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, June 28, 2013


Well, here they are all finished....They really did go together pretty easy(my part of the finishing-stitching together & bead hanger) Mom's part of folding the seam back(around curves) was the tedious part. And yes, there are 2 missing from this series that I didn't stitch up.
Blackbird Designs
'Tis Halloween
Now I just need to do the same kind of thing for ALL of my CEC littles that are for several holidays....stars, pears, hearts, acorns....;) my work is cut out for me.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Rethinking it

okay, went through my xs and I only have 1 that is professionally framed that I won't hang again, so guess I will hang on to it....the rest are small enough as is the PS that I just finished that I'm going to stitchbook (scrapbook) them...they will either be in place of a photo in my stitching albums that I have with detail of all finishes or they will be incorporated into my family photo scrapbooks as the theme applies. So no selling of them I guess.

Tomorrow I hope to have a photo of my Blackbird designs Halloween stockings that have been stitched for several years and were assembled ready for me to whipstitch the layers together....they had gotten set aside last fall and I just pulled them out and have just a bit more to do then they are all done....so until tomorrow. Happy stitchng tonight.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A finish and a clearing house idea

Well here is my modified version of June.I left off the border and the top 1/2 of the chart and a bit on the lower. As I said, I decided against stitching this series but I couldn't let my start go unfinished. 
I decided I am going to try to sell this actual stitched piece. It measures 8 7/8 x 10....stitched area 4 3/4 x 5 3/8. I'd like $15.00 +actual postage for it. 
Prairie Schooler
DMC on lambswool evenweave

I'm also going to go through my stitching that I've displayed for years and no longer have on display and see if there are pieces(I know there are) that I'd like to sell off. Why not let someone else enjoy them. Of course family will get to choose before I sell them. Will post as I get them chosen.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Progress this week

As of this morning this is where I am on Sampler au bouquet....2nd half of part 2
Jardin Prive
Sampler au Bouquet 3 parts
DMC on 40ct. hand dyed
 ...And... I was going to do the PS month SAL but as I was stitching this piece I wasn't loving it....looks Just nan-ish to me with the peacock( I know I could have left it off). I love Just Nan, but this is supposed to be Prairie Schooler. I looked closer at the rest of the series and decided I didn't want to do them...so posted elsewhere and all those charts were snatched up. I feel better about it and will no longer be getting all PS charts as they come out...just ones I really like. BTW I've gone through all of my PS charts and realistically decided which ones to sell...so at photobucket & fb as well as my sale tab here I have them up for sale. On the tab here you will have to go to photobucket to see them....too many to post the pictures. Oh, and there are some OOP very reasonable.
Prairie Schooler
DMC on lambswool evenweave

Monday, June 17, 2013

Progress update

I'm currently working on 2 new starts....1 week on one then back to the other for a week.
I started Prairie Schooler June(am in a SAL at the Yahoo PS board for the monthly ones). I am working on this one this week.

Prairie Schooler
DMC on evenweave

This is another SAL I started well after it's start. I acquired the charts from a friend and I know a friend that is coveting them when I'm done, although mushy colors aren't usually to her liking. ;)
Jardin Prive
Sampler Au Bouquet(3 parts)
DMC on Lakeside 40ct.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

My friend got the 2 Judith Kirby houses back from the framer....she's giving one as a gift. We both think that they turned out beautifully.
Judith Kirby Victorian House #9

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Fun one

This is a fun piece. The booklet has several cute labels to stitch. Thinking about doing a couple and it would be neat to copy them onto paper after stitching and decoupage them to canisters. Just a thought but I won't get to it for a while as I have several things I'd like to start up as well as many projects around the house if it would ever quit raining and warm up enough to work outside. We've had 26" of rain in the last 3 months not to mention tornados. Thankfully our area was spared but many were displaced.
Country Cross Stitch Old Country Store
Old Dutch Cleanser
on gold 14ct aida

Monday, June 3, 2013

Quick Stitch

I decided to throw in a quick stitch. This one just took a few stitching sessions over the weekend. I don't know how I am going to finish this but it will do with the others that are awaiting a marathon finishing session that will happen over the summer.
Bent Creek
Deck the Halls