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12 Days Of Christmas

Hello all,

Today I wanted to share with you the SAL I am doing with my friend , Robin. We are stitching the 12 days of Christmas by Plum Street Samplers. These are the patterns that were offered on Paulette’s blog last year. Robin and I decided to stitch them together. Thank goodness because I get easily distracted with other projects and this is keeping me right on track. Although, they still have to be finished.

May I present Partridge in a Pear Tree, 2 Turtle Doves, and 3 french Hens:

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I am really enjoying stitching these and I can’t wait to get them all done. I have a finish in mind but I will have to get them all finished first to see if it will work. It will be a surprise! For all of us!

Thank you Robin for stitching the 12 Days of Christmas with me. We will have to do another SAL after this because I am really enjoying it and it helps me get more done. LOL!

Have a great stitchy week everyone!

~Maureen~

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The Lighthouse

Hello all,

I just wanted to share The Lighthouse by Bent Creek:

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So here’s the story, my parents are moving out of the home I grew up in this year. They have lived there for almost 50 years. My mom has begun cleaning out years and years of stitching.

We started with this. It was in a drawer and my mom had most of it stitched. She was stitching it for our family cottage and just never finished it. All I had to do was the bottom of the lighthouse, the rocks, and some of the water. Done!

I have given it back to my mom so she can get it framed and hopefully it will be hanging in our family cottage this year.

Since my mom has a room full of stitching and she will end up giving most of it to me, I will be sharing more in future posts. There is ALOT!

Have a great day everyone!

~Maureen~

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Dyeing To Stitch Retreat

Hello,

I have returned from my Virginia Beach trip and the Dyeing to Stitch Reatreat and have a few things to share.

Tom, Madison, and I spent the week in Virginia Beach (sadly I did not take many pictures this time, not sure why.) On the way down we stopped in Fredericksburg to have lunch with my dear friend, Robin. We had a great time and it was so nice to finally meet in person. These are some special treats she gave me:

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Thank you again so much Robin! I love everything and can’t wait to stitch with those gorgeous threads. Robin is so sweet she even brought something for Tom and Madison.

We spent the week at the beach and then on Friday I went to the Dyeing to Stitch Retreat. My friend, Erika picked me up and off to Dyeing to Stitch we went. YAY!! There was an open house at Dyeing to Stitch. Here’s my fabulous stash I picked up:

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ohh! ahhh! Can’t wait to get started! Barb and Alma were there and I had them sign their Sweet Land of Liberty book.

There was a stitch in on Friday night. It was great to spend time with old and new friends.

Saturday was lunch and our fabulous class with Blackbird Designs. This was our gift from Dyeing to Stitch:

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It was on out table when we arrived for lunch. Love the logo!

I took the afternoon class and it was fabulous!!! Barb and Alma are wonderful! This was our class:

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The box we made in class and some pins which I forgot to show in the picture. Sorry! Love Love!! The patterns are Summer Shall Not Fade (which is for the bottom of the box) and Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day. Our welcome kit was called Darling Buds of May. All 3 kits come from this beautiful sampler:

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Isn’t it gorgeous!!

I had the most wonderful time and can’t wait for the next one. here’s a picture of everything I received at the retreat:

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Included are few gifts from friends which I will treasure. I can’t wiat to get mt Blackbird kits all stitched up. Oh, by the way, do you see the loose pins in the picture? Those are the pins we made in class. I guess I included them in this picture but not the other one. So you get to see them after all.

Have a great week everyone! Happy Stitching!

~Maureen~

 

 

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You Are So Loved!

Hello all,

Just a quick finish to share with you today:

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You are so loved by Snowflower Diaries. I just love her sweet little spring designs. This was a freebie so if you want, check out her blog to see if it is still available.

Getting excited to be heading to Virginia Beach in 2 weeks for vacation and to attend the Dyeing to Stitch retreat. Yay!!!

That’s it for today!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

~Maureen~

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It’s Eastertime

Hello,

Wow! Where is the time going? I have been MIA for a few weeks. Sorry about that. I just can’t seem to get my act together I guess. Hopefully, that will get better.

I have a small finish to share:

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This pattern is by Waxing Moon. I left off the boder on this one too like I did on the snowman. I like it to have a more simpler look for a small pillow. I have a thing for bunnies and think it is adoreable.

I also wanted to share my Easter tree:

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These eggs on the tree were made by my Grandmother. I recently inherited them from my mom and I love them. There is such detail in them and they are so cute. here are a few closeups so hopefully you can see.

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LOVE this little birdhouse!

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Sorry this one didn’t come out too well.

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I also inherited the small cabinet with all the little things she used to decorate all her eggs. I recognized some of the small animals because I used to play with them when I was little. LOL! I have ideas for some of the things in it. To give them new life in memory of my Grandma.

Hope everyone has a Happy Easter!

