Stitches and More

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

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

A Little Stitching

I began this gorgeous sampler back in 2012 and got a lot stitched and put it away for a start on something else...and there it sat all this time...picked it back up in September of 2018 and completed the missing stitches!  I love it!  The colors are beautiful and I love the Adam and Eve figures.  Don't know what happened with my photography...cut it much too close at the bottom edge 😲

Adam and Eve Sampler
The City Stitcher
1 over 2 on 40 ct. Summer Khaki

Up next are the ornaments that I stitched for my daughter and two granddaughters. I actually stitched all five of the designs in the chart plus these 3 to give.  But, even though my stitching was finished back in the summer, I only managed to get these 3 finish-finished...

Top row: HoHoHo Holiday
2 over 1 on 18 count Davos

Bottom row:  Celebrate! (L) and Santa Knows (R)
Tiny Tidings XIX
2 over 1 on 18 count Davos

Here are the other 5 that I plan to finish for my display bowl:

Celebrate!, Santa Knows, Santa's Helper, Snow Bird, Jingle Jingle
Tiny Tidings XIX
2 over 1 on 18 count Davos

And, my 2018 jar of ORTS:

That's it for now.  I have gone through some of my WIP's and pulled one oldie out and have been stitching up a storm on it. I'll have a pic soon.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Yellow House Sampler and a "few" bears!

I started this sampler way back on January 1, 2013...and finished it this week! A lot of things got me I got it out and got it going again! It really didn't take too long once I put my mind to it.

The Yellow House Sampler
Sheepish Designs/C. Daly
c. 1987

AND, here is a pic of my 47 bears that I crocheted for Project Linus.  I'll be dropping them off tomorrow.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

A Few More Finishes

Its been a long while since posting...but I've been stitching!  Here are a few more:

Little Sheep Virtues
            Little House Needleworks            
         32 ct. Linen 2 over 2            

My Sheep
Little House Needleworks
25 ct. Lugana  1 over 1
This was modified...only did part of the design as I plan to make it into a wee pillow to use with the other Little Sheep Virtues in my display bowl when I get them all stitched!

Jacobean Bellpull
Graphs by Barbara and Cheryl
Just Cross Stitch 10/1993
32 ct Lugana   2 over 2

Father Frost
Mill Hill
28 ct. Monaco  2 over 2

And To All A Good Night
Prairie Schooler
28 ct. Monaco   1 over 1

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Three Finishes for the New Year!

After being away from Blogger for a long while, here I am again!  Just have not been very consistent.  But, I have been stitching! 

First off is a very tiny first finish for 2018!  I stitched on 14 ct. Aida as it's a little one. Put the chart away already, but I think it is Snowman by Bent Creek. Will finish as a wee pillow for my bowl. I've stitched this one several times over the years...I just think he is too cute!

Next up is Irish Sampler Pincushion from Nostalgic Needle. This has been in the stash for a long while and finally got it stitched.  I can't find it online, so this design may be OOP.  I think it turned out lovely.  And, it was fun to stitch! It's on 35 count natural linen.

And, today's finish is LOVE (??) from The Workbasket. This one is stitched on 18 count Aida...had the perfect little piece and after stitching, its the perfect size for the way I plan to finish -finish.  (Hope to be back in a few days with that) The thread is Victorian Motto Antique Barn Red. I like the color, but there isn't a lot of variation in the shading.

Is it just me or do the pictures take a long time to load??? I don't remember it taking so long before...

Sunday, February 19, 2017

2017 Smalls SAL finish for February

I thought I would go ahead and post my February finish a little early in case I forget to on Friday!

 October Pumpkin
A Prairie Year Book 13
The Prairie Schooler
c. 1986

And here are my January and February finishes together on the same piece of Davos.  I don't need much around the design when I do my finishing, so I can stitch on a very small piece!  These will be finished to display in my dough bowl.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

New Tote Bags

I made these little totes over the weekend. They are perfect to pack a lunch or a smaller on-the-go project! I may have a few for sale soon...

Thursday, January 26, 2017

2017 Smalls SAL finish and a Little Crocheting

Here is the first cross stitch finish of 2017 and the one I stitched for the 2017 Smalls SAL.  This will be finished as a wee pillow for my seasonal dough bowl.

September Schoolhouse
A Prairie Year  Book 13
The Prairie Schooler
c. 1986

And here are little bears that I've crocheted for my knit/crochet group's charity project, Project Linus.  These are pretty quick and are fun to do.  We get lots of donated yarn throughout the year and I have a big box of assorted colors...some are just little bits. I try to use everything up by making stripes.  They are great little "to go" projects, so I try to keep one or two kitted and ready to pick up at a moment's notice!

These two were made for a friend that is having a baby in June.

We've gotten lots of snow and rain these past couple of weeks since the beginning of the new year.  Here is a pic from my laundry room window late in the day of the snow covered mountains with low clouds hovering above them.  It's a bit hard to tell where the mountains end and the clouds begin..Our snow down here is about gone.  I would have gone out to take it, but too cold!! 

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