Friday, December 24, 2010

Eye Glasses case

I just finished stitching "First Snow" by Drawn Threads and made it into an eye glasses case. This is my first attempt to make the case and I think I used the wrong interfacing to make the fabric stiff. I had a hard time inserting the inner fabric inside the case due to the stiffness. Next time, I will just use interfacing for the outer fabric and not the inner fabric. Velcro is inside the case near the top to keep the glasses from slipping out.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

"Nuts About Autumn"

I just finished this "Nuts about Autumn" on 28 ct. white Laguana.
I love the design and decided to stitch another one for myself.

Monday, December 13, 2010

christmas tag

This is the front of the gift tag. All the stitching is done with specialty stitches. I used interfacing to make the linen a bit stiff and added grommet to insert the ribbon.

christmas tag

This is the back of the Christmas gift tag for my DH.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

"My Little Heart" SAL

I just finished the "My Little Heart" SAL. This was a fun stitch! I am thinking of making this into a lid for a basket or a box.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

"Turkey" motif on napkin

The light isn't very good on the secone one so I took another photo ....anyway, I just finished the "turkey" motif on one of the napkin using waste canvas. This was a SAL for one of my cross-stitching group. I will be stitching a second motif with a different design to match this one before next year "Thanksgiving" day.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Christmas ornament exchange

I just finished this ornament for my exchange partner in one of my cross-stitching group. One of her favorite themes is cats. This design is by Margaret Sherry's stitched on 28 ct. evenweave. Cherry fabric....

Saturday, November 6, 2010

I just finished the 2nd Navajo mini-stocking. I am starting on the 3rd ....

The upper design is called, "Old Style Ganado".

The lower design is called, "Chief Blanket".

Sunday, October 10, 2010

"My Little Heart" SAL

I finished Oct and I have 2 more left to go, Nov and Dec. As soon as the charts are available, I will be stitching them and this SAL will be done.

Monday, October 4, 2010

eyeglasses case

I have been on a 2 weeks holiday. While travelling in my RV, I managed to stitch this Pig eyeglasses to keep my stitching glasses in. I just need to stitch a velcro on the top to keep the glasses from sliding out.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

"Nuts About Autumn"

I just finished this "Nuts About Autumn" for a tea towel exchange. I stitched two baby acorns near the leaves. Since it is a tea towel, it didn't makes sense to stitch the acorn buttons on due to frequent washing.

Monday, August 9, 2010

"Kokopelli Christmas"

Progress updated. I am almost finished with the top part of the design. Working on the chilies now....and a few more kokopelli left to stitch.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Stitching for Charity

I joined a Stitcher's Challenge for charity and there are 6 different themes to stitch. Dogs, cooking/kitchen, sewing, farm/country, religion, and nautical or lighthouse. I have 4 more to go....working on farm animals now.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

"I Stitch therefore I Stash" SAL

I just finished this SAL from Crazy Cross-Stitch magazine. Issue #139 on pg 48. The designer is Rhona Norrie. I stitched french knots instead of beads as it will be framed.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

"I Stitch therefore I Stash" SAL

I am almost done with this project. I just have the leaf at the bottom left corner, backstitching and french knots left to do. This is a SAL that I am doing with one of my cross stitching group. Some of the gals have finished it in various on a tote bag, one gal put it on a wooden box to keep her stash, floss, needles, etc.... another framed it, etc... I haven't decided yet how I want to do the finishing when done with the stitching.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

SanMan Jar SAL

I finished the SanMan Jar SAL last night. It was a quick stitch and lovely motifs inside each jar. I haven't decided yet how I will do the finishing part.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

SanMan SAL

I finished July, August and October. I decided to finish the rest which is Sept, Nov and Dec. Then I will post a photo of Jan to Dec when completed.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

"T'is The Season To Be Snowy"

I found this chart in my box of magazines and I decided to stitched it since it is a small chart. I used 28ct "Amber" fabric and WDW threads. The birdhouse is an embellishment which I bought from my local LNS.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Pooh writing letter

Since I write letters, I am stitching up these "Winnie the Pooh" characters ...... I use double-sided tape to put stitched character onto card stock then go from there to write my own letter. An idea to elict smiles from the receiver when opening the letter.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Mailart envelope

The rabbit writing a letter on the back of Eeyore is the front of the mailart envelope.
Pooh and Piglet walking toward the sunset is on the back of the mailart envelope.
I will be adding some small gifts inside the envelope. The flap of the envelope is secured with buttons to keep the gifts inside. I already stitched the person's snail address on the envelope. It is ready to go to the post office next week.

