Quiet and Relaxation

I'm glad you could visit. My stitching brings me joy and is a source of relaxation. Visit often and feel free to leave comments.

Friday, April 29, 2011

I love these

Drawn thread calendar covers. Nice to have them come one at a time to stitch up and wait for the next one. Now if only I'd finish my finishes that quickly.


I did finally frame up my Crossed Wing Redtail Hawk I did last year. It fits perfectly in a 12 x 12 ready made frame from Michaels(the type for scrapbooking pages or albums)....it has a nice burnished finish on the frame and the finished product looks great in my grouping of pictures above the entertainment center.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sweetie Pie

This is a Cross-eyed Cricket freebie called Sweetie Pie. I have the hearts from the corresponding leaflets all stitched and this summer will be making them all into heart ornaments for February along with all my other ornament finishing.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Charming little bee finish & another

I have loved this Bee Charmer biscornu since I first saw it a couple of years ago. It is by Indigo Rose.
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Also, couldn't resist Lizzie Kate's One hundred years chart. Note: If you plan to stitch this the center on the chart is mismarked and the left and bottom column/row are more than 100 stitches. I have let LK know. I used Gloriana silks on this...a green/gold & Topiary.

This chart is for sale for $4 + actual postage

Friday, April 22, 2011

A touch of color to welcome Spring

This is a CEC freebie 'The colors of my garden' that is to go along with the Star spangled stars....don't see the theme here except for the red/white/blue but it will be made into a star anyway.



I would have had another finish last night but I left out one stitch on a letter and it threw the row off. So Mr. Frog was kicked out and I am finishing up sometime this weekend. I have a busy holiday weekend that starts today so I don't know when I will get to stitch.

I am also back to working on my redwork snowmen blocks for the quilt. (It's about time).

Have a Happy Easter everyone.

Monday, April 18, 2011

A wonderful birthday gift

My birthday was last month. My friend, Nancy, had told me she was working on a gift for me. I couldn't imagine what she would be stitching. Well, I should have guessed it would be one of my favorites, Prarie Schooler. Aren't these floss tags wonderful. She does such beautiful stitching and these are over 1. I LOVE them. Thank you again, Nancy.
These are from PS #123 Country Seasons

Friday, April 15, 2011

I'm moving up

to a little a larger piece. It is 2 by 9.
This is Homespun Elegance Welcomes a plenty III-crow welcome. I had a piece of hand-dyed fabric in my stash that I liked with these colors....The scan is a little washed out looking.

I will sell ths leaflet for $2 + actual postage. It has 4 different design options. SOLD

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Acorns galore

My last couple of posts have been acorns....Seems to be one of the things I like about CEC
This one is called Little Acorn. It is a bit larger 2 1/2 by 2 1/2. Have a bit of an idea how I want to finish them...will post when I actually do.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Still going strong

These are two freebies from CEC. These are only 1" by 2" & 2" by 2"(over 2)
Petite Acorn


Another petite Acorn (yes, that's it's name)

More CEC

since going through all my CEC freebies, I've continued to stitch Vicki's designs....this was a fairly fast stitch....the companion leaflets will be my next non-free stitch.
This freebie is called 'Isn't it the truth'.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Not really my thoughts

but I thought it was cute.

This is a Lizzie Kate

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cross-eyed cricket finishes

Here are 2 more finishes.
This is CEC 2010 carrot freebie. I made a few changes in the pattern. I have the carrot series already done and display them each Easter. My mom is the one that is good at this type of finishing...but I'm learning and help when I can.
These are from Leaflets # 242, 243 Rabbit's garden & Rabbit's delight


This is the September acorn ABC from Acorns fall from CEC
I see all the finishes I did this week and start to feel a bit guilty about my stitching time....but I did get DD's room finished on the painting after tedious wallpaper and paste removal and she & I will have fun arranging everything back in there. The house is picked up and cleaned....the last load of laundry is in.
I do know that my stitching time will end up being evenings only very soon as the weather is warming up and outside duties will be calling me....I guess that's why I don't feel bad that the cold winter months is when I get lots of stitching time.(well, I don't ever really feel guilty about it lol).

Monday, April 4, 2011

No more scary corns

Just finished up CEC More scary corns. These are all going to be ornaments as shown on the leaflet. I have a wonderful black twisted Halloween tree to display them on.

Franken corn

Whooo corn

Warty corn

Arachni corn

Scare corn


Indian corn