Stitches and More

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

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!

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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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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Stitch From Stash January 2014

I've been knitting socks!  And an infinity scarf.  I have only stitched on one cross stitch project this month so far and only for a couple of nights :(  I HAVE to get back to my stitching, and soon!

All of these projects have been stitched from my stash.  I did need 1 skein of DMC for a total of $0.40!  Not bad...

 Patons Kroy Sock Yarn "Stripes"
Sweet Stripes

 Patons Kroy Sock Yarn "Ragg Shades"
Grey Brown Marl

 Patons Kroy Sock Yarn "Ragg Shades"
Blue Striped Ragg
(only one sock finished )
Serenity/Deborah Norville Sock Yarn              
Spring Fling

Yarn with sequins 

I started this little freebie from Little House, Seven Pines.  I am stitching it on a very tiny scrap, thus the fabric basted around it to be able to put in a small hoop.  Should be able to finish this up tonight during TV time.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Another 2013 finish

Good Tidings and Great Joy
Plum Street Samplers - Just Cross Stitch Ornaments December 2012
c. 2012
2/25/2013 - 9/28/2013

Here's one more finish for 2013 that I didn't get posted for the year.  This is done on a blue/green piece of hardanger that was in my stash from the 70's!  I was saving it for the perfect design!!  LOL

I'm pretty sure I have at least two more finishes that I need to "find", take the pictures and post!  They are packed in my sewing room "somewhere"!

Have been busy the past weeks working on the house, putting up some curtains, getting the pictures hung, going on a few day trips, and getting ready for daughter and son-in-law's visit this past weekend.  They were only able to stay 2 nights, but we had a great time!  Now that we are closer, we'll see them a little more often, I hope.

I haven't done any stitching on cross stitch lately, as I have been somewhat obsessed with knitting socks.  I'm on my 3rd pair.  When this pair is complete that will be it for a while as my yarn stash will be used up!!  Even though no x's have been made, I've still been stitching (knitting) from stash, so I'm still on track! 

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

A Few More 2013 Finishes

Here are a few more finishes for 2013:

Hot Cocoa
Little House Needleworks
c. 2012 
10/3/2013 - 10/9/2013

Up on the Housetop
The Prairie Schooler
c. 1989
11/8/2012 - 10/12/2013


Night & Day
Little House Needleworks
c. 2007
10/18/2013 - 10/26/2013

These were all fun little designs I stitched while getting ready for the move.  I just wasn't motivated to get out any of my bigger projects.  

This one was meant to be finished into some sort of ornament for daughter, but it didn't make it for 2013!  I will finish it and give it to her as an early 2014 gift!!  It was fun to stitch, though!

Christmas Cheer Santa / Jim Shore
Mill Hill
c. 2013
8/28/2013 - 9/11/2013

I do believe there may be a couple more that I missed getting a picture of.  Will have to go back and check my list.

One thing I'm missing since leaving Tulsa is not having a needlework shop nearby.  I had 2 great cross stitch stores- both 4 miles from my house, The Silver Needle and Stitchworks.  I missed going to the New Years Eve sale at The Silver Needle to stock up.  I have joined the Stitch from Stash (see button on sidebar) group and hope to mainly use what is stockpiled in my sewing room this year!  I've tried to do that for the past few years, but as the year went by I usually caved and bought new stash!  Oh well!  I DID try to be good!  Let's see how this year winds up...

Still liking AZ!  We are a short 5-6 hours from daughter and son-in-law in CA, so going to see them will be easier.  We went out for a weekend just before Christmas.  They are coming here in a week or so.  Can't wait!

I've found a group of ladies and have been meeting with them for several weeks.  It is a knitting and crocheting group, but I have been taking whatever I am currently working on.  I don't consider myself a REAL knitter or crocheter even though I can do the basics.  But, I did get inspired after the first meeting.  I've been wanting to learn to knit socks for about 4 years and had the yarn, needles and pattern, but just could not get the hang of it.  So, I got everything out and found a YouTube video that had simple directions, followed it and got a sock knitted!  It doesn't look great, but it's a sock.  Then, I made the 2nd one which looks better.  I bought more yarn and now have 1/2 of the second pair done!  Yay!!  I'm kinda proud of myself!!  Here they are:

Well, that's about it for tonight.  If you made it to the end, thanks for stopping by!