Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Short Blog Break 

 I'll be back next week
Happy Stitching
Hugs,

Monday, June 27, 2011

I can't blow my nose !!

Just because a certain blogger thinks she can stitch snowmen faster than I can I decided to post this even though I didn't buy a carrot nose yet -
And since I am going to the beach tomorrow I will not have a nose tomorrow either -
And since I do not have a nose
My poor snowman can't blow it - But that is ok because he is not sick- like a certain blogger that i know ...

Design: "Feelin' Frosty" (Freebie)
(I did change the scarf color because I did not have the recommended thread 
And added buttons to match)
I am going to stitch this one again in the designers colors - When I get my supplies 
Her colors are wonderful 
And she has many more snowman designs on her website !!!
And by the way -
This is 15 CHALLENGE finish # 10 !!!

I hope you feel better soon Liz
You crack me up !!!!
Take Care :)
Hugs,

Thursday, June 23, 2011

New Book & a new pair of scissors

I haven't had much stitching time because I am on vacation & my family is really utilizing my time- lol 
But I did have a lovely mail day :
 I won a jelly roll in a giveaway on this blog: So We Quilt @ Stash Manicure
So of course I had to buy a jelly roll quilt book to help me to create something lovely when my prize arrives:


And, I was the winner of a secret Giveaway from  Mary of
I won some very cute scissors with a little angel fob & a lovely bag from Bath & Body Works:
(Sorry, the chocolate was not available for the photo !!!)


Thank you so much for the lovely gifts !!!
Happy Stitching

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Aloe plant & And a Christmas Ornament for 2011

I have run across a number of blogs lately about succulents - So I decided to buy a little Aloe plant.  After all, it would be a shame to live in Florida & not own atleast one:


And I have another 2011 Christmas Ornament Finish:
 This pattern is a freebie from:
 Happy Stitching

Working on Hexagons

I am afraid I am not getting much stitching done due to the fact that my hexagon addiction is getting worse-
Thank goodness I do not have more fabric scraps !!!!!
Happy Stitching

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A recent Treasure And a project box:

I was fortunate enough to discover a beautiful blog called Tat's Heaven where I entered a giveaway by counting buttons in a Teddy Bear Jar -This is what I won:

It is a bag decorated with buttons and  Sally's very own hand tatted trim - Didn't she do a lovely job !! She included some floss, buttons, and a "friendship Spoon" - which I have never heard of, but it is really quite unique
I am behind with my blogging & I did not have the opportunity to post this sooner -
Thank you so much Sally
I truly appreciate the time and effort you put in to making this-
Your tatting is just beautiful ;)

And as a side note - I decided to place an LHN piece on a wooden box to keep by my sofa to hold my small projects, scissors, needles ...as I stitch.
Here's a peak:
I am pleased with the result -
And it cuts down on  the clutter
I got the idea from the LHN website -Here.
Happy Stitching

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

More hexagons, Tusal, & Problem with framing from previous post

Here is a photo of more Hexagons and My TUSAL jar:

 Just a side note-
The previous framed finish that I posted (Poinsettia House) that my children gave me for mothers day was not done correctly (As far as I am concerned). Is it just me, or should a framer know that "Pinning" does not mean putting adhesive all over the back of someones work and laying it on a mat board without stretching the fabric & then sealing it all up and charging top dollar to innocent children who are trying to do a lovely thing for their mother?
Because that is what they did - They called it stitchy pin -
Does anyone else find this misleading?
When I took my piece back to the framer & told them the fabric was puckering - They told me that it had fallen off the pins -
And told me they had reinforced it-
Days Later when the fabric puckered again &
When I cut the backing paper off of the piece there was not one pin-
The piece had not been stretched &
Apparently stitchy pin - means adhesive -
So be careful when using a framer -
And be sure they know how to handle linen
Because it is very difficult to remove ink & adhesive from linen especially when the pattern was stitched in hand dyed threads
Has any one else come across this????
I usually lace my work when I frame it - I think I have heard that pins aren't even the best
Any advice - Info -
Just Curious
Hugs,



Wednesday, June 1, 2011

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