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Monday, July 30, 2007

No Stitching

For some unknown reason I just have not picked up a needle for a few days. I keep looking at all my "unfinished" finishes, some need framing, most I would like to do as pillows or pin keeps and since I don't have much experience, okay none at all, I'm hesitant about starting any. I'm going to go thru them and pick one and just go for it. I may surprise myself. :)

Tiger and I have been spending a lot of time at Trout Lake looking for rocks. A mother duck and her babies were swimming close by.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Folk Art Topiary

I started this months ago, but just got the needed Crescent Color threads to finish it. The pattern designed by Brown House Studio is from the 2004 JCS Christmas Ornaments. I stitched this on 32 ct. Vintage Linen.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Pillow finish

Needles work Needles play Resting here at end of day.

I stitched this some time ago and today decided to finish it off. Again I am not fully satisfied with my hand sewing, but with time I'm sure it will get better. I stitched this with Needle Necessities 1 over 1 on 28 ct. light mauve. The original pattern, by a local designer, called for some "fancy" stitches which I had a hard time with, so I improvised and gave it a personal touch.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Sweet Biscornu

by Periphaeria Designs from the July issue of The Gift of Stitching.

I am not 100% satisfied with the outcome, but it is my first and definitely will not be my last. I need to practise my whip stitch and use a little more filling.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Stitching Update

Here are some of my latest stitching projects.

Pineapples a thread pack by LHN.

This one is from
where you will find many lovely free patterns.

HIH Bird stitched with DMC CV.

Sweet Biscornu by Periphaeria Designs from The Gift of Stitching July issue.

Pine Tree and Acorns by LHN.

Spring Sampler is a new thread pack from LHN using Crescent Colors Belle Solie threads.

I know I haven't been keeping up with this blog as I should, in fact this post has been in my draft folder since July 3rd. I am going to try, no I am
going to better about this and post more often. In fact I have one of my designs pictured here finished and will post a picture of it tomorrow.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Pay It Forward

I've signed up for my first PIF at Mary Kathryn's, she does the most awesome work and can't wait to see what she does for me.

Here goes:

Be one of the first five people to respond to this post (via the comments section) and you will receive a cross stitch item made by me. After you comment, please email me your snail mail address( There will be a 365 day or sooner deadline.
The way this works is that if you sign up, you have to blog this as well and continue the sharing (you don’t have to have a blog to participate, just pass on the giving with friends, or surprise someone).

Happy Canada Day !

Have a great day !!!