Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Sampler Roundy...

as soon as I saw it, I knew I would stitch it. Not only because the design is so doggone cute, but because Sampler and Roundy were in the title. I love Samplers and I definitely am a little sampling of "Roundness" myself  :)

with out further ado, may I introduce you to Sampler Roundy:

Sampler Roundy 1

Sampler Roundy 3

Sampler Roundy 2

Sampler Roundy SIDE

"Sampler Roundy"
Designed by: Shakespeare's Peddler
Copyright: 2010 Theresa Venette
Stitched on: 32 ct. Picture This Plus "Earthen" Lugana
Stitched with: Limited Edition GAST cottons contained in kit

is cuteness, is it not? I love how ingenious the finish is. Theresa in my humble opinion hit it out of the ball park on this one. One of the reasons I think I love it so much is: it reminds me of a footed Cake Pedestal (which contributes to my roundy-ness). I don't know if I have ever shared this with you all (God forbid, I've shared just about everything else!), but I love me some cake! In fact, I believe I could be the female Cake Boss, except I don't live in Hoboken and I don't have a Jersey accent, but I sure can talk me some redneck :)  Move over Betty Crocker....

I understand that this is a limited kit? I think...anyway....but if anyone is interested, I have this up for sale/trade on my link up there at the top of this page. There are plenty of threads left to stitch this cutie pie with.

what's next?! Well I need to finish my Family Sampler by LHN. I've been sort of stuck on the top section and doing these small finishes gave me some impetus to pull it back together and get a big WIP done :)

A question...I think that there is a Birds of a Feather chart entitled "Joyous Christmas" which is a nativity scene. I can get it in needlepoint canvas still, but is there a cross stitch chart? I think there is....If so, does anyone out there have it and if you do, would someone want to loan it to me? I'd stitch it REAL FAST and get it back to you unharmed. I'd even finish something - anything you had ready for finishing - for loaning it to me :) Anyone, anyone.....

Until next time...
I'll be keeping my "hands to work and heart to God"!
Hugs and love,

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Delightful Weekend....

Sunday Morning....
And just about ready to leave for the hospital, but I was so excited to show you the fruits of my labor over the weekend!
On Friday evening, I stitched and finished this elegant little thing:

Monogram Hornbook

"Miniature Monogram Hornbook - Margin Marker"
by Kelmscott Designs
Copyright: 2010 By Paula B. Sibbald of Kelmscott Designs
Stitched on: 32 ct. French Country Mocha Belfast 1 over 1
Stitched with: Belle Soie ~ Olde Crow ~ Crescent Colours Silk
**I made and added the cording with the tassel myself**

Saturday after I got home from the hospital I pulled out and stitched and finished this lovely thing:

Tombstone Angel

Tombstone Angel Close

"Tombstone Angel"
by: Kelmscott Designs
Copyright: 2010 Paula B. Sibbald for Kelmscott Designs
Stitched on: 40 count French Vanilla Newcastle (one over two)
Stitched with: Belle Soie ~ Olde Crow ~ Crescent Colours Silk

This all turned into....
A lovely pair of pretties to sit in my needlework basket by my stitching chair, stitched on a most delightfully relaxing weekend - even though I had to punch in at work! Fellow stitcher's, I would run *real fast* or at least type *real fast* to your local needlework shop and get you some of this stitchy goodness! I'm in love with mine. I can't stop looking at them or smiling because they are just so doggone cute!  Don't you agree?!  ;o)
Angel and Hornbook

And a little secret to share....
This isn't all I've stitched this weekend! I'm about halfway on another St. Charles Market release I even got the stuff from Hobby Lobby (as called for) painted and ready to finish the item! And the only hint I have to share is....it isn't Jane Tindall....although I've been looking at her real hard and riffling her pages.....

Until next time...
I'll be keeping my "hands to work and heart to God" while I finish my next stitching project!

Hugs and love,

Friday, October 01, 2010

Quaker Strawberry

TGIF my sweets!
TGIF! It's been one of "those kind" of weeks, if you catch my drift....and I'm joyous that the day of days is here!  :)

I'm sure some of my blog readers have noticed that I've been very absent of late. And I have...on blogging, on commenting and visiting blogs, just absent in general. Although I love to keep busy as it keeps me out of trouble, I am ready for a bit of a break and I've determined that this weekend is THE weekend for me to get some stitching in for myself.

I get on with Vonna's stitch in, I'd like to show you a little surprise that I stitched up for my dear friend Ann, who is a fellow Microbiolgist at the hospital where I work. Not only is Ann my collegue, she is really a true friend. She is one of those kind of people that should have wings and a halo. I love her with all my heart, I really do. Anyway, Ann turned 70 years young yesterday and today I surprised her with a little gift:

BBD Quaker Strawberry

BBD Quaker Strawberry 1

"Quaker Strawberry"
designed by: Blackbird Designs
Design published in: 2006 Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue
Copyright 2006 Blackbird Designs
Stitched on 32 ct. antique ivory belfast
Stitched with: Strawberry Shortcake Belle Soie by Crescent Colours
(which I thought was appropriate!)

I'm going to be honest....
this was a breeze to stitch, the Belle Soie lovely to work with as always, but the finishing...bah humbug! Pretty fiddley....I think you have just seen the first and last Strawberry made by these two hands. :)

now I get to stitch for myself and I am really close on something from the St. Charles Market....maybe tomorrow another finish?!

Until next time....
I'll be keeping my "hands to work and heart to God"!
Love and hugs,