Saturday, July 28, 2012

A finish and product review

I finished the stitching on Blackbird Designs "Quaker Garden" earlier this month.  It was a fun stitch and I can't wait to get it framed.
I really crumple my fabric while I stitch.  So when I take it into the framer, I suffer a bit of embarrassment from the condition it it in.
Now, when Kathy and Beatrice from Canada came through Tulsa on their drive home to Canada we met up for a trip to the Silver Needle and lunch.
But before lunch we stopped a nice quilt shop around the corner from TSN.  The girls alerted me to this product, and does it ever work!  I used it on QG and you can see the difference it made.  I highly recommend it.
We are in store for another blistering hot day.  I plan to stay in all day and do some stitching.  Hope everyone has a good, cool day...INDOORS.  Of course, if I were back in Alaska, I'd probably need a light jacket.  Hmm, maybe I should think about summer living up there.

Friday, July 27, 2012

HoE BBD exchange from Carol

I received this little beauty yesterday from CAROL.  It is "Peace" from the JCS 2009 ornament issue.  She used 32ct Antique Almond Belfast and the called for flosses.  It is so small and dainty.  I love it. 
On another note, we received a nice little rain shower last night.  It's been so long since we've had rain.  The grass and flowers had all but given up.  They will probably be green today, at least the grass will. The only down side is the humidity will most likely be unbearable today.

It's the last day of VBS at church.  I do the registration, record keeping, etc.  My days of working with the children are over.  I find I do not have the patience to do so!

Hope everyone has a great stitching weekend.

Friday, July 20, 2012

HoE Blackbird Designs Exchange for Lisa S.

Lisa e-mailed me to say she had received her exchange piece for the HoE Blackbird Designs ornament round.  She says she likes it and I'm happy that she does.  I chose House on Holly Hill from the book Peppermint and Holly.  It's stitched on 28ct Vintage Smoky White Cashel.  I used a combination of WDW and DMC threads. I am pleased with how it turned out.  So, here it is....

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

HoE exchanges and a birthday gift

I stitched this ornament for Janet
on the HoE Christmas bird exchange.  It's from a JCS ornament issue and the title is Twitter Blue.  I changed the color to green and used a skein of floss I had in my stash.  I do not know the name of it.  Somehow it, along with my JCS issue got lost in the house!  I stitched it on a 28ct opalescent linen.  I really like this design and have stitched it many times.  I finished the ornament after my Alaska trip and must admit, my heart wasn't in it.  Hopefully Janet will excuse my lazy effort at finishing. 

 Lisa S was my stitching partner for the HoE Christmas bird exchange.  This is what she stitched for me.  The description she included has also gone missing.  I do remember that she switched out the white fiber called for and that I believe it is a LHN design from a JCS issue. I am very certain that I love the ornament.  Lisa and I have been partners many times.  I always know I'm getting a great stitched piece when I see her name on the return address.

 Last month was my stitchin' bud, bestest friend, sorority sister, Lynn's 
birthday.  I decided to stitch the freebie, Sister Stitcher for her from The Primitive Hare.  I trimmed it in chenille.  It was my first time using this trim and find it very forgiving.  I love using it.  I believe Lynn was happy with the giftie.

I've been stitching on my HoE Blackbird Designs ornament.  I put the last stitch in tonight and will try and get it mailed tomorrow.  I don't want to be late with this exchange.  I love the way it turned out and hope my partner does too.

Guess that is all I have for tonight.  Sounds as if we are in for triple digit heat tomorrow.  Have a great evening and weekend.

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