Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Finally can show a finish!

I had entered a Swirlygig Challenge earlier, and tho I did not win, I did finally stitch the piece! (Funny, even I voted for the piece that won!! ) Anyway, here it is: And the back: It is stitched on a scrap of R&R overdyed linen called Down by the Sea, using Hand-Dyed Fibers called Yawning Mountain and Autumn Leaves. A fun stitch! I have stitched a few pieces for exchanges, and one is in the mail, with another going tomorrow, so will be able to post pics eventually! Hugs.

Wordless Wednesday 9-30-09

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Forgot WW explanation

Last Wednesday, the picture was of me, at 3 years 10 months old, sitting on the lap of a very realistic looking Santa! I enjoy that picture! Makes me smile! Hugs.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday Fancy

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year"
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Harvest Time Exchange Received!

I received my Fall ornament (Stitching Exchanging) from Karen in SC today! I am pretty excited, as it is beautiful! And she also made the card that came in my package. What a great job!
The design is a blend of two Bent Creek patterns: Pumpkin Flower Sampler and Blessings Abound, stitched on coffee-dyed 32-count linen, with WDW/Sampler threads. Didn't she do a fantastic job! :)

Hugs.

Wordless Wednesday 9-23-09

Sunday, September 20, 2009

September TUSAL (a little late...)

So, I neglected to post this Friday night... You can see the lavender/purple threads on top, where I had to frog a portion of the border in "If I can't stitch" not once, but TWICE! After I did it the first time, I turned around and made the SAME mistake again!
Hugs.

A Finish I can Show!!

Finished 'If I can't stitch" Friday night, and I did get it to Patti our framer yesterday. Can hardly wait to get it back... the framing is going to really make it pop! Here is the picture:
I used 32-count Lavender linen, and DMC threads, but I changed the colors of the flowers. Gotta personalize it! It sure is cute!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Something new for Fridays and update

I am starting something new! For years, I have saved special quotes, sayings, and cartoons in the hopes of posting them SOMEwhere! So, starting next week, I will be posting a new 'something' for all to enjoy, and I will be calling it Friday Fancy! (like Wordless Wednesday, when I ever get back to that!)

I finished my Swirlygig piece. I entered a contest at http://stitchbitch.blogspot.com/ , but I cannot even remember what the prize was! I just liked the piece by Bent Creek and this was the inspiration to get it done.

I am busy working on several pieces (of course!) but some are for exchanges, so cannot show pics. One that I am about to resume is by Sunflower Seed, called "If I can't stitch". I hope to finish it tonight and get it in for framing tomorrow. I just have to have it for my wall!!

I have just replaced my mouse, and will be able to work on this computer a lot more accurately now. I could not really work well due to my scroll mouse going wacky on me. At first, I thought I had a virus or worm, but it boiled down to a bad mouse. All is well, and I am back!

Hugs.

P.S. I had to delete my Swirlygig pictures and colors used because this is an 'anonymous' contest, and I mistakenly thought the winner was chosen. I apologize profusely if I have messed anything up! Will post later... SO SORRY!!!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Words about yesterday's WW

The picture posted ('Dancing with the Surf') was recently given to me by a friend at work. She has one in her office and I have admired it forever! She was shopping at the store where she got it and they had ONE more, so she snatched it up for me! I LOVE it. I have it hanging here in my home office. It SO reminds me of how much I love going to the beach and seeing the bird running along the surf, plus I love the sound of the waves coming and going. I have been stitching a little, but cannot post pics cause it is all for gifts and exchanges right now. I do have one piece that I am stitching that I can photograph later and post, cause it is for me! It is too cute! Hugs.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009