Sunday, September 30, 2007

Couple of finishes...

I finished the PV Violets piece as a box. Thanks to Becky for the tutorial. I bought the box at Michaels, stained it and mounted the stitched piece on top. I love it. I plan to display it in my craft room. I think it is lovely.

Also, I finished a quick ornament from the new JCS 2007 Ornament edition. I needed to send an ornament as an exchange and thought this one would be cute. It was really easy and fast to stitch.

I am going to be quite busy for the next couple of days on the book, but I should be caught up by Wednesday. Then I can prepare for the stitching retreat this weekend. I am really excited about that. I need to organize several projects and also put together a gift exchange. I have a couple of really cute ideas in mind.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Tucker's Dinosaur Pillow

I finished the pillow I was making for my nephew, Tucker. I used a really cute green fabric that matches the stitched dinosaur perfectly. I think it is really cute. He likes it also. I had taken it out to my Mom and Dad's house on Sunday to give to him, but he didn't come over that day. So, I left it anyway to give to him later in the week. (My boys ride the bus to their grandparents house everyday and I pick them up after work. Both of my nephews spend the day with the grandparents while their parents work.) Anyway, he found the pillow yesterday and was very happy with it. He loves pillows, no matter how small.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Prairie Schooler Autumn Pinkeep

Well, I finished a small project this weekend. I have been down in the dumps all weekend. Work was pretty hectic this past week and I just wanted to be alone and work on my projects. My husband was really understanding and spent most of the weekend entertaining the boys. I did hang out with one of my sisters and a friend on Saturday, but most of the week was spent stitching. I finished the pinkeep today. I am really proud of this piece. I even made the trim. It is very cute and very easy to do. The pattern is in the current issue of The Gift of Stitching.

Also, I picked up the JCS Ornament issue this weekend from Shakespeare's Peddler. I signed up for the stitching retreat that Shakespeare's Peddler is holding this October. I am very excited about that. Theresa is such a nice person and friendly. I can't wait to meet some fellow stitchers and learn some new things.

I completed another project this weekend also. I have been working on a cute little dinosaur piece for my younger nephew. I finished it as a pillow. It is really cute, but I want to take a picture of my nephew with the pillow. Hopefully, I will post that picture tomorrow.

Thanks for visiting my blog and all the really sweet comments. I hope to stitch a lot more in the next few weeks, so I should have some really cute pictures to post.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Violets to Greet You

I finished it!!! And isn't it beautiful. I love the fabric. I received this fabric as part of my Surprise Me package from the Silkweaver Fabric of the Month Club. The fabric looks like it was custom for this Paula Vaughan piece. I love the very impressionist look that the piece has on the fabric.

I have several other projects to finish, but I am hoping to start a couple of new projects this month. Last week, Sharon and I stopped by Shakespeare's Peddler after work. I picked up the Raise the Roof Design Santa Clothes and the specialty thread for it. I have a perfect piece from a different Silkweaver FOTM club package for that one. Also, I got the Sleepy Hollow piece by The Cross-Eyed Cricket. And, yes, I have the perfect piece of fabric from Silkweaver. Can't wait to start on those.