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~

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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~

Wine Charms and A Friend

Hello Everyone,

I don’t have any stitching to share today but I did want to share these wine charms I made on my recent trip to the 1000 Islands.

Thread Spool Wine Charms:

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I made a couple of sets and will probably be listing these in my etsy shop.

I also wanted to show you my little friend:

Isn’t he adorable! He came out to eat every morning and every evening. He is so cute I couldn’t take my eyes off of him. I wanted to go out and pick him up and snuggle with him. He was just a little guy. As you can see in the picture as he eats his apple that the mushroom is almost as big as him. LOL!

I have somewhat of a bunny obsession!

I should have some finishes to share soon.

Have a great rest of your week!

~Maureen~

Some Finishes!

Hello Stitching Friends,

I have a few finishes to share with you today. Finally!!!

First,  Land That I Love by Lizzie Kate:

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I finished it as a hanging pillow to hang on my hutch. Love it! My little charm is crooked in the picture but I assure you it does hang straight. I just didn’t it was crooked until right this minute when posting it. (sigh!)

I also finished Song of Spring also by Lizzie Kate:

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This was a kit from my dear friend, Robin. Love this and I finished it the way the kit showed. Everything was included. The kit also came with a bonus pattern which you see on top in the photo. I think he is adorable! Although this is supposed to be a fob I am not going to use it as that. I am going to hang it on my spring tree. Then I can enjoy the sweet little bunny every day.

That’s all I have for today.

I hope to get some more finishes done soon. Time seems to be more limited in the summertime. I am off doing outside things while the weather is nice. I am sure I am not the only one!

Have a great weekend filled with stitching!

~Maureen~

My New Sewing Basket

Hello to Everyone,

I wanted to share my new sewing basket with you all today. When I saw Lori’s (Notforgotten Farm) I knew I wanted to make one for myself so I got to work.

I found my basket at Joann’s. It has a cottagey feel to it which I was looking for. I then designed my pattern for the top. Here is the result:

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I designed my renditon of Boldt Castle at the 1000 Islands. I also stitched a heart and added to the top for a pincushion. I had dyed rick rack which I put around it and added a few charms as well that add to the theme of the castle.

Here are the goodies I put inside:

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Please don’t mind my photo bomber. He always likes to check out new things.

I am loving my new sewing basket! Thank you Lori for the inspiration!

Have a great stitchy week!

~Maureen~

Wine Corks Galore

Hello All,

I am back to share some more projects with you. I was playing with wine corks last week. I have made these so far:

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The 2 on the left I made for my scissors using my grandmother’s beads and some old trinkets I found when my parents were cleaning out last year.

My family members have been saving wine corks for me so I am getting a good supply going.

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As you can see I have big wine drinkers in my family. LOL!

I love recycling to give something a new purpose. It’s fun and somehow so satisying.

I have so many ideas for these wine corks so be on the lookout for more in the future.

Have a great week!!

~Maureen~