1st SAL Finish and a Collection

Hello Everyone,

So Robin and I are doing another SAL this year and we are stitching Little House Needleworks/ Country Cottage patterns. I am excited to share Peace on Earth by Little House Needleworks:

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I have a thing for sheep lately. Isn’t he cute!

I am also excited to be stitching these with Robin because it will motivate me to stitch the bunch of Little House ornaments I have.

So I decided this year that I would randomly post my collections to share. So my first my first collection I am sharing is my thread keeps.

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I thought I had more but I searched all over and this is all I could find. I will however be adding to this collection this year. Some have been gifts and some I have made. I love thread keeps and use them all the time. They are one of the accessories I can’t live without. How about you?

I will post another collection at a later date after I decide what that will be. I probably will post them when I don’t have a lot of stitching to share. LOL!

I would love to share your collections on my blog. You can send me a picture @tmartell@rochester.rr.com.

Happy Stitching!

~Maureen~

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!! I hope you all have a lovely day!

I am sharing my Valentine stitching with you today. I thought it was a great day to do this since it is actually Valentine’s Day and also because I don’t have any finishes to share. LOL!

This is my tree decked out for Valentine’s Day:

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Since I don’t have a lot of stitched Valentine ornaments yet I have filled in with other related Valentines. I also left a couple snowmen as you can see which will replace the Valentine ornaments after today. At least the snowman in the back has hearts on it. Does that¬† count?

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This display is next to my tree.

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and this one is on a shelf.

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This Valentine mobile was made by my grandmother’s hands. I saved it from my parent’s home when they were cleaning out. I just love it mostly because my grandmother made it. This is the 2nd Valentine’s Day it has been hanging in my kitchen. My grandmother is always with me.

I will be adding hands on Design’s new L-O-V-E freebie to my Valentine collection next year. It is a really cute pattern so be sure to get over to her website, handsondesign.biz to get yourself a copy.

Hope your day is filled with love!

Happy Stitching!

~Maureen~

Tender Heart

Hello Everyone,

A quick post today as I wanted to share Tender Heart by Shepherd’s Bush:

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I just love the soft colors of this. It is an older design but it was a kit my mom had given to me when she cleaned out. I knew I needed to stitch it. It also came with the mat.

It just needs a frame now and I will probably hang it in my stitching room.

That’s all I have for today.

Hope everyone has a great rest of the week.

Happy Stitching!

~Maureen~

Valentine Finishes

Hello Everyone,

I have 2 valentine finishes to show you today. First, is Peace To My Heart by Hands on Design:

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I love these freebies and I think I have done every one of Cathy’s Valentine freebies.

My next Valentine finish was designed by me called Heart of Spools:

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This was a very quick and fun stitch. I finished it as a pillow ornament and it hangs on my Valentine tree.

The pattern is available for purchase in my Etsy shop @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/stitchorizeit

I thought I would end this post with a picture of my sweet Perry doing what he does best, SLEEP. On the couch, on the blanket that his momma made for him. He’s so spoiled!!!

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Happy Stitching!!!

~Maureen~

12 Days of Christmas

Hello everyone,

So as you may know this past year my friend, Robin and I did a stitch a long. We stitched the 12 Days of Christmas by Plum Street Samplers.

Here are the last 3, Day 10,11 and 12:

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Here are all 12:

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Sorry it is sideways. It was the only way I could fit them in.

I am so excited that I finished them all. Thank you Robin for stitching them with me. I wouldn’t have gotten them done without you.

Now I just need to figure how I want to finish them. I can’t wait to add them to my Christmas decor. How would you finish them?

I have some ideas floating around in my head. I need to lay them out and see what works. I will show the finished product when they are done.

Happy Stitching!

~Maureen~

Winter Stitching and A Winner

Hello all,

I have been out of work for the last 6 weeks. I go back to work on Monday  and wanted to share the stitching I was able to get done.

Here are a few ornaments I stitched and finished:

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Be Mine was a freebie from Hands on Design. The rest are from the 2016 JCS ornament issue.

I also stitched A Mother’s Love is Pure by The Primitive Hare:

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I gave this to my mom for her birthday. I also finished Day 12 from Plum Street Samplers. That will be in my next post when I share all of them. They are still unfinished however.

It was nice to have this extra time to stitch. Although, I am returning to work I would like to keep up this momentum and actually get projects done on my list.

Now , the moment you’ve all been waiting for (that’s why I do it last. LOL!)

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(Perry is watching to make sure she doesn’t cheat)

The winner of the Shepherd’s Bush Kit- A Winter’s Tale is:

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Donna F.

Congratulations Donna! I will get that sent out to you ASAP!

Thank you to all that entered. I appreciate the comments.

Have a great weekend everyone!

~Maureen~

New Year’s Stitching Goals and a Giveaway

Happy New Year Everyone!

With a new year comes new goals and new resolutions. I have lots of resolutions but we won’t get into that.

I want to share my 2017 stitching goals. First, is to finish Dwelling Place. That is the club offered by Dyeing to Stitch and Little House Needleworks a few years ago.

This is my progress on the first kit:

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Sad I know! I still have 3 to go!

Next is to finish the Shepherd’s Fold. Which has 6 kits altogether. This has actually been a goal for a few years now. I really need to just finish it already!

I did already finish one kit which was the fob. This is my progress on the box:

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My last two goals are to finish my other WIPS and to stitch more ornaments.

Wish me luck! It’s hard because I always find other things to stitch as I am sure I am not the only one. I really need to just make these a priority so I don’t make these the same goals next year because I didn’t follow through AGAIN! That gets embarrassing!

To celebrate the New Year I am offering a giveaway. I am giving away another Shepherd’s Bush kit. This one is called A Winter’s Tale and it comes with everything you need to stitch it.001

If you are interested leave me a comment on this post. I will have Madison draw a name on Jan. 15 and the winner will be announced in my post on Jan.17. Good Luck!

So speaking of goals and resolutions I want to leave you with this question- Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution that you kept?

I’ll start- I vow every year that I am going to exercise. FYI- I am STILL working on that. LOL!

Have a great weekend!

~Maureen~