Better late than never, right? My kids went to Peru together the day after Christmas last year. It's our family tradition to buy or make an ornament for every place we go. Here's the one for their trip to Peru.
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Another fabulous party on the books! Every year our Society of Women Addicted to Needlepoint(SWANs) have a Christmas party where we exchange ornaments that we have stitched for each other. This year the party was at my home and it could not have been more fun. Delicious food, delightful companionship and the cutest ornaments.
|Overview of all the cuties|
|Peter nativity that KSH stitched for me - I adore it!|
|Custom mini-stocking with beloved kitty included|
|Festive mailbox with messy beading in the snow|
|Cute reindeer for LO|
|Custom mini for G our lover of dachshunds|
|Precious snowman from Melissa Shirley|
|3-D House with LD's name on it|
|Shelly Tribbey Santa stitched by me for ML - Ribbons from The Ribbonry in Chaparral - stitch ideas from Carolyn Baird|
|Flying Santa by Rebecca Wood on his way to the finisher|
|Festive tree for SA by ATB|
Monday, October 28, 2019
Hi, everyone. I haven't posted much lately since I am cross stitching. I did go to Barbara's Needlepoint Retreat in early October. I absolutely loved it. I flew to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, all by myself. It was deliciously cold and rainy when I arrived. It had been so hot for so long here that I was thrilled to pull out sweaters and socks to pack.
Anyway, it was all so grand. Barbara and her staff could not have been nicer or more accomodating. I took some studio time from Carolyn Baird at the shop on Wednesday. I took Thursday off from classes to have a look around the city. They did have an open table to stitch at during the classes so I went there at lunch time to hang out and eat.
Speaking of eating, we had the most delicious food the entire week. You could partake in as much or as little as you like. It was fabulous.
Friday and Saturday I took a class from Carolyn Baird which I will post tomorrow. I also bought a stitch guide and kit from one of the classes that was going on but that I chose not to attend in order to have my free day.
|Melissa Shirley heart with Carolyn Baird stitch guide|
So cute, right? This was so quick and fun that I might order the other three. You can order the guide and canvas or canvases from Barbara's Needlepoint. The number is 605-3679050.
In case you are wondering what the cross stitch project is, here you go:
Monday, August 5, 2019
|His Eye is on the Sparrow|
|Here's what I've done so far|
Saturday, July 13, 2019
I can't believe it's been a whole month since I posted. I am so sorry about that. I have been stitching away on my Secret Santa ornament and that project should be completed tonight. I can't post any of it until after it is given in December. While I was waiting on the thread I needed to finish that secret project, I pulled out this girl.
She's from Painted Pony Needlepoint Designs and I call her Kitty Witch. She has been in time out for a long while. So long, in fact, that I don't remember what the white thread is on the wings. That will take an investigative trip to The Needle Works to figure out. Wish me luck. In the meantime I stitched her sleeves with Neon Rays in a scotch variation. All stitch selections are mine.
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Sunday, June 9, 2019
This is the roof of the fifth house. I outlined the black with three strands of silk. The fern stitch on the lower right is from the guide. The upper shingle is my idea. I think I will stick with the guide. That Amy knows her business!
|Halloween House Row from Melissa Shirley with guide from Amy Bunger|
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Friday, May 24, 2019
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Yes, but it's the Halloween House Row from Melissa Shirley. I can't stop stitching this cute thing. It is that much fun. I really need to be finishing up the Christmas items for this year. I think I will give myself the Memorial Day weekend and then get back to business. I bought the canvas, stitch guide and threads from Amy's Golden Strand.
|Chimney close up|
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
We had a wonderful time! Six SWANs took off for Memphis for stitching, eating and visiting. Jill and Amy were as charming and gracious as they always are. We saw some other Memphis friends and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I asked Amy for stitch ideas for The Village.
|The Village by Diane Ulmer Pedersen from Painted Pony Needlepoint Designs|
|Green yard in Skinny Byzantine Variation|
|Road and front field|
A Rent Amy Day is RAD! I highly recommend it! More to follow.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
|USC mini-angel with stitches by me|
|Christmas Eve Angel stitched by ML|
|Texas Angel with stitches by Carolyn Baird - stitched by ?|
|New York Angel with stitches by me|
|San Antonio River Walk Angel stitched by ML|
|Owl Angel with stitches by me|
|Mitten Angel with stitches by Carolyn Baird - stitched by ?|
|Quilt Angel stitched by KH|
|Thailand Angel with stitches by me|
|Queen of Hearts Angel with stitches by me and guide|
|Texas Tech University mini-angel with stitches by me|
|University of Arkansas mini-angel with stitches by me|
|University of Texas mini-angel with stitches by me|
|Texas Angel with stitches by me|
|Hohoho Angel stitched by ML|
|SMU mini-angel with stitches by me|