Saturday, April 16, 2016

Hold Your Horses!, Finishes, Ewephoria!

I'm back with two finishes from last weekend. After that, I took a stitching break! I got caught up with a book and worked with one of my wool kits. That will be near the end of this post. I also joined in with Justine on her Faithful April where you dedicate April to just one project. All those starts I had last month, I was feeling a bit overwhelmed on what to stitch! So this is perfect for me. Hopefully, Justine will have a Faithful May!

So here's Kansas Sunflower Pincushion by Lindsay Lane..

On 40ct with silks. And here is the base I found for it at a second hand store last weekend. It's perfect and is exactly what I was looking for! 

My next finish is Merry by PSS..

It's so cute and square! On 36ct linen with overdyes. I have a frame that goes perfect with it but I'd like some museum glass on it. Arizona is super dusty and lately, very windy and the dust is everywhere! My favorite motif on here is Santa with his cup of coffee! If you read Paulette Stewart's blog, you'll know she's addicted to coffee!

So you saw Ewephoria on my last post? Well, here she is now, blinged up!

Now I'm one of these people that have an aversion to knick knacks everywhere. It could be from my mom who just loved them and they were on every surface! Gotta love her! She's been gone for awhile now but when I saw the spaces in between the sheep, the grass, and the word, I thought I needed to fill up some of the space! So in went some bees and their vapor trail, lol, and the buttons. They're from my stash. I love how it looks and taking the picture not too close shows the light pink of the fabric. I will make this into a cube. I have the perfect wide pink ribbon and another skinnier one that's brown with pink butterfly's on it.

And now please meet Crowley, the crow..

Wool is easy to cut when you use freezer paper. Believe me, I tried the other way, nope! So I need to cut a piece of batting and a backing fabric for it. At first I was thinking of a binding for trim but now I think I'll just blanket stitch all the way around for a table mat.

Another Giveaway! This will be the last one. First up are these booklets:
All lovingly taken care of. Snow Day is the only chart with a button included. Either you can pick all 5 or one, like Marilyn is doing in her comment, or two. For example, Linda is interested in all of them. If she is picked for the charts, she will get them and the draw for the charts is over. If Marilyn is the winner of the one chart, then I will pick names to win the rest, whether it's a few charts they want or the 4 that are leftover. So be sure to state whether you want to win all 5 or a particular one. I just want them gone, haha. Hope this is understandable!

#1 I think this might be 10ct. 11 1/2" x 9 3/4"

#2 14ct Light Fiddler Aida 17 3/4" x 15"

#3 28ct Dirty Belfast 17 3/4" x 13" An older fabric, the newer Dirty Belfast linen are lighter than this. It resembles Tumbleweed.

All the rules are the same. I can mail to Canada, the UK, and anywhere else. I'll draw names on the 23rd of this month. Once again, if you are interested in all of it, your name will be included in each draw since I draw names for each item. Good luck!

And that will be that! Thanks for dropping in! Appreciate it. I will now go and look for my missing stitching mojo. WIPs wait for no one!


  1. Please put me down for the dirty Belfast.... good color...
    Many thanks for generous offer...

  2. Congrats on the gorgeous finishes Shelly. I would love to be entered for the charts and #2. Thank you for being so generous.


  3. The LL piece will look so cute in that milk glass dish.
    Euphoria is too darn cute, love the buttons.
    Love Crowley, it will look nice with a blanket stitch.
    I would like to try for the Trilogy Happy Bunny Bunny Day.

  4. Very cute finishes! I'm not entering since I just won one of your giveaways. Just wanted to tell you your stitching is really nice. I have some wool kits in my stash that I want to work on but must finish the wedding sampler.

  5. I like all of your finishes. We must have the same taste :). Please enter me for the Snow Day chart. Thanks!

  6. Love your Ewephoria! I have had that kitted for ages. I will have to remember your button idea; it's so cute!

  7. Put me down for the 3 Lizzie Kate's please! Fantastic progress!

  8. Please put me in for the charts and #3! Thank you!! I'm a sheep lover and a crow lover so I *love* Ewephoria and your Crowley Crow is awesome! I did not know about the freezer paper, something I need to look into.

    1. Trace your pattern on the dull side and iron with shiny side down. Soo much easier to cut wool that way. Wool moves around a lot when cutting a line traced directly onto the wool. The paper gives it some substance to cut. You're in!

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  10. I love all of your finishes but especially what you did with ewe-phoria. It looks so bright and pretty! Very generous giveaways too but please don't enter me as I'm trying to reduce stash!

  11. Congrats on your finishes. I would like to be in the drawing for the 14 count aida. Yhank you. Dianne

  12. Great stitching finishes, they look lovely.
    A nice giveaway too, but please don't include me as I have plenty to keep me going for a while :) Good luck to everyone!

  13. Very cute finishes! And please don't include me in the giveaway since I won something last time. Good luck everyone.

  14. Your finishes are wonderful! Very creative with the buttons!! Love it!
    You are a fast stitcher!
    Your giveaway is a fun one...I'd like to enter for fabric #1 or #3.
    Thank you for a chance!

  15. Very cute finishes! I really love the "ewephoria"!! I never won a giveaway, maybe this time... I like the Lizzie kate designs a lot. Kisses.

  16. Yes your finishes are just beautiful!!! I would like to enter to win #3 of your contest for the Dirty Belfast linen. It would be perfect for Christmas ornaments! Thanks!!!

  17. Love your finishes, Shelly--especially that darling PSS one. It looks like Santa used the reindeer as a ladder to climb up on the roof! Love your header photo, too--that looks so relaxing :)