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Treasures

Hi All,

I have collected a few treasures that I wanted to share. I have mentioned before that my parents are moving from the house that they have been in for 48 years. I have been over to help them clean stuff out and have managed to save a few treasures and give them a new home.

I brought home 3 of the old mason jars:

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I love these and have a few others that my mom had given me a few years back. Hmm! What do I want to fill them with? What do you use your mason jars for?

I also brought home this small oil can:

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It’s so cute and miniature. I knew I needed to bring it home. I fear it may have ended up in the garbage if I didn’t.

I’ve saved the best for last, Raggedy Ann:

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I brought her everywhere when I was a little girl. That’s the reason for all the stains. I can’t tell you how many times she has been washed. She definitely lives up to her name, Raggedy Ann.

She now resides in my stitching chair. She keeps my chair warm for me when I am not stitching in it.

I am so glad we found her. I had been wondering for quite some time where she was.

Could be some more treasures before they move. Who knows?

Have a great week everyone!!

~Maureen~

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Tags

So I love perusing the $ 1.00 spot at Target (anyone else!) One day while perusing I found these canvas tags:

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I was thinking I will design something for the front. It could be a gift tag, an ornament, or a scissor fob.

Hmm…any other thoughts!

Hope everyone has a great stitchy day!

~Maureen~

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A Little Patriotic

Hi All,

Some patriotic stitching to share with you.

First is July 4 by The  Stitcherhood:

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I fringed the edges and put felt on the back. Added a hanger for a very simple finish. I had started stitching this design last year so I was glad to finish it up this year to hang on my tree.

Next is America by Twisted Threads:

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This design was supposed to be over 1 but I pulled out some linen from my stash and stitched it over 2. This is the result. I made it into a small pillow and it fits nicely into my cubby.

Last but not least is Liberty For All by Lizzie Kate:

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I have had this kitted up for a very long time and I am happy to say it is finished. This also looks great in my cubby and I am so glad I stitched it this year.

That’s all for today!

Happy Stitching Everyone!

~Maureen~

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Sister Stitcher

A short post today!

I have a quick finish to share. I have had this stitched for quite awhile and finally finished it. It is Sister Stitcher by The Primitive Hare:

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I just finished it as a simple small pillow and it sits with a few other pillows in my stitching room. It is a reminder of all the wonderful stitchers out there.

I hope to show you my stitching room after I get it cleaned up a bit.(Always a process.)

Have a great week everyone and happy stitching!

~Maureen~

 

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Experimenting and Stitching Bliss

Hello,

Well, I was experimenting with some scraps of linen the other day and this is the result:

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What do you think Donna? LOL! It is a little darker than I expected. That’s why I used my scraps first. Although some of these scraps are big enough to use for something.  I am using one now (more on that in another post.) I do like the orange and I have a couple ideas for that.

Next time I am going to use less dye and less time in the dye and see what happens. I may get a little crazy so watch out! The wheels are turning!

Also wanted to share that my first issue has arrived:

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Yay! This magazine is fabulous and there are so many projects that I want to do.Thank you Donna for showing it to me. I am not sure how I have lived without it. Sorry for the flash in the middle of it.

Have great stitches my friends!

~Maureen~

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Spring Finishes

Hello,

Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend and found some stitching time. I did some non-stitching things also. I made these wine charms:

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I love making these and haven’t in awhile. I found these charms at Hobby Lobby so I wanted to use them right away. Some of my friends at work have been asking for wine charms so I figure I better get some made.

I also have a few finishes to share. First is Springtime by The Humble Stitcher:

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I love this design! I coffee stained the fabric after I stitched it to give it a more primitive look and made it into a small pillow. I also filled it with walnut shells to make it a little heavier. I love how it turned out and I also loved stitching this design.

I also wanted to share this sweet little design by Priarie Schooler:

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This was on a little card and stitched up really quick. Quick to finish too. I just mounted it to a piece of black felt and done. I just love it and it looks great on my tree.

Now on to summer stitching!

What is everyone working on?

Have a great week!

~Maureen~

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A Gift and a New Pattern

Hello everyone,

Just a few quick things to share today.

First is USA by The Priarie Grove Peddler:

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I made this for my friend, Robin for her birthday. She has received it and that is why I am sharing it with you today. I love patriotic stitching. I am working on a few from my stash right now and will show them later.

I finally have a new pattern listed in my Etsy shop. Spools of Thread:001

I couldn’t think of anything else to call it. A quick to stitch pattern for a stitching friend. I made it into an ornament of course but it could be made into anything you desire. In fact I was thinking it would look great on one of Faye’s project bags. Don’t you think?

The pattern is available @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/stitchorizeit

I hope to be listing more patterns, etc. in the coming months so please stay tuned.

Have a great holiday weekend! Hope the weather will be nice where you are!

~Maureen~

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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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