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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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Well this is my first attempt at an HAED. Actually my second...the first one got abandoned after I completed only 1/2 of a page. My goal is to actually finish this one. This is a Quick Stitch so it has a lot less pages than an actual HAED design. Yet, there are still MANY color changes and I feel like it takes me forever to get any stitching done. I have been working on this piece for over a month and I still don't have one page done yet. I am stitching this on 25 ct. White Dublin 2 over 1.
This is also my first attempt at parking threads...not sure if I like this method or not just yet. =)
This is my first SAL (Stitch-Along) ever and I'm super excited! The pattern is by Kustom Krafts and titled Autumn Grandeur. This is a pic of the first completed page. I know it doesn't look like much now...but it will be fun to watch the pattern grown into a beautiful masterpiece! I have stitched this piece on 14 ct. Khaki Aida 2 over 1.
This pattern is Snowman & Bunny from Leisure Arts Fast & Festive 50 Christmas Designs Copyright 2010 p. 13. This was stitched on 14 ct. Aida stitched 1 over 1 with DMC floss used throughout. 3 strands for the cross stitch and 2 strands for the backstitch. I am planning on finishing this into a gift bag. That is of course once I learn how to sew =) I'm hoping to learn before the end of the year! To accomplish this goal I just ordered a sewing machine from QVC and can't wait until it arrives. I really should have those shopping channels removed from my TV because they sure can get me into trouble...hehe.
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