Thursday, October 25, 2012

Inspired Needle

Excitement is in the air as it is time for the Inspired Needle's retreat in Shipshewanna Indiana.  There will be tons of stitching time, shopping in town, and lots of great food.  Oh, also lots of time meeting new ladies and sharing stitching tricks.

I made a small exchange for the retreat.  This was a free pattern by Plum Street Samplers.

This was my first time doing a flatfold.  It is not perfect but I am pleased with how it turned out.  Watch later for more updates from the event.
Happy Stitching.....

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Winner Is

Thank you all for your comments on the Wedding Sampler.  It truly made me feel happier.

For the Christmas Ornament magazine the winner is..........


Email is on the way for your address.  Congrats and enjoy.

Have a good weekend stitching.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Wedding Sampler & Giveaway

Recently I completed a wedding sampler for a family wedding.  This is "I Thee Wed" from Blackbird Designs.  I had a few issues with colors not being the same quality as it must have been when this design was previous published.  I made a few changes but I think I could have done a better job.  Oh well, it got done on time and framed.

Here it is after being framed.

The problem I had was with the grass.  It called for Dandelion Stem by Crescent Colors but it was such a bright green with no variegation that I was afraid it would not work.  I substituted Dried Thyme by Gentle Arts.  The color changes as I hoped but the letters did not appear as well as I wanted. Here is a close up of the lettering.

Hopefully next time I think of doing something as a gift such as this I will allow more time in making the decisions, stitching, and framing.

Now for something exciting and something I have never done before.  This is my first giveaway. 

If you would like to receive a copy of this magazine please leave me a comment and a way to contact you.  You have until 5pm on October 19th to leave a comment.  I will pull a name on the 19th and then as soon as I have your name I will e-mail you for a mailing address.  So, good luck and hopefully there are some of you interested in getting this ornament edition. 

Until later happy stitching.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Retreat Weekend

This weekend Linda at House of Stitches had a small class event with Ellen Chester.  We worked on her teaching piece called "A Lady's Worke Box".  The class was amazing and I have lots of stitching to do.  Here are my pictures of the project pieces.

Sorry for the quality of these pictures.  I forgot to take my camera with me and use to my cellphone instead.  Course, I had to take a lovely picture of our hostess, Linda.

Linda, thank you again for a wonderful weekend and event.  I learned a lot of stitches and really neat ways to stitch them. 

Here is Ellen Chester (in the middle) along with stitchers Penny and Terry.

Happy Stitching.....