19 February 2013

Exchanges and February IHSW


This exchange is from Penny in The Stitcherhood group. Aren't those socks cute?  Since the snow is still here, they are keeping my feet warm. I hate cold feet.  Thank you Penny!

This is the ornament I received from Tonya in Stitcherhood group. The exchange is stitching an ornament a month and sending to a different partner. This is the first ornament.  I love how she reverse the colors on each side and my favorite Christmas colors. I had to show both sides. Thank you Tonya!

Angel Wings 
design by Shanda Vance-Markham
28 ct opalescent linen
Carrie Threads Sapphire and Passion 
Shanda designed and stitched these wings for her angel girl in pink. When I saw her wings, I knew I had to stitch them for my friend but in blue and added her son's name. She loved it! Thank you Shanda for a beautiful pattern.

Sugar Plum Fairy
by Mill Hill 
28 count Monaco white
I stitched this ornament for my friend in Korea.  I decided to put the fairy on fabric.  I stitched the legs in pink. There was some white on the side of the legs but because the fabric was white, I was thinking the white will get lost and she will look like she was dancing on sticks.
This is another Valentine exchange from Judith in my ILCSing group. The whole ornament is stitched one over one. It is gorgeous and I love the trim around it. Thank you Judith!


I stitched on Lady Slipper for the IHSW. I made a lot of progress. Are you ready?

There she is! Her dress is getting bigger. I almost can see the "flow" of the dress. I am enjoying stitching her very much.  

Thank your for looking and for your comments! Have a great week!

Hugs, Vicky   

15 February 2013

Definitely Off the Wagon!

I am nuts! Literally I am!  I joined another Yahoo group, Kustom Krafts, to join their SAL.  I have decided to stitch Gaze (the picture above).  I just love the colors and hoping my brother will too, since I will be doing it for him.  I just ordered the pattern so I am not sure how I will worked it in my other works.

This weekend is International Hermit & Stitch Weekend.  We are getting more snow this Saturday. I am stitching on Lady Slipper. I did stitch on her a few nights ago. Here is my progress so far. I am hoping to have majority of the dress done by Sunday night.

I have been stitching a lot of exchanges.  I can now show off a couple of my stitched pieces.

Bonhomme de Neige
design by Anne les petites croix  
28 ct. opalescent linen
DMC threads and blue beads 
This is the first ornament for the year and went to Georgena.  I changed it a little by omitting the mitten that was to be stitched around the snowman and added beads for the snowflakes.

#86 Valentine Quakers 
28 ct Honeysuckle 
DMC 4120
This ornament was made for Shaunterria in Stitching Sisters group.  I, also added some chocolates and DMC threads. As I was updating this post, I got my exchange from Shaunterria. Apparently the package had to take a short vacation to Puerto Rico. I wish I was in Puerto Rico right now, lol.   Shaunterria added some GAST threads and a candy bar. Thank you Shaunterria!

As you know,  New England got hit with a blizzard last weekend.  I added some pictures of my view from my front door and window.

 From the window, the big hump on the right side, my father's car is under that pile.
From the front door, was about 4 feet of snow.
From the back door, the view of the corner of my street.  You couldn't see the street from the front window.  

I will have an update on my Lady Slipper early next week with more pictures of exchanges. Thank you so much for looking and for all comments.

Hugs, Vicky