28 October 2013


Nancy, of Victorian Motto Sampler, is having a beautiful giveaway.  Please stop by and take a look. She will be drawing names on November 15. Click on the blog's name.

14 October 2013

Halloween exchanges and Autumn

Double Double by Lizzie Kate
JCS Halloween issue 2013
14 count Grasshopper (left) and Potter Purple (right)
DMC threads

Past week, I send some exchanges and a few had reached their new home.  The Double Double  ornaments above is designed by Linda Elbright of Lizzie Katie in the JCS Halloween issue. The grasshopper aida was send to RavenSong in the Stitching Sisters group. The purple aida, called Potter Purple, was send to Jennifer in AZ from The Stutcherhood group. I used the DMC threads.

Halloween by Glory Bee
JCS Halloween issue 2013
28 count Delicate Teal by Silkweavers
DMC threads

Halloween is stitched by Glory Bee for Mary Louise in IN.  The design was stitched on 28 count Delicate Teal using the recommended DMC threads. I do need to center my pieces a little bit better and stay away from the binders clips.  They are leaving indents on the ornaments and I don't know why.
 I received a couple ornaments too.  This pumpkin was stitched by Jennifer from IN. She used a velvet ribbon for the inside trimming.  On the back she machine embroidered my name and hers.  Awesome idea!  Thank you Jennifer!

This beautiful ornament was stitched by RavenSong in CA. I loved how she put it together. I love it.   The thread she used for the lettering is gorgeous.  I won't be surprise if it came from her own hand dyed threads. Thank  you RavenSong!

Last week I showed my progress on Autumn Encounter by Kustom Krafts. Well it was the only piece I stitched this week, but I made good progress.  I am pass the  half way point. Page 2 is coming out on Tuesday, so I am hoping to catch up by the time page 3 comes out. I am loving the colors!

I did take a few pictures of my area. Part of a a highway route goes through some mountains.  I took some pictures as we were driving by and no, I wasn't driving.  As you will see a lot of yellows and oranges and lots of greens still. The reds are not ready to come out yet, very late this year.

I hope you have a great week!


08 October 2013

Short update

 Here is Fright Night Friends by Stoney Creek. I am on page 4. I have been stitching exchanges. They will be going in the mail tomorrow.  I was waiting for some Kreinik.  Now I can finish the witch and do the back stitching.
I have a new start, Kustim Krafts Autumn Encounter.  It is the SAL the group is having and I like stitching it. It's very time consuming with lots of color changes.  I am going try work on it at least one day a week. I am trying to give attention to at lot of WIPs.

It am making this short for now. I have other projects to show, but they are not ready for download.  The weather  has been beautiful and cool. The leaves are turning and will try get pictures next time. The colors are coming late this year. I am hoping for a mild winter this coming season.

Until next time,