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.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Progress & a finish

The first is an ornament that I had started quite some time ago and found when going through my ornament issues, so I finished him up.
Ewe & I & Friends
over 1 on linen
Here is my start on LK's mystery sampler. I'm doing it over 2 on a fabric that scanned in it's color but isn't showing here in my preview(hope it shows up as yellow and sparkly as it really is....it looks great with the sparkles and the colors called for.
Lizzie Kate
Hearts & Holly Mystery sampler
over 2 on Newcastle 40ct opal polished brass

Thursday, December 26, 2013

A bit of catch up and show n tell

First, a wonderful Christmas wish list was started, I was able to grant a wish and my wish was granted 5 fold. I wished for any one of the parts of Lizzie Kate Hearts and Holly mystery sampler....I received from Leslie all 3 parts and 2 pieces of her wonderful hand dyed fabric to try. Under the Sea Fabrics is her site for these yummy colors and many more. 1 piece is 32 Belfast and one is 36 Edinburgh.

Next up is a finish. It is from a past JCS ornament issue. 
Drawn Thread
Miniature Bellpull ornament
over 1 on linen
 And last but NOT least....Christmas eve I received the redwork blocks I stitched finished as a quilt(wall hanging) all pieced and hand quilted by my Mom. I'm going to try and get a better photo of it and see if I can't get one to show the wonderful quilting on it and show it in a later post. You can click on any pictures to see them closer up.
Crabapple Hill
Winter Wonderland

Friday, December 20, 2013

A finish- sort of

This is a finish for me except for personalizing. The designer was originally going to make it a wedding sampler which is an idea that I liked. She ended up making it a memory sampler of her childhood. I left off the motifs that mean something to her and decided I will put in the names and date for a wedding day. That part has to be charted out yet and stitched but otherwise the piece is done. This is all that I would show anyway as I'd block out the names so here she is. 

Stacy Nash
Tribute to Summer sampler
over 2 using Gast on 36 ct. Meadow Rue

Monday, December 16, 2013

Ta da

This is one of the projects I started on our snowy day this weekend. I am on an over 1 kick for a while. This is on 28ct. evenweave.

Little House Needleworks
Faith, Hope, Love

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Winter Wonderland

Our first significant snow of the season. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A finish and a delivery

Delivered SL Purple Passion to it's owner. They loved it as much as I do.  Itching to start Bruce's Brilliant Blue but have to wait for some anchor colors to come to me and the fabric. Didn't have a large enough antique white for it and I think it needs to be on the light color.

Here is a finish for an RR I'm in.
Yellow flag

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Presenting Purple Passion

I didn't take the time to scan in the finish 2 pages ago....the last 4 pages were minimal stitching so here she is fully completed and ready to go to her new home. With railroading and using Anchor(which is supposed to be thicker) there isn't as much coverage in some areas that I'd like. But I won't be examining it up close like when stitching and hopefully it's admirers won't either. Kind of like 'if you see my dust you came to my house for the wrong purpose'. ;)
Silver Lining
Purple passion
2 over 2 on 32 ct.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Finish Finishes

Here are some ornaments I've just finished putting together....I need to look a couple of them up to see the designer and pattern name. All are from past JCS ornament issues. Some are for Christmas exchanges
Blue Ribbon Designs ?

Hands to work

This one is for me...past ornament kit exchange and we put them together

Fresh Fallen snow
This on Christi received/stole in gift exchange(rob your neighbor)

Full Circle
This one Christi received at our club Christmas party
I will soon have another 2 pages done on the Silver Lining to show you...these next showings are 2 pages at a time because the pages are very little stitching each....2 sets of them and it will be finished and ready to go to it's recipient to frame as she chooses.