Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Awesome Opportunity...

Angela, the amazing owner of Colour and Cotton is hosting a truly awesome giveaway on her blog...
It is for a special mystery Halloween box, filled with tons of goodies. (Hand dyed threads, silks, fabrics and more...)
Definitely head over to her blog and check it out:
https://colourandcottonstudio.blogspot.com/2018/07/giveaway-vintage-halloween-mystery-box.html

Friday, July 6, 2018

Quick Update...

Popping in real quick to share my latest finish...
The pattern is from the Elfin Forest on Etsy.  I stitched it on a 28 count, mystery linen, using all the called for DMC.  I do have a few beads to add, but I will do that, once I decide how I am going to fully finish it.

Also, Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe has put up her final Christmas in July giveaway and it is awesome!
You can find the details here:
http://victorianmottosamplershoppe.blogspot.com/2018/07/floss-give-away-limited-editions-or.html

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Happy July...

Hope everyone had a wonderful June, filled with lots stitching.

It has been a bit of a crazy couple weeks, but I do have some progress to share...

First up, Indigo Lane...
Pattern is by Brenda Gervias

Next, I worked a mermaid pattern from The Elfin Forest on Etsy...
Really enjoying this piece!  Stitching it a mystery piece of 28 count linen, with all the called for DMC.

Lastly, I finished a punch needle piece...
I designed the pattern myself, but I'm not overly happy with the end result and plan to punch it again with some adjustments.

I also wanted to share that Nancy from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is running a Christmas in July giveaway... actually several giveaways...
Her threads are awesome, definitely check out her blog!
Today's giveaway:

I hope everyone has a fantastic start to July, filled with lots of crafting!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

Good Morning and Happy June!
Cannot believe it is the beginning of a new month all ready, the time is really flying by...

I thought I would pop in and share what I have been working on the last few weeks.
I had hoped to spend most of the month of May stitching on the new biscornus that I started for Maynia, but another pattern was calling to me...
...and who am I to resist...lol!

I just had to start Indigo Lane by Brenda Gervias...
...I bought the pattern shortly after it was released at the Nashville market and have been very excited to start stitching it.

I am using all the called for threads, except for one change...
...I decided to use a different color for the grass.

I am stitching it on 28 count Autumn Fields Lugana, that I purchased from Ye Olde Stitchery...

It really has been a joy to stitch, even with a small counting error in the house...
...I am very happy I started the piece and look forward to finishing it.

Other than stitching, I have been busy with some punch needle projects...

Cute, little bee skep from Doodle Dog Primitives on Etsy...

And two adorable, sheep scissor FOBs....
(The pattern is a free clipart image that I downloaded, printed and traced onto my weaver's cloth.)

I recently finished a seasonal sheep from Doodle Dog, as well...
...I will eventually get all four seasons finished.

So, that is a little peek at what I've been working on...
Hope everyone has a terrific week, filled with lots of stitching!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Stitch Maynia 2018

With the month of May half way over, I thought I would share what I have worked for Stitch Maynia this year...
I decided to start 18 new projects, all biscornus...

(An overview of everything that I have worked on for the first 18 days of May.)


May 1st:
Christmas Village Biscornu
By: Fire Place Hobby on Etsy
It is being stitched on 28 count Monaco, that I hand dyed with RIT and over-dyed with coffee.

May 2nd:
Bee Biscornu
Stitched on 14 count Aida, that I dyed with coffee

May 3rd:
Hummingbird Biscornu
Stitched on 28 count Monaco, that I snow dyed with blue RIT dye

May 4th:
Mini Biscornu, #1
Stitched on beige 14 count Aida, with a floss I hand dyed

May 5th:
Spider Biscornu
Stitched on 28 count Monaco that I hand dyed

May 6th:
Sheep Biscornu
Stitched on 28 count Monaco that I hand dyed

May 7th:
Spider Biscornu
By: Fire Place Hobby on Etsy
Stitched on 14 count Aida, hand dyed by me, using RIT and over-dying with coffee

May 8th:
Bird and Flower Biscornu
Stitched on 14 count, coffee dyed Aida

May 9th:
Mermaid Biscornu
Stitched on 14 count Aida, hand dyed by me

May 10th:
Mini Biscornu, #2
Stitched on 28 count Monaco, hand dyed with RIT and over-dyed with coffee

May 11th:
Halloween Biscornu
stitched on 14 count Aida, that I hand dyed

May 12th:
Needle and Thread Biscornu
stitched on 28 count Monaco, that I hand dyed

May 13th:
Snowman Biscornu
stitched on 14 count Aida - Charles Craft, Carolina Linen

May 14th:
Kokeshi Doll Biscornu
stitched on 28 count Jobelan - Desert Stone - from Ye Olde Stitchery

May 15th:
Strawberry Biscornu
by: Just Plane Jen on Etsy
stitched on 28 count Monaco, dyed with RIT and over-dyed with coffee

May 16th:
Kokeshi Doll Biscornu, #2
stitched on 28 count Jobelan from 123stitch 
(I don't remember the color name.)

May 17th
Dragonfly Biscornu
stitched on 28 count Jobelan - Watercrest -Ye Olde Stitchery

May 18th:
(Last day of new starts!)
Sheep Biscornu
stitched on 14 count Aida - Charles Craft, Carolina Linen

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May 19th:
(Putting in more stitches to my new starts...)
Kokeshi Doll, #2

May 21st:
Christmas Village

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And that is what I have been up for the month of May...
Lots of terrific new starts, that I am eager to get back to stitching.

Hope everyone is having a fantastic month, filled with lots of stitching!