Wednesday, July 27, 2016

County Fair Results and Patriotic Basket

Here are the results of the pieces I took to the Ramsey County Fair.

This is Quaker Rose by Stickideen Von der Wiehenburg which took 1st place,

The next two are I pledge by La D Da, and Free and Brave by Drawn Thread.

Shepherd's Bush Stocking and a Little House Needlework ornie.

Here are Betsy's tart by Plum Street Samplers and another LHN piece called with Liberty and Justice that I made into a pillow.

So all in all I entered 7 pieces, won five 1st place ribbons and two 2nd place ribbons.
Not to bad.  Now I am off to another county fair next week.

My friend Jackie and I stitched this pattern by Manni Di Donna called Patriotic Days.
Then yesterday we finished them into these baskets.  They turned out so cute.

My basket is the one with the blue lining and Jackie's is of course the other one.
Now we have a fob and floss tag to finish which goes with these baskets.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stitching.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Some more Patriotic finishes....

Still on a Patriotic roll!!!!

I finished this flag wall hanging/table topper on Monday, so a week after the 4th.
I am so happy with how this turned out, I just love it:)

Next up are these Shepherd Bush Americana trifles.  I have had this pattern for a bit and decided it was time the get them done.

Shepherd's Bush Grand Old Flag.
Stitched on 32 count natural with DMC threads.
Started 7-4-2016
Finished 7-5-2016
I still need to attach ribbon on this pillow.

Shepherd's Bush Free.
Stitched on 32 count linen I dyed with DMC threads.
Started and finished 7-2-2016

Shepherd's bush Liberty.
Stitched on 32 count natural polka dot with DMC threads.
Started and finished 7-3-2016
Again need to add the ribbon.

Here are 4 of our six grands on the 4th.  These four live near us.
They are Finnegan-2, Charlie-3, Silas-6 and my namesake Everleigh Joan-3.
I tie dyed these t-shirts.  They turned out pretty good, although I messed up on the blue part on Charlie's shirt.  If you look at him from behind then the design is right:) 

Here I am with the three who would take another picture, Finnegan decided he had enough. 

 Not a patriotic but summer finish.  Aren't these flip flops just to cute.  Two of my stitching buds and myself stitched these. Jackie and I finished these up yesterday.
Jill I am ready to help to finish yours when you come over:)

 Lila's Studio--Barefoot Days of Summer.
Stitched on 40 count linen I dyed with DMC threads.
Started first one 6-24-2016 
Finished 6-28-2016
Started second one 6-29-2016
Finished 7-2-2016

 Here is my Quaker Rose finally framed.
I took this piece and a few more to a local county fair.
I will see tomorrow how I did.

Thanks for stopping by and keep stitching:)


Sunday, July 3, 2016

Happy 4th of July

First I want to say Happy 4th of July:)  
Since it is the 4th I have been on a roll with Patriotic stitches and I have been loving it.

So I am starting out with a picture of all the pieces I have stitched this year.

 BBD-American Eagle from their book Sweet Land of Liberty.
Stitched on 32 count clay with DMC threads.
Started 6-16-2016
Finished 6-23-2016
I even had this frame in my stash which I think worked out perfectly.

Just a quick note, I have manage to stitch each one of the designs on the cover 
of this book.  Two last year and two this year.  I was part of the club for the piece in 
the upper left hand corner.

 Drawn Thread-Free and Brave.
Stitched on 32 count summer khaki with DMC.
Started 6-11-2016
Finished 6-20-2016
Again I got lucky and had this frame in my stash.

 LHN-Liberty and Justice stitched on 28 count lambswool with DMC threads.
Had this in my stash for quite sometime.
Started 6-9-2016
Finished 6-10-2016

 LHN-Little Liberty Lady stitched on 28 count linen I dyed with DMC threads
Started 6-8-2016
Finished 6-9-2016

 LHN-Old Glory stitched on 28 count linen I dyed with DMC threads.
Started 6-27-2016
Finished 6-29-2016
I have had this in my stash for a while, finally got to stitching it
 Fabric on the back of Old Glory.

 Shepherds Bush-Free from Americana Trifles booklet.
Stitched on 32 count linen I dyed with DMC threads.
I stitched this up just last night was a very quick stitch.
Started and Finished 7-2-2016

 Keeping with the Patriotic theme, I had to sew some pouches for my patriotic patterns.
These pouches are approximately 13 inches wide by 11 inches high.

 Here is the back side of the pouch.  I love this fabric.

 Another pouch.

 Back side of pouch.

 One more pouch.  I do love this combination too.

 Back side of pouch.

I make these pouches to sell.  I also make a smaller version which measures approximately 8 x 11.
I can make these to order too.  
You can check out my shoppe tab to see what I have in my inventory to sell.
These make very good project pouches as you can see exactly what you have in there.