Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I'm late for July's WIPocalypse ....

 but here's the full moon as seen from my back yard .... and then the batteries in my camera died.

This means it's time for a WIPocalypse update.  Unfortunately, there isn't much to show.  Mary Wigham laid untouched and unloved this month while Autumn Log House received a tiny peck on the cheek only (as seen in the upper left corner).

I've been busy with exchange stitching.

Hey.  What can I say??

I'm fickle.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Summer Postcard Blog Hop

 I received a lovely postcard from Christine:

She writes:
The biscornu is one I made a few years ago from a Victoria Sampler design. The colours really remind me of summer flowers. The other photo is of my Apothecary's Rose, which has a very short flowering season but smells divine. My garden reminds me of the way Lady Katherine described Elizabeth's - "Miss Bennet, there seemed to be a prettyish kind of a little wilderness on one side of your lawn." Only my lawn is gradually being annexed by the wilderness!

Sounds like my kind of garden -- a little wild.  Thank you Christine.

If you want to see more pretty garden pictures in stitches, visit Jo.  She's hosting a summer postcard blog hop.  This is my first time participating in a blog hop and I'm happy to say it's fun.  If you've never tried it, give it a go.  I'm sure you'll have a good time.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Yikes! It's mid-July already -- where does the time go?

I participated in a Patriotic Exchange at Fair and Square recently. Kathy stitched these lovely squares from Notforgotten Farms.  Not only do they cover the patriotic theme but they're stitchy related also.  Very cool!
Thank you Kathy!

For my part of the exchange, I couldn't find a pattern amongst my stash that fit the theme and size requirements.  So I improvised.  I took one of the 'snowflakes' from Rosewood Manor's pattern Winter Quakers and made it 'patriotic'.

And hooray!  Kathy likes it.

I'm so glad.  I was nervous about this one because of the improvisation.

Have a good end of July!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


I have been shirking my blog duties .... mainly because I've been playing around on Facebook lately.  I participated in a Summer exchange which finished up a couple weeks ago. 

From wonderful Sylvia, I received this pile of goodies.  I love the crab biscornu she made for me.  The colors are so bright and cheerful.  And the pattern she included, Joyful Summer, is perfect.  It just oozes summer and makes me smile.  I love it!

Thank you Silvia!

For my part, when I think of summer, I think sunshine and flowers.  And so for my partner, Christina, I stitched Summer Rainbow from Country Garden Stitchery.  It was a fun stitch .... bright, cheerful colors, lots of fun swirls and a rainbow, what more could you ask.

This was a fun exchange which seemed to do it's job because summer has finally arrived in Pennsylvania. 


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Two updates for the price of one

For June's Smalls SAL I finished a little bookmark for a friend.  It's part of a BBD sampler called My Quaker House.  I just love this subject .... a little house with a big flower towering over it .... and this one is pink to boot.   Makes me smile every time.

Unfortunately, I didn't get much stitching time in for IHSW. I only managed to make the little house from above into a bookmark.  And all that involved was ironing a piece of fabric to the back of the stitched piece and cutting it out with pinking shears.  Not a good stitchy weekend.  No, it was a weekend for the dogs.

And speaking of dogs ..... here's River and Willow napping on the back of my couch.  Check out the tongue.  I guess he doesn't want his pic taken  :o)

Have a good day!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A quick update

I finished a little witch over the weekend for the Halloween Ornament SAL.  This is a freebie from The Little Stitcher called Vintage Witch.

Love that nose!

I stitched some more of El Muro II.  My little village is almost finished, just a few more houses to go.

And I finished The Way to Happiness sampler.

Love it!

Have a good one!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

WIPocalypse update for June

I actually spent some more time on Mary Wigwam for WIPocalypse this month. The flower pot on the left is finished and on the upper right, I started the light blue plant under the rose wreath (see the little arrows).  While in this area I noticed that the yellow flower next to it wasn't complete.  So I completed it. Yay!

And then I decided to pick up Autumn Log Cabin which has been languishing for months now.  I stitched the top 2 oak leaves and their accompanying acorns.  I'm getting ready to round the corner now, making this last border half finished.  Double yay!


That's about it for this month's old WIPs.  Hopefully next month will go as well.