Needles in my Sleeve
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Well, I finally finished some projects for the fair. Little cat needle finders. Aren't they cute? I love them. They close with velcro and when they are open, there is felt inside to keep all your needles. Boy, do I need one of these. This is a much better place than my sleeves. :)
Also, I finally finished the wedding gift for my good friend Gail and her husband that I have been working on for a year. They were married last November. My friend Sue mentioned that I had a year from their wedding to get a gift to them. Wow, did I take advantage of that. But I did good, I was 2 months early. :) This design is called Playful Day by Finger Work. If you follow the link (click on Playful Day), you will see what the original looks like. I changed the clothing because what they are wearing is pretty dorky, plus, they needed to look like they are at a wedding. So, I changed the clothes and added cranberry for each sash because that was the color of the bridesmaid dresses. I also changed the wording. The frame is mine too. I am so happy with how it came out.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
I love to stitch Halloween designs, they are just my favorite designs to stitch. Maybe it's the colors, who knows. What's weird is that I have lived in my house for almost 5 years and never once have I participated in Halloween: and man it's busy because its a huge neighborhood. It stresses the cats out...all that doorbell ringing. Here is my first Halloween finish for 2007, Just Nan's Ghastly, Ghostly Ghouls! complete with little coffin that has a skeleton in it. I stitched this on 32 ct Natural Linen....I think. And I turned it into a cute flat fold.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
I finished Westwinds. It was stitched on Days Gone By, 32 count Silkweaver. I love, love, love this color fabric...as a matter of fact, I think it is my favorite color. This design was a lot of fun to stitch and I love how the colors pop off the fabric. Carriage House Samplings is one of my favorite designers, they have such cool stuff.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
I went to a fantastic quilting store with my mom a few weeks ago. It in Henniker, NH and called Quilted Threads. Everything they have is amazing and it is all displayed so well. I got the pattern to make these 2 bags there and the fabric. They have this realy cool interfacing called P72, which is super stiff. They totally hold their shape. The only problem is after the zipper, you need to sew down the left over bulk so zipping is easier. I broke 8 needles trying to sew one side. It was a frustrating day. But, now my zipper selection is restocked and I am going to try a thinner interfacing on the next back. We'll see. The little white turtle is a zipper fob I made with some beads that match the daisy colors.
Gift for another friend
Well, School is officially done. I have my Master's degree in Business Communication and am graduating magna cum laude. woohoo! I am so relieved it is over. What a great feeling.
I took yesterday off and finally finished a gift for my friend Cindy. I had stitched the coffee part a few weeks ago and finally did the quilting for it. I love the colors, they match so well. She loved it and hung it in her office. We used to share an office and I had our walls covered with quilting and stitching so when she moved her desk, her walls were pretty bare. Not anymore.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Gift for a friend
My friend Sue and I started stitching a memorial piece for our friend Joyce in February. In January, Joyce lost her son Stanford to cancer. It was very sad. We found a really beautiful sampler called Memorial Sampler from Midsummer Night Designs. We finished it recently and gave it to her this past Saturday. This was the most important piece Sue or I had ever stitched before and although it was sad I am so glad we did it.
Friday, July 06, 2007
Back from my hiatus
Well, I have returned. I had so much going on this spring I had to let something go and blogging was it. But, now I am back and have some updated projects to show you all. The kitties are doing really well, enjoying the various sun spots around the house. This has been a strange summer, with cold nights and freak storms. I hope you are all well and happily stitching!
This is Colonial Homes by Little House Needleworks. I worked all weekend to finish it up. I love how it came out.