Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Bluebirds and Bunnies

Here is a sketch of one of the cross stitch designs by Ginger and Spice.

The pattern is from the leaflet Best Friends. The design is called Efficient Bird. Here is the leaflet



I am frogging this project. I was one line off so I have to redo part of the last fence post. I had forgotten I had even started this one.


Design: Peter Was Very Naughty
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
Designed by: Jeanne Bowers and Janet Powers.
14ct. Cream Aida

Here is the pic of the booklet.

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Tea wallet

I wanted to share and give credit to the blog that I got the tutorial from. Was a great help. If you are a tea drinker and want your own special tea when you go out this is the way to go.






http://totallytutorials.blogspot.com/2012/07/tutorial-how-to-make-tea-bag-wallet.html

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Tea bag wallet

As I was browsing the blogs today I found a tutorial of a tea bag wallet. I had to give it a go. The only thing I would change is get my server out for the final seams. I used an overlock stitch with my Bernina but there was some fraying anyhow. I will have to move my stuff so I can get my server out. I made two one for me and one for my sister. Aren't the colors lovely.





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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Update on Poppies


I like how this is turning out. I think my friend will too. Its fun to stitch and the colors are very bold. I also like the cotton yarn. The picture on the kit doesn't really do it justice.

This is an oldie but goodie stitch guide that is also from the 70s. It gives great descriptions.

And I also spent part of the day reading this issue of Dog Fancy. I love this magazine.


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Poppies


This is my newest project. If you enlarge the photo you'll see its from 1976 which happens to be my birth year. Its from Sunset Designs and on 14 ct white Aida. The floss is cotton embroidery yarn finely twisted and the designer is Donna Kooler. She is one of my fav designers. I got this kit in a batch of eBay kits I won last year. So far its pretty cute. I'm stitching this for someone special.

Here I have the light green border done.

Will post more as it comes along

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Hummingbird finished


She's all done... had to finish it before bedtime. Now I just have to wash it and frame it. It was a Learn a Craft by Dimensions. Called Hummingbird Duo #742407 Done on 14 ct. White Aida. Copyright 1997. I probably won't frame it with the hoop it came with though. Is rather use the hoop in stitching.

If someone would like the chart I would be happy to pass it on. If there are more than one wanting it I will draw names.

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Frogging done

Finally finished frogging heart of the country. It was almost half done by someone else. The stitching was beginner level so I frogged it all with a seam ripper carefully. Its a stamped cross stitch and a friend I met through her reading my blog named Rachel is going to to a SAL with me. I don't think she has a blog so I will post both our updates on it. She is a law student and found her copy in the attic missing some needed parts. I offered to help her out. I got mine in a garage sale. Here are the threads I frogged. They are so cute.





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Monday, July 16, 2012

Halloween purse


This is a purse I have been working on but put aside. I need to finish the bottom and add a gusset. Will show you more as i get it finished.

Here is my update on my hummingbird cross stitch.


Also here is my progress on the snoopy chef.

Here is Lila at the store in her patriotic bandana.

And Lila giving daddy a hug.

Have a great day and blessed stitching.

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Bed for Lila



today I decided to make a new bed for lila. She really needed a new one. I had two old foam waffle pieces from an old twin size waffle mattress. I used some old polyester blue fabric and ta da! All done. She inspected it and loves it.

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sewing Expo

Hi there all my wonderful friends in blogland. The last weekend in June Jim took me to a sewing expo. It was a lot of fun. My favorite booth was A Stitch Above. They had amazing needlepoint designs and what they did with them was awesome. It was like crazy quilting using all the specialty stitches.











Aren't these designs amazing. I can't find their business card but when I do I will repost with all the details. More to come next time

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Sewing Expo

Hi there all my wonderful friends in blogland. The last weekend in June Jim took me to a sewing expo. It was a lot of fun. My favorite booth was A Stitch Above. They had amazing needlepoint designs and what they did with them was awesome. It was like crazy quilting using all the specialty stitches.











Aren't these designs amazing. I can't find their business card but when I do I will repost with all the details. More to come next time

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