Friday, August 31, 2012

Stitched With Love garden exchange reveal

Hello everyone,
Recently I took part in the tea party in the garden exchange from Stitched With Love Exchanges. Lainey has let us know that the packages have been received so now we can share. Stop over at the gallery to see all the beautiful packages sent and received.There is also a sign up for the Fall into Halloween exchange here.

My partner was Marcy, and she chose a garden theme so I decided to stitch this Workbasket design and finished it as a change purse for her.

The Workbasket of Seasons (Summer) © Mary Olson and Candy Scott, The Workbasket 2009
32 ct Waterlily Jobelan
DMC Threads
Stitch Count: 57H x 57W, 2 over 2

I chose some floral named threads to included in her package, and since she loves Rosewood Manor designs, I had to include Flowers in A Crannied Wall. Here is the complete exchange I sent. I'm glad she liked what I chose for her.

My  beautifully wrapped package was from Cherise.

When I opened up these pretty parcels, I found this Homespun Elegance design beautifully finished as a wall hanging. Such a lovely job stitching and finishing! I had to laugh when I saw the dragonfly charm as I had stitched the dragonflies on Marcy's gift.

And she enclosed these lovely goodies. What a beautiful exchange this was!

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

A blast from the past

Hello everyone,
I wanted to post this earlier but our dial up internet connection has been bad lately. During that time we couldn't stay online long enough to update our virus software. Everything is running again (at least for today).
I can finally show you the scissor fob that I mentioned in my previous post.

Prairie Birds - Book 24 Goldfinch©1989 The Prairie Schooler, Inc.
25ct Summer Khaki
DMC Threads
Stitch Count 47H x 49W, 2strands over 1

Even our goldfinches were happy!

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

What a week!

Hello everyone,
I spent the first half of this past week sidelined with a migraine, but. I did manage to get my exchange package mailed. Storms moved in and we lost power. Surprisingly, our power was restored on the same day. Later that evening, our clothesline pulley snapped. We use it to hang our bird feeders to keep them away from the bears. So we had to improvise -we hung our feeders on our deck post each morning and had to bring them in at dusk each evening.
My miyuki delica beads arrived, so I was able to finish my patriotic scissor fob
Eagle © 2009 The Prairie Schooler, Inc.
32 ct Lambswool Linen
DMC Threads , 2 over 2
Stitch Count 27 W x 32 H

I liked it so much that I dug out an older Prairie Schooler pattern that I got from the bay of evil awhile ago (Prairie Birds Book #24) to make another scissor fob. I thought that it would be done by today, but storms moved in again yesterday, and we had no power for several hours. I'm stitching the goldfinches 2 over 1 on 25 count khaki. We did manage to fix our clothesline just before yesterday's storms moved in, so our birds were happy with their feeders back in their normal place.
I'll leave you with a lovely flower that the birds planted for me.

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Road Trip

Hello Everyone,
I had a wonderful day yesterday! Last week while browsing through my Just Cross Stitch magazine, I mentioned to my DH that there was a shop listed in Williston, Vermont (about 90 miles away). I emailed the shop to get their hours, thinking that maybe we'd stop there sometime in the fall.

Yesterday, DH thought we could use a nice day out,  so we started out mid morning, and almost 2 hours later we were at the Barnes and Noble in South Burlington, Vermont. We left there and continued toward The Whistling Duck Needlecraft and Gift Shop in Williston, Vermont. It took a little searching to find the shop as I didn't bother to get directions before we left.
We were greeted by the owner, Bonnie. The shop has such lovely gift items, jewelry, beautiful curtains, and words can not describe the shop models that are displayed. I had such an enjoyable hour finding some treasures and chatting with Bonnie. It's been more than ten years since I have been inside a brick and mortar needle shop, and all I can say is it was like heaven. So many delightful items to choose. Next time I'll plan ahead and have my camera with me.

Here's what I brought home - mostly autumn and patriotic - and I couldn't resist the new Prairie Schooler Santa, especially since all the charts were on sale.

And if you buy charts, you have to get some fabric, threads, and a few cute buttons, right?

Today DH had to have some oral surgery. Everything went well. When we got home, I started to finish my PS Eagle freebie as a beaded scissor fob, but I didn't have enough delica beads to finish the edging, so that will have to wait until they arrive next week.
Have a wonderful day!