Sunday, June 29, 2008
I love patriotic designs. I decided a needed a quick break from doing models. I just received this kit from Needlecraft Corner. It was quick and fun. One little heart button broke. I will have to search my stash and see if I have another one. This design is by Shepherds Bush. The Fourth of July is just around the corner and I am ready.
Friday, June 27, 2008
I have been busy stitching. I decided to do a mail art for Michelle's Get Well card. I used a freebie pattern by Blue Ribbon Designs titled Bluebirds and Daisies. I was thinking of a summer picnic on the back. The blue is done with Old Blue Jeans by Crescent Colours - I thought that was fitting. I especially like the watermelons. They called for Cupid (CC again) and I didn't like the variation and thought it was too pronounced. So I used the loop start method and that helped to tone down the differences. I hope she likes it.
I have been told that Michelle is sleeping a lot and taking pain medications. For now that is the best thing for her. I have been contacted by so many people who have agreed to send cards. Thank you all. I am sure when Michelle wakes and get interested she will be overwhelmed with all the cards and packages that are heading her way. I cry just thinking about it. Thank you.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
My Great Niece, Michelle, has been in a horrible accident. She was run over by a car. She is currently in a pediatric ICU with extensive injuries. I am so far from home and the phone has been busy all day. The situation is looking up just a bit and it appears she will survive this but she will have a very long road to recovery with all the broken bones. If you could, say a prayer. Teenagers are not bullet proof. I want to search my stash and stitch her something. I am also thinking of sending her a small cross stitch kit that she can try while she spends many hours healing.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I started this just the other day and finished it today. It was a kit from our ornament kit exchange. That is where six friends all pick an ornament from the Just Cross Stitch Ornament issue (Sept) and kit everything up for you and your five friends. We did our exchange last March while at Camp Wannasew. It is so much fun to see everyone's finished ornament and then take home the kit for future stitching.
I changed mine a bit. I decided to stitch it over one. Then I decided to make it into a small pillow ornament. Oh - and mine has a bit more space over the flower. Hey - I had to make it my own. LOL.
Monday, June 16, 2008
I can not say enough good things about this book. I cried and laughed for days while I read this. It was a wonderful read and hard to put down. I love books like that. On the cover it says "Where tragedy confronts eternity." So true. It is a great story.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
I stitched this model recently. Apparently Cheryl wanted to release this one quickly. I did the framed piece and then I made the needleroll and ornament. Cheryl added the buttons. It is a nice touch. This was designed by PG Peddler. I saw it on Hoffman's list last week. Check out PG Peddler's site at: http://www.prairiegrovepeddler.com/index.html
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
This is Sweet William and E on Toasted Almond. Yesterday's post should have told you that they are Bachelor Buttons and D on Peach. Only one more letter to go. Then assembly and completion. Just a note - - I don't really see an "E" on this but that is what they charted.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Carnations and A stitched on Putty. This is quite the project. All these little pieces will make up a very nice looking ball. This process is similar to one we did at Camp this year. You do the outlining of the piece to insure that the size is correct. Then you do the fill in work with cross stitching. My head spins with the ideas of what else to stitch on such a project.