Tuesday, February 24, 2009

SBBC exchange has landed

I can share one of my exchange pieces that i have recently stitched and sent off to Ulla from the SBBC group. Ulla had LHN's Caffe Latte on her wish list, so i chose that chart to stitch for her. I stitched it on some coffee dyed/baked fabric (thought it was appropriate for the theme) and made it into a flat-fold. This was a fun stitch and my 2nd attempt at a flat-fold.

Blog Award

A very special blogging friend passed this award on to me .. thank you Michele. I have really enjoyed our growing friendship .. here's a description of this special friends award:

These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbon's of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these kind writers. When you pass the award along please include these guidelines. I am to choose eight friends to share this with.
I'm sending this award on to eight friends. It's always hard to pick special bloggers to pass this award to ... I have met some wonderful friends over the last couple of years so I'd like to pass this on to Bette, Candi, Chris B., Ruthann, Jill, Cindy F., Susan, CarolynNC. I know a few of you have already been granted this award, but are special to me as well.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Froggy and finishes

Here is a pic of the floral frog i picked up this weekend at an antique shop. I love these little crystal frogs. I have my scissors in this one (my only one as of now, but will be looking for more to start a collection). This is not all my scissors by the way, there are at least 4 or 5 more pair not shown.

I did a bit of finishing this past week and can only show a couple pics right now. When the others arrive i can show others. I can show the scissor fob i sent to Sabine Rose for the Tiny Treasures exchange i was in. I grabbed her pics off the TT blog, as mine didn't come out good at all. I stitched a portion of a freebie from Debbie Draper Designs and then her first initial with her name down the side of the letter on the opposite side of fob.

I also pulled out a couple older pieces i stitched a couple years back for Valentine's Day and "finished" them this week. One is from the Silver Needle's Secret Needle Night kits (don't remember then name) and i finished it into a flat-fold, my first go at this finish. I think it turned out pretty good, it just doesn't fold completely flat. oh well. The other is Hugs N Kisses (don't remember who by) and finished it into a No Sew Cube.

I do have a couple other Valentine's Day pieces to "finish", maybe today i will work on them. Not much else really going on around here, it's been chilly again here after wonderful 70-80 degree weather. But that's ok, we don't want the Heat coming too soon here, will make for a very long hot summer in AZ.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Valentine's Day finish and more

The other day i was looking at Vonna's blog and she stitched this adorable freebie from PrimitiveBettys called Oh Sweet Valentine and i just had to stitch it. It was a very quick stitch that i stitched up on Friday and last night made it into a primitive looking pillow (at least i think so). I stitched this one on 28ct Antique Sand Castle linen using VC Birds Bird Feathers #4107 and WDW Brick.

I also have my only progress on my Beatrix Potter Sampler. I am using 36ct edinburgh coffee dyed/baked fabric for this piece, not too dark of a piece and using GAST Deep Sea. I love how the colors pop on this fabric and just wish the pic would do it more justice. I am stitching this piece over 1 on the 36ct so not alot of progress, a little at a time.

Also i heard that Ellen has rec'd her LK exchange from me on the HOE board. So here is Wear A Smile by LK that i made into a beanbag pillow thingy for her. I changed up the borders using smyrna, rice and eyelet stitches and really like how they turned out.

well, i have a bunch of other finishes but can't show them until they land at their new homes.

Going to get some housecleaning done and then off to a Superbowl Party this afternoon. GO CARDS!!!!!