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.


Robin in Virginia said...

Wow! I love the ornaments you created for your grandchildren and the cubes you created for your children. Cute ninja ornaments and lovely bags as well! I think your portable light gets an A+. Thank you for sharing.

Marilyn said...

All great stitching.
The Mittens are too cute, as are the Turtle Ornaments.
You've been busy!
Clever idea with the light.

Vickie said...

Fantastic projects! I love the mittens a lot.

JillMN said...

Joanus...Your finishes are loverly! I love those bags. What do the insides look like. What would you charge for a set? It doesn't have to be the exact same fabric either. I miss my stitching friends. Hopefully soon, life will calm down some and I can get back to my serious stitching life! Peace!

Melody said...

Great finishes! I especially love the mitten ornaments!!