Friday, February 25, 2011

Miss Trenner's Needlework Academy, Please!

Miss Trenner's Needlework Academy
With My Needle

EDITED: I have found one--thanks!

Does anyone know where I can purchase this set? Every shop I have contacted doesn't have it. :(

Not just the chart, but one of the sets including the box? Thanks for your help!

We Have a Winner!

The winner for my first blogoversary giveaway is......

Wendy-Stampin From the Heart is her blog!!
Congratulations, Wendy!

I used the Randon Number Generator but was unsuccessful in getting it to show on this posting.
I have sent Wendy her email and am waiting to hear from her.

Thanks so much for all 104 comments/entries.
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Updates,new SAL & Last Day for Giveaway!

Here is the latest on SB Anna's Stocking.

Here is the latest on Just Nan-the humbug (on bottom left) is finished except for beads. The tin top is probably 50% finished (top left). Also, Sheepish Designs Temptation is coming along.

[Edited] Don't forget that tomorow is the last day to enter my giveaway! The winner will be chosen on Friday.

Last, but not least, I decided not to join in on the ANG Stitch of the Month SAL for 2011. I might live to regret it but instead I have joined a different SAL-it is an adorable Jardin Prive 3-part pattern and will actually begin on March 15th. The SAL is being hosted here if you are interested in taking a look. The patterns are purchased on the Jardin Prive website.

Monday, February 21, 2011

First Blogoversary Giveaway!

Today, Feb 21st, is the one year anniversary of starting my blog. It has been much more fun than I could have imagined. AND the people I have met thru this blog have greatly enriched my life! Who would have ever thought that I would reach 176 followers!
So, without further ado, here is my giveaway to celebrate!

Two cross stitch projects-one from Workbasket-Little Seasons and one from Homespun Elegance-Four Square Christmas, 1/2 yd of the cutest fabric with little girls holding parasols, 1 yd of antique-looking lace, and 9 skeins of Crescent Colour threads.

BUT, that's not all--

Also included in the giveaway are two kitted projects-Shepherd Bush's Flag (all the threads and instructions are inside) and Threads Through Time Blue Star Sampler (40 ct gauze project with everything included except frame).

This giveaway is very simple to enter-

1. Please be a follower or become a follower and leave a comment.

2. Please post about this giveaway on your blog if you have one. Leave another comment saying you have posted on your blog.

Each comment will be an entry. So if you are a follower, post one comment and if you post on your blog, be sure that you leave a separate second comment. That's it! I will leave this giveaway open until Thursday Feb 24th. And will be selecting a winner on Friday, Feb 25th. Good Luck!

Friday, February 18, 2011

A New Start

Crab-apple Hill
#812 Embroidery Envelope
Pastel wools
DMC floss

Do you remember my story about the quilt store where I walked in on a Make and Take class last month? Well, this is the 2nd Make and Take class that I attended last week.

Obviously I didn't get this one close to completed like I did the pincushion last month. There is still a lot of work to do, but it is fun embroidery, blanket stitch, etc. AND my first efforts with wool. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

First Blogoversary Giveaway!

Don't look so surprised!

Yes, it's true-Monday, Feb 21st is the one year anniversary of my blog! I will be putting together a giveaway this weekend and will unveil it on Monday so tune in :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Another Crazy January Challenge Finish!

Little House Needleworks
The North Wind
32ct R & R Mt Vernon Mist
Called for Crescent Colour threads

I was determined to get this finished over the weekend, but the last few snowflakes still needed to be completed yesterday. Yeah! Another challenge piece finished.

I ripped out the first start on my WTNT Give Thanks. And it seems to be up next on my to-do list.

I have been watching the Nashville (and other) preview posts and have a list already-
Plum Street Samplers-The Flood
Blackbird Designs- A Stitcher's Journey
With My Needle-Miss Trenner's Needlework Academy
Examplar Dame-Remember Us
Shakespeare's Peddler-Anne Grant

Well, I had better stop-this list could go on some more!

Happy 6th Birthday Dear Grandson

Where does six years go? It seems like he was just born last year. That is his picture on my header. He was Easter egg-hunting when he was two. But here is the proof-Grandparent's day for his kindergarten class last week.

We love you dearly, Brandon!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

DD #1 Stocking Completed!

You might remember the photos of our last girl's stitching day I posted. Here is the stocking that DD#1 was working on all completed.
Congratulations Lesley! It looks wonderful!

P.S. Another stitching day is this Saturday at DD#1's house.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Two Updates

Shepherd's Bush Anna's Stocking
18 ct natural linen
Called for Gast, WDW & DMC perle cotton

This project is moving right along and it is still fun to stitch on. It is also a good project to take to when I can't take my lighted magnifier.

Margaret Bendig's Plum Blossom Kimono
18ct light grey mono canvas
Elegance thread

This project outline is finished. Now I need to finish the interior outlines in a different shade of Elegance.

Did you see Andrea's finish of The North Wind? Wow!! It has inspired me to pick up mine and work on it as the next challenge project.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Another Crazy January Challenge Finish!

Blackbird Designs Spring Fling
30 ct R & R Iced Cappucino linen
Called for GAST threads

Woo hoo! Another finish for the 2011 challenge! I did make a couple of minor thread changes. One of the colors disappeared on this linen, so I substituted other colors already used in this design. I also made my initials Tea Rose instead of Avocado like the other letters.

Did you notice that the name of the design is on the lower right? I really like that-it is rare to see the name incorporated into the design. This one turned out much cuter than the picture on the pamphlet.

I have been making some progress on some larger projects AND yes, have another new start. More about these as the week progresses! Thanks so much for all your sweet comments-I do treasure them and they inspire me to keep stitching. Have a great week!

PS-If you are in to food storage like me, please check out the giveaway on Food Storage and Survival-click on the link in my sidebar.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Needle and Thread Scissor Fob Finished

LHN Needle and Thread
Scissor Fob
36 ct LL Light Exemplar
Called for CC threads

Didn't it turn out cute? I like the rick rack. It was just a small piece leftover from another project. Here is the back-

Here is a better picture of the pincushion-