Thursday, December 30, 2010

Snow Day!

Howdy from central Arizona where there is about 4-5 inches of snow on the ground and the wind is crazy!

Since I'm a smart girl, I took the pic standing INSIDE! looking out. This was taken about an hour and a half ago. It was like a blizzard! Another good day to stay inside and stitch!

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

It's Snowing!

Howdy! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! We did. I thought for this post I would add pic's of a few of the things I have made up to this point. I sell a lot of things on eBay, so some of these are gone.

Here is an Indian pot pillow stitched on Fireside afghan fabric. This is the second I've made and I have one more piece of fabric to make another. They turn out really nice!

A LizzieKate design on linen and over-dyed threads. Very cute. I don't remember what the name of this pattern is. Maybe some of you out there know?

The right jolly old elf was taken from an older magazine. Done on 32ct Antique Ivory linen. (I never keep track of who manufactures the fabric, maybe I should)! He's one of the bigger designs I've done.

This is from LizzieKate called 'Christmas Is..' I like LK because they're so fast to stitch up and they're adorable.

Guess who?! Yes, LK. It's hard to resist! : ) I love stitching on linen, so whatever calls for linen is what I use.

And introducing Matilda the Witch! Stitched on Black aida, the backing is the green check fabric she is sitting on. This was hard work because it used metallic Kreinik strands (which I don't work with a lot), and attaching the cord to the sides (I'm an amateur to this type of finishing). It was still fun and it turned out wonderful. I'm pondering starting another for this coming Halloween.

Well folks, that 's all for now. I have stitched a lot but haven't taken pictures of many. I have since finished a few ornaments and will post pic's of those later. It's still snowing. Looks like an all-day event!

Have a great day! And Happy New Year's!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

It's Raining!

It has been raining for 4 or 5 hours now, and possible snow in the next couple of days. I have finished up one of my WIP's, an ornament from the 2009 JCS Ornament issue. I'm going to turn it into a hanging pillow. As soon as I'm done I'll post pictures!

I've joined a stitching Challenge for 2011 to tackle all the WIP's and UFO's I have. I have about 8 or 9 items that need to be finished. Some are Halloween things and Christmas-y items. I'll just hang onto those and get them done for Halloween and Christmas 2011. Right now I'm working on a primitive cat table decoration. I'll post pictures for that too.

What perfect weather for crafting! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

An Introduction!

Hi All! This is my first post ever and I'm excited about this. I am contructing this blog right now so there isn't much to see. Please check back every now and then.

I return to college the middle part of January so I have time to tackle my UFO's. I have just 8 and two will be finished before the end of this month.

Wish me luck!