Wednesday, April 29, 2015

I've been as busy as a bee....pun intended....and was able to finish up "The Queen of the Bees" by The Little Stitcher.  This was a pretty fast stitch since it was smaller than the spinners.  I do love the colors in this one alot.

The Queen of the Bees
The Little Stitcher
The Queen of the Bees
The Little Stitcher
 Then I made the mistake of going to my LNS, Needle Orts, today but I did come away with some goodies.  First up is "Stitch Every Day" by Hands on Design.  I love how Cathy has turned this long design into a pincushion and that's how I will finish it.  My shop even had the lolly pop pin that goes with it.  I'll start this after vacation.
Stitch Every Day
Hands On Design
Misc. Fabrics
For Halloween and Christmas Ornies
 My next project is Pomegranate Pocket and Pincushion by Hands On Design.  I absolutely love the color of linen Cathy stitched this on and my shop had some so I got lucky there.  I contacted Cathy about the fabric she used to finish her pocket and she told me it was from the Moda French General Collection.  I didn't have that particular one but I'm going to sew together some 5 inch squares till I get the size I need and make the pocket quilted.  This will be my project to start now and to take on vacation.
Pomegranate Pocket
Hands On Design
A French Fry
The Purple Thread

The little glass bottle holds fabric, fibers and 3 designs for you to stitch over 1 thread and then wrap around the bottle and when finished you have a needle case.  Cute....right?

If I don't get to post again before we leave on our trip....

Have a Blessed Time, Barbara


Justine said...

Your Bee finish is beautiful Barb and I love your new stash. What gorgeous fabrics!

marly said...

Never heard of that designer. I must live under a rock. Love the pomegranate design. Safe trip!

Lisa V said...

Look like fun little projects.

Robin said...

Have a fabulous vacation, Barbara! I really like your bee finish. You purchased some lovely new stash. Looking forward to seeing them worked up through your needle and thread.

Robin in Virginia

Marilyn said...

Cathy has some cute and clever designs.
I like how she always includes a small in every pattern to match.
Have fun on your vacation!

Vickie said...

Love your new stash! Cathy's charts really excite me. That is exactly one I hope to stitch.
I hope and pray your trip is safe and much, much fun.

CraftyGurl said...

Ohh Cathy;s Designs are so great and she is pretty neat too :) Have fun working on those new projects!!!