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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Harbor Vista: Page 1 & 2

The pattern Harbor Vista is by Kustom Krafts and I originally started this as a SAL way back in March 2011.  Oh my...has it really been that long?  Yikes!  Then a friend wanted to restart it as SAL in March of 2012.  Well as you can tell I'm a bit late...but better late than never.  ;O)  Here is what I have finished so far pages 1 & 2.  I hope it doesn't take another year to finish page 3.  LOL

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Box Finishing Class

Meari from ILCS (I Love Cross Stitch) is teaching an on-line class on how to finish your cross stitch into a box.  The first assignment is to stitch up your piece and purchase a box with coordinating fabric.  Here is what I have so far: 
I am so excited to see this come to life! 
Thank you Meari for teaching this class!!
Oops I almost forgot to mention this pattern is from Just Cross Stitch Magazine Christmas Ornaments Edition (2010) p. 11 and was designed by Lori Markovic from La-D-Da. 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Victorian Angel

This is the first of four total Victorian Angels.  The pattern is from Silhouettes in Cross Stitch (1998) by Julie Hasler (p. 31) and was stitched using DMC 325.  My friend Rachel (who is the co-owner of WOCS - World of Charity Stitching) donated this book to me last year.  I'm so happy to finally have been able to use it.  Thanks again Rachel! 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Finally.....A Finish

    Sadly I have had some unforeseen circumstances going on in my personal life and as a result I lost my stitching mojo for about 2 months. 
I know....can you believe it?   
But....My Mojo is back!!! 
And I've finally finished my Star Gazer Lily by Solaria Gallery.

I have added two pictures because of the difference in lighting.
This is one of my favorite pieces!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Star Gazer Lily Update

I have been working on the Star Gazer Lily for a month now
and wanted to share my progress.
I am really enjoying working on this piece
and can't wait to see it finished.
For those of you who know me know the fact that
I LOVE pink, hearts, and lilies.
So this is the PERFECT project! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Flowers for WOCS

World of Charity Stitching comes up with themes for members to stitch for quilts.  This allows for creativity as well as continuity of the quilt.  One of the current themes is flowers and I signed up to stitch Ellen Maurer-Stroh's Aster Flower which she graciously provides free on her website (which can be found here).

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Stitchy Support

A dear online stitchy friend was diagnosed with breast cancer
 right before the holidays and today will be undergoing surgery. 
To show her support a bunch of us are stitching hearts to be made
into a portfolio by another friend, Fran (who's idea this was). 
 Here is my heart: 

Friday, January 20, 2012

World of Charity Stitching (WOCS) Finished Quilts

Last year I stitched up several Disney Characters and Silly Monsters
for the charity group WOCS (World of Charity Stitching). 
My friend Dona who is also a member of WOCS turned my
 stitched pieces into two FABULOUS quilts. 
I thought it would be fun for all of you to see the finished products.
 I hope these quilts made some child very happy! 

If you would like to donate some of your time
 quilting or stitching some pieces please come join our group!
We would LOVE to have you!!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Solaria Gallery - Star Gazer Lily Heart

It's a new year and what better way to start it than with a new project?  On New Years Day I started the Star Gazer Lily Heart Pattern by Solaria Gallery.  Here is my progress so far:

And this is what it will look like when it's completed:

If you are interested in this design or others including the Stargazer Lilly
please visit the designers website which can be found by clicking here.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Silly Monsters

These Silly Monsters are SOOO cute and super fun to stitch! 
 I hope some child will enjoy them as much as I have.

These monsters will be donated to WOCS (World of Charity Stitching). 
 The patterns are from The Cross Stitcher Magazine. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Ulia Catalina De Rango has designed an original pattern
just for WOCS (World of Charity Stitching) to use...this adorable butterfly! 

Members of WOCS were able to choose any 3 colors they wanted. 
 The DMC colors for my butterfly were: 209-582-583. 
 These butterfly squares will be made into quilts...I can't wait to see the finished product! 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Gang's All Here

For the past month or so I have been working on these cute Disney Characters. 
 Here is a photo of all of them together.
I have decided to send these to my charity group World of Charity Stitching (WOCS).
My friend Dona from WA, USA has agreed to make them into notebooks which will then be donated to children in an abuse shelter for Christmas.  Dona is an avid member of WOCS and the creator of WOCS facebook page (which can be found by clicking here) and the WOCS blog (which can be found by clicking here).  Come on over and see what we are all about...we would LOVE to have you!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Donald Duck

The sixth & final member is finally finished...Donald Duck!
He was stitched on 14 ct. White Aida with DMC floss 2 over 1.
The pattern is from Mickey & Friends by Leisure Arts
(c) 1999 p. 26

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Woo Hoo...I am super excited because I was RAK'D.  For those of you who don't know RAK stands for random act of kindness.  According to Wikipedia (2011) "A random act of kindness is a selfless act performed by a person or people wishing to either assist or cheer up an individual."

