I stitched a model for Diane Williams of Little House Needelworks earlier in the year.
It's just been released.....The Mercantile. You can see it at her website www.littlehouseneedleworks.com under new releases.
It was a joy to stitch as are all her designs. I love the frame she chose for it.
Friday, May 14, 2010
I'm trying to get ahead on my sal's and DID finish my last block for the block exchange. All too soon summer marching band practices will start, then games, and contests, then Christmas. You get it! lol!
The first picture is my last block for the block exchange on STO with a Christmas tree theme. It's a freebie by Blue Ribbon Designs called A Star on Top.
The second I finished tonight. DS is at his band banquet and DH left for a camping trip. I went out for dinner with some friends and then came home to stitch. Great evening!
The finish is from the 1999 JCS ornament issue and called Christmas basket. I'm doing double duty with this one; it's for the JCS ornament sal on one group and a fruit themed ornament for another.
Monday, May 10, 2010
I decided to try to finish the rest of the exchange blocks for the year. I finished the pumpkin block, a freebie by Drawn Thread, and picked out and started a Christmas tree block, a freebie by Blue Ribbon Designs.
I think I'm in too many sals/block exchanges this year. I've noticed there are a lot of small finishes for me this year but not many bigger finishes. I'm still plugging along on the new sampler I started, though.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day. Only one of our kids was home but the other 3 called. (DS in college moves home next weekend and I'll see oldest DS towards the end of the month near the time he has a conference in Houston.) Even the son at home Sunday was gone for most of the weekend so DH and I ate out one night, grilled steaks the other and tried to get some things done around the house. It turned out to be a nice weekend.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
I can always tell when the end of the school year is here because of the increased activities.
We had the first marching band boot camp Tuesday evening (I always "work" those.), a concert tonight, and Tony's going for an overnight band event Friday/Sat for which I'll have to help him prepare. I'm also on a committee for a band Legacy event (to honor past and present band directors and students) that's coming up next month so we're busy planning that.
Despite all the running around I was able to complete these two little pieces. One is a penquin freebie I stitched for a block exchange for STO (an online stitching group) designed by Stitchy Kitty. I'm not a penguin person nor a pink person but I really enjoyed stitching this little guy.
The other is an ornament by Little House Needleworks, part of an ornament series Diane is designing this year. There's a blog devoted to these that I've joined too. It's fun to see everyone's interpretations of the ornaments.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
I'm participating in a sal blog for the monthly LHN ornaments this year. Here's the blog if you're interested in seeing everyone's ornaments:
Here's my version of He's a Flake. He's stitched on some Waterlily 32 ct. linen by Wichelt (in my stash for a while) with the recommended floss/beads.