Thursday, August 29, 2013

Red or Green?

Hello everyone,
I haven't had much time for stitching lately as I've been filling my evenings with priming and painting... but our room is almost done. The flooring should arrive sometime next week.

Last month I ordered some chenille trim from Victoria Motto Sampler Shoppe as I wanted it for this Prairie Schooler Cardinal from Prairie Birds Book No 24... but now I can't decide which trim I like best.


or green....

 The fabric is actually a mint green 18 ct aida but it was late when I took the picture and I didn't want to fiddle around with my camera settings.  I'll post a better picture when I get it finished.

Maybe I'll have to stitch it again so I can have one of each. (LOL)

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Critter alert and BBB Exchange

Hello everyone,
Sorry it's been awhile since my last post. We've had some computer connection issues lately.

Last week we saw this fellow/gal crawling across the driveway toward the garage. It wasn't too happy when we closed the garage doors. It stayed around most of the day.

I recently took part in the Birds Bees and Butterflies exchange at Stitched With Love Exchanges. I never realized how many bird bee and butterfly patterns I had until this exchange.You can see all the lovely stitching at the gallery here.

My partner Marcy sent me such a lovely package.   She knew that I like birds and that fall is my favorite season. Isn't this owl so pretty? Such lovely colors. Marcy told me that it is by JMD Designs.

And this lovely pillow pincushion is a design from Blackbird Designs.

She also sent some fabric and trims....

Notepads and a owl shaped pencil sharpener...

And a pattern book that I didn't have...
Marcy,  you spoiled me! Thank you so much.

I stitched for Kathy (no blog).

Kathy mentioned that she liked prim designs- so I dug through my stash and found something with a bird and a bee :)
May Floss Tag from Booklet #62 Primitive Floss Tags: April, May and June © 2010, The Needle's Content
Fabric: 28ct PTP Willow
Threads: GAST
Stitch Count: 40 x 60, 2 over 2


 and the back

 I also sent her Her Majesty - Pincushion from the Honeybee Hill Booklet © Blackbird Designs 2013 
Fabric: I used 30ct Old Mill Java (R&R) as the sheep's straw was back ordered and I didn't want my package to be late.
Threads: GAST
Stitch Count: 94 x 69, 2 over 2

 I made a muslin bag with crushed walnut shells for the filling. I found some bee beads at my not so local box craft store.. so I placed them on some eye pins with some amber and black bicones.

I added a tea bag holder, some bird post-its, an emery board, some bird named threads, and some bird patterns by her favorite designers. I'm so glad she liked what I sent.

Until next time - Have a wonderful day!