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.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

WIPS progress

This is where I am on these 3 as of this morning...I have been working lately on this first one. It's a commissioned piece and is fun (except I don't care for aida, but 18 ct. isn't too bad). There is more stitching done on the right and left, continued sky & trees, but it wouldn't fit on the scanner so here is the main section.

Hidden Spirit

By Gone Stitches
Quaker Virtue
Acorn Woods & Rusty Amber SNC

This one I chose 40 ct. without studying the pattern and ugh....there are whole areas of over one....basically that is what is left with a bit of satin stitches and some specialty stitches. Quite a few that I 'thought' were crossed stitches are smyrna crosses(turkey's tail)...they cover nicely but take a bit more time.
Chessie n me
A breath of Autumn

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A finish

I was at one of my stitch clubs last night and with 5 minutes left(most are already packed up ready to go). I had the 3 in the date left to stitch and decided to move it over one stitch so removing 3 stitches my needle went flying (literally) and that 5 minutes was spent looking for the needle (we were in a McD's so it HAD to be found). Found it and packed up....got home pulled it out and put my final stitches in so the gang at club didn't get to see it 'finished' in person.

Blackbird Designs
Home of the Brave
32 evenweave
DMC 221
Now on to one of my WIPS, actually the SAL for Quaker Virtues, and ready to start a new piece but making myself stitch a bit more of the rotation before I do....the new ones are setting there beside my stitching chair waiting to have needle put to fabric.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Fast Paced

Last night was a wonderful Blues Hockey game....it was such a fast paced game that I found myself whipping through the border on this piece and I got it done sooner than I figured I would.
Here is Carriage House Samplings Quaker Medallion Sampler
Carriage House Samplings
Quaker Medallion Sampler
white evenweave
I need to make an area where I can pin up my pieces that aren't framed to be able to take a flat picture....this one is draped over a pillow so a bit skewed on the right side.
Pattern is already spoken for.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Fruit of the Spirit

I've had this pattern since Monique first put it out. The design just popped out to me. It was a fairly quick stitch and I used Gast as called for but switched out the pink for one that was a darker dye lot...The blue should be darker too but I like it this way too.
My Mark Fruit of the Spirit
white evenweave
Gast fibers
The chart will be going in my sale box.....remember I have a sale page here but it in no way has ALL of my sale items....to see them all you can visit my photobucket album(link on sale page).

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Birthday surprise

I had a milestone birthday this last weekend and it was a great weekend. At stitch club yesterday a friend (who will also be hitting that milestone this year) brought me a surprise. A yummy personal size cake. It's CHOCOLATE! :) And isn't it pretty.  Thank you Sandy. 

PS: I did share with my family.

Friday, March 1, 2013

It just keeps falling & WIPS

We got 5.5+"of snow last Thursday, 3" Tues and 1" yesterday and it's still falling, little tiny flakes but still snow....melts a little and then adds inches. This is as of this morning.

looking down the right side of the backyard 
looking up the last 1/2 of the driveway towards the subdivision road
The driveway was 75% clear yesterday

Here are my WIPS as of this morning

Carriage House Samplings Quaker Medallion Sampler

Dimesions Hidden Spirit
sorry so wrinkly....took out of qsnap to scan

By Gone Stitches Quaker Virtues