Friday, July 1, 2016

Sorry to have been away so long...

but I was BUSY!
High School Graduation-Guess which one is mine

Moved two days later

Getting to know the new neighbors
Now for what you have been waiting for!  ML and RK stitched these adorable Melissa Shirley Fourth of July children using stitch guides by Carolyn Baird of Chaparal in Houston, TX.  I could not love them more.  The finishing was done by Kim Hollifield.

RK added these little firecrackers

Friday, May 27, 2016

Going Off the Air

Moving and graduation weekend has arrived.  I don't know when I will be back so I will leave you with these.  Wonderful samplers with stitch ideas by Carolyn Baird at Chaparral in Houston.  Ribbon embellishment from her store Ribbonry in Chaparral.  I can't wait to see you again soon, Carolyn!

Monday, May 23, 2016

What I Wish I Was Stitching On

But I am not since moving week has started!  Sorting, washing, packing and the like is going on around here.  Wish me luck!

Native American Angel by Painted Pony

Glinda the Good Witch by Melissa Shirley

St Paddy's Day House by Squiggee

Coming Home by Ewe and Eye

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Birdhouses by Ewe and Eye

The Birdhouses from Ewe and Eye was pulled out.  I stitched the red part using barn stitch #17 from Stitch Ins & Outs/Interiors and Exteriors Plus.  I love those little books.

Finished product

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

One Tree at a Time

Double stitch on tree
 I used one strand of Designer's Dream for the long crosses and two strands of floss for the small cross stitches.  The jury is still out on this one.
I stitched the tree and spent the rest of my weekend stitching time basketweaving the background of the sampler band.  I used three strands of black Splendor.

Friday, May 6, 2016

What's Your Needlepoint Set-up???

I went to my SWAN birthday party!   It was fabulous with good company, good food and stitching.  We got to see D's new set-up.  WOW!
Chests from IKEA with threads

Small ones on a bulletin board

Large ones hung in the closet

Stretcher bars labeled, banded and stored in wine box
 And then this adorable house finished by LO.  It is the cutest thing.  What a great day!
Finish of Squiggee German Clock house by LHO  
P.S. Plus I got gift certificates from The Needle Works!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Prince Charming for my Prince Charming

Prince Charming by Petei
 My traveling companion, EH, gave me this cute canvas.   I am stitching it for my husband for next Christmas.

Background stitch

One of my favorite books