Thursday, September 23, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
The pattern is from The Best of Terry Kimbrough Baby Afghans from Leisure Arts. I've done several different patterns from this book - it's a great resource!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
This means the tiger and lion are completely done. The leopard just needs to have his nose finished.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
My in-laws left town right before our county fair began. I have a key to their house. I decided that I was going to enter Miss Hathaway's Garden in the fair. I stitched this for my mother-in-law. On my way to the fairgrounds with 2 other pieces I was going to enter, I stopped by my in-law's and "borrowed" the English cottage picture.
My results from the items I showed:
- A blue ribbon and best of section for the crocheted doily
- A blue ribbon for the cross stitch sampler I designed
- A blue ribbon, best of section and first place rosette for Miss Hathaway's Garden
Last night, I returned the cottage picture to my in-law's house. This time, I really felt like a burglar because the park they are in only had 1 or 2 houses with lights still on! ;-)
When I re-hung the picture, I left the ribbons hanging on it. Ron and I are waiting to see how long it takes for either of my in-laws to notice!
Monday, August 9, 2010
Saturday night, I finished a page in the pattern for my Wild Menagerie WIP. I had already made working copies of the next 2 pages (I highlight my progress and destroy the copy).
When I started to double check the area for the next page, I saw a nose on the pattern that wasn't fitting in properly. I had to sit there and stare at it for about 5 minutes before I realized that I had already stitched that page! It was great to realize that I had 1 more page done than I had thought!
That means that I have pages 9-13 left to stitch. I made some progress on page 9 last night but didn't bother to take a picture.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Hopefully, I can get this done in time to enter in this year's county fair! I guess I'd better get to stitching on it more!
Friday, May 28, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
I managed to make myself do some hand sewing yesterday. I have 3 wallhangings that needed hanging sleeves and now they have them!
One is a Santa wallhanging that's been done for over 2 years but w/o the sleeve, I had no way to display it.
Another one already had the sleeve but I'd attached it too far from the top. Now it's nearer the top where it belongs.
The last one was a kit that I had won online. I had started to put it together but it involved curves and it didn't work out too well. I gave the whole thing to my sister in defeat. Last year, guess what I got for my birthday? The completed quilt! As soon as I buy the hardware, this is going to be hanging along the stairway to my sewing room.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Items currently available are: leaflets (cross stitch, crochet and knitting); books (cross stitch); cross stitch accessories; and thimbles. Soon, I will have a couple of my original patterns available as well.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
This is a doily that I did from an issue of Magic Crochet. Finished size is 32in. in diameter.
I've also been making crocheted snowflakes. Here are the first 10 that I've crocheted, starched and dried.
These are from the book 101 Snowflakes from American School of Needlework.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
My start on Jan. 1 is Rune Sampler by Dracolair Creations. Here is what it will look like finished:
Here is the progress that I made on Jan. 1:
and here is my current progress:
This is a washcloth/hot pad that I crocheted in afghan stitch. It was one of the items that I put in a basket for my mother's Christmas gift.
This next picture is a bunch of ornaments that I've stitched over the years. None of them were done this year, I just remembered to take a photo.
My mother is always saying that it "smells like snow" so when I saw this pattern, I just had to do this for her. This was another item in her Christmas basket.
I made this doily for my grandmother for Christmas. She's hard to buy for, but loves handmade items so I gave her this plus a hand-knitted scarf. (I forgot to take a pic of the scarf.)
My last finish for 2009! This is Flight of Freedom, a Dimensions kit. This is for my DH who has a love of bald eagles. The flag, eagle and branch are whole cross stitches. All the rest is half stitches. It was especially fun to do the cording and tassel on the left edge of the flag.