota.  We have become pretty good friends in that time.  In fact I will be seeing her again in January.  Anyway this is what I received from her.

This is how all my goodies came out of the box. 

 Here is the unwrapped version.

 Stacy was at the Attic in Arizona in November and she brought back these thread keepers from there, and how about that cute scrabble tile piece.  Not sure where she got that but I just love it.

 Also got these great fat quarters when she stopped at a quilt shop.  Really nice Christmas fabric.

 Stacy stitched and finished this wonderful pillow.  It sits under my little Christmas tree.  I just love when I receive something handmade because I understand the time that goes into these gifts.
Thank you so much Stacy for all these goodies:)

 Now this great little bowl and scissors came from one of my stitching buds--Jackie.  Her and I still get together and stitch most Friday nights.  I have been lusting after this bowl.  Every time I go to my LNS I mention that I need to get this bowl to go with the wooden scissor holder that I have.  Which is the picture below.  So now I have it.  Thank you Jackie:)

Said scissor holder.  Don't know why I needed these two things but I did!!!

I wanted to post some of my last ornie finishes but blogger is just not cooperating tonight so maybe tomorrow.

I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Catch up Post

More than a month has passed since my last post.  I have done quite a bit of stitching and sewing. Here are some of the results.

 First up are the ornies that I stitched for my grandchildren.  Now with that being said I have six grandchildren but I forgot to take a picture of all the ornies before I gave two of the kids their ornies.
So here are the four I still have.  These are from The Prairie Schooler book--Mittens.  These were pretty fun to stitch.  Plus I had to make the mittens from wool felt.  I have made ornies each year for each grandchild.  Should really think about traditions you start!!!  But I think it will be great that each grandchild will have handmade ornies from Nammy!!!  I am just so glad that I did get them all finished:) and with time to spare.

 Next are these LHN boxes that I stitched for each of our six children's family.  The pattern is My House.
Again a lot of stitching and finishing but they turned out just as I had envisioned.
Plus they also were all done on time:)

 I have been collecting these LHN Sampler Tree Series ornies and decided I needed to stitch at least one for me this year so I stitched Merry Christmas which is ornie #10.
Stitched on 32 count dyed linen by me with DMC.
Started 11-10-15, Finished 11-14-15

 Plum Street Samplers--Merry One.  Sorry about the picture, lighting just wasn't good and neither
are  my photography skills.
Stitched on 36 count Flax with DMC.
Started 10-31-15, Finished 11-21-15 

Finished this Plum Street Samplers--Serial Bowl Series Lesson Two.  I started this series and I am trying to stay current!! I apologize again for the poor picture quality.   I have Lesson Three stitched but not finished.  Lesson Four is still waiting to be stitched.  
Lesson Two was stitched back in August on 36 count Flax with DMC.
Started 8-5-15, Finished 8-7-15.

Threadwork Primitives--Ever So Grateful stitched on 32 count dyed linen by me with DMC.
Started 11-6-15, Finished 11-12-15.

LK--Grateful, Thankful, Blessed.
Stitched on 32 count cream with DMC.
Started 9-30-15, Finished 10-1-15.
I wanted to do some Thanksgiving/Fall projects.

Here is a non stitched project that I did for one of our Grandsons, Charlie who is three and loves the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  I think they turned out pretty cute.

Another non stitching project for one of our daughters.  I really also enjoy sewing and these bags are always a fun little project.

Now this is another project that I wanted/needed done which involved my hubby.
I wanted this light to be put on a stand so that I could have a light that was light weight and easy to take with me when I travel.  

So here is what it looks like now.  My hubby modified the light and put it on a music stand.  
I just LOVE it.  

This is a close up of the bracket he made to attach the light to the stand. Which is also removable.

 The best part is that I can break it down and it all fits into this bag, which I found at a thrift shop.

There it is already to go.  It is also light weight so when I fly  it is easy to take with me. 

Thanks for visiting.  I have a few more projects to post about but who knows when that will happen.  Hopefully soon.  I know I always mention that I want to get better with posting as I finish projects but I just don't seem to do that:).

I hope everyone is having a great week.