Saturday, February 20, 2016

Quick fly by with progress pictures

Good Morning friends.
I hope your weekend is starting off to a good one. So far mine is great, having a peanut butter and banana smoothie and putting a few stitches in on this lovely little piece before I head into work in a few hours. I should be doing a few loads of laundry but this is so much more fun LOL
Here she is the progress on Quaker Garden by BlackBird Designs.32 ct over one. I am sure many of you have seen this chart before it is unfortunately OOP but I was granted a loan from another generous stitcher so as I stitch this I stitch it with thankfulness

Like I said this is a quick one... Thank you for the comments and actually taking the time to read this little blog of mine. I had made a promise to blog more often and I hope to hold true to that promise, might not be daily or weekly but it will be done :)

Take care and have a great weekend!!!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Weekend finishing

It's Monday the Broncos the Super Bowl WooHoo and I have some finishes to share. For the first time in a long time I gave my sewing machine some attention. I did have some major issues with it though, I broke three, yes three needles. In all of the years 6, I have had this machine I have never broke a needle and then WHAM!!! I am taking her in next Monday to get serviced, I will admit that since I have had it don't ever remember taking her in to be serviced. So this is LONG overdue and I think once it's done it will be like a brand new machine.

Okay, back to my finishes. How many of you follow Vonna at Twisted Stitcher? I love her blog and she recently posted a youtube video tutorial on finishing a small pillow. I have finished many pillows in the past but she gave some tips that actually made my finished pillow look a lot better than in the past. She is very detailed which I like. I am much more a visual learner. I wish more people posted video tutorials.

Here is a partial view of what I finished. I can't show the entire finish as it is part of an exchange and even though my exchange partner does not read my blog you just never know.
It is from an older Praire Schooler chart. The buttons were my Mothers. I had fun stitching and finishing this one.

Next finish was a fabric box. I found a tutorial on this blog Seaside Stitches This was my first time sewing a fabric box. Gave me some fits but it's done, not perfect but done. Again buttons used were my Mothers :)

Lastly is one of my many current WIPs I have going. This is Quaker Garden by BlackBird Design. I was able to get a lot stitched on Saturday. I had someone work for me and I was able to attend a GTG at our local library. I am so glad I was able to attend, I had a ball. It always gets my stitching mojo flowing being with other stitchers.

This is being stitched on 32ct over 1 on an unknown fabric. I think the finished size is going to somewhere around 6 5/8 by 2 7/8 Have I mentioned how much I LOVE stitching over one :)

Well friends that is all I have for today. Thank you for taking the time reading my blog and leaving your sweet comments.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Amazing what you forgot you had

It has been fun posting my stitching that I have finished over the years. It is amazing to go through my finished drawer and see things that I have long forgotten about. Makes me realize that I need to get some of these pieces hung on my wall :)

I am condensing day 3. 4 and 5 into one post.
First up is Garden of Life by BlackBird Designs. I have quit a few of their patterns, many I bought YEARS ago before they became so sought after. I am not sure if you are familiar with the Fans of BlackBird Design Face Book Group. But there are a few kind ladies in that group that have been loaning their OOP charts. Which I think is a wonderful thing to do since these are so hard to find and most of the time fairly expensive.

Though occasionally you can find someone selling theirs for a steal. Last week Quaker Garden was up for sale for the whooping price of $8. Who ever that kind person was THANK YOU. I did not buy it but there was a whole bunch of people interested.

Next picture is this cute Recipe for Love design. I have no clue who the designer is or when I even stitched this . I think I need to start placing the year I finish stitching in the pieces so I can remember LOL If anyone out there knows who is the designer please let me know :)

Lastly is a beautiful piece that I received about 6 years ago from BeckySc She used to have a blog and I believe she still does I just can not access it, you have to be invited. But she had the most beautiful finishes and was the fastest stitcher I've ever known. If anyone knows how she is please let me know I have thought of her often.

Well folks that about does it for today. I do believe that was my longest post in awhile. The hubby and I are going to go for a hike today since it will be close to 70 here in South Carolina.
Thank you for all your lovely comments and visiting my blog today.
Take Care and Happy Stitching!!!