Monday, August 14, 2017

2017 County Fair Results

Entered these pieces into the local county fair, which was held the beginning of August.
I had 3 first place plus a Grand Champion, 5 second place and 1 third place ribbons.
I am also going to show pictures of each piece.

Here are the results.

My Grand Champion win was Lila's Studios Barefoot Days-Summer.

My second first place winner is Annie Beez Folk Art-God Save the Queen.

Here is my 3rd First place winner.  Plum Street Samplers-Fraktur Friends.

I forgot to put this piece in the picture with all the otherpieces.
This is Mani di Donna--Patriotic Days.
A second place win!!

Heartstring Samplery--Cross Stitch Nation.
Another Second place. 

 Jean Farrish-ABC Christmas Stocking another second place win.

Cloudsfactory-Quote the 4th second place win.

 My final second place win is Long Dog Samplers-Cardinal Points.

 My lone 3rd place win is Plum Street Samplers-Sew Sisters.

Now I am on to the State Fair with these pieces.
Wish me luck!!!!

We also had our annual retreat at the beginning of August.  I will be posting about 
all of those happenings soon:)

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope everyone has a great week.


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Loooong overdue post!!!

I can't believe how long is has been since my last post.  I am going to try to do some catch up!!
This may take more than one post.
So let's begin where I left off.

 Lizzie Kate-April Flip-it stamp.
Stitched on 28 count mystery linen with DMC threads.
Started 3-4-17
Finished 3-5-17
I have been stitching this monthly series for my DIL.

Lizzie Kate-May Flip-it Stamp.
Stitched on 28 count mystery linen with DMC thread.
Started and Finished on 3-31-17

Lizzie Kate-June Flip-it Stamp.
Stitched on 28 count linen with DMC threads.
Started and Finished on 5-5-17

Lizzie Kate-July Flip-it Stamp.
Stitched on 28 count mystery linen with DMC threads.
Started 6-3-17
Finished 6-3-17

Lizzie Kate-August Flip-it Stamp.
Stitched on 28 count mystery linen with DMC threads.
Started 6-3-17
Finished 6-5-17

 Blackbird Designs-Hats off to Uncle Sam.
Stitched on 32 count linen that I dyed with DMC threads.
Started and Finished 4-10-17

 Ink Circles-Arranging the Sewing Kit.
Stitched on 28 count cream linen with DMC threads.
Started 3-13-17
Finished 3-17-17

 Little House Needleworks-Early Americans Betsy Ross.
Stitched on 28 count snow dyed linen with DMC threads.
Started 4-17-17
Finished 4-25-17

Little House Needleworks-Early Americans John Hancock.
Stitched on 28 count snow dyed linen with DMC threads.
Started 5-17-17
Finished 5-7-17

 Little House Needleworks-Early Americans Martha Washington.
Stitched on 28 count snow dyed linen with DMC threads.
Started 6-6-17
Finished 6-9-17

Little House Needleworks-Early Americans Nathan Hale.
Stitched on 28 count snow dyed linen with DMC threads.
Started 7-10-17
Finished 7-11-17

 Plum Street Samplers-Sew Sisters.
Stitched on 36 count Antique white linen with DMC threads.
Finished 5-18-17
I love this piece!

 Annie Beez Folk Art-God Save the Queen.
Stitched on 40 count Legacy linen with DMC threads.
Started 6-24-17
Finished 7-4-17
This is another piece I love.

 Heartstring Samplery-Cross Stitch Nation.
I stitched this last year and just recently finished it into this drum.
I got this idea from Salty Yarns.  
I just love making drums now.

Plum Street Samplers-Mariner's Drum.
Stitched on 36 count linen dyed by me with DMC threads.
Started 7-17-17
Finished 7-24-17
I plan on going to the Dyeing to Stitch retreat in September.
Paulette Stewart of Plum Street Samplers will be there so I plan 
on bringing a few of her designs with me.
Plus I just love making drums--Have I mentioned that??:)))

 Here is my collection so far of the Early Americans.

Well there is a bit of what I have been up to.  I still have quite a few more stitches to post about.
I am not very organized either.  These stitches are in no order.  I swear I am going to try to get
better about blogging as I really like to have this as a document of what I have stitched, I can't tell you how many times I come back to this blog and look up what I have done!!!!

We just had our annual retreat this last week.  It was Tuesday thru Friday.  So I will be
blogging about that very soon.  
I also entered some stitched pieces in the county fair and will be picking my things up on Sunday
so there will be an update on that too.

Thanks for stopping by,
Hope you are all having a great weekend:)

Happy Stitching, Joan

Friday, March 3, 2017

Tracking my stitching....

I am going to try to keep better track on what I have stitched for the year.  
So I gathered what I have done so far and did a group picture.  I know I have talked about 
a couple of these things but I really want to keep a record for myself.
Here is what I have done so far this year.

