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~

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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~

Finishes

Hello Everyone,

Today is a finishing share day! I have been catching up and didn’t realize I had so many.

Anyway here we go:

Halloweenies by Plum Street Samplers:

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This was a WIP that I finally finished this year in honor of my little Perry.

Double Double by Lizzie Kate:

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This pattern was in the 2013 Just Cross Stitch Halloween issue.

Jinx the Witch by Just Nan:

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These next patterns are my next 5 Little House Needleworks patterns from my SAL with Robin. They are Merry Skater, Pine Tree Inn, He’s A Flake, Gingerbread Village, and Snow in Love:

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Love, Love, Love these!  As you can see in the picture the top 3 I finished flat and the bottom 2 as small pillows.

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This was from a retreat many many years ago. I finally finished it and decided to frame it. I found the frame in my stash and because it didn’t fit perfectly I put some dyed lace with it. I like how it turned out and it is hung in my stitching room.

Speaking of stitching room. Thank you to those that commented and I really appreciate your tips on helping me reorganize. It is a work in progress and I will keep you posted.

Happy Stitching!

~Maureen~

 

Fall Stitching

Hello Everyone,

So I decided to share my cubby and tree as I change them out for the seasons.

Here is some of my fall stitching and decorations. I also have Halloween out as well.

I hope you enjoy looking!

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Have a great week everyone!

~Maureen~

My Stitching Room

Hello Stitching Friends,

I am sharing my stitching room with you today and need some help.

I am very thankful that I even have a stitching room. Since the room is small I feel there could be a way to utilize this space more to my advantage. What do you think?

Here is what I am dealing with:

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I love my small stitching haven! However, it does seem that things go in but nothing seems to come out so it appears that I am running out of room. Shocking I know!

I would greatly appreciate any suggestions you have for organizing my stitching haven in a relatively inexpensive manner. Anyone have any DIY tips?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Have a great weekend!

~Maureen~

Stitchfest 2017

Hello all,

This past weekend was Stitchfest 2017 in Hershey, PA. There were 6 of us attending this year and it was great spending the weekend with some wonderful stitchy friends doing lots of stitching, talking, and eating.

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This was my table before I left with stitchy goodies ready to go.

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Our group this year!

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Wow! I didn’t realize how much we stuff we had.

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This was our snack table. We had enough to feed an army. LOL! We actually had a hotel guest come in and stock up. She thought the hotel provided the food. So funny!!

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3 of us participated in an exchange. These were our lovely exchange pieces. Beautiful!!!!

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These were some gifts received by some very generous stitching friends. Love you ladies and thank you for making Stitchfest 2017 great fun. I can’t wait until Stitchfest 2018 to stitch the weekend away with you again.

Have a great weekend everyone!

~Maureen~

 

Sal’s and Finishes

Hello Everyone,

I finally have a few finishes to share with you today. I have had a few things happening over the last few months but everything is good now and I am back to hopefully post more regularly. I wanted to catch up on sharing my SAL’s with Robin so here are All is Calm, He’s a Flake and Merry Skater by LHN:

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All is Calm I finished as a small pillow for my cubby. As you can see I still have to finish He’s a Flake and Merry Skater and a few others. I need to get them finished so I can enjoy them this holiday season.

A few other finishes include:

July Sheep by Niky’s Creations:

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Sampler Roundy by Shakespeare’s Peddler:

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I love this! It was a kit my mom gave me from her stash when she moved.

I designed the next pattern called Rock Island Lighthouse:

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I framed this little beauty and it now resides at our family cottage. The frame I picked up at the thrift store and it fits it perfectly I think.

That’s it for today. I still have a lot to finish so I will share more soon.

Happy Stitching!

~Maureen~