21 September 2010

Good-bye Summer!

Summer by The Stitcherhood

Today was the last day of summer. It was a perfect day, the sun was out with white fluffy clouds and a cool breeze that lightly touched your skin. It was so beautiful. My father and brother went fishing, so I took advantage of the quiet house and stripped my bed and washed the sheets and comforter. My bed is going to smell very fresh when I go to bed tonight. I just love fresh sheets. I do have a few finishes I can show off, including Summer by The Stitcherhood. It is a freebie you can get on their website. The fabric is a hand-dyed aida. Someone had send me the piece in one of my exchanges before I started blogging. The threads are DMC 995 and 996 with Weeks Dye Works Banana Popsicle. I am going to finish it as a pin pillow, like I did with Spring.
My Country by Lizzie Kate
I did finish Lizzie Kate My Country. I love how it came out. This was a kit I brought at Silver Needle in Tulsa, when I was there in 2008. I used the DMC threads instead of the speciality threads. I am going to frame the piece, just did not get to it yet.
Skate by Count My Blessings

I finished Berly's Christmas ornament RR. This little bird is from Count My Blessings. It was a very quick stitch. It had flown to the next person and visiting her, lol. I just hope Berly loves it as much as I loved stitching it. Sorry the picture is so dark, I think I didn't use a flash.

I hoped everyone had enjoyed the last day of summer. I have to go stitch a Christmas ornament for an exchange as I watch the results of Dancing With The Stars.

Many hugs,

01 September 2010

Bookmarks, a magnet and a Treasure!

I have another update already. First, I have pictures of the 2 exchanges I send out. One is the bookmark exchange (one on the left) I send to Berly in IL a sunflower bookmark, a few DMC threads and some coffee. Roz was my partner and she send me the cutest cupcake bookmark (on the right) , a few threads, a package of hot cocoa, summer beach theme buttons and a soft pink fabric. I am saving the hot cocoa for colder weather since it has been over 90 degrees the last few days.
In the last post, Elaine send me the cutest pumpkin magnet. She send word she received my magnet for her. I stitched her Owl on the Egg from Bent Creek. It was a freebie I found last year but I dont know if its still available. She loves owls so it was perfect for her.
I found a treasure, well, its a treasure for me. I have been looking for a copy of Mirabilia The Seaside Kingdom. It had went out of print a couple years ago. I have been looking on eBay on and off for about an year. This past July, there was, not one, but two patterns being bid. One was slightly used and the other was brand new. I got the brand new one , which cost less than the used one, plus the pattern Giggles was included for $10.

I cant start this one yet. I might start it on the first of the year. I realize today I have a lot of stitching this month. I have to do the following:
~ First Day of Autumn exchange mail by 10th
~ Christmas ornament RR mail out by 15th,
~ Autumn ornament mail by Oct 13th,
~ Halloween card by Oct 6th
~ Halloween Pin by Oct 15th
~ Christmas ornament by Sept 30th
~ 3rd Christmas Ornament RR by Oct 15 ( I already have the package here)
My needles will be busy. I am hoping the frogs wont come by too often so I can have things go smoothly. This pass week I have been stitching on Lizzie Kate My Country. Here is the picture of what I done so far. Since Hurricane Earl is passing by this weekend, it will be a perfect weekend stitching. Perhaps I will have another finish by Monday.