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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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Fun Ornaments

Hello,

Wanted to show 2 ornaments today. My 2nd annual ort ornament:

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I wish I had done these earlier. I love to see what threads I have used during the year.

This past year I also saved my DMC wrappers of threads I have used to do this:

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This was just for fun and ironically all the wrappers I saved fit in the ornament. These will make a nice addition to my ornament tree.

Hope everyone is getting your holiday stitching done. 9 stitching days left until Christmas.

I have a few more ornaments to finish and I hope to get those posted next week.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

~Maureen~

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Winter Mittens

Hello all,

Just a quick post to let you know that I just listed my winter mittens pattern in my etsy shop. http://www.etsy.com/shop/stitchorizeit008

I decided to finish this as a table decoration. I cut a mitten out of felt, put a cuff at the top attached the design to the front.  Viola!! A quick and easy finish. It would look great however you decide to finish it. Endless possibilities!

Have a great weekend everyone!

~Maureen~

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A New Stitcher!

Hello,

I had to share this because it makes me feel good that I have brought a new stitcher into this world.

One of my friends at work wanted to try cross stitch since I talk about stitching incessantly. I told her I would put together a kit and teach her. I put together Joy to All which is available in my Etsy shop.

She was an awesome student and caught on super quick. I showed her how to do it for about 5 minutes (for real). The next time I saw her which was a few days later she had finished it and it was perfect. I couldn’t have done it better myself. I am so proud of her.

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She then wanted to do another one. Yay!! So I gave her another one of my ornaments to stitch. She went to the store and got her own supplies and the next time I saw her a day or 2 later she had that one done.

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She’a a natural! Not sure if she will be a stitching fanatic like me or not. But that is O.K. She did like it and I am sure she will stitch more.

She recently taught herself how to crochet as well and is making a blanket. What a sweetheart! I’ll keep you posted on her upcoming projects.

Have a great stitchy day my friends!

~Maureen~

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Madison’s gift and a Freebie

Hello Everyone,

Well today is my sweet girl’s 12th Birthday!

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Here she is sporting her cop costume on Halloween.

Happy Birthday Madison! I love you very much!

I made her this for her birthday:

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This was a freebie pattern from a few years ago by the Sampler Girl. Madison loves reading about the Titanic so I thought it would be perfect for her. It’s dinner tonight with a friend and a party this weekend.

 

Here’s a little gift for you my dear friends:

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Peace on Earth freebie ornament. A quick stitch to finish for your tree this year. Feel free to change the colors if you like.

Please email me to receive a copy of the design at tmartell@rochester.rr.com.

Please respect my copyright and do not upload my designs to any website or share with other people. Please direct others to my blog for their own legal copy. My designs are published as PDF so you must have the free Adobe Reader installed on your computer to print my patterns.

I will send your pattern as soon as I can. Since today is my girl’s birthday and tomorrow I have to work I may not be on the computer until Thursday night. Just bear with me.

I hope you enjoy stitching Peace on Earth and I hope for Peace and Joy for you all this holiday season.

~Maureen~

 

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Some More Ornaments….

Hello Everyone,

A few more ornaments today. I have these 2 reindeer ornaments by JBW Designs:

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There is a few more of these cute little reindeer in the book that I want to do. Love these!

Next is the 2014 Present Reindeer freebie by Sharon (AKA It’s Daffycat)

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This is my 3rd one of these and I just love these little guys. Sharon still has them all available on her blog. Just send her an email and tell her which ones you want. They are so fun to stitch.

My last ornament is the Christmas contest that Niky’s Creations is doing:

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LOVE this design! I was so excited to stitch the design that I forgot what I could actually win if my name is drawn. But that is OK. I loved stitching this design anyway and then I don’t get my hopes up when my name isn’t drawn. I have a sweet new ornament when the contest is over anyhow.

 

That’s all for today. I am still stitching a few more ornaments so I’ll post those when they are finished.

Have a great rest of your week!

~Maureen~

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Are you Naughty or Nice?

Just wanted to share my new kit that I listed in my etsy shop. Naughty/ Nice ornament. Kit includes patterns and threads. Use the fabric of your choice and have fun with it. You can stitch as one ornament or stitch as separate ornaments. I stitched it as one ornament and I flip it when I need too.

Let your children and fur children know when they are being naughty or nice this holiday season. You could also use it for yourself. Are you being naughty or nice?

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Check it out @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/stitchorizeit

Have a great weekend everyone!

~Maureen~

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