Stitches and More

Stitches and More
She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands... Proverbs 31:13

Saturday, January 18, 2020

New Year Stitching

My start for the new year is The Garden Path by Sheepish Designs. I didn’t get much done so far. It’s on 36 ct cream, 1 over 2.





I also pulled out Bands of Many Colors, by Eileen Bennett...started a looong time back! I got a start on several more bands.




I’ve also been stitching along on Our Daily Bread, by La D Da. This is 1 over 1 on 28 ct Lugana, so I can only work for a short time...


Will have to get a pic of another new start and post it later.  I’m trying to get this posted with my iPad and it’s giving me fits.  

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Final Finish pics for 2019

Here is what I stitched in 2019.  I did cross stitching and also a bit of crocheting.




 With these last 4 pics I think that wraps up my stitching for the year.  I had 20 finishes...mostly small, but a finish is a finish!!  Can you tell I like Prairie Schooler Santas?? Will try to get more stitched throughout the next year.  All of my annual Schooler Santas are stitched on 25 ct. mushroom Lugana 1 over 1.


Santa with Cardinal
St. Nicholas II
The Prairie Schooler
c. 1992


Prairie Schooler Santa 1987
The Prairie Schooler
c. 1987


Prairie Schooler Santa 1990
The Prairie Schooler
c. 1990


Prairie Schooler Santa 1999
The Prairie Schooler
c. 1999

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing all of you a very Happy New Year!

A Few More Finishes

I feel like I am so behind with adding pics of my recent finishes!  I've been so busy with...everything!  I'll try to put them in the order that they were stitched.


Santa's Train (part 2)
Ibex Designs
c. 1970's ??

I stitched part 1 a while ago and it can be seen on this post.



 This ornament I stitched for my daughter and SIL for 2019...it is displayed on the backing fabric which has gold sparkles which isn't picked up in the photo:


Christmas Tree
Elizabeth's Designs/JCS Ornaments 2005
c. 2005


This one is for my 5 year old granddaughter who is really into princesses! It looks like an angel with the wings, but the dress and wand and color is all princess to her!!  Also on the backing fabric.


Christmas Magic
Charlotte's Web Needlework/ JCS Ornaments 2010
c. 2010


This cutie is for my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter.  It looks so cute with the snowflakes, beads and the wee red button nose!  Also on the backing fabric.



 Santa's Buddies
Angel Stitchin/JCS Ornaments 2009
c. 2009


I managed to get a bit of crocheting done as well.  These are little purses and the stitch is dragon scale, I believe.  Turned out kinda cute.





This one I stitched for daughter and SIL, as they have moved back to the beach!  This was a fun little stitch.  The shell was one I'd found along the Galveston shore during the spring.  It's mounted on a weathered wooden piece that fit perfectly!  It can be hung or be a stand up.



To The Beach and Back
Needle Bling Designs
c. 2017

Well, that's probably enough for now...I have some more pics to add for 2019...will be back with them to get caught up for the year!!


Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Merry Christmas!



Merry Christmas to all!!


Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary to my best friend! It's been 43 years today!

Sunday, October 13, 2019

New Stash!

A while ago I was the lucky winner of a little give away on Shelly's blog.  She was very generous by giving me a gift certificate to 123 Stitch.  Since I was getting ready to go on a couple of trips I didn't get to use it immediately, but I finally did make an order and it arrived yesterday!  I got several charts that I've been wanting, the new JCS Ornament issue and some fabric, threads and beads for upcoming projects. It was wonderful to be able to apply the certificate to the order!!  Thanks Shelly!!



Saturday, September 28, 2019

Fall Stitching

Ahhh! Fall!! I've done a bit of stitching...small pieces to finish into wee pillows for the bowl.

After the Alaska cruise we were only home for a few days before leaving once again!  This time to see DD, SIL, and the beautiful granddaughters!!!  They just recently moved back to CA from Denver so our drive was not as long.  We spent a couple of nights in Las Vegas on the way!  Always a fun place to visit. This time Hubby surprised me with show tickets to Chippendales!  It was fun!  I wasn't the oldest gal there and he wasn't the only guy!  There were at least 5 others!


October Curls
Bent Creek
18 ct. vintage mocha Aida
2 over 1


Blessed Be
Plum Pudding Needleart
c. 2007
18 ct. khaki Davos
2 over 1

For this one I used Carol's thread substitutions for the crow, border and pumpkin, EXCEPT I used 977 instead of 976 for the lighter shade in pumpkin.  The 976 just wasn't enough of a contrast.  I'm happy with it! This was a free design some years ago.