"My Lttle Heart" SAL

I just finished my May, June and July designs of "My Little Heart" SAL. I am trying to catch up on all of my SALs in between my large stitching projects.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Just Nan - "Snow Faces"

I just finished stitching "Snow Faces" from Just Nan chart. It is a very interesting design since the specialty threads are WDW and the corners are stitching in Rice Snowflakes. The white threads are stitched in smyma cross stitch. I am thinking about making this into a biscornu but I haven't decided yet.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Another biscornu

I just finished taking a biscornu class from one of my cross-stitching groups and this is the result.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Pacman Biscornu

In 1980, PacMan was invented and my sons went crazy playing this game. I found this freebie pattern and decided to stitch it in memory of that era. Now with the electronic games in nintendo, WII, etc. pacman has taken a back seat. I still have the game but it is too slow for those who have played on electronic games. My grandsons will not play pacman. Too old-fashioned!

Friday, June 4, 2010

SanMan SAL

I just finished the June SanMan Jar SAL...... I will wait until July to start on it as I am now back on my rotation stitching projects.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Jan to May SanMan Jar SAL

May completed..... close up of May Jar SAL.
Photo of Jan to May Jar SAL

Thursday, May 27, 2010

"Kokopelli Christmas"

I am making some progress on this "Kokopelli Christmas". I hope to have it finished in a week or two.

grandson's bath towel

I just finished stitching my grandson's name alphabet onto a bath towel. I will be using the bath towel as a wrapper around his birthday present. Maybe a Fisher Price construction toy. He is into Builder Bob which is a character on tv. The motifs are construction equipments.... stitched onto aida, then I put a bias tape around the edges and stitched onto the towel.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

"Make a Wish"

Just finished this mouse with a dandelion from Britain #1 CrossStitcher magazine Issue # 215 pg 7. This was a fun and quick stitch!

Monday, May 17, 2010

"Karate Dog"

"Karate Dog" from Margaret Sherry's Sports & Hobbies series. I will be stitching this onto a bath towel for my son.

Friday, May 14, 2010

"Gardening Snail"

Another fun stitch designed by Margaret Sherry! I stitched the chicken for my mother. She likes it so much that she asked for another whimsical tea towel. This will be stitched onto a tea towel for her. Even though she isn't a gardener, she loves whimsical animals, bugs, characters, etc.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


I just finished stitching "Snowie" by Mary Burton from the Twisted Threads Company. I stitched it on 28 ct. medium blue Laguana with DMC and Anchor threads since I didn't have any sampler threads at this time. Black beads were used for the eyes and twig arms. The vest is stitched using smyrna cross.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Herd of Elephants

For my UFO week, I will be stitching a "Herd of Elephants". I totally forgotten about this chart but when someone mentioned stitching a group of elephants, I vaguely remembered that I had started to stitch this design. I dug it up from the bottom of my stash bin and the photo on the right is what the design will look like when finished. The photo on the left is what I started about 3 years ago. I will post the progress on this as well as put it into my rotation after UFO week is over.

Gift for Mother's Day

I just finished stitching this chicken from Margaret Sherry's Sports & Hobbies in The Britain's No. 1 Cross Stitcher, Issue # 212 for my mother. I thought it would be ideal to stitch this onto a tea towel since she loves to cook. Now off to the store to get a tea towel !!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

"Kokopelli Christmas"

Progress updated. So far, some of the backstitching is done. The challenge is the sky since it is confetti with yellow to represent the stars. I have 3 more kokopellis to stitch, the rest of the chilies and the sky with 3 mini-kokopellis left to stitch.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

SanMan Fatties SAL - FINISHED

I finished my 4 Seasons SanMan SAL today. I haven't decided yet how I want to do the finishing so I will put it away into my stitched designs drawer for now. I am leaning toward a lid cover on a tin square box to store some treasures inside.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Going "Green"

Our family's motto is to go "Green" as much as possible. I have 7 May birthdays coming up for our family members. I have been stitching each person's initial with motif according to their interests or personality and stitch onto a bath towel as a birthday wrapping paper. Inside is a gift for that person....... tied with jute string at each ends. This is an example of what I am doing. "A" is for my grandson, Austin. He is into dinosaurs so I stitched a small dinosaur next to his initial. It is hard to see the motif with the light reflecting off of the camera.

SanMan Fatties SAL

Just finished my 3 Fatties. I will get the 4th one on Monday and voila..... it will be done. This is a quick stitch.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

special ornament for friend

A group of us are stitching an ornament for a special cross-stitching friend who just had breast cancer surgery. One person made a tree out of dowels and the rest of us made ornaments for her to put on her tree. It was a surprise for her and she received them when she came home from the hospital. The front is the singing bird and the back is the cancer ribbon.