Saturday, July 18, 2015

Just trying to stay busy

I'm trying my level best to stay busy and my mind occupied and I've finished two smalls.
The first one was a freebie at Cross Eyed Cricket and it's a really cute ice cream cone.  Well I love ice cream and my hips show every bite I've eaten over the years but I don't care.  I did something a little different with the's a frig magnet.
I stitched it on 32ct. antique white Belfast linen using Au Ver A Soie 100/3 silks.  I love Cross Eyed Cricket designs and this one was a fun stitch.

I made another ornament for our Christmas tree this year and this one is by Little House Needleworks.  It was suppose to say "milk, vanilla, sugar, chocolate" but my husband and I have a recipe for hot chocolate that we both love.  We take vanilla syrup and put about 2 tablespoons of it in a cup of milk and heat that in the microwave.  Then we add the Ghirardelli chocolate powder and it's to die for.  So on this one I changed sugar to syrup.  It's been stitched to dark brown wool felt and then pinked around the edges.  The pattern is now in my store if you're interested.

Then Debbie at Needle Orts has decided to sell my little accessory bags and this is one I made for a customer.  On the back I either do the stitcher's name or her monogram to make it even more personal.  It has 6 pockets that go around the outside and as you can see, it's closed by a drawstring.  If you are interested in having one made in your favorite colors, just drop me an email and I'd be more than happy to make you one.  The price is $15.00 plus $2.50 shipping within the U.S..
That's about all I've gotten done so far this weekend.  Tomorrow I have to finish up a project bag and I hope to get some stitches in to Cherry Hollow Farm.
I want to thank all of you who are praying for a good outcome of my hubby's PET scan.  The emails that I've received and the comments are just heart warming and I appreciate every one.
Blessings to you and yours,


Robin said...

Way to go on your finishes, Barbara! The ice cream cone is just adorable and I like how you personalized the LHN ornament. Your accessory bag is very cool looking. Would you refresh my memory on its size? Thinking of you!

Robin in Virginia

Justine said...

Beautiful stitching Barb, I love the LHN with your personal touch and the accessory bag is very pretty. Thinking of you and praying for you xx

stitchersanon said...

The stitching is gorgeous. I love the personalisation: it makes a really unique peace. I'll include you in my prayers and hope you get some good news.

Vickie said...

Wow! You HAVE been busy Barbara. Such cute work. I am praying.

Barb said...

Oh give us a lick ,just a little one lol. I remember saying that to my brother of course the answer was always NO. I like the LHN one though looks really yummy,know what you mean about the hips though, a losing battle I am afraid.
BIG hug for you and yours, hope you do not have to wait too long , thoughts and prayers are with you.
Take care and oh love the bag , what a talented lady you are.

sunny said...

Such cute little items! More hugs and prayers.

Mii Stitch said...

Beautiful stitching & finishing. I really like the LHN one, it's so cute!

Fay and Charlette said...

Barbara, I'd like to have you make one of those drawn bags for me but I couldn't find a link to your email. Mine is Please contact me when you can. Am praying for you and your husband for a complete healing. Hugs, Christina