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Spring Flowers Etc.

Hello everyone,

I just wanted to share my Spring Flowers pattern:

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I just listed this in my etsy shop. http://www.stitchorizeit.etsy.com/shop.

I am offering this small freebie here as a companion to Spring Flowers. You can make a pincushion and a fob or whatever you like. The possibilites are endless. Use your choice of colors. Please share your finish, I would love to see it.

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Please respect copyright and do not share. Please refer others to my blog for their own legal copy.

Thanks so much and enjoy!

One other thing I wanted to share is this:

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I have been experimenting with staining my own fabric and the last few came out like this. I really like how these came out. What do you think? Hmmm! What do I want to stitch on them? I think I am going to try bigger pieces of linen next time just the way I did these.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

~Maureen~

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Spring Finishes

Hello,

Spring is in the air! I also did see a robin yesterday so I know it’s true. I have a few spring finishes to share with you today.

First, is this spring freebie by Snowflower Diaries:

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This was a freebie from a couple of years ago. I finished it into a small pillow for my collection. I love the little chick in this design. So sweet!

My next finish is by Prim Stitchin:

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I purchased this pattern from her Etsy shop because I loved the little bunny. I have a thing for bunnies lately. They are just so cute! It stitched up pretty quickly and also finished this as a small pillow. That’s a surprise! I will definitely be buying more patterns from Prim Stitchin.

I am still waiting for it to warm up as I am sure others are too. I know now that I can see the grass that warmer weather is on the horizon. Hang in there!!!

Off to stitch the cold away!

Have a great weekend!

~Maureen~

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Ornaments and New Spring Designs

Hello Everyone,

Yes, even though spring is almost here I am still making ornaments. I am addicted to making ornaments!

First is this sweet little angel freebie by Niky’s Creations:

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I wanted to keep it simple so I just made this into a pillow ornament. Isn’t she cute and she will make a nice  addition to my tree next Christmas.

My other ornament today is a Lizzie Kate Jingle called Love:

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I LOVE this little design and I can’t wait to hang it on my tree this year. I used a Vonna finish on this one and I love it. Thanks for such wonderful tutorials Vonna!

I am doing some spring stitching as well. I designed these 2 bunnies:

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Oops! The picture is a little blurry. Sorry about that. This sweet little bunny is eating the flowers. I made him into an ornament and he makes a nice addition to my spring tree.

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This cute little bunny I made into a small sewing box. The box is a 3 x 3 box I found at Hobby Lobby. I painted and aged it some time ago when I was experimenting so I thought it would fit nicely on there. I used chenille to trim the top and put some purple fabric in the bottom of the box.

I really like how they turned out and I hope you like them too. The patterns will be available for purchase in my etsy shop later this week.

Hope everyone has a wonderful week full of stitching!

~Maureen~

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Something New and a Question

Hello all,

I am working on a few finishes which unfortunately are not ready for today. Sorry! I did however want to show you my wine tags that I just listed in my etsy shop.

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I stitched and finished these to fit over a wine bottle. So when someone gives a gift of wine a little something fun can be added to it. I am going to make some holiday ones too. If  you want to take a look the link is http://www.etsy.com/shop/stitchorizeit.

I also wanted to ask you all a question and ask for feedback. When you buy a pattern book, what do you like to see in it? I am thinking of doing one and wanted to get ideas on what to put in it. Do you like stories, tutorials, etc. Thanks for your help!

Have a great weekend!

~Maureen~

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Winter, Winter, Winter

Hello Stitching friends,

It’s been great stitching weather the last few days. It’s beyond cold here! What’s it like where you are?

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Well, I designed this little Let it Snow  ornament before it started snowing. Now that we are buried in it. I want it to stop! Oh well, soon is what I keep telling myself. I do like my ornament though. I mounted it on my dollar store snowflake ornaments. Love these! I’ll be offering this pattern at the end of the year.

Onto a winter freebie! It’s a great time of year for it and it finishes the seasons I already did which are on my freebies page. I had a few requests to do winter so I am happy to comply.

So here is winter:

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It is a quick stitch and I finished it as a small pillow. ( You all know how I love my smalls) Please send me an email if you would like a copy of Winter. I will get it sent out to you as soon as I can. I hope you enjoy it. As always, please refer others to my blog for their own legal copy and I would love to see how you finish it so send me an email.

Have a great week everyone and thank you for your comments. I really appreciate each and every one.

~Maureen~

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Valentine Finishes and my Cubby

Hello all,

I hope everyone is staying warm and stitching up a storm. It is very cold here in NYS. How about where you are?

I have some Valentine finishes to show today:

My Valentine

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This is a freebie by I Stitch and was a really quick stitch. I finished it into an ornament and used some of my own overdyed floss. Love the color!

My Heart Leaps Up and Love Never Fails

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My Heart Leaps Up is a freebie by Hands On design. This was a last minute decision to stitch and I am glad I did. I finished this as a pin pillow to add to my Valentine collection. I also added a ceramic heart to finish it off.

