Saturday, July 4, 2015

Minding my own business.....

and I still get into trouble.  Remember me saying that my LNS had gotten in some new fabrics, well I was sitting here finishing up a little cushion and I received an email from Debbie saying she was open until 3 and that she had gotten in the new Halloween ornament issue.  Well that's all it took and off I went.  Here's what I came home with:
First off the magazine and I'm going to do two different designs from the issue:

 The first one is the owl that's on the front cover but as usual I'm changing it.  They have it stitched on black and that's just not me.  We have a gal locally that dies the most beautiful fabrics and I chose one of hers to do him on.  It's a 32ct. opalescent Belfast calls "Clouds and Flamingos".  It's different shades of grey with just a touch of pink to it.  
Next is "Crow on a pumpkin" by Samplers Not Forgotten.  He'll be stitched on 32ct. Thunderstorm with Sampler Threads.
Then there's the JBW Witch and I'm going to stitch her in purple Silk Lame Braid on a hand painted fabric called "Autumn Fairies" by Fabric Flair.
And last but not least are the fabrics I purchased.  They are from top to bottom:
WDW - Gun Metal
WDW - Sea Foam
PTP - Dawn
PTP - Storm
PTP - Echo
PTP - Pansy
PTP - Haunted
I thought that one of these was from R&R but I was wrong.  They are all Picture This Plus and Weeks Dye Works
I was also able to finish the little Homespun Elegance pincushion "Star Light Sampler Pincushion".  I decided not to put any kind of edging around it and leave it plain.  I did add the little brass key charm to it like the pattern called for.  I filled it with ground corncob to give it that primitive touch.  The pattern is in my store if you're interested in stitching it.
Well I had lots and lots of fun today and now to decide what to start first.  I think it's going to be the little Crow on a pumpkin pincushion/ornament.  I do like those colors.
I hope everyone is having a really good 4th of July but from the looks of the sky outside our windows, we're about to have a rainy one.  Just so it stops before the race tonite in Daytona.
Blessings to all, Barbara

Friday, July 3, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

LNS Woes

I was such a bad girl today I can't even begin to explain.  First off I went up to Needle Orts to pick up some linen and to show Debbie the project bags that I make.  She's been wanting to sell something like them in her store and it looks like I'll be making some for her.  While there, she received her mail and that was the beginning of my woes.  First off, she got in some new designs by Barbara Ana and there's one I just loved.  As I get older, I swear I love Halloween designs more and more and this is the one I bought today.

The name is "A Wicked Plant".  I'm even going to try and stitch it on 40ct fabric.  I don't know if I'll get if finished for this Halloween because of the shakes, but I'm determined to try.  Also while there she received a large collection of new colors of linens from R&R, Silkweaver and WDW.....she's holding a fat eighth of each one for my next visit.  Ho hum.....

My new start is going to be a Homespun Elegance Design "Starlight Pincushion".  Thanks to Robin, I have the Belle Soie silks that the design calls for and I'm stitching it on 30ct. Mink from WDW.
I've had this pattern for awhile so it's about time I stitched it.
My finish for this week is the primitive style of the Little House Needleworks freebie.  I plan on making it into a small quilt to hang on the back of my grandmother's rocking chair.  As it turns out, the fabric I used for the seat of her chair matches the color in the design so it works out perfectly.

Not to sound bad but I like my version better.  LOL
Well that was my Wednesday so far.  I think I did enough damage to my budget so now it's time to sit down and stitch.  I so love being retired.......
Blessings to all,

Monday, June 29, 2015

It's a rainy day here in Orlando and I have the boring job of laundry.  I'm getting alot of stitching in and have finished 3 pillows for Miss Rhonda.  I thought I would share them with you.
The two in the back are for a daughter and son who have lost their Mother recently and I think you'll recognize the stitching of the one in the front.  I'm now working on the primitive version of this same pattern and I thought I'd share what I have accomplished so far.

Quite different isn't it?  I just picked my favorite primitive colors and went from there.  At first I thought I'd do a pillow but I think instead this will be framed.  It's turning out about 6 x 6 so I think it's a little large for a needle cushion.  
Well Peyton, John and I went shopping this past Saturday and ended up buying some really fantastic baby items on sale.  It's so much fun to buy things for a little must not think "cute".  I was told that by John several times.  LOL  We ended the day with hubby joining us at Kobe's a Japanese Steak House here in Orlando.  Their food is fantastic and they give you so much that there's no way you can finish it all.  The chef's cook it right at your table on a large metal grill so it's very hot and entertaining at the same time.  
I hope all of you have a fantastic week and that you enjoy lots of Blessings,

Saturday, June 27, 2015

And the winner is......

I used the random number generator and it came up with the number 2 which is:

Carol S. from MN

I don't have Carol's email address so if you read this Carol, please email me at so I can get your package off to you.

Thanks to all who entered.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A finish and a secret exposed....

I hope everyone has had a fantastic Wednesday so far and that your evening goes just as well.  I have a finish to show you that is just too, too cute.  It's "Louise and Henry" by Little House Needleworks.  It's not a really fast stitch and I hated doing all the cream on Louise's body, but she's finished.

I stitched them in DMC and the fabric I used is so appropriate.....Lambswool 28ct.  Forgive me for that one but I just couldn't resist.  
Now for the big news of the year......

Yes Peyton and John found out that they are having a little boy and we couldn't be happier.  It will be so wonderful to have a little boy to love and spoil since we aren't allowed to see our 4 grandsons anymore.  I just hope we get to see them again some time.  It's a great loss in our lives.  
Now I can get to the business of buying clothes and such for this new love coming into our lives.  Look out bank I come!

Blessings to all, Barbara