Some Fun Things!

Hello my friends,

Hope everyone is well today! So I recently did a little experimenting with some boxes and shoe polish. After reading some posts of Primitive Bettys that she uses shoepolish on her boxes  I wanted to give it a try. Shoe polish is more accessible  and fits my budget better than Briwax.

Here’s my before:

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And this is my after with the shoe polish:

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In the picture it is hard to see the difference but I can totally see it. I will definitely use this method when finishing my boxes. I do need to work on my distressing. Hmmm! Noe to figure out what to use these for.

I also wanted to show you my friend Robin’s recent finishes. She purchased a few ornaments from me and finished them up as she donates them.

Robin's ornamnets

Aren’t they just fabulous! I love how she switched up the colors for a different look. Thanks so much for sharing these Robin. You did a great job on them. These are now listed in my Etsy shop.

So without further ado I give you my new etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/stitchorizeit

Feel free to check it out at your convenience and please feel free to give me any feedback on things I should have or not have. It is a work in progress and I am sure I will learn alot as I go. Thank you for your patience and I hope you like it. I intend to add more things frequently so check back often because you never know what might be in there.

 

Yeah!!! 2 Finishes

Hi all,

A quick post to share some stitchy goodness. First is Lori Brechlin’s challenge from last year. (Yes, I just got around to finishing it, I know.) Happy Halloween.

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I now have a nice Happy Halloween pillow for my collection. Thank you Lori for a fabulous design. I like that I did the orange in it because it goes very well with my backing fabric. Don’t you think?

My second one is this sweet little pumpkin by the Knotted Tree:

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This came from one of the Just Cross Stitch Halloween issues a few years ago. I am sorry I can’t remember which one. It has a really wild border around it but I decided to leave it off to keep it simple. The sweet little guy looks so cute on my fall tree.

I promise to post the link to my etsy shop next week. I am waiting for something so I am able to update it. I want it to be up to speed before I share it. Thanks for understanding.

Have a great weekend everyone!

~Maureen~

Two New Ornaments

Hello my friends,

I hope everyone is having a productive week. If all goes well I will finally be opening my etsy shop next week. I am showing you today 2 more ornaments I am going to be listing the patterns for.

Here’s Spread Cheer:

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and Tis the Season:

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This is the fabric I used for them.

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I actually found this really cute fabric and couldn’t resist it. I wanted to use it so bad so I designed these ornaments to go with it. Who doesn’t love chocolate, right!

I have 7 ornament patterns I am going to list among some other things. It may take a little bit to get up and running but I will let you know so you can take a look. I hope to add to it quite frequently.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

~Maureen~

A Small Gifty and a Fall Freebie

Hi all,

I wanted to show you first a small gifty that my good friend Erika sent me.

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She sent me a super long letter, the Halloween Just Cross Stitch issue and a vintage thread winder. So cool! I already have some Halloween ornaments lined up to stitch. Thanks so much Erika!!!

Next is a fall freebie just for you! You are all wonderful and I appreciate your kindness.

Enjoy!

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I finished mine as a little pin pillow and the fabric shown is on the back. I used orange rick rack for the trim. Love it and I also the fabric I found.

If you would like a copy please leave me a comment for your request on this post or send me an email. I will send it out to you within 24 hours since there are some days I am not able to be at the computer.

Please direct others to my blog for their own legal copy. Thanks so much!

Have a great weekend!

~Maureen~

Fall Finishes and my New tree!

Hello stitchy friends,

How is everyone today? Working on all your fall projects I am guessing. I am getting some done which I am going to show you today. I have Stitching Witch by the Stitcherhood:

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This design is from the October Just Cross Stitch issue. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to stitch it.

I also want to show you Autumn is Here by the Snowflower Diaries:

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This is a freebie from last year but I do believe it is still available on her blog so be sure to check it out. I love the sweet bird. I used the fabric shown for the back.  I also want to stitch the Autumn Witch. She is adoreable!

Thank you for your comments on my last post about my tree. So this is what my new tree looks like:

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I love it! I plan on leaving it out and filling it with ornaments I can enjoy all year. my wonderful sister in law gifted me with this tree after I saw it at her house a few weeks before. She stopped by one Sunday to give it to me and that totally made my whole day. Thank you Kacey!

I will show it periodically since adding to it will be a gradual process. A turbo stitcher I am not!

That’s all for today!

Enjoy the day!

~Maureen~

 

Miscellaneous Finishes

Hello my friends,

I wanted to share with you just a few finishes I have done.

First up are these 2 ornaments I designed:

Christmas

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Happy Howlidays

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Madison wanted me to do this one for our sweet Perry.

I really like how they turned out and I have so much fun designing and finishing ornaments. They aren’t just for Christmas anymore. My wonderful sister in law gifted me with a tree which I will post later. I plan on filling it with ornaments all year so I hope you are ready. I will try not to just post about ornaments though. LOL!

I am finishing up 2 other ornaments I designed and am very excited about them. I will post them as soon as they are done. I hope you like them as much as I do.

Who remembers some posts ago the little fireplace thrift find? Well, for those that remember I wanted to show you what I did with it. Ta Da!!

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I designed a fire and stitched it on plastic and placed it in the fireplace. Viola!! My own little fireplace. Love it! Thanks everyone for the great ideas.

That’s all for today. Hope everyone has a great rest of the week.

~Maureen~

Matilda Hornbuckle and a Witch

Hello my friends,

How is everyone this fine day? The kids go back to school and it gets super hot out. Go figure! Now that school is back in session it is time to get serious stitching and blogging done. My list of things to do has gotten way out of hand.

I wanted to show you Matilda Hornbuckle by Notforgotten Farm. I started it last year and just finished it because I knew it had to get done.

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I used the orange plaid fabric in the picture for the back. I also left off the border. It looks great in my cubby for fall. When I get it all set up I will share it with you.

A few years ago my mom gave me this little kit for my birthday:

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So on my last trip to the 1000 Islands I brought her with me and finally put her together. Introducing Wendy Witch:

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Isn’t she adoreable! She’s too cute to be scary even though she has a green face.  I just love her.

I hope to be getting a little more stitching done in the next couple of weeks so I will have more finishes to show you so stay tuned…

I am going to leave you with a picture of my big 5th Grader on her first day of school. I can’t believe she is in her last year of elementary school!

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Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Yeah! Football season starts. While the hubs watches football, I will be stitching. Ahhh! I love this time of year.

Ta Ta for now!

~Maureen~