Love Never fails is a freebie by The Primitive Hare from last year. I also made this into a pin pillow. I added a little locked charm on it because I thought with the key in the design it fit very nicely. These are my Valentine finishes for this year.

I had a request from my good friend, Robin to share my cubby. Hi Robin!!! I would have shown it sooner but was without my computer for a few days so here it is today:

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Hopefully, you can see what’s in it. Mostly snowmen right now. When I change it I’ll share a new picture. So for those  that wonder why I have a love of smalls. This is why! I have a mission to fill my cubby for every season.

Well, that’s all I have for today. I am going to go stitch some now! Have a great week everyone and stay warm.

~Maureen~

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Some Winter Finishes

Hello,

It is cold and snowy out. A perfect day for some stitching and to share what I have finished recently. First is a snowman ornament:

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This is from the 2012 JCS ornament issue. I didn’t have any red pins so I used these heart ones instead that I had in my stash. I think they work just as well because of the heart in the design. He will look great added to my winter tree.

Next up is Tree  Farm by Little House Needleworks:

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Love this and I also love stitching these. I really need to stitch more of them this year. Tree Farm is in the 2012 series. I finished it as a small pillow which will fit very nicely in my cubby at Christmas time.

Lastly, I wanted to show you My Byrd:

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This is by Heart in Hand and I have had this pattern for quite some time.In fact, I have several snowman patterns. (I love snowmen) and I have been trying to stitch a few each year to add to my collection. Isn’t he cute! I also finished him as a little pillow and he has a spot in my cubby where I can admire him. I think this makes my 3rd snowman stitched. Not too bad!

That’s it for today. I’ll hopefully have some valentine finishes to show next week of some freebies.

Hope everyone is warm and safe today where ever you are.

Happy Stitching!

~Maureen~

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A Sweet Snowman

Hello everyone,

Just a quick post today because I had to show you the really cute snowman ornament I made.

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I just LOVE him! He is my first ornament for 2015. I designed him and mounted him on a snowflake ornament I bought at the dollar store. They came in a pack. I changed the hanger to a silver ribbon. I used DMC for the cording and put a piece of white felt on the back to hide the back of the stitching. I just love how he turned out and he looks adoreable hanging on my winter tree.

How is everyone’s New Year’s stitching going? I have a few things stitched, I just have to finish them so I hope to have more to show in the next week or so. I am working on stitching a few Valentine freebies at the moment.

Have a great week everyone and remember to hug the ones you love!

~Maureen~

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New Valentine Patterns

Happy New Year!!! A New year brings wonderful new things like these 2 new patterns I just listed in my Etsy shop. http://www.etsy.com/shop/stitchorizeit.com.

Be Still My Heart

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I finished  as a valentine pillow ornament with matching cording for the trim.

All My Love

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This I finished as a flat ornament. The trim I used was my grandmother’s. I recently cquired some trims of hers and really wanted to use this one so I designed All My Love around this trim. I can;t wait to hang this on my valentine tree. These  are listed as downloadable patterns in my etsy shop. I hope you like them.

I have alot I want to do this year so I am trying to get organized so I don’t overwelm myself. A little bit at a time. That’s what I am going to go with and write everything down. LOL!

I recently celebrated another birthday and wanted to show you my new Vera Bradley stitching bag.

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It is the VB Miller bag and I LOVE it. It is my new stitching bag for mostly retreats. It is so big it will hold everything! I begged my mom for it all year.

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This sweet little thing was made by my sister in law. Is it not the sweetest! I just love it!

Hope everyone has a great week with lots of stitching!

~Maureen~

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2014 Ornaments

Hello Everyone,

Christmas is almost here! Is everyone just about ready? Just want to share my 2014 ornaments. I hope to double this next year. I have a plan. (I think!) The picture is short one because I already sent it as a gift.

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Here is a picture of my garland with this year’s ornaments. I had to take two pictures so you can actually see the ornaments.

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I wish I could leave my trees and ornaments out all year. That’s why I put them out early so I have more time to enjoy them.

These are my ornament trees:

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My collection is slowly growing. Yeah!! So my skinny tree doesn’t have lights on it because it is not near a plug but it needed something else so I made this for it:

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I made a garland out of extra buttons and ribbon and wrapped it around the tree. A little extra something for the tree that fits it very nicely. It’s a little hard to see in the picture with the full tree but hopefully the one above gives you an idea.

Can’t forget our traditional Christmas tree:

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Sorry, lighting is not the best. This will eventually be filled with my traditional favorites and move some of my stitched ornaments to this tree.

Last thing I wanted to show you are these fabulous ornaments my friend Robin sent me:

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I adore them! Thank you so much Robin! They will always have a special place on my tree.

Merry Christmas to you all and in case this is my last post for the year, Happy New Year too. Looking forward to  great stitching in 2015.

~Maureen~

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