Saturday, April 19, 2014

Stitching, Peeps, and Rabbits!

Happy Easter Everybody!

Got a bit of my itch to stitch back this weekend and continued on my American Quaker Band.  I love the bright turquoise!!   Feels good to be stitching again!

Today I picked up some purple Peeps!  My favorite Easter sweet!

I have been de-stashing lately and found this really sweet OOP Easter Wabbit!  I thought it would be just perfect for a giveaway!  I will pick a name on Saturday the 26th from those who comment on this post. 

And there is an 'Our Scarlet Letter Years' rabbit hunt here.  There are bunnies hidden in the Scarlet Letter gallery in 22 samplers!  If you find them there is a special discount for those samplers.  All the details are in the link.  Happy Hunting!

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday!!

Happy Stitching!  xxxx

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Feelin' Fickle!

Hi Everyone!  It has been a while!

After finishing SDW I have been very fickle with not knowing what to work on next.  I keep starting new projects but have not been that jazzed about stitching.  Maybe it is Spring fever?

I started on Scarlet Letter's Ellenor Wykcs with a small SAL group.  All the double running stitch seemed so foreign to me.

Then I worked a bit on N. Hinde from the Scarlet Letter.  This one seemed small and I thought "well, I should be able to finish that in a couple days"... NOT!  Working this one with some cherry Wildflowers silk.  

Next up, I went back to Gigi R's Saxony ATS.  I started this one also as a SAL back in October and have not gotten so far with it.  The colors are beautiful though....

Then, I came across another SAL on fb called Randje per week, a group from the Netherlands.  Looked like so much fun so I jumped right in!

And now I have jumped onto the American Quaker Band Sampler from the Scarlet Letter.  A small start but I am enjoying this one so far!

So what does it all mean??  Lots of WIPs!  

I also wanted to share with you the 'finished' finish of the moose parade.  My friend loved the stitching and decided instead of having it framed she wanted a pillow.  So I recommended, of course, our friend Carolina Stitcher Faye!   What a fantastic job she did!!  

And in an effort to do some Spring cleaning, I have started going through my stash to post up on Ebay.  I have posted up about 40 charts already which can be found here if you are interested in taking a look-see.  I have some very old charts from about 15 years ago, including some OOP.  I am amazed at how much I have... even duplicates!  Guess I liked some so much I got them twice!  lol!  

Thanks for visiting!   Enjoy the weekend and Happy Stitching!  xxxx

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Finally... a SDW finish!

Yes, the journey on SDW has come to an end!

I stitched fast and furious this past weekend to finish for the Scarlet Letter Year Challenge.

SDW a German Band Sampler
36ct flax linen with dmc thread

This has been such an amazing SAL journey and I treasure the friendships I have made along the way. From every motif to every band, I enjoyed each and every stitch.  

Across the top I took out the blackwork band and decided to repeat a band from the bottom.  I also charted a few lines from a Goethe poem in German which seemed appropriate since SDW is a German sampler.  Its translation is "I am with you, however far away you may be" and is a dedication to my SAL mates.    

I love, love, love the floral bouquets in this band.  The church had me exhausted at one point and all but done in! 

With the alpha bands I changed out the bottom row to include the first initials of everyone in the SAL.  

In the smaller alphas I found a spot for my own initials and the year.  

Nearly as tall as me!  

A BIG thank you to all of you for your support and encouragement along the way!  Happy Stitching!  xxxx

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Getting closer!

Good morning Everyone!  I hope you are all enjoying your weekend and having fun!

I am getting closer day by day on SDW and finally have hit bottom!

SDW German Band Sampler

There is still the bottom corner to do, more flower bands, and the very top band for which I am planning on adding a special verse.  

SDW German Band Sampler

I hope the next time I will have a finish to share with you!  

Gigi and I wish you a cozy, lazy Sunday.....

Have a wonderful week!  Happy Stitching!!  xxxx

Monday, February 3, 2014

More SDW and More Snow!

Ok, snowing here again!  Looks like the groundhog was right yesterday.... more winter, more snow!

At least more snow means more stitching!  A good thing since I have challenged myself to finish SDW by the end of the challenge by the 20th of the month!

Another two bands complete.....lots of pretty flowers reminding me of Springtime...

I think this storm today was just a preview of what is to come the rest of the week!  Here are a few snowy pics from today......

Thanks for all the wonderful comments on my last post and all of your encouragement on SDW!!  

Have a wonderful week!  Happy Stitching!  xxxx

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Love Is.... A Finish!

I am doing a happy dance here!  My Love is the Road of Peace ornament is finished!

Hooray, I have a Scarlet Letter finish...finally!

Love is the Road of Peace
perforated paper with dmc thread

And now back to my SDW....  this is where I had left off....

SDW German Sampler

Hoping I can finish this before the challenge end!

Happy Weekend and Happy Stitching to All!  xxxx