Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sharing some photo's....

I've tried since I started this blog to keep track of what I stitch (and sew) by posting here, but I haven't done hardly any posting in months, so I guess it's time to see if I can get it updated a bit.  Here we go...


I did two Summer Fob exchanges and this is one of the fobs, but I don't seem to have a pic of the other.  This one went to Kathy K.

I'll have to keep looking for the other - it was a beach theme for Petra. This is what I received from Petra - she sent a bunch of lovely items.  Don't you love the fob and the Dovo's (drool!)....

*Quick update - I found a pic that Petra took of her pkg... the fob is on the right...
It's a Pine Mtn. design & I stitched it over one on 18 ct linen.  



Then I have some things for the Pals Retreat in October...
This is one of the two Halloween pieces I did.  I don't have a photo of the other one... maybe I'll ask Myra if she can send me a picture.  It was a SB piece mounted in one of the round black boxes.

The ornaments I made...

And this was my stitched exchange piece.  Myra got it as well...
The design is by My Big Toe.
And this is what it opens up to look like.....  (BBD fabric for finishing)


And I didn't get a photo of my grab bag.  It had a chocolate theme, including a giant chocolate bar on top.  My friend Laurie got it.  Hope she liked it.  
I haven't taken pictures of what I brought home, but I will do that soon and post them for you to see.  :-) Such talented ladies!!!

Nicole had a birthday on Nov. 1st.  I made this, using the monogram from the Blackbird Designs Garden Club book (LOVE that book) and the fabric is Moda BBD fabric.  I hope she likes it.

I just made this the other night - and I love how it turned out.  I've had some requests to make some for friends, so I've ordered more of the hardware so I can.  The fabric is Moda Blackbird Designs, maybe Garden Party?  I can't remember the line, but I love it.  The pattern is called UR Priceless by Madame Samm, and you can find it here.




This beautiful cardinal was stitched by my friend Char, over 1 on 28 ct black.  I paid her to stitch it for my mom for her birthday because I can't see to stitch on black at all.  My mom loved it - it's really beautiful.  I finished it into a pinkeep because she likes pinkeeps.  Thanks again Char, it's LOVELY!

This I didn't stitch either, but it's now hanging in my house.  Isabella from The Primitive Hare joined us at the Pals Retreat in Oct.  When she was packing up to go home, she wanted to sell a few of her larger models.  Since I can't possibly (EVER) stitch everything I want, I decided why not!  I LOVE this design & now I will think of sweet Isabella & the time we spent together in MB everytime I look at it.  Ray just framed it a few days ago.... isn't it lovely?  It's called Endymion and it's stitched on 40 ct.  Thanks again Isabella, I love it!  Are you ready for more pancakes and DQ? ;-)


These I just finished last night.  Looks like I need to straighten the wire a bit on some of them. They're by Dixie Darlin' and my mom fell in love with the ones that Donna K. stitched for the ornament exchange in MB.  I ordered some to stitch and some to give her to stitch for my sister and me.  :-)  She doesn't know it yet though, I plan to give them to her on Thanksgiving.  The first two are for her & the 3rd for my sister.  The come in sets of 3 sleds and the patterns each have 3 designs.  As you can see, I stitched one of them twice.  Please excuse the shadows.  The camera batteries died after snapping the photo & I'm too lazy this a.m. to redo.  I think you can get the idea from the pic - they're cute!!


There are more, but I can't find the photo's.  It really wasn't at the top of my list this year to be honest.  
But I have done a little bit of stitching and a tiny bit of sewing.  My mom spends Sunday's at my House  (usually) and after lunch today, we have several craft projects we plan to do.  Hope you spend your Sunday doing something fun as well!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great Thanksgiving week ahead.  Happy stitching & sewing!







15 comments:

Natasha said...

Ohhh great exchange pieces. I just love that little coin purse, it is so cute.

I am glad the PALS retreat was so much fun, I cant wit to go next year :)

Fiona said...

Everything looks fantastic. I love the coin purse and I might get some to make as gifts for Christmas. Char's cardinal is stunning. Have fun with your Mum.

Miss LindaLee said...

My goodness! You have certainly been busy! Beautiful things you have made. Love everything. Love it here!
LindaLee from Cross’N My Stitches

Chris said...

What a wonderful post Amy! So many beautiful things!

Christina said...

Everything is wonderful. The cardinal is beautiful.

Katie said...

So nice to see a post from you. Wow some gorgeous stitching in those pictures.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

It's great to see you're stitching again. Love your little purse! Is the pattern as good (clear so anyone can do it) as she says?

Karen said...

You have been busy! Love the little purse....what a neat finish.

Hope to see you soon!

Friendship Crossing said...

LOVE all your stitchy goodies~how cute!
Could you possibly tell me who designs those ornaments in pic #5, the penguin and snowglobe ones? they are just too cute and haven't seen them before. Thanks!!

Tanya-mylilcraftbarn@yahoo.com

Catherine said...

Great post of stitchy goodness!

Shelleen said...

Love all the stitchy pieces and finishes. Thanks for sharing.

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Carin said...

Everything looks amazing and I love that work of The primitive hare !!

Zurainny Ismail said...

You've made so many designs! And it's wonderful to know that you share your interest with your mom. She's a treasure.

Connie B said...

Really nice finishes!!