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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Rolling in Stash

















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

Four Seasons are Done!

















I used the summer and autumn banners as teaching tools. Now I have them all done. I need to make the hangers and these can be displayed. I am quite pleased with the way they came out.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Tip: for cutting out the banner

I pull out the thread closest to the stitching. This will leave a channel to put the scissors and do all the cutting out.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Vacation Stitching

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

More wonderful scenic photos



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

I have been on vacation - -

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

ARhhhhh - I found a boo boo

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

The crochet bug has hit?


I am working on a 'sampler afghan' done with crochet. I am clueless on some parts but the one on the left looks okay. The first one will have to be redone. Breathe - - I don't need another hobby --- I don't need another hobby..... LOL.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Winter Sampler Framed


I received this back from the framer. I think it looks great. It goes with it's fellow seasonal guys. The photo doesn't do them justice.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Isn't he grand?


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.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Jeanne



















I made another Needle Nest. I used left over pieces of floss (don't tell Jeanne). You really only need one strand of 18" of a color to do the square with double floss and the number beside the square. Then I personalized it for her.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Just a few more done!!!


I started a production line and was able to get a lot done in a short period of time.