Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

First IHSW of 2015

Thank you all for the prayers and wonderful words they were greatly appreciated.  During this week and the first IHSW of 2015 I was able to finish December Calendar Girl
from Little House Needlework.  I have decided to mount each one as if it was the front of a flat ornament but I will not add a back panel for now. What I will do is attach strips of velcro around the edges and to this plaque, this way the months can be switched out and I don't use up a lot of wall space to display them.

 This plaque also fits in a picture stand so it doesn't have to go on the wall. By the way this one is not completed just giving you an idea of what it will look like.  This is a monthly SAL but I couldn't resist this little beauty, it's February fairy from Lucie Heaton free Facebook SAL.
So then there were two.
This next design is a little freebie from DMC, I changed one of the shades of pink for a metallic and finished it as a wall hanging for a very dear friend on mine.  She also loves snails so of course I had to add one.

As I was catching up on reading blogs I saw this SAL and just had to join it. I confess it is the perfect excuse to start this adorable chart I received from a friend on Facebook. 

The SAL is called "Gifted Gorgeousness" hosted by Jo at Serendipitous Stitching. I'll be stitching this on 25ct Lugana "Wedgewood Blue" and here is my progress so far.
I hope everybody participating enjoyed this first 2015 IHSW, I did. Thank you all for stopping by and I'll just go back to making those wonderful little xxs.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A New Start...

I had a whole long story to explain my earlier disappearance but decided all of that was not necessary. I was told in November that my oldest sister is terminally ill, around the same time my daughter suffered a miscarriage that completely devastated us all. My sister is trying to enjoy the time she has left with her daughter and grandson and my daughter and her husband are recovering. As for me, I have my stitching to help keep me sane.
 This is the first design in a set of 13, it is from a Facebook SAL of Lucie Heaton's calendar fairies.  I am stitching 2 over 2 on 18ct Afghan cloth with DMC threads. This little lady is January.

 This of course is the latest installment of the Facebook Joan Elliott Mystery SAL, the face and neck have been stitched 1 over 1, all of the beads will be added last.
This is also from a Facebook SAL called "On Wednesday we stitch Black", this particular design is part one of "Come in my little pretties".  This is being stitched on 28ct cashel, Vintage Country Mocha with DMC and Crecsent Colors.  I finally got my December Calendar Girl from LHN but I don't have enough stitched to share. Well these and my other projects won't stitch themselves so I'm off to make some wonderful little xxs.  Thanks for stopping by.