Monday, April 25, 2016

A Hard Act to Follow

I feel bad for tonight's post. It just doesn't compare to last night's post. It's hard to top two finishes! Thank you all for your very kind comments.

Tonight I started something new. Didn't get very far. I was also watching Dancing With the Stars!


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Finishing Day

It was a rainy day, the housework and laundry were done, so I thought it was a good day for some finishing. I always underestimate the amount of time that is needed to put these pieces together; all of the handstitching takes a lot of time!

First, I started my morning off with a bit of finishing for a friend. You might recall that I stitched and finished one of these for myself recently. I was happy to finish this one for my friend Jana.

Next - I'm pleased to share with you my Bristol Sampler Stitching Bag. This was our project this year at Stitchville's Spring Fling. We enjoyed three wonderful days with Betsy Morgan. She is such a great teacher!

This pincushion is not part of Betsy's set. It was gifted to me by my friend Sue from IN. It's a perfect match though - don't you agree?

I had completed much of the finishing while at retreat. The entire bag, including the lining, is stitched by hand. I am really pleased with it!

Finally, I took time today to finish my first Merry Cox piece. Much of the work was already done, but I still had quite a bit of "detailing" to finish off. The needlebook on the left needed to be trimmed and attached. The scissors holder on the right needed to be attached and the small tassel made and attached. I just love it!

I found this wooden thread keeper in my stash. It fits perfectly in the pocket behind the scissors!

Back to stitching ....I have pre-work for two more classes that needs to be stitched.

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, April 23, 2016

Ready for Finishing

Not a great picture, but my stitching is done and I am ready for finishing!


Monday, April 18, 2016

More Red

I didn't have time to stitch yesterday, but I made up for it tonight.

My goal is to have this stitched by Saturday so I can put it together this weekend!


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Seeing Red

My friend Chris finished her Bristol Sampler Stitching Bag, this year's project ar Stitchville's Spring Fling.

There are two options for stitching; she stitched the over one design. Her finish has me motivated to get mine finished; I'm stitching the over two design.

The row of triangles are stitched together using the English paper piecing method we learned in the class. They will form the bottom of the bag.

Looking forward to getting my bag finished too!


Monday, April 11, 2016

M and N

Well, half of this alphabet is done.....


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Home Again

Sad that the weekend is over. Had fun spending time with old and new friends. Now the anticipation starts again until next time.

Glad to be home where it is warmer. In Buffalo, NY it was cold and snowing. We stopped over in Detroit and it was cold and snowing there too. Did a little retail therapy at the airport.

At home the sun was shining and it was warm. After several loads of laundry, I stitched a little bit more of the Merry Cox alphabet.

And tomorrow is Monday....