Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Montse V, FF's, and Stash

Montse V won the 3 LizzieKate charts but she is nowhere to be found. No email on her profile. So Montse, get a hold of me, my email is .......... After 5 days, I'll send the charts onto the next person who wanted them. Note to self: ask for email addresses when I have a giveaway.

Picture heavy! I've been busy, haha.

So it's May and I'm continuing the Faithful stitching on ..

#SpookhouseSelfies. So cute. Needlecraft Corner in Maryland kitted this with the floss and the buttons, and I will be concentrating on this for the month of May; even if Halloween Delivery yells for more attention..

Here is what I had before..

The black funeral coach really makes the design. Here's a picture of one in the Birdcage Saloon in Tombstone, Arizona. It is called the Black Moriah..

Creepy, if you ask me! Tombstone is one place I really want to visit. It would take me almost a full day of driving to get there, maybe about 5 hours.

I had two FF's, finish finishes, and I cheated, kind of! I was wandering around in Michael's one morning and came upon these...

They were near the painting supplies. Four canvas boards, 4" x 4", for $3.99. I bought one package and cutting mounting board for the back, made my finishes on them..

On left is Fresh Fallen Snow by LHN and found in the JCS 2011 Christmas issue and on right is Blackie Pincushion by Homespun Elegance. I used store bought cording and used pins, buttons and the big metal bead from my stash. Blackie I made to sit on an easel. I have two more pieces of canvas to use. I try to use the mounting board with the foam in between because it's easier on my rotary cutter than the mounting board that is one compressed sheet and hard to cut thru. Here are the backs..

And I bought stash!

That new chart by Pineberry Lane really caught my eye. Not a ton of motifs and I love the colors. I don't know if any of you knew about this Mirabilia design that is a free download but here it is with fabric, beads, and floss/metallics. It's in the newest JCS issue..

Instead of the natural linen called for, I bought Legacy from PTP. I really liked how the colors of the beads and floss worked with the beiges going through the fabric. Needlecraft Corner had a package of the beads, fibers, metallic for sale along with a link to download the pattern as a pdf. I'm not sure if they're still doing that though. This will be my first Mira and someday I will start it!

My daughter and I drove to Albuquerque, New Mexico last Friday to attend an event which was fun. On the drive back Sunday here is what we ran into,,

Talk about miserable. And all that truck traffic too. A nerve-wracking drive for about 30 miles and then it petered out. There were cars in the median but everyone looked alright. Glad to get home!

I have more to talk about but I'll stop here! I'm hoping to hear from Montse V soon. I have entered giveaways and totally forgot about them so maybe that is what happened with Montse.

Here's to a stitchy day to you all!


  1. Wow! I'm glad you got home safely! I just love Halloween Delivery. It has been on my to do list for a long time! You do have lots of great stitching going on.

  2. I remember drives like that they scared the crap out of me! I love the Halloween pieces they are so cute! The Mira is so pretty and bright! Have fun on her! Great job with your finished they all turned out gorgeous!

  3. Lovely to hear you are continuing with Faithful stitching! I just have two gifts to finish and then I'll be back to it.
    #Spookhouseselfies is a great design!
    I love the colours you've pulled for that Mirabilia chart. They're so pretty.
    Great stitching!

  4. Great projects, love the Selfies piece.
    Great stash too.
    I like your fabric pick for the Mira, it will be so pretty on that.

  5. Sorry, I forgot to put my e-mail, is "montsevg2@gmail.com". I sent you an e-mail also. i am very happy!!

  6. Spookhouseselfies is such a fun design. I can't wait to see more of it :)
    Wow, that Mirabilia chart looks so colourful and simply pretty. Oooh, and it is all ready to go to... Can't wait to see your start, the colours are so nice.

  7. I really like your projects. I hadn't seen the Selfies -- so cute. Also, like the new charts and materials you recently acquired. You give me some great ideas for my own stitching!

  8. I love your 4 x 4 finishes.

  9. The PS Halloween piece is delightful and I loved seeing the photo of the Black Moriah--creepy indeed!! Your two finishes turned out great, Shelly--I don't call that cheating at all :) Have fun with the fairy piece. I'm just not a fairy kind of stitcher, but I do love those colors!

  10. Nice progress and finishes! Great new finishing idea, thanks for sharing the details.

  11. Ohhh I love Halloween Delivery!! Your finishes are lovely -great idea! There is a craxy diner type place in Albuquerque called The Frontier - fantastic cinnamon rolls. We used to buy pans of them!

  12. Very beautiful finishes. You've also made a great progress on "Delivery". Amazing stash as well.

  13. Cute projects and finishes Shelly! I love Frankenstein on that green linen, so cute! I've had Halloween Delivery in my stash pile for awhile now...love that design just need to stitch it someday. Nice stash haul too :)