03 November 2012

I Came Back!

 It's been so long since I did a post, almost 2 months.  Let me show you what I have been up to.  The picture above is Tea by Barbra Ana. It was done on Stardust Aida with the recommend threads. I finished into a dimensional ornament which I learned at my retreat. I had trouble with the trim because I cut it at the wrong spot.  It looks a little awkward. It was for Dawn in OH from Stitched with Love blog.  Dawn send me some wonderful gifts.

She send me a teacup, honey holder. counting pins, a q-snap wrapper, teabags, a cup warmer mat she made, and a no-sew cube with stitched teacups.  It is adorable.  And the teabags came in handy when I was sick last month. Thank you Dawn!

Since I was still doing my update, I figure I will add my gifts from Rosa for the Fall into Halloween exchange. You can see some beautiful stitching and gifts at the Stitched with Love blog.  My gifts is the last picture. Rosa send me an ort bag, which I love so much. Included was some threads, Harvest Mice pattern leaflet, and she made a needle book and she crochet the cover. It's adorable and a wonderful idea and gift. Thank you Rosa!

I started a new project, Lady Slipper by Nora Corbett.  It is one of my birthday gifts. I had it kitted in May and I put it where I saw when I got up and when I went to bed. After almost 4 months, I decide to start it. The picture above was the first day. Its only one color.  The picture below has a blended color of a light green and the first color I stitched. Unfortunately I had not been back to this project yet but I will try before the end of the year.

I did a Fall/Halloween exchange in my Stitcherhood group.  I stitched  a freebie from Kit&Bixby on Silkweaver Solo aida. I included some goodies for my partner. I love the pattern so much I am doing another for myself.  The picture below is the exchange I received from Tonya.  I put the gel stickers on the slide door. My father noticed them 2 days later, lol.

This is the close up of the ornament Tonya stitched for me. It's so adorable.  Thank you Tonya.

This is Hallow Jack from Oak Haven Designs.  It was stitched on a scrap piece of aida. All I know it is 18 count and hand-dyed. It's going be finished into an ornament. I just didn't get to it yet.

I got involved in a Lizzie Kate round robin.  I was going to send 6 Fat Men but couldn't get the borders to meet. Here is my progress so far.

 This Kim R's RR. She send Dog Lessons for People. I stitched the 2 lines under the title. This was the second rr I got. I have this in my wips and I know I will be getting to this after the new year.

This is Vickie's rr, the third one I got. She send What If.  Its a cute pattern. I stitched "girls didn't cause so much drama", the blue heart and 'and saying goodbye."  I was going do the words before "and saying goodbye" but I didn't have the skeins for it. I really need to update my threads.

This is Berly's rr, the first one I got. She send Ghouls Night Out. This is so adorable and I love the fabric she chose, so sparkly. I can't wait to see it done. I have one more rr to do and than I should be getting mine next.

 My nephew turned 8 years old in October.  Here he is with his birthday gift.  He had his party at a bowling alley.  He was the best bowler, which was not a surprise.  He loves any kinds of sports but hockey is his favorite.
We had the first snowstorm and we got about 8 inches of the white stuff.  It is all gone! But it was pretty while it lasted.


Meari said...

That's a lotta stitching!! Everything looks great.

OctoberLace said...

Nice update, Vicky! It's hard to believe you got snow already. When I lived in NY, snow generally came about the 3rd or 4th day of November. One year my girls, who were about 3 & 4 at the time, asked when it would snow, and I said after Kate's birthday on 11/23. One day we were in the car and snowflakes started coming down. Brigitte started crying, and when I asked why, she said, "You forgot about Katie's Birthday! It's already snowing and you didn't make her a cake or anything!" I had to admit I was wrong about the first snow date, and Kate had a proper birtday a week later!

Anne Sans Tete -- Nome de plume! said...

Lovely work, Vicky! I really like the tea pattern, but I've never gotten around to stitching it. Yours looks great!

- Lisa N.

Anonymous said...

What a great assortment of stitchy creations and gifts - gorgeous stuff. I'm not a fan of snow, so I'm kind of glad it didn't stay around very long. Looking forward to watching your progress on the various pieces.

Denise SA said...

I love the Tea piece you stitched

Sarah said...

Wow what an update, love the dimensional piece I'm going to try that. Fabulous exchanges and great stitching xx

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! You sure have been busy!!! Everything looks great & you got some great exchange gifts!!! Thanks for sharing.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

Anonymous said...

What lovely exchanges and love your dimensional picture.


Mylene said...

You sure been busy! Beautiful finishes as well as the exchanges!

Shebafudge said...

Gosh...loads of progress...congratulations!!!

I really love the tea design and what beautiful finishing.

Lyn said...

Your projects look great! I have never done a RR, not quite sure how they work. Happy Be-lated Birthday to your nephew. We have not received snow here yet, but I know we will. We were spoiled late year with the warmest winter in 20+ years and got very little. It has been cold enough a few times to have snowed, but not yet!

EvalinaMaria said...

Busy, busy girl! Lots of lovely stitching, congratulations!!!

Toniastitches said...

Hi there Vicki!
I really like the sparkly fabric in the first Halloween!! The design just jumps out!
Well done!
Waving from Georgia