Hello Everyone! I know I said I was going to be back Thursday but I was busy and ran out of time. So Sorry!
My finish to show you today is Mary’s Sampler:
Yeah!! I have been going back and forth with how to finish this. I was always leaning towards framing it though. last week was school break so i took a few days off to be with Madison. One day we went thrift shopping and I found this frame. I liked the frame so I bought it and knew I could use it for something. When I got home I tried it with Mary’s Sampler and thought it was perfect. I had so much fun stitching this. I hope Paulette does another one.
So, I did an ornament exchange a few months back and I received the cutest ornament from my good friend Erika.
I just love it! Isn’t it the sweetest! Her finishing is absolutely perfect. I haven’t put it away yet and probably won’t. I’ll leave it out all year so I can enjoy it. Thanks so much Erika! You’re the best!!!
Here’s another sneak peek to show you:
Not sure how to finish them yet. I just get so excited to show you.
I was thinking of selling some of my finished items or patterns on my blog. Good idea or bad idea? Who would be interested? What do you all think? I really appreciate your feedback.
Hope you all have a great week with lots of stitching!!
I have a finish to show that I am very excited to have finished. I bought it at Dyeing to Stitch a few years ago and finally decided to stitch and finish it.
Warm heart by Shepherd’s Bush
I love it! I bought the box at the time I bought the pattern so I was able to stitch it and finish it right away. It’s so cute! And some of you know how much I love my snowmen. I am glad I have time to leave him out for a little while to enjoy him.
I also wanted to show you a finish by Marilyn. She stitched up my freebie Hot Cocoa and this is what she did with it.
Looks great Marilyn and thanks for sharing.
Wanted to end today’s post with the recipients of my Valentine pillows. They were well received and made Valentine’s day extra special.
Hope to be back Thursday with another finish I am working on today. Have a great day everyone!
This is the last of my Valentine stitching. First is a freebie by Hands on Design- Love You More:
I made 2. One for my husband and the other for my daughter. I am sure I don’t have to tell you who gets which one. LOL! I hope they like them. I used DMC for the cording and finished similar to how Carol (Stitching Dreams) finished one last year. (Hope you don’t mind Carol). However, my bows are smaller because I was running out of cording. Smaller bows are cute too and I like how they turned out.
Next is one of my designs:
I stitched this heart border and put a gold key on the center heart. I decided not to put trim on this to keep it simple. I like it alot. The fabric I used is one of those that I have used for multiple projects. If I really like fabric I buy alot of it because I know I will use it often.
That’s all for my Valentine stitching for this year. I should start my spring stitching. It will be here in no time. I can’t wait for it after the cold and snow we’ve had. Who’s with me?
Have a great weekend!!
Ahhh! Valentine’s week. A time when everyone should be filled with love for one another. I’ve done a little more Valentine stitching than I did last year.
So first up is a little freebie from last year by the Little Stitcher: Give Love
I finished this as a little hanging ornament. Quick to stitch and I think she still has it on her blog in her freebies section.
Next, I did this freebie from Feathers in the Nest: Love Never Fails
I just finished this as a simple pillow with no trim. It just seemed simple to me so that’s what I did. Some new stitching to enjoy for Valentine’s Day. Yeah!!
That’s all for today. I am off to finish a few more Valentine stitching. I’ll have Valentine post #2 on Thursday so tune in then. We have gotten a lot of snow yesterday and today so I will be stitching up a storm later today.
The time has finally come that I am able to offer my first freebie. YEAH!!! It is my way of thanking you all for reading my blog and leaving me such wonderful and encouraging comments. I appreciate each and everyone of you.
Here is Hot Cocoa!
I finished it as a small pillow that sits in my cubby and I changed the mug color and finished it as a jar wrap to put hot cocoa mix in. It is a super quick stitch and I thought we could all use some warm hot cocoa stitching on these very cold winter days. I stitched it on 28 ct. sand but feel free to stitch on fabric and use thread of your choice.
To receive a copy of this design please email me at email@example.com. I do work part time and don’t have personal computer access at work. I will be sure to get it to you that night or the next day.
Please be patient with me. Since this is my first try on the new program it is a work in progress. Practice makes perfect! It is not as centered as I would like but the measurements are correct. I wanted to offer it before it’s Spring. LOL!
Please respect my copyright and do not upload my design to any website or share with other people. If anyone would like a copy please send them here to my blog and I would be happy to send it to them.
My designs are going to be published as PDF. You must have the free adobe reader or similar installed on you computer to print my patterns.
I hope everyone enjoys this little quick stitch. Please email me your finishes. I would love to see them and share them on my blog.
Hope everyone has a great week! Some snow is coming so I hope to get lots of stitching done.
Hello stitchy friends,
Stockings you say… Christmas is over you say… Well luckily these are not Christmas stockings. I have had these stitched for quite some time. One of them since last year and the other much much longer. (The year on it will give it away)
So the first one is the freebie last year from Plum Street Samplers. I stitched it last year and just got around to finishing it.
For my first try at a stocking I don’t think it is too bad. Just in time for Valentine’s Day. I used a piece of green chenille for my hanger.
My next one is from the 2009 Harvest of Friendship Retreat at Dyeing to Stitch. (Who remembers that retreat? FABULOUS!!!)
This design was by Charland.
I like how this turned out as well. As I said before the year gives it away. Now 2009 is when I got the pattern, that doesn’t mean it was stitched then. LOL! I actually think I stitched it in 2011. Since I had 2 stockings ready to be finished now was the perfect time.I am on a roll. Hmmm!! What else do I have in archives to finish?
Hope everyone has a great weekend! Who will be watching the Superbowl? I am rooting for Denver and watching the commercials and stitching of course!
Hello my friends,
I hope everyone is staying warm and stitching the cold winter days away. Speaking of winter I have two fun finishes to show you today. First is this adorable Winter Witch:
This is a freebie from the Snowflower Diaries. I just think she is so sweet! I finished her like the model was finished and am very pleased with the result and super easy. I probably will do more that way. The Snowflower Diaries has some super cute freebies so be sure to check out her blog.
This is Sparkle by Bent Creek. I think he is pretty sweet too. Although snowmen melt my heart so any snowman to me is adorable. I finished him as a small and put him in my basket of winter smalls.
As most of you know I love smalls and can’t get enough of them. I began designing my own not too long ago. I have shown some to you that I have made for myself. Others I intend to give away or sell. The next few months I am going to be making some new designs and I am going to show some sneak peeks here and there to hopefully get you excited with me. I will reveal the finished product at a later date either here on my blog or in my new etsy shop in a few months.
So here is the first sneak peek of something I have been working on:
OOOH! AHHH! This is going to be so fun!
Have a great weekend everyone!