Finishes and Friends

Hello, Everyone,

Sorry my posts have been few and far between. Since changing jobs, I am still trying to find a way to be organized enough to keep blogging. I hope that to be soon before everyone forgets about me. LOL! Please be patient with me!

I have a finish to share today and some finishes I did for Robin.

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Dream- Words to Live By by Lizzie Kate

Stitched and finished this for my dear friend, Robin for her birthday. Since she has received it I am now able to show you.

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Recently I finished the 12 days of Christmas and a few fun flat ornaments for Robin. She wanted the 12 days of Christmas double sided. Very clever and I can’t wait to see how she displays them. Please send me a picture, Robin.

These were fun to finish as were the flat ones. Love her stitching! Now that Robin’s 12 Days of Christmas are finished, I probably should finish my own. LOL! We had stitched them together when Plum Street Sampler had them on her blog a few years ago.

I am ready for the next batch Robin!

I had the pleasure of meeting and stitching with these lovely ladies recently.

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It is so nice to finally have some local stitchers to stitch with. Thank you ladies! It was great chatting and stitching with you and I look forward to our future stitching get to-gethers.

I hope to be back with another post sooner than later.

Happy Stitching!

~Maureen~

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Finishes

Hello Everyone,

I haven’t posted in a while because I was busy looking for another job. I found one and since I had a few weeks before I started I thought I would get a lot of my finishing done. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy…

Cardinal Winter by LHN

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Create by Lizzie Kate Words to Live By

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Brrr by Lizzie Kate Winter Crazy

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Snowman by Prairie Schooler

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Happy Snow Snow Day by The Trilogy

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L-O-V-E Anniversary Freebie by Hands On Design

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Be My Valentine Freebie by Sub Rosa

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Squeezed in a quick ornament finish too. Yuletide greetings Freebie by I Stitch:

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I also have done some stitching too and finished the first in the Farmhouse Series:

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I am loving this series and will finish these later. I am going to finish them all the same and can’t wait!!

I finished stitching a few other things but will show them after I finish them which hopefully won’t be too long.

I will be back to post regularly after I settle into the new job and get a regular routine going.

I hope everyone has a great weekend with lots of stitching.

~Maureen~

Trees and Angels

Hello,

I just wanted to share a few wine cork gifts I had made at Christmas time.

I made some trees with pine cones and the cork as the base. I painted the pine cones sparkly green and put a star on top.

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I kept a few and gave some away. My sister has already requested some so I will be making more.

These angels I made for the ladies on my side of the family.

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These were also fun to make and well received.

I also made coasters for my husband’s side of the family but sadly I forgot to take a picture of them. They turned out great but a little time consuming.

Hmmm!!! What to make with the wine corks this year? That is the question!

Have a great weekend!

~Maureen~

Last of the 2017 Finishes

Hello There!! I hope everyone had a fantastic Holiday eating, drinking, and being merry.

I have a few finishes to share to end the year off. First is Prim Christmas by The Primitive Hare:

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This pattern is in the 2016 Just Cross Stitch ornament issue. Love this and I am glad I finished it just in time to put out for Christmas.

Also squeezed out 1 last ornament finish:

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This  pattern is by Lizzie Kate and is in the 2017 Just Cross Stitch ornament issue.

I also wanted to share my 2017 ort ornament:

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My threads from this year are much different than last year.

Also wanted to share Perry being super excited that Santa came. How many of you have pets that are super excited that Christmas has arrived? Perry thought that Christmas Eve was Christmas and immediately tried opening gifts that morning. Silly Dog!!!

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Happy New Year and here’s to great stitching in 2018!!!

~Maureen~

2017 Ornaments and SAL

Happy Holidays to Everyone!

I just wanted to share my ornaments for 2017 and Stitch Along with Robin.

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When I put these all together there isn’t as many as I thought but I am OK with that. Maybe I can get my pile bigger next year. The two stitch in wood ornaments on the right I made for Tom and Madison. I love these and definitely want to make more. They are fun to stitch and make great gifts. I have been blessed with a few of them from friends that hang on my stitching tree.

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These are my Stitch Along pieces with Robin. We stitched Little House Needleworks and I have loved stitching each and every one. There is one missing because I am still stitching it. I will make sure to share it when I am finished.

Thank you for stitching with me, Robin. I am looking forward to our 2018 Stitch Along.

I will be back after the holiday with a few finishes and hopefully will be able to start blog reading and commenting again soon.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!!!

~Maureen~

Christmas!!!!

Hello Everyone,

I hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas season. I hate to say it will be here before you know it. My favorite part is having all my decorations out and being able to enjoy them. I thought I would share them with you. Enjoy!

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Had to share my Shepherd’s Bush stockings too. Love to get these out every year!

Have a great week and make sure to find time to stitch during this busy time of year!

~Maureen~

Finishes

Hello Everyone,

We are now into the full Christmas season. This is my favorite time of year!

I have a few finishes to share with you. All ornaments except for one.

Santa’s Coming by Swallick Stitchery:

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This pattern was in the 2017 Just Cross Stitch ornament issue. I finished it as a tag ornament.

Santa by Lizzie Kate:

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This pattern was taken from one of the Tiny Tidings patterns.  I forgot which one at the moment. I saw this finish online (sorry I forgot where) so if anyone knows please feel free to share. Anyway, a key was used and I had a few antique keys and used one for this finish and added a little holly at the bottom. I love how it turned out.

These next two ornaments I did a while ago but I know I didn’t share them yet.

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This was from a kit that was supposed to be a fob by The Heart’s Content. I finished it into an ornament instead.

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Reindeer by JBW Designs French Country Ornaments. I love these quick to stitch ornaments and I have made a few.

Last finish today is from The Nebby Needle called True Friend:

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I stitched and framed this for my dear friend, Erika’s Birthday. It was a fun stitch. I found this frame in my stash and absolutely love it.

That’s it for today. I do have some more finishes pending so stay tuned.

Hope everyone enjoys the holiday season! With all the hustle and bustle make sure you get some quiet stitching time in.

~Maureen~