~Maureen~

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I Stitch

Hello all,

I FINALLY have a finish to share. I have been stitching, I swear, I just can’t seem to find the time to finish anything. I have been doing some stitching for the upcoming Dyeing to Stitch Retreat. Can’t wait!!!

Anyway, I Stitch Therefore I Am Remembered is a pattern by Lori Brechlin. It is meant to be a bracelet but I decided to do this:

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I knew I would get more use out of it as a tote bag than a bracelet. (Although, I loved the bracelet) I will use this as one of my many stitching bags. I just love the design!

I hope to get some finishes done very soon to show you. I will try to post more regularly when my retreat stitching is finished. I have lots I want to post about but not sure where my time is going.

 

Have a great weekend!

~Maureen~

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Valentine Finishes

Hello all,

Just wanted to share with you some of my Valentine Finishes.

First is True Love:

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Sorry for the sideways picture. it wasn’t sideways when I took the dang picture. This was a freebie from Preferably Prim a couple of years ago.

Next is Be Mine:

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This is by Niky’s Creations and is her new pattern. Quick little stitch and I love the little bird. This pattern is available in her etsy shop. I used some of my hand dyed linen on this one and I love it.

Lastly, is Be True:

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This sweet little design is my new one. I just listed the pattern in my etsy shop. http://www.etsy.com/shop/stitchorizeit. A quick stitch to finish in time for your Valentine. Enjoy!

I finished all these as ornaments for my Valentine tree. Love them!

Happy Stitching Everyone!

~Maureen~

 

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Some Finishes! Yay!!

Hello my stitching friends,

I hope everyone is well. I finally have a few finishes to share with you.

First is a kit by Praiseworthy Stitches that my dear friend Erika picked up for me while she attended PALS last year.

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I am going to say that this is my first finish of 2016 but I actually think I finished this up on New Year’s Eve.

Next is this sweet snowman by Waxing Moon Designs:

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I left off the border because I just wanted the snowman. I finished it as a little pillow to put in my cubby. So cute!

I also started Six Little Cardinals by Little House Needleworks at the end of the year and just finished it.

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Love these! Can’t wait to do more this year.

I wanted to show you this needle threader  I made:

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A little beaded tail with a heart charm on the end. I find it easier to grip to thread my needle. I just listed it in my etsy shop if you want to take a look.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/stitchorizeit.

Have a great weeekend everyone!

Football+Stitching=Bliss

~Maureen~

 

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Some Wonderful Gifts

Hello All,

2016 Wow!!! A new year with some great stitching planned and a few retreats. Yahoo!!!

Since my birthday is right after New Year’s I wanted to share some gifts I received from 2 very dear friends, Erika and Robin.

From Erika:

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One of Lori Brechlin’s antique scissors-LOVE! Also one of tape measures which I forgot to include in the picture since it is already in one of my stitching bags. Some fabulous trims and wonderful soap scrub. Also, cute little clips to mark my spot in all my stitching books.

From Robin:

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A small stitched Welcome Friends pillow. Look how cute those tassels are. A sweet little stitch ornament and some note paper with my initial on it.

Thank you my dear friends from the bottom of my heart. I love everything! I feel very blessed to have you in my life.

Now I am sure many of you read Vonna’s 25 Days of Christmas blog posts. Well, the one about the Thread Cutterz really caught my eye. I knew I had to have one. Viola!

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My mom got me one for Christmas. Love you Mom!

I liked the pink one. Love this! Every stitcher needs one. Check out their website: threadcutterz.com

Thanks Vonna for introducing me to these. They are great!

Enjoy your weekend!

~Maureen~

 

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Merry Christmas!!!

Hello to all my stitching  friends,

I wanted to share the last of my ornaments for this year:

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The santa gift tag is by Niky’s Creations and is from the 2015 JCS ornament issue.

The penguin is from the 2013 JCS ornament issue. I made this for a gift for my manager. She adores penguins!

The holiday house was a kit by Death by Thread that my friend had sent me. It is supposed to be a fob but I am going to use it as an ornament.

The firehouse is from the Hometown Holiday Collection of Little House Needleworks. This is a gift for my husband.

The books ornament I designed for my daughter for her newly books themed tree. I hope she likes it.

Here is a picture of all the other ornaments I stitched this year:

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Some were gifts and some made it to my tree. I had a pretty productive year but I still hope to increase that in 2016.

Here’s some pictures of my ornament collection thus far. I do love adding to it each year.

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My ornament tree!

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My wrought iron tree!

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This a small tree that is on my table. My mom got me this tree a few years ago at Pottery Barn.

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Last but not least, my cubby decorated for Christmas. See the little Christmas angels  on the bottom in the center. They were my grandmothers. I just love them in there. I think of her when I look at them. My mom just gave them to me and when I saw them I knew that was the perfect place for them.

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!!

~Maureen~

 

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