Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Somethings old and somethings new

I have been stitching and stitching and I have two new starts and an old wip to share. I also have a couple of new to me ideas. First I want to share an old wip this is just about finished. It is my "Dollar Bill" it's a freebie from Gloria & Pat, Inc., there is about six inches of back stitching left and it will be a done deal.

I think this is so cute I may add at the bottom "First Dollar I Ever Made" and put it in a frame.
The next piece I want to show is "Wicked Witch" by La-D-Da, stitched on tea-dyed even weave.
I wanted to finish this one instead of it becoming a wip but I ran out of  #844(which is the border) and Michaels didn't have it on Saturday. So I had to put it away, but luckily I have found #844 at Wal-mart (go figure) they usually don't have much. When I feel like going back to it, it will be a done deal too. Up next is "Witch Boot" a little freebie from SullivansUSA (Sullivans Embroidery floss).
I just love the bright Halloween colors in this one, I'm stitching this one with a combination of Sullivans flosses and DMC. You can google a conversion chart for the DMC flosses. The piece I am currently working on is "Frankie the Thinker" from Glendon Place and I am stitching him on 28ct PTP called Hauned.
Remember back a few post I told you about finding out about these perfect grime guards (steering wheel cover from the dollar store) for the 8 inch q-snap for only $1.
Well I found the perfect grime guard for the 6 inch q-snap.
These are headbands from Michaels for $1.50 each. I do love a bargain. One last thing, I have joined the needle-minder craze, there are definitely some beautiful ones out there but way too expensive for my taste. So I bought myself a tube of E6000 industrial strength adhesive and it was on. Here are the ones not in use that I'm storing on my metal chart board.
Well it's time for me to get back to making some wonderful little xxs. Thanks for visiting!

Monday, August 1, 2016


I must have announce my give-away while no one was home! In my last post I told of a couple of beautiful charts I was giving away and nobody asked to be part of the drawing.

 So there was no need to announce a winner yesterday. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

It's About Time

Yes it's about time that I share some WIPs and Finishes! To me it doesn't seem like I've gotten a lot done since my last post but I'll let you all be the judge of that, first I'll show you my wips. I am currently working on finishing up a few of Brooke Books "Advent Animals" especially since she has released the last one in this series. Brooke said on her Facebook page that she will eventually release more animals similar to these but this group is available now. I now have finished only 9 of the current 25 and at this rate it may be Christmas of 2017 before I'm done, but here is where I am now.
This next chart can be called a wip and a new start, because it was just started on Monday while I waited in the court house jury assembly room. Yes I was called for jury duty and I took this little chart along to work on while waiting.  Sadly, I wasn't selected for the two trials they had for that day, so I actually got a pretty good bit of this done. This is called "BOO" and it is from the 2015 Just Cross Stitch Halloween issue.
I'm stitching this on a scrap of linen from my stash with Classic Colors, Gentle Arts and DMC. Since my last post I did have three finishes, the first is another chart I found in the 2015 Just Cross Stitch Halloween issue, it's called "A Bump in the Night", I think I showed it as a wip in my last post.
The next one is "I Can Drive A Stick"  I love that little witch and I also can drive a stick (mine is a red Ford model).
My last finish is an old wip that has been with me for a couple of years and I decided to give it a little attention and once I started stitching on it I couldn't put it down. It's called "Thine is the Trick and the Treat".
I just love the lime green fabric this is on. It kind of reminds me of a traditional sampler but it is definitely not traditional. Speaking of samplers I have two that I got at the last lock-in at my LNS in a grab bag I purchased.  Real traditional samplers are just not my style and I've decided that instead of  keeping them in my stash I should find good homes for them so I will hold two drawings for # 1. "Selina Chown" (A Reproduction Sampler) from Lila's Studio.

 and #2. "A Pomegranate Study" by Needle Work Press. To be considered you must leave a comment letting me know which (or both) you are interested in and you must be a follower of my blog. It's that easy. On July 31st I will announce the winner/ winners.  Good luck to you all!
Okay, now that all of that is over with, I have been trying to remember to share a picture of these faces I picked up from a street vendor when we took a cruise to the Bahamas earlier this year. I had never seen anything like them before, they are made of leather. They were formed and the features were carved in the faces and then they were allowed to dry this way. I just love these.
Well I will let you all return to your normal lives now while I go back to making those wonderful little xxs. Good luck and thanks for visiting.