Stitches and More

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

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A Few More Finishes

Here are a few more finishes.

This canvas piece was stitched for DD and SIL.  Due to our move in 2013, it wasn't framed and sent for Halloween that year.  I did get it framed and sent for 2014!  I'm actually stitching another right now to keep with the extra thread that was left over.  A really fun piece!

Two Haunted Houses (canvas)
From Nancy's Needle
 7/3/2013 - 7/24/2013

This was finished for DD and SIL as as ornament in 2014 even though it was stitched in 2013.

 Christmas Cheer Santa (Jim Shore)
Mill Hill Kit
c 2013
8/28/2013 - 9/11/2013

 This was stitched for my sweet baby girl for her first Christmas.  I had the hardest time trying to decide what to stitch.  But, I was going through my patterns and this popped out and it was absolutely the perfect one!  I love the way it turned out.
 A Child is Born
The Sampler Girl
c. 2006
11/30/2014 - 12/5/2014

 The back:

This is the 2nd time to stitch this cute design.  Had done it for DD and SIL several years ago, and had thread left over so stitched it to keep!  Like getting 2 for 1!  I was not able to find the "correct" peppermint buttons, so I had to make my own.  Used a dowel and cut disks, and drilled the tiniest of holes and painted.  Not perfect, but not too bad either! Another fun stitch!

Two Gingerbread Houses (canvas)
From Nancy's Needle
c. 2009
10/8/2014 - 12/8/2014

I think that gets me up to date through 2014.  Like I said earlier, not much done except for knitting and crocheting.  

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Catching Up

Here are some of the toys I've made over the last year.  Most are crocheted.  The pink bunny and grey lamb are knitted, and they are all one toy.  It's an inside out toy!  It was more of a challenge, but fun!  I think Grammy's baby girl has enough for now, don't you agree!

Sweaters, hats, socks, more blankies and of course baby UGG boots!

This is most of what I stitched baby-wise during my absence.  I'll be back with a few things I made for myself and also the cross stitching and canvas projects.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Where to Begin?

How do I catch up after being away for more than a year?  Not really sure where to begin, so I'll just start with HI!  For months after moving I was a bit overwhelmed with the move itself and then getting settled in a new city and state which is so different than any other I've lived in.  And, I kinda got away from cross stitching and started knitting and crocheting again.  I think that meeting with a group of ladies that mostly knit and crochet naturally made me want to be doing the same as them.  And, to be honest, it was really good timing for me.  I'd never been able to read patterns and venture into anything more complicated than a very basic scarf, dishcloth, or very plain afghan.  I'd always wanted to try socks, but on my own had no luck.  But, I guess I was somehow motivated at this point and finally learned to knit socks, and lots of other items.  Nothing too complicated, but I feel more comfortable with trying new things!

And the timing...I also have a new name!!!  GRAMMY!!  My beautiful granddaughter was born in October 2014!  Last year was the year of knitting and crocheting all things baby!!  I made socks, sweaters, blankets, hats, and toys.  I am taking a break from all the baby items, as I probably made more than could possibly be used right now!  I'll be making some more as needed, though!

I've been doing some sort of stitching all along and have taken lots of pics, so I'll pick some and gradually add to my posts.  Also, I have had the hardest time actually being able to access my account.  I was ready to post and then couldn't.  Also, have been visiting your blogs, but couldn't even make comments :(   I finally got back on in the last few days.  Whew!  So glad that I didn't have to start all over again.

Since we were having a fall baby, I made her a pumpkin hat! 

I had a request for grey and white blankie:

Tiny socks:

And, with the left over blankie yarn: 2 little hats

I'll be back with more project pics.  Hopefully, real soon!!  Good to be back!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Stitch From Stash March 2014

I've been stitching/knitting/crocheting like crazy during the month of March!  Wish there were a few more  hours in the day!  haha   I picked up this canvas WIP and sat out on the patio and stitched for a few hours one day.  I wanted to work on it more later, but of course got sidetracked on other projects!

Finally finished this baby gift and got it off in the mail:

I knitted 2 more hats for a charity project (the 2 on the left were done in March, the 2 on the right in Feb).  

I finished up the 2nd sock of this pair for myself, and I just love the way they turned out!

I have been knitting and crocheting some very special baby gifts, but I can't post pics just yet.  Once they are mailed and received I will. 

I worked from stash, but also bought new yarn for all the baby gifts, but according to the "rules" of SFS, it doesn't count as long as it is currently being used.  (Hope that's right) :)

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Stitch From Stash February 2014

Here's what I opened my curtain to a few days ago!  In the pic he looks like a monster lizard, but this little guy is about 5 inches long!  The past few weeks has brought out lots of them, and at any given time during the day you can see them running around on our walls out back.  Occasionally they come closer and sit on the patio.  I must say they are very bold and don't really run from me when I get near.  One actually sat so still I managed to touch it's tail...then he ran!

OK, now for a brief update on the goings on in the stitchy world...

I finished the pink socks (last post), started and finished 2 more pair: 

The striped/gray ones are sport socks using leftover yarn from my 1st pair and some random gray.  In my shoes it won't matter about the 2 colors, and I didn't want to waste the pretty yarn!

I started this new pair.  They will be somewhat short as I don't like socks that fall at mid-calf.  I have always worn either knee socks or sport type.  I guess I could knit a pair of knee highs, but that's a lot of knitting! 

I started another scarf and got a little bit done.

Here are 2 little baby hats that I started and finished.  These are for a charity project that my knit/crochet group will be participating in.  

I did manage to put a few x's in a baby gift, but no pics yet.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Whew! What a nice surprise...

DH and I went to Phoenix, and I just had to make a visit to The Attic in Mesa.  I was so tempted by all of their gorgeous sampler charts, but I resisted.  My purchase was only the piece of linen for an old sampler pattern I want to start - Richmond Band Sampler, 2 buttons for a Christmas canvas piece, metallic thread and a spool of DMC tatting thread for the sampler.   While in Phoenix, I picked up more sock yarn and a book.  I really tried to hold the spending at a "reasonable" level because of the Stitch from Stash, so I was surprised but happy to get the email that Mel had sent while we were away...Purchases are exempt right now up to $100, so I don't have to count any of it!!  (Wish I'd known that while shopping...:) LOL

This was my first time to visit Phoenix other than being in the airport for flight connections.  We also went to the Desert Botanical Garden, to see the Dale Chihuly glass exhibit.  The pieces were stunning the way they were displayed in the desert landscape.  We'd seen his work in an Oklahoma City exhibit several years ago which was just as amazing!  Here are just a few of my favorites!

I finished another pair of socks.  The stripes match and this pair looks better than the others.  They're so much fun, and I've started another pair with the new yarn.  I've got to get back to stitching...  I'm going to...I really am!

Well, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Cutest Little Snowman Finish!

Seven Pines
Little House Needleworks
c. 2013
1/23/2014 - 1/26/2014

design found here

I finished this fun little design last night!  Thanks, Diane for sharing!

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