Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Ok - - here we have a Blue Ribbon design to do that long line of small squares - -(remember the patriotic row?) well now we have Halloween. Then we have Victoria Sampler - arghhhh when can I start these???? I love the Gingerbread house. The roll of banding is replacing the banding I have used in just one year. I love that stuff for envelopes and needle rolls.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Okay - I did stitch while on vacation. Selecting what to stitch is every so important. This is the Winter Soltice and Spring time band samplers for a series I started long ago. Then I was trying to show others how to do the button hole stitch. I started treating the band samplers as banners but I needed to finish the other two seasons. Here they are.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
One evening, while returning from dinner, I stopped to take a few photos. The lake (Lake George) is so beautiful and I love the colors in the clouds. Our trip was wonderful. We were blessed with wonderful weather (except it was cold a few nights). We had a fire in the fireplace, wonderful dinners out, great friends and family -- what more could you ask.....
I promise to start discussing stitching again soon. Laundry, unpacking, groceries and such are keeping me busy. Not to mention the mountain of mail and email I need to address!
Monday, September 21, 2009
This is just one of the views I have enjoyed this last week. I was up on Whiteface Mountain in upstate NY. It was very cold up there that day. I must have seen one billion or more trees on that one day alone! I promise to get back to stitching and posting soon. I just wanted to tease you a bit with this wonderful view.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I was proud of myself. Today I did two rows of four sided stitch in order to put these two pieces of fabric 'together'. This has been a problem and bug to me for many years. I think the seamed edges look okay but the outside border on the top is definitely too far out and needs to be restitched. Argghhhhh.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
There is a bit of history on this one. I taught my friend, Linda, how to stitch with this project. I was working on it when she expressed an interest. I turned it over to her. Ever since I finished it I have thought that I should make a pillow and present it to her. I think every stitcher should have their first piece. We both worked on it but I am sure it will hold a special place for her. I made it into a pillow. I think it turned out great.