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Monthly Archives: May 2015
Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you all are enjoying your weekends!
I thought I would write today to share some pictures of my Lee Army Round- it’s finally home from the finisher, and I’m so glad to have it back! I think it will definitely make a great addition to the Christmas tree this year.
I can’t say I did anything terribly crazy in terms of stitches… just a little T-Stitch on the black border for contrast. It’s a small piece, so there wasn’t a ton of room for anything like that. Sometimes the simplest canvases make the most effective finished products!
How about you all? Have you finished anything up lately? Comment below and share what you’ve been stitching… I always love to see!
Happy Mother’s day, everyone! I hope you all are able to spend some quality time with your families today. I’m so excited that we’re taking my mom out to dinner at Quattro Pazzi, this evening- and of course I already brought her a bunch of hyacinths this morning!
(They smell so good!)
Today on the blog I’m sharing this piece my mom has been stitching by Associated Talents. Isn’t it fun? And such a great opportunity to learn new stitches and techniques on the different stripes and letters. (Check out “Joy” and “Be Jolly” designs too!) The great thing about so many of AT’s designs have free stitch guides that can be found here on their website. My mom has loved this design since it came out with it. She gives so much of her time and energy to her family, and friends, that I’m really glad she’s taking time to stitch this for herself.
I know I’ve mentioned it before, but my mom is the one who taught me to stitch so many years ago! She’s always there to lend a helping hand when I fall behind shipping guides and get overwhelmed. But more than that she’s always been my number one supporter- I’m so lucky to have her in my life!
By far the most rewarding thing that I have gotten out of blogging is the community of stitchers I’ve had the pleasure of “meeting” all over the country!
Yesterday afternoon, I got the kindest email from Lu Lu, who lives in Louisiana. It absolutely made my day! I truly love hearing from you all- wherever you may be!
Earlier this year, Lu Lu ordered my stitch guide for Party in the Coop- as you all can see she has done an absolutely amazing job. All of the chickens are stitched, she just has to finish up the hats and they will be done!
For slightly fuller coverage, she stitched her french knots closer together on their cockscombs. I think the effect is wonderful. Stitch Guides are… well, just as the name suggests… guides! I think it’s so cool to see the little ways everyone’s project takes on a slightly different personality to reflect their taste.
She was sweet enough to send me pictures to share with you all!
Hasn’t she done a beautiful job?
I still have a bit of a pinch me moment every time someone orders a guide. There’s nothing I love more than sharing the joy of stitching with you all- both near and far!
If you would like to order your own copy of Party in the Coop- just shoot me an email! email@example.com . I’d be happy to pop one in the mail to you, anytime!
Hey everyone! Happy Monday!
I’m sorry I’ve been so quiet lately, but half way through my trip to Ft. Benning my computer stopped holding battery (yikes!) I didn’t want to bother you all with half-hearted, poorly formatted posts, written on my cell phone, so I took a little break! I have to say, it was kind of nice to be removed from the laptop for a while. But now everything’s fixed, I’m glad to be back in business and be able to write to you all once again… I’ve truly missed it!
Things have been very busy, but since I last wrote, I finished up the stitch guide for Melissa Shirley’s “Who ate all the Hor d’Oeuvres?”
When I saw this piece at market, I knew I had to stitch it!
I think that squirrel is just the cutest- he looks so guilty!
My last two years of high school were spent boarding at the Interlochen Arts Academy– a performing arts school in Michigan (Did you guys know I was a music major in college?) One of the many quirky things that makes Interlochen the place it is are the black squirrels. I used to think they were the funniest things I had ever seen… You could often find them running across campus, dragging an entire piece of pizza, or a cookie from the cafeteria- I kid you not! Such little piggies! Ever since then I have had an odd affinity for them.
The stitch guide can be ordered by emailing me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the contact page on the blog. I will then set up a PayPal invoice, and once that has been paid, I will ship the guide directly to you!
Thank you all for reading along! And as always… Happy Stitching!