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~

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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~

Some Tags and a New Pattern

Hello Everyone,

So I experimented with dyeing some tags and thread spools in coffee.

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The darker ones I dyed with instructions I found online using coffee, vinegar, and steel wool. The lighter ones I just soaked in coffee. I dried them in the sun for about 20 minutes. I flipped them over every 5 minutes to make sure they dry evenly. I like how the lighter ones turned out and that is how I  am going to dye them in the future. I am not happy with the darker ones and definitely won’t be using the vinegar and steel wool again.

I took some of the lighter ones and made these:

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Love them! They can be scissor fobs, ornaments, or whatever you want. I personally am going to use them as ornaments of course. I stitched these with my dyed threads. I am thinking of lots of small designs I can put on these. Since I love how these turned out I will definitely be making some more.

I also wanted to quickly share a new pattern today:

A Patriotic Bunny

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I just listed this in my etsy shop along with some needle minders. If you would like to take a look go to http://www.etsy.com/shop/stitchorizeit.

Have a great week everyone! Stitch on!

~Maureen~

 

Needleminders and 5th SAL

Hello Everyone,

Just a quick share today. I was playing with needleminders last week and made these:

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I had ordered scrabble pieces and covered the top. I like the old music notes. They seem like a good size to hold needles and pins. I really like how they turned out.

What do you think? A stitcher can never have too many needleminders. Am I right?

One other quick thing I wanted to share and that is Pine Tree Inn by Little House Needleworks:

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This is my 5th SAL with Robin. Each time I stitch one I love it even more than the one before. So I am going to end up with 12 stitched Little House Needleworks ornaments this year and I am going to love each one of them.

That’s all for today!

Have a great rest of your week!

~Maureen~

 

 

Finishes

Hello Everyone,

Don’t get too excited, I only have 2 today. I feel as though my finishing pile is growing and I need to get it together. So a little at a time and here is what I have today:

Friends Gather by The Trilogy:

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I made this sweet design for my sweetest friend, Robin for her birthday. I made it into a little pillow for her to display.

I also stitched and finished the stocking reindeer by Sharon of It’s Daffycat:

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I love these little reindeer and have stitched a few of them. This will make a nice addition to my tree this year.

That’s all I have today and I hope to have more finishes to show you all in the near future. I just need more time to get in there and get them done.

Have a great weekend FULL of stitching!!

~Maureen~