Sunday, October 28, 2012

Happy Day!

Hello Everyone,
Earlier this week, I picked up my Heaven And Earth Designs  SAL SK Forbidden Doorway Artwork by Meredith Dillman, Chart Design by Michele Sayetta

I just love how this is coming along. I hope to get a little more done on her this week before I start my Christmas exchange.

Stitched on 28ct Picture This Plus opal Moonglow
DMC & Kreinik #4
1 over 1

7350 stitched complete- Page One is finished ;)

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Another fall finish

Hello Everyone,
I couldn't resist this little freebie. I don't know why it was in my finishing basket for so long.

Autumn Blackbird  © Waxing Moon Designs
14ct Antique Gold Country French Soft Touch Aida
Since I didn't have all the GAST threads, I substituted WDW Pewter for Banker's Gray and WDW Onyx for Black Crow
Stitch Count 50 x50, 2 over one

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Lions and Tigers and Bears Oh my.....

Hello Everyone,
How about Birds and bears and sea life instead? Last month I took part in another Stitched With Love Exchange. This time the theme was animals. We listed out three favorite animals. I received my package from Lisa V
I opened up the beautifully wrapped parcels to find this Carriage House Designs wall hanging. Such beautiful stitching - I just love the creative finish she chose for me.

These are the extras she included. So thoughtful of her to include something from each of my choices. Thank you Lisa for such a lovely exchange.

My partner was Beth. One of her favorite animals was owls.

I chose to make her a needle case from the pattern
Frolic In The Foliage © 2010 Blue Ribbon Designs LLC
32ct Beige (Weeks)
WDW Threads

 I love the brilliant reds of our sugar maples, so I substituted aztec red for the pumpkin leaves. I left the tree as charted for the back.
Stitch count 45H x 43W, 2 over 2

I also wanted to included a small beaded project. Horned Owl © October 2007 Jill Oxton from  Jill Oxton's Cross Stitch  & Beading Issue Seventy Two Miyuki Delica Beads (6 colors)- almost 1200 beads. I substituted Natural Silamide for the blue Nymo thread 
Stitch Count: 34W x 42H
Square Stitch.

Here is the complete package with the extras I included.Beth was very pleased with her package.

You can see all the other lovely exchanges at the gallery here.

I'll leave you with a rare visitor to our field. 

One last look.

I'm off to finish my stitching for my fall exchange. Somehow, my cold last week messed me up. I started to assemble earlier this week, and noticed that I managed to stitch the front piece twice instead of the front and back. LOL!

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

A wee little finish

Hello Everyone,

Thank you all for the lovely anniversary wishes.

I did manage to take a picture of my recent finish. I found this remnant and thought it was just perfect for this little finish.
wee one little pumpkin in the patch© 2003 Heart in Hand Needleart
32ct Sage Jobelan
Stitch count: 71W x 36 H, 2 over 2

Yesterday, we got the nicest surprise. One of our friends showed up and offered help with our winterizing chores. Such a lovely gift of  friendship. We gladly accepted.

Now, you've been waiting to find out about the drawing... I put your names in a bowl and DH drew  Elaine. Congratulations!  I'll mail out your package on Tuesday as tomorrow is Columbus Day.

But that's not all... since I'm late posting this, I had DH draw another name Lisa V.  Congratulations! I'll be sending you a package of threads and trims as soon as I get your snail mail.

This was so much fun... DH has a birthday next month... I think we'll do something like this again.
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, October 1, 2012

And the winner is...

Hello everyone,
Sorry my replies to your comments have taken so long- I've been recovering from a head cold this past week. I couldn't do much stitching, but I did manage to get a project finished. It will have to wait until another day because when I got out my camera, I found out that the batteries needed to be charged. 

So instead, I'll show you a picture of some feathered friends that visited earlier this week. You can only see a few of the turkeys, but we had nine in this flock.

The winner of the JCS September/October Halloween Issue and threads is P.J.  I will send out your package when I get your snail mail.

If you didn't win, don't fret, I am going to have another drawing for this Just Cross Stitch September/ October 2012 Annual Halloween Issue. This time I'll include some threads, Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe trim, and your choice of  a 13" x 17" fabric (30ct R&R Colonial Pumpkin or 32ct PTP Earthen).
Drawing will be Friday October 5th. All you have to do is leave a comment.

Have a wonderful day