Hello my friends,
Well, it is Sept. 1 and I am not sure where July and August went but we’ll just move on. 1st day of school is tomorrow and Madison is looking forward to middle school. I feel it will be a great year for her. I should be back regularly with posts now as well.
I have a few things to share with you today:
First, is Fall by Niky’s Creations:
It was a freebie from last year and I made it into an ornament for my fall tree. She’s so cute!
Next is this sweet freebie Nan (Threadwork Primitives):
I also made this into an ornament. I know, that’s a surprise! I can’t help it, I LOVE ornaments! The star fabric is on the back. This is one of my favorite fabrics. I have had it for several years and still find so many uses for it.
Thanks Niky and Nan for sharing your wonderful freebies with us.
I also wanted to show you these little accessories that I made:
I painted wooden spools and somewhat aged them and wrapped them with dyed lace. I coffee stained the lace for a more primitive look. I love how they turned out. You can use them to hold your scissors or just as a sweet little decoration. I have mine on my shelf with all my stitchy goodness.
As I said I hope to be back more regularly now that school is starting. I am going to begin finishing ornaments so look for some new listings for those in the next month or so. Can’t wait!
Have a great day everyone!
A quick finish to show you today:
Picking the Poises freebie by Lori @ Notforgotten Farm. I finished it as a simple little ornament to hang on my tree. So Cute!!
Next is a new design I just listed in my etsy shop called Blue Heron Island:
The pattern is available if you want to take a look http://www.etsy.com/shop/stitchorizeit
This is my version of a blue heron sitting on a rocky island among trees surrounded by water. It is common to see these beautiful birds in a setting like this up in the 1000 Islands, New York. I finished this as a hanging decoration but it still fits nicely on my tree. I used a strip of the fabric I used for the back as the hanger. This is the back:
This is the perfect fabric for this piece don’t you think. I found it last year @ Joann’s
Have a great weekend everyone!
So I was at our cottage in the 1000 Islands recently and I always bring alot of projects with me. Some I get done and some I don’t but I did manage to make these:
I found these little tree trunk pieces at Joann’s. I stitched a small design for the front and put a magnet on the back. It can hold your needles, pins, or needle threader while you are stitching and when you are not stitching you have a sweet design to look at. A win win, right? I have other small designs in mind for these as well.
I also made some pins. There are hearts:
Butterflies and flowers:
I also made these pins with wool:
I think they look like Black Eyed Susans. These were an experiment so they need a little bit of work. I also was able to get some stitching in too so I hope to have some finishes to show you soon.
I have some projects lined up for my next trip so those will be posted next month when they are finished. Can’t wait!
I’ll be back Thursday to post a small finish and a new design.
Have a great day!
Hope you all had a great holiday! Before I reveal the winner of the giveaway, I just wanted to share some stitcher finishes.
These were stitched by my good friend, Robin. Be Still My Heart and my Winter freebie which is still available here on my blog. Thanks for letting me share your finishes Robin and they look great.
OK, so on to the winner:
And the winner is: TERRI
Congratulations Terri! Please send me your address and I will get your goodies sent out to you. My email is in the sidebar. Thank you to everyone who participated. I appreciate each and every one of you and I wish I had something for everyone. I do promise to offer more giveaways in the future so hopefully everyone will have a chance to win something.
Have a great week everyone!
Just a quick note to let you know that I am without my computer at the moment so I won’t be able to post the winner of the giveaway today. I hope to be able to do it Thursday or Friday. Sorry for the delay!
Have a great day everyone!
Well, summer is in full swing here and I have been doing some patriotic stitching and finished this Lizzie Kate pattern:
I showed it in a previous post not finished and now it is finished. Yeah! Super sweet! The pattern uses a star and a bell charm but I used 2 stars instead. It also used gold beads throughout but I left those off.
So since I have been in a patriotic mood I decided to have a patriotic giveaway. Yeah! You’ll get the Let Freedom Ring pattern with the threads and a few other goodies.
All you have to do is leave me a comment and tell me what one of your favorite patriotic designs you stitched was.
This giveaway is open to anyone so please tell your friends to come on over and leave a comment. I will take comments until July 6. All of your names will then go in a bowl and I will have Madison draw the winner and announce it on July 7. Good luck everyone!
P.S. Hi this is Madison and I will be the drawer of the winner of this giveaway. Good Luck everyone :)
Hi my friends,
Just a few things I wanted to share today. Who remembers the LHN Walk in the Park I was making for my sister? Well, I did frame it per her request and here it is:
Since my frame did not fit exactly, I decided to put rick rack and buttons on the side to decorate it a little. I like how it turned out and it will be a nice remembrance of Ally.
I also finished up My Dearest Dad just in time for Father’s Day. I am giving it to my Dad. If you remember I did Dearest Mom last month. I finished them the same way.
We have been a little busy this month with Madison’s dance recital and end of school things. I wanted to share a picture in her sassy dance costume.
She does Hip Hop and their song was Too Much from the movie Zapped. I had never heard of it until then so if you haven’t don’t feel bad. They did really well and the show was excellent.
It was Moving Up Day last Friday.
She is holding her favorite class pet, Rosie. My little Madison is officially a middle schooler. It is a new and exciting chapter in her life and we are so proud of her and all she has accomplished so far. I hope they are ready for her!
Have a great week everyone!
How is everyone today?I can’t believe it is June already. Only 3 more weeks left of school! Yeah!
I have a few patriotic finishes. Well one is finished and one is not but I am going to show you anyway.
First is a freebie from Samplers and Santas:
I love this sweet little design. I finished as a little pillow to display with my other patriotic designs.
Next is Let Freedom Ring by Lizzie Kate:
Unfortunately, I have not finished this one yet but I wanted to show you. I can’t wait to finish it. This was such a fun stitch!
The pattern called for a star charm in the flag and a bell charm on it. I added 2 stars instead because I like stars better in patriotic designs.
Lastly, I would like to share a new design called The Island Lighthouse:
This pattern is the first I’ve listed in my Etsy shop that is centered around the 1000 Islands in upstate New York which is my most favorite place. I am very excited about it so when you get a chance please check it out. Here is the link http://www.etsy.com/shop/stitchorizeit
Have a great weekend and happy stitching!
I just wanted to let you all know that I listed my USA pattern as a kit in my Etsy shop. It includes the pattern, floss and star buttons. When you get a chance please check it out. http://www.etsy.com/shop/stitchorizeit
I just wanted to show the precious Mother’s day gifts I received from my precious daughter.
The little dish I am going to use for small stitchy things. Isn’t is so cute! I framed the paper which I am going to hang in my stitching room so I can admire it everyday. It says “10 reasons I love my Mom” and it is all typed and decorated. She did such a great job. Handmade gifts are my favorite!
I finished stitching A Walk in the Park by LHN for my sister. She had to put her little yorkie, Ally, down a few months ago. So I stitched this for her in memory of Ally:
I gave it to her on Mother’s Day and told her it was an “I Love You” gift. She started tearing before she even opened it. She requested I frame it so that is next on my to do list. I am glad I could make her day and she will always have Ally in her heart.
Have a great day everyone!