Thursday, March 23, 2017

My Jill Rensel framed pieces!!!!

Well, I am WAY OVERDUE for posting about my new pieces I had Jill Rensel frame for me.  I always take some pieces whenever I go to the SB Retreats to drop off to Jill to be framed.  I LOVE how Jill does her framing and her staff is just as equally talented as well for helping her get my stitching goodies framed so beautifully!!!  These pictures are from the email that Jill sent to me.

SB Gratitude Sampler.  I wanted a lighter colored frame than what SB had framed theirs in.

SB Family.  I used a different frame than SB.

SB Friends.  This is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE FRAME molding.

SB Glad Hearts

This is JN Spring In the Air.  I had been wanting to stitch this for many years, and then I got the bright idea to have Jill paint some pansies on the mat or do something creative like that.  Jill said that Amber was the better painter for painting pansies!  Amber showed me some pansies she had painted on the computer while we were in the shop and suggested that we put some on the right and one on the left.  I told Amber I had seen her painting skills and had COMPLETE FAITH in whatever she would do for my piece.  She did an excellent job on the pansies!!!

As I told my husband before I left for the SB retreat, I was taking a "few" pieces to be framed by Jill and her staff.  But as I told him, this was to be my 2016 Christmas presents, 2017 Valentine's Day present, 2017 Mother's Day present and 2017 birthday presents.  I did not want any other gifts for those holidays.  But he still gave me something for Christmas.  LOL  And yes.....I scolded him too.

Didn't Jill, Amber and her staff do such a EXCELLENT JOB framing all 5 pieces!!!???!!!!  I LOVE THEM and get to enjoy them hanging on my wall!!!!

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog posts!!!

Happy Stitching everyone!!!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

March Mid Month Stitcher's Garden Vintage SAL.....

Well I am a day late for posting my mid March Vintage SAL, but I had a full day with errands and a doctor appointment thrown in there at a new place that I had to find.  Thank goodness for GPS!!!

Here is my Mirabilia The Lady of The Flag WIP.  I haven't gotten to stitch on her too much but that's ok.  I knew it was going to be long process for this project and I really don't like carrying it outside of the house when traveling.

Hopefully I can get a little more progress on her before the Apr 1 posting date.

I did start on my Facebook Smalls Flowers challenge though. picture of it yet as the starting day was just yesterday.  With having LOTS of errands and that doctor appointment, I didn't even get to start it until last night.  But AT LEAST I started on it on the actual starting date!

Now back to the sewing room and sewing on DD Easter Dress.  I have to get it done as I take her back to college on Sunday!!!  At least it's started and half sewn!!!   And yes....I will take a pic of her in it before she goes back.

Happy Stitching everyone!!!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Contest.....

Nancy of Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is offering up an Heirloom Treasure Floss give away.  You can click on her blog name to go and enter her conest.  I have used her floss before and I really love using it!!!

So  go and enter your name to try and win some new floss!!!


Monday, February 27, 2017

February TUSAL....

Well I think I am a day late on posting my ORTs for February.  I think I misread it on It's Daffycat blog.  But I am only a day late.  It was very busy weekend for my family that I won't bore you with the details with.  

Here is where I am for my February ORTs though.  I had quite a bit and I hope to have just as much all year long!!!

Happy Stitching everyone!

Friday, February 24, 2017

February Smalls SAL.....

Yeah!  We get to post about all our Smalls SAL.  This group is hosted by our lovely Heather of Stitching Lotus.  You can click on the link above or on her blog name.

I was stitching a lot of MBT 10 Commandments which I had shared earlier this month so I did not accomplish as many small ornaments this month as I had hoped.  Oh well.  There is next month.

I stitched Heart in Hand XOXO for my daughter's Valentine present in her box of Valentine goodies this year.  I found the backing fabric I wanted to use and then matched the floss to the colors in the backing fabric.  This is stitched on 28ct Opalescent White Lugana with Sampler Thread Buckeye Scarlett and Bubblegum Pink along with WDW Molasses.

Next I stitched PS 2016 Santa for my monthly ornament!  I did change the green from 501 to 895.  I like the darker green better.

I didn't really like how stiff the Polyfil was when I stuffed this up.  It was Polyfil brand, but the packaging was WAY DIFFERENT than I had ever bought in all the many years of using Polyfil and it felt different in my hands.  I went back to JoAnn Fabrics and got this brand which I like WAY BETTER.

This is JN Tiny Toile Heart.  It was a small chart that came with the silk included as well as the lovely crystal for the attachment.  I just finished it as a pincushion.

The last small project I stitched for this month was JN Frost Flowers!!!  I already had the whimzi in my stash as I'm trying to get all my whimzi's completely stitched this year.  I only have a few more.

Thank you for taking the time to read through all of my Smalls finishes!  Now....back to stitching!


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day....

YEAH!!!  I was able to get this little Valentine freebie from iStitch Designs finished!!!  You can click on Carol's blog name to get to her website.

I stitched this adorable design 1 strand over 2 on 40ct white linen using Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Christmas Red thread.  Although after I had turned it and had it all stuffed up, I am realizing that I may have left a little too much between the stitching and the finishing fabric.  It's all stuffed and I'm not taking all that Polyfil back out.  I think it still looks cute though.

I did pick my finishing fabric BEFORE I actually stitched this.  I wanted to make sure the floss matched the finishing fabric.  Sometimes I forget to do that before stitching a small quick project.  I just used what was in my stash and I may restitch it again and make 1 in a pink color.  I will have to look at my finsihing fabrics to decide.


Monday, February 13, 2017

MBT 10 Commandments FINISHED!!!!

Come and HAPPY DANCE with me as I finished stitching My Big Toe 10 Commandments!!!!  WOOHOO!!!  I put the last of the stitches in on last Saturday night, but DH and I had a formal dinner to attend so I was not able to blog about it.  I'm sure though if you heard a small...ok loud...squeal that would have been from me when I put in that last stitch!!!  However, I did manage to get the picture taken so I would know exactly when I finished it before leaving for the dinner.

Here she is!!! take her to be framed!!!!

Thank you for allowing me to share my progress on this project with you.  I hope I have not bored you to tears with it.

It is stitched on 36ct Legacy Edinburgh Linen by Picture This Plus using 2 7/8 skeins of Gloriana Midnight Silk thread and 1 skein of NPI #503 (the red accent color).  I stitched this with one strand over 2 threads for the entire project with the exception of the Hebrew word underneath "I AM".   That is stitched with one strand of Midnight over one linen thread.

I will be sure to post a picture of it when it gets framed.

Happy Stitching everyone!