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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.