Tuesday, March 27, 2012

My Stitchy Update

My DD#1 informs me again that I am neglecting my blog.  Yes, I am stitching.  But much of it are things I can't share :)  Here is what I can share- 

One project I am working on is a drawstring bag for an exchange at my June stitching retreat. I surfed the internet looking for a tutorial that I liked and this is the practice bag I made. It turned out pretty cute, I thought. But, I am sooo glad I practiced because the interfacing I used is a little too heavy and I need a lighter weight one for the exchange bag. No photos of the exchange bag until June!

My Fourth Crazy January Challenge finish!
LHN Liberty Belles
30ct R & R fabric (can't remember color)
Called for DMC and GAST threads
Hoping to make this a box or flatfold finish.

Here is my progress on my nametag for Regional EGA seminar in June.  It is not finished.  The needle has disappeared into the fabric (it is in the middle of the A) So I am looking for another thread and will have to frog this one. And there is some backstitching on the right side to finish.

A new start!  Can anyone guess what this is?   I think this is too easy of a clue!!

Last, but certainly not least, is an update on my Amy Mitten Quaker Winder's Keeper.  This is the largest piece and it is basically finished.  I need to add my initials and some backstitching.  This has been a lovely and fun stitch so far.

My new little granddaugher, Amber, is already 2 months old.  She is an angel and getting big.  Here's a sweet one of her-

I'll be back soon with another post of DD#1's stitching. 

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Stitchy Update & A Mystery

I have finished the pre-work for Betsy Morgan's Helix Etui class. Well, except for my initials on the right end.  There was no graph for the letters included.  The class will be in May in Spokane.   Looking forward to it!

I did a little shopping. One thing I bought was at Country Stitches.  It is the Ann Sandles floss keep. Very tickled with it.

Another thing I bought is Home Sweet Home by Carolyn Pearce.  It is a book about a gorgeous embroidered workbox in the shape of a house! Mary Corbet did a pictorial and informative review of the book hereMaybe a SAL for 2013 & 2014 ?? LOL

 I am working on the Amy Mitten Quaker Winder's Keeper.  I started with the Vierland Winder's Keeper, but just did not like the fabric/thread combination when I got it. Amy was very kind and allowed me to switch to this one.  Behind on the stitching but enjoying the journey :)

One more thing, DD#1 has a mystery. She found a picture of a pattern that she thinks is a freebie.  But she is unable to locate it.  Can anyone help her out?

Thursday, March 1, 2012

We Have A Winner!

The random number generator choose #10.
Congratulations, Tatkis!
You are the winner of my 2nd blogoversary giveaway!
Please contact me at kiddlady at yahoo dot com with your snail mail information.
And I will get this package into the mail for you.
Thanks to all who participated!