Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Finish and Some Flowers

This is from a book called Beloved Bible Story Samplers by Diane Williams before she started Little House Needleworks.  There are a lot of small samplers in the book and they all have the wonderful Diane style that we are so familiar with.  I used DMC threads and finished it up as a wall hanging.
There aren't too many nice looking flowers left in our garden by this late in the year but these double blossomed impatiens are still doing pretty well.  I think they look like little roses, don't you?
This is nicotiana, I think it's an annual that reseeds itself every year.   It gets fairly tall and grows very easily without us doing anything for it.  I hate to think the summer is almost over, I will be going back to work soon {I work in a school kitchen}, but it certainly has been a wonderful summer and I had lots of time off, so I won't complain too much!  Thanks again to those lovely people who are my blog followers, I appreciate you very much and I appreciate any comments anyone cares to leave.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

WIP---Unna von Bergen

I've gotten a good start on Unna von Bergen.  It's a free chart on Beth Twist's blog.  thetwistfamily.blogspot.com
She has charted an old sampler from 1869 and very generously offered it for free.  I'm doing it on Silkweaver's Cashel linen--Sterling Silver with the recommended DMC threads.  I'm sure these bright colors aren't for everyone, but I like them.  But then again, I also like dull colored threads and pastel colored threads and multi-colored threads and probably any old threads you would care to show me.  OK, now here's hoping that my daring attempt at putting a link into my post will actually work.  If it doesn't, well, I guess I will try again some other time.  I hope everyone is having a wonderful day today!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Needlebook and Small Pincushion

I just made this needlebook and pincushion out of selvages.  I just love the way selvages look when they are made into stuff.  I'm so glad that I saw the idea on the Selvage Blog because I probably would never have thought of it myself.
Here's an open view of the needlebook.  There are two pockets under the felt needle and pin flaps.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My Quaker House

I stitched this quite a while ago, and today I decided to finish it off for hanging on a wall somewhere.  I'm not sure where I will put it yet.  This is one of my very favorite Blackbird designs, although I pretty much love everything they do.
Close up view.  This makes me want to get busy and stitch another Blackbird design.
I hope everyone is having a lovely evening!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Selvage Purse

Here's a bag I made with selvages.  I had to raid my fabric closet and cut off lots of selvages to get enough to make it.  Now I have just enough left to make a needlebook and a small pincushion and I will probably be done with selvages for a while.  I have not been enjoying the heat so much this week, I spend most of my time parked in front of a fan, it's the only way I can get through the day.  It's been about a month and a half since I started this blog, and it's been a lot of fun.  I want to thank the lovely people who have decided to be followers, I know there are way more exciting blogs out there than this one, so I really appreciate all of you.  And a special thanks to everyone who has made comments, I love to read them!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Two Ornaments

This was from a freebie chart from Anne-les-petites-croix.  Antique pink linen and Valdani threads.
Here's an old Sheepish Designs freebie.  I don't know if you can see them, but I added some little kitty buttons by the bottom of the house.  I really like making small ornaments because they whip up so fast.  Thanks for looking!