Cloudsfactory--I cross stitch quote. 
The Drawn Thread--The Wayward Garden.
Blackbird Designs--Tis the Season Sewing Bag.
The Drawn Thread--Birth Sampler.

 Little House Needleworks--Snowy Days.
Little House Needleworks--No Place Like Home.
Plum Street Sampler--Fraktur Friends.
Lizzie Kate--March Flip-it Stamp.
Grow my F**Ks.
Hands on Designs--Winter Soltice-Solitude and Serenity.
Little House Needleworks--Sheep Virtue--Love.

 This is The Wayward Garden in its finished form. 
 I painted this frame that I founds at a thrift shop.
I like the end result.

 Little House Needleworks--Sheep Virtues-Love.
I would like to get these all stitched--maybe this year!!!
Stitched on 28 count dyed linen by me with DMC threads.
Started 2-22-17
Finished 2-23-17

Lizzie Kate--Flip-it Stamp.
Stitched on 28 count mystery linen with DMC.
Started 2-11-17
Finished 2-12-17
I am stitching this series for my Daughter-in-law.

I finally finished the stitching on my grandsons birth sampler.
He is turning three this month!!!  This was birth sampler number six.
I was finally caught up but I will have another one to stitch as grandchild
number seven is due in about 2 1/2 weeks!!!!

 Last week I received two club kits.  
This one is from Ladies Prim Society by Heartstring Samplery.
Can't wait to stitch this one.

This is a club piece from The Stacy Nash girls club from Country Sampler in Spring Green, WI.
Another piece I need to stitch soon. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

Check me out on FlossTube--Queen of Quite A Lot:)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Another update!!!!

Again it has been a bit since I posted.  I have been meaning to do this if for nothing more than to have it documented for myself.  So here we go!!

 This is a piece I stitch for one of our sons.  It is called Grow My F**ks.
It is a Etsy pattern.  I stitched it on a 28 count cream with DMC threads.
I found this frame in my stash and I have it framed, just didn't get a picture yet.
Started 1-24-2017
Finished 1-25-2017

 This piece here is by Plum Street Sampler and is a Silver Needle Club kit piece called Fraktur Friends.  I stitched this on 32 count Country French Chantilly with DMC threads.  I have a good stitching bud who lent me this pattern.
Started 1-27-2017
Finished 1-28-2017

 This ornie is from the 2014 JCS Ornament magazine.  It is LHN's Snowy Days.
It is stitched on 32 count Petit Point linen with DMC threads.
I saw this ornie done by Stitching Dreams and I loved how she finished it and decided I needed to do the same.
Started and Finished 1-31-2017

 This piece I have finished except for the trim around the design.  So I just finally finished it off the other day.  
From the Friends of Threads of Gold called Christmas of Olde.
Stitched on 36 count Flax with DMC variations.
This was an old WIP I finished on 10-26-2016

Here is a picture of  Michelle (Farmgirl) and myself.  Because of Flosstube we met up.
We got together on Super Bowl Sunday at Stitchville.  It was really great to meet her.
Who knew you could find new stitching friends on Flosstube.  If you haven't checked out Flosstube you should.  You can find my channel under the name of Queen of Quite A Lot!!

I have a few more finishes but I need to get some pictures taken.  Hopefully it won't be long before I do another post.

Hope everyone is well and Stitching!!
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

My first finishes of 2017

I have managed to get a couple finishes done this year!!

 This is a Cloudsfactory piece called I Cross Stitch-Quote.
I stitched this on white 28 count linen with DMC threads.
Started 1-1-2017
Finished 1-3-2017
Had this frame in my stash, I think I paid $1.91 for it!!  
All I had to do was paint it black.

This was my second finish for 2017.
 Blackbird Designs-Ladies Prim Society Kit called "Tis the Season"
sewing bag.
Stitched on 36 count Blackbird Nest by R & R with overdyed threads 
included in the kit.
Started 12-25-2016
Finished 1-9-2017

 This is the back of the bag.

 And the front. 
This bag turned out pretty cute.

 This is my third finish for 2017.  I started this piece back in 2008 or 2009 one of
my WIPS.  Trying on getting some of them done.
The Drawn Thread-The Wayward Garden.
Stitched on a mystery 32 count linen with DMC.
Finished 1-11-2017

I have been busy sewing project bags.  Here are a couple of bags
I have for sale.

 The front of the bag has vinyl so that you can see what is in it.
This is a standard size bag which is 11 x 13 inches
Works quite well with full size patterns.
Also holds linen and threads.

This is what the back looks like.

 Another bag. Farm theme.

A view of the back fabric.

 This is a cute little flossie bag.

 Again the back view.

I have a Facebook page--Madebymamajoan which has all the bags I have available.
I also do custom orders of different sizes and themes.
Stop by and check them out.

I also just posted a new Flosstube Video--Queen of Quite A Lot!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day:)