This is what I received in the mail
I think these kit's are fabulous and can't wait to start stitching them up! 
THANK YOU Dotti K in PA, USA for this fantastic RAK!!! 
It is extra special because this was my first one! 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Daisy Duck

I really enjoy stitching these adorable Disney Characters! 
They are (semi) fast and easy to stitch.  Here is the latest finish: Daisy Duck!
This pattern is Mickey & Friends by Leisure Arts (C) 1999 p. 26
This was stitched on 14 ct. White Aida 2 over 1

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Finished Goofy Last Night!!
This pattern is from Mickey & Friends by Leisure Arts (c) 1999 p. 25
This design was done on 14 ct. White Aida 2 over 1

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Autumn Grandeur Update

 Finally finished pg. 4 of Kustom Krafts SAL. 

Monday, May 16, 2011

WOCS: World Of Charity Stitching

Hard to believe but.....Christmas is just around the corner.  So member of WOCS (World of Charity Stitching) are getting into the spirit early so there are plenty of gifts for the members of various organizations we support.  Don't forget if your interested come just us out!  WOCS facebook page can be found by clicking here or the blog can be found by clicking here.  Come on over...we would love to have you!

So here are 3 bookmarks I made for WOCS to be given as Christmas gifts.
All 3 of these patterns were stitched on 14 ct. White Aida 2 over 1.  The patterns were found free online.  Click here to visit the free website.  These stitched bookmarks will be sent off to another member of the group to finish. 

Friday, May 6, 2011


Pluto is done!  Now I only have Goofy, Daisy & Donald left.  Again this pattern is from Leisure Arts Disney & Friends (c) 1999 p. 25.  I used 14 ct. White Aida 2 over 1.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thank you!

I just wanted to THANK YOU all for your comments!  They really help keep me motivated to continue stitching.  The photo below is what Autumn Grandeur will look like when it is finally finished.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Minnie Mouse

Yay....2 of 6 finished.  (I still have Daisy, Donald, Pluto and Goofy left)  This pattern is from the same book Leisure Arts Mickey & Friends (c) 1999 p. 27.  It is stitched on 14 ct. White Aida 2 over 1. 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Mickey Mouse

I just finished this CUTE design from Mickey & Friends by Leisure Arts (c) 1999 p. 27.  This was done on 14 ct. White Aida 2 over 1. 

This will fit perfectly in a 4x4 frame.  Although I'm having a hard time trying to find this size frame.  If anyone has any ideas where to go....let me know.  Thanks!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Update: Autumn Grandeur

I've finally finished Page 3 of Kustom Krafts Autumn Grandeur.  Had some frogs come to visit on this page...but thankfully they are long gone!  I think the image is really starting to come together and I just LOVE the colors in this pattern. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

World Of Charity Stitching: WOCS

The World Of Charity Stitching (WOCS) is an organization who uses stitched pieces to make into quilts, tote bags, walker bags, pillows ect. to give to various organizations and individuals.  Right now they are donating "gifts" to nursing homes and shelters for abused women and children.  When I came across their web-site I just knew I had to join!  What a great way to bring a smile to those in need.  If you are interested or would like more information about this organization visit their facebook page by clicking here or visit their blog by clicking here

This is what I have made for them so far:
This silly cow will be made into a child's quilt.  The pattern came from a free web site which can be found by clicking here.  I stitched this on 14 ct. White Aide 2 over 1.

This shark will be made into another quilt for an older male.  The theme was marine life.  This free pattern was found on-line if you would like it just click here. This pattern was stitched on 14ct. White Aide 2 over 1.
This funky fish pattern was also a freebie I found on-line.  Unfortunately I was unable to find the website it came from...sorry.  This design is not for anything inparticular.  That is one of the nice things about this charity group.  You can stitch what ever you want or any theme you want and they will make it into a charitable gift.  This pattern was stitched on 14 ct. White Aida 2 over 1. 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Harbor Vista

Well I started another Kustom Krafts SAL. This one is called Harbor Vista and is a total of 12 pages long. Those in the SAL get mailed one page of the project per month so I'll be working on this one for the next year....YIKES. I hope I can keep it up! =) Here is what I have done so far on Page 1.

This is being done on 14ct. White Aida 2 over 1.