Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring Finishes!

I made a new needlebook and pincushion set for spring from a design by Dany.  She has wonderful designs that you can buy from her blog, which is a gorgeous blog, too!  I really love her designs, you should check them out, you might, too!
Here's the inside view of the needlebook and the bottom of the pincushion.  I chose my own colors of Gentle Art Sampler threads for the stitching instead of the DMC that Dany used, and stitched it on a very light pink linen.
The other side of needlebook.
This is an ornament for my friend Melanie who collects beehives and things with beehives on them.  When I saw this pattern I knew I had to make it for her.  If you're reading this, Melanie, Happy Birthday!
The next two pictures are of two of my co-workers--Josh and Cynthia-- in their St. Patrick's Day finery. 
How fashionable!  All the rest of us were green with envy that day!
I want to say thank you to the recent followers of this blog, it makes my day when I see some one new on the list!  And thank you also for the kind comments you leave, that makes me very happy, too!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Stitching Bag, Stash and Warm Buns

Hello everyone, I was finally able to come out of my blogging slump long enough to do a post.  I made this stitching bag a few days ago, and used some designs from my little book--Schone Alte Stick-Ornamente.  If you don't remember this book take a look at my July 29, 2010 post to see a picture of it.  I chose my own colors of Cosmos Seasons floss and used up some of my ric-rac  to trim it.
 Here's the design on the other side of the bag.  Even though one of the designs is horizontal and the other one is more vertical, I thought they would coordinate well as long as they were on opposite sides of the bag from each other.  And because the Cosmos thread is colorfast, I can throw this in the washer when it gets dirty just  like all my other bags.
I recently received some new Nashville stash including my favorite, A Stitcher's Journey by Blackbird Designs.   Do you have yours yet?  If you've been thinking of getting a copy, I wholeheartedly recommend that you do, I think it's the best one they have done yet and that's saying a lot!  I literally want to stitch  every design in that book!  The view on this page is of a reproduction sampler, isn't it lovely?  I got my copy from Anita, her's are only $22.50 compared to $27.00 elsewhere.  
Now, I want to show you a kitty picture.  I had gone out the door the other day to go to work, decided I couldn't remember if I had turned off the coffee pot and when I came back in to check here's what I saw:
 Apparently, a recently used Mr. Coffee is a warm and cozy place to sit if you're a kitty!  Trixie's expression was so nonchalant, as if sitting on a coffee pot is the most normal thing to do!
Thank you, my blogging pals, for listening to my babble once again, come back again soon!