Thursday, October 31, 2013

272 Words.....FINISHED!!!

Yeahhhhh......I finished my husband's project!!!!  He loves it!!!  Actually I had finished it on Oct 15 but due to other activities, they prevented me from photographing it and sharing a picture with you right away.  So I took one the other day and have been dying to share with you ..... when life wasn't so busy. 

Here is my Primrose Needleworks 272 Words in all it's glory.....laid out on my floor to take big enough picture of it.

I love it especially now that it is all finished!!! 

Now I am going to start a new SAL with 3 of my stitching friends here.  It will be My Big Toe The Apostle's Creed.  I am stitching it on 40ct Vintage Light Exampler linen with all the Gentle Arts Sampler Threads minus one substitution of the color Caramel Corn to Heirloom Gold.  The Caramel Corn did not show up on my fabric as I did all the "test stitching" of the colors prior to our new start tomorrow.  hehe  One of us had to do the test stitching so that the other ladies wouldn't  be held up and get too far behind.  Right????!!!!

Here is my SB Halloween Grins that I stitched up for Halloween a couple Saturday's ago.  I usually don't stitch Halloween but this was a fun no-brainer project. get the finishing done to make it into a lovely pillow like the SB ladies have displayed in their shop.  So it will be on display for next year's Halloween in my house as I do not have time to make it into the pillow today to display tonight.  Oh well.  I look at it that I'm already AHEAD of the game for Halloween next year!  haha


Here is an ornament that I stitched up recently.  It is The Drawn Thread Christmas Quartet Peace, Love, Joy. 


I'm sorry for the wrinkles. I was in a hurry the other day taking the pictures. 

I needed to "edit" this post so my apologies for duplicate postings to your email.  I had taken the SB and The Drawn Thread ornament pictures too close as they could have been duplicated just from looking at the pictures.  Thus my reasoning for the edit!  Until next time.....


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Samplers Not Forgotten......and a contest!

I wanted to share with all my readers about a new design company.  It is called Samplers Not Forgotten.  I meant to take pictures when I went to The Attic on Sunday during Sampler Sunday but I just forgot.  So I went back on Tuesday to take pictures at The Attic because Jean is having this designer as Sampler of the Month for October.

Samplers Not Forgotten is a company dedicated to preserving the past by reproducing old samplers from long ago.  Kimberly has 4 new releases and the Attic is showcasing her Black Cat Sampler as Sampler of the Month.  You can read more about it on the Attic's newsletter HERE.  Be sure to click on the newsletter for 10-3-2013 to get to the newsletter describing her charts.

This is what the chart looks like.

I did remember to take a picture of Jean's WIP of it on Sunday and here is Jean's progress on her sampler.  Jean is stitching it on 50ct linen!!!  WOW!!!  It is just exquisite and I agree....I love all the animals at the bottom!  She gives more details in her newsletter so be sure to read all about it.

Kimberly has 3 other samplers reproduced but one is already sold out at the Attic.  I had to hold the Elizabeth Lamb chart to get a good picture of the sampler so you could at least see it and that is why the chart looks a little bent in the packaging.  You know how hard it is to photograph things in their plastic sleeves.

I don't have pictures of Isabill Robb or Louisa Dodd ....yet.  But you can read about and see them on Jean's newsletter on 10-3-2013.

Now.....for the contest part.  I have quite a few followers and I am looking to having more follow my blog.  If you share my blog and post a comment here that you have shared this link about the contest on your blog, you will be entered to win one of Samplers Not Forgotten chart of your choice.  When my followers reach a total of 100, a drawing will be held and the winning name will receive the Samplers Not Forgotten chart of their choice.  So let's get the word out there about this new design company!

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

An Advent SAL......

I am SOOOOOOOO excited to share this news with you!!!  My friend Carol of iStitch is having a Sew Advent SAL.  I love stitching Carol's designs as gifts, and I know that her advent SAL will be just as much fun as her last Mystery design was a while back.  Here is what she says about the project:

This project is a band sampler with each band and a dividing band being released each day of Advent. The pieces are 'bite size' and you should quite easily be able to keep up. You do not have to provide progress pictures to get the next piece as each piece will arrive automatically so if you fall behind there's no problem.

Please see Carol's blog HERE to get the full details on how to join in on this wonderful and exciting new SAL (stitch along) and what better way to use up some of that stash we all have.  

I just absolutely LOVE Christmas and this seems like it will be a lot of fun!!!