Thursday, June 27, 2013

WIPocalypse for June

I'm a little late getting this up but here it is . . . .  a little finish for WIPocalypse:


This sweet little thing is the final project offered by one of my favorite places on the internet, the Sticklounge yahoo group.  Sadly, at the end of this month it will be closed.  I have enjoyed this group tremendously.  A really BIG thank you to the moderators, 2 lovely ladies from Germany, for all their hard work and to the designers that provided so many wonderful projects.  Many thanks!!

I also had Iris (another great Sticklounge offering) framed and picked it up over the weekend.  I love it!

Unfortunately, I didn't get any work done on some of my older projects -- hopefully in July.  Have a good Thursday!

Monday, June 17, 2013


I finished another Christmas ornament over this IHSW.  It's one of the free angels from Told In A Garden:

She's such a pretty little angel.  I did her over 2 on 30 ct natural linen from my stash using the called for DMC threads.  I did, however, change out the gold metallic thread for a silver & gold blended metallic.  Sadly, all the glitter doesn't show up in the pic.  I also changed her face to over one because I hate 3/4 cross stitches (as was called for in the pattern).  From a distance it looks okay -- up close it's a little funny looking.

I also worked on a new piece for Stitched with Love's current exchange called Birds, Bees and Butterflies but since it's a surprise, I can't show you anything yet.

However, now that the Home Sweet Home Exchange is complete, I can show you what I received from Fiona.  Her package included a wonderful stitched Scottish heart and loads of other great goodies.  Thank you Fiona!

For my part, I stitched a home sweet spooky home for Marjorie (a big fan of Halloween).  I'm so happy she likes it.  This was such a fun exchange.

Happy stitching everyone!  And thanks for visiting.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Halloween and Papillons

I started and finished a Halloween ornament over the weekend. This easy little stitch is called R.I.P. by The Stitcherhood and I enjoyed every little x:

I've posted pics of my pups in the past but these two little ladies are something new for me -- fosters.  I've had them for a couple weeks now.  Aren't they just adorable?  Sadie was a little camera shy and kept turning her head every time (except one) I tried to get a picture of her face.  Minnie, on the other hand, had no problems looking at the camera.

Thanks for stoppin' by -- enjoy your day!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A sweet little sampler and 2 holiday smalls

Not much stitching going on here, not sure why, but the word is 'smalls'.  I'm really enjoying the almost instant gratification of finishing all these little projects. 

My current project is a sweet little sampler:

Plus I finished 2 ornaments, one for Halloween and one for Christmas:

And that's all folks!