Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Annual County Fair Winners!!!

My daughter Kelsey and I took some stitching pieces to the Washington County Fair.
Here are the results:

 First up is Heartstring Samplery's---For Spacious Skies.
Both Kelsey and I were so surprised to see that it not only won 1st place but 
Reserve Champion!!!  We both did the happy dance.

 This is Threadwork Primitives---Where Liberty Dwells.
This one also won a 1st place ribbon.

 Here are two Blackbird Design projects---Down in the Valley and Lady Liberty.
Two more first place winners!!

 There are three framed pieces in this picture.  Second from the right is Plum Street Sampler's--Count Twice Stitch Once which took 4th place.  The next one is Plum Street Sampler's---My Brother's Keeper which took 1st place.  That piece is to the right of Count Twice Stitch Once on the top row.It was hard to get a closer picture of it.  I will have to post it again when I get it home.

 Here is the third piece which is Kathy Barricks--Good Intentions.
This one made 4th place.

 This is the last piece I entered.  It is BBD's Noel stocking.
You can't see it very well but it took 4th place.
So I didn't do to bad.  I am quite happy with my ribbons.

 Now this piece the Ouija board is my daughter Kelsey's. She won
a 2nd place ribbon.  

Here is the stocking Kelsey entered, which also received a 2nd place ribbon.
Kelsey did very well being that this is the first time she ever entered anything.

We are both very happy with our ribbons!!! 
Now on to the State Fair in August:)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Few more finishes

Here are a few more of my latest finishes.

 BBD--Lady Liberty.  Ladies Prim Society Club kit.
Stitched on 36 count Ligonier Latte with over dyed threads.

 A view of the top.  I am so happy with how the finishing turned out.
This was a fun project.

 Threadwork Primitives--Where Liberty Dwells.
Stitched on 32 count coffee dyed linen by me with DMC.
Started 7-15-2015 Finished 7-20-2015

 This is the fabric that I used on the back and the binding.
This was a quick and fun stitch and again I like the results of the finish.

Kathy Barrick--Good Intentions.
Stitched on 32 count linen dyed by me with DMC threads.
Framed with a recycled frame I had.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Finishes, Finishes and more Finishes

I can not believe how much stuff I have stitched and finished.  I have been looking back in my book I record my stitching finishes in and at pictures on my camera and I am over whelmed with how much I have not posted.

I really have this blog to keep some kind of log of what I have done but it is only as good as the posts I do, which I am not good at keeping up on.

So with that being said I am going to try to get some finishes logged in.
Here we go.

Here is a picture of the finishes I did over the weekend.

 Heartstring Samplery--For Spacious Skies.
Stitched on 40 count Lt. Sand with DMC threads.
Started 6-29-2015 Finished 7-3-2015

BBD-Honeycomb Basket from the book In Friendship's Way.
Stitched on 32 count with over dyed threads.
Started and Finished 3-19-2015
I stitched this when I was in the Outer Banks with my friend Stacy.
My hubby spray painted the basket for me and even pulled the paint off the 
shiny stones for me.

 BBD- Down in the Valley.
Stitched on 32 count cream with DMC threads.
Started 3-29-2015 Finished 3-30-2015
My hubby spray painted the candlestick and distressed it for me too.
I love the way it turned out. 

 BBD-My Pink Rose.
Stitched on 32 count Petit Point natural/white dot linen with DMC threads.
Started 3-15-2015 Finished 3-19-2015

 Silver Creek Samplers-Stitching Feeds my Heart.
Stitched on 25 count cream with DMC threads.
One over one.
Finished 7-5-2015

 Milady's Needle--My Spirits lift whenever I stitch.
Stitched on 40 count Vintage Buttercream with Gloriana Silks.
Started 7-5-2015 Finished 7-7-2015

 Plum Street Sampler--Serial Bowl Collection Lesson One.
Stitched on 36 count linen I dyed with over dyed threads in kit.
Started 3-22-2015 Finished 3-29-2015 

 Lizzie Kate--Be Silly.
Stitched in 32 count linen I dyed with DMC threads.
Started 3-30-2015 Finished 3-31-2015

BBD-Button Box from the book In Friendship's Way.
Stitched on 32 count linen I dyed with DMC.
Finished 6-17-2015

 Threadwork Primitives-Winters Kaleidoscope.
Prim Sister's Club kit.
Stitched on 32 count Cocoa with CC threads.
Started 3-19-2015 Finished 3-22-2015

 Threadwork Primitives--Friendship Flower.
Prim Sister's Club piece.
Stitched on 32 count WDW Putty linen with threads from kit.
Started and Finished 7-8-2015

This finish was not in the first pictures with all the rest.

I also stitched this piece called Mount Vernon. 
Stitched on 28 count white with DMC thread.
Started 6-20-2015 Finished 6-30-2015
 I stitched it for my friend Stacy.
I first met her in March and we met up again in June when I drove to Chesapeake, Virginia
with our daughter Chastity when she moved out there.   I went to Washington, DC to meet up with my hubby and  spend sometime with some of our children on a family vacation.  So while I was so close I hooked up with Stacy and we went to tour Mount Vernon. Stacy had a "Big" birthday this year I told her I would stitch a big project of her choice for her birthday and this was it.

Ok, I think that is it for right now.  I still have a couple of framed pieces to post hopefully in a few days.  I nay even unearth some other pieces I haven't posted yet.

Hope everyone is having a great week and staying cool.
Thanks for stopping by.