Thursday, July 16, 2015

Smatterings...

Well, I HAVE stitched a little here and there! I do NOT know where the time goes every day!! But I am trying... Without further excuses, let us begin...

First are finishes... three since we last met! The first one is very small, and will fit in one of those tart tins like in my June 1st post! It is a patriotic apple! A freebie I found somewhere...


Next is a piece by My Big Toe Designs, called Walk Humbly. It is a definite favorite!


And my latest finish is by Lizzie Kate, called Spread the Love... Going to make a (quilted?)wallhanging with this one... It's really cute!


Then a few WIPs I have worked on the past two weeks or so... First is a piece in Just Cross Stitch magazine sometime last year... darned if I remember the designer or name, but it is one I have really enjoyed seeing done, so finally took the plunge. Funny story about putting together the fabric and threads... I have had a piece of Belfast linen, called Peach Whisper in my stash for quite a while. So I thought that might be pretty and pulled it out... unrolled it, only to find out it was overdyed INSIDE the roll I have had sitting there for years!! I did NOT KNOW that!! So funny! I liked the back when I got it!! Anyway... here it is... Using one of Nancy's Victorian Motto Threads (it is blue and brown)...not the best picture... fabby is more peachy, but the threads are gradually variegated. Nice!


Did a little bit more on the next 'Littles' by Hands to Work (Tracy Riffle)...


I was working on another patriotic piece, but really disliked it so threw it out! There are plenty of others to do!!

Next are a couple of presents I received from dear blogging friends! First is from Brenda at Time to XStitch. She sent me a patriotic Thread Organizer Pack (T.O.P.s) that she made. Love it dearly and will use it with my next patriotic piece I am going to stitch this month!


The inside... has little floss bags for the project threads, and a piece of felt/wool for needles... I have another one in use already, for my Jardin Prive SAL 2014 that I am not stitching very quickly!


And Vickie at A Stitcher's Story sent me a chart and fabric that I won in her Giveaway, PLUS a bookmark she made (she is getting quite famous doing these!) and some flower seeds from her garden! I am blessed! The chart is Pomegranate Pocket and Pin Cushion by Hands On Designs...


Back of the bookmark, which she made in my favorite colors of purple, by the way! Yes, I noticed that!!


Well, that is it for now... Wonder what I will work on tonight? I am back in a patriotic mood... :)

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Thanks for visiting with me!

Hugs,

Maggee

17 comments:

Heather said...

Congrats on the lovely finishes!

Barb said...

You should be very proud of all that great stitching!!

butterfly said...


Beautiful stitching Maggee , and lovely gifts , the book mark from Vickie is so cute I use mine all the time.

Robin said...

What a great update, Maggee! Congratulations on your finishes! Each one is great; I like that patriotic apple and love the looks of your My Big Toe and LK pieces. Your first featured WIP is by Homespun Elegance.

Enjoy your weekend!

Robin in Virginia

PS You received some lovely gifts.

Vickie said...

Oh you have been busy. I like your projects, especially the LK.

Justine said...

Lots of goodies here! I especially like the soft colours in Walk Humbly, and the Friends and Family Sampler.

Pam in IL said...

Such lovely stitching and great gifts!

Vicki said...

Your finishes are terrific!

Sheryl S. said...

Pretty stitching Maggee and what lovely gifts

Kaisievic said...

Wonderful stitching pieces, Maggee, you have been busy - I love the patriotic apple!

Carol said...

What nice gifts from Brenda and Vickie! And I love your finishes, Maggee... The WIP from the JCS magazine is one I have in my "to stitch" pile, too--love the sentiment and the simplicity of that one. It says it all, really :)!

Beth said...

I admire your courage in tossing stitching that does not work for you!

Sally said...

Lovely finishes and lovely gifts too! You're making good progress on your other pieces too.

Astrids dragon said...

You've been busy! I LOVE your apple, so cute!
The gifts are great, especially the book mark.

stitchersanon said...

Lovely stitching..very cute. And the bookmark is beautiful..I well remember your love of purple lol

stitchersanon said...

Lovely stitching..very cute. And the bookmark is beautiful..I well remember your love of purple lol

Brigitte said...

OH, what lovely finishes you have here. And very nice gifts from your stitching friends.