Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Another project finished!!!!

Back in Jan. I attended the "Road to California" Quilt show and bought the lap hoop set made by Morgan Quality Products.  I just love it and found it is perfect for doing my embroidery with french knots.  I bought a pattern called The Pumpkin Hill, and cannot find the designers name.  I have problems with my computer, so have not been using it as much.  The pattern was originally for wool hooking and this is what it looked like finished.  I did my thing
with french knots and loved how it came out.  Used my own colors and had a great time.  It only took me two months which is a record at my house.

My update on the Needlework show last Sat. hosted by the Seaside Stitchers.  There were over 300 entries and many many beautiful items to enjoy.  We could get up close and see every detail.  It was just wonderful and such a beautiful day near the beach.  Wish we could have taken photographs but understand the rules.  We were amazed to see the Silk Ribbon workmanship done by a lady that is now 101 years young.  I just wish we could have met her and chatted awhile.  The "boutique" was set up like a garage sale, most items being gently used or recycled.  It was fun to go thru all the boxes looking at charts, kits, floss, hoops, frames, you name it, it might have been there.  We scored lots of great buys, most being around 25 and 10 cents!!!!  Yes, it was fun....Well worth the drive there, and entry fee.
Happy Stitching, Kathy

Monday, April 28, 2014

Just a little needle and thread....

While trying to find all my missing needles, I decided to finally empty the old ragged red pincushion I have had for over forty years.  I thought I would find a few needles....but not this!!!!  Needless to say, I now have plenty!!!

  Hope you have a happy stitching day!

Friday, April 25, 2014

April Happiness

April is always filled with fun and joy as we celebrate three birthdays in the family.  I was thrilled to also have Azzy here for her spring break.  We had a wonderful time and even baked her mother a birthday cake.  I had picked up a box mix that had food coloring in it.  Azzy really liked mixing all the colors and the mix was extra tasty.  I even managed to  finish my Stitching Retreat projects, complete a few others including Just Nan, and Lizzie*Kate.  One day I decided to empty my old worn out pincushion, and found quite a few needles inside.  I also sold my hubby's 1996 Van, and shopped for a new car.  I stitched many projects from my stash, and only spent $24.00...Here are all the photos...
 I love how the frame sets off the tiny gold stitches in the eggs.
 My nearly finished Garden Maze with more purple used than the original pinks.  Love love it.
 Mary's version of Garden Maze according to the chart by Just Nan....Love it also.
 My tiny rose wreath in progress on 40 ct.  My new glasses are so great to use with this.  I'll find the designers name as I am using a colored copy for my pattern.  The original chart is quite small for my poor eyes.
 This is Just Nan's Tiny Garden Square from 2002....I changed the edging from ecru as it just didn't show up.
 This is another Just Nan (something with Violets?) that was a birthday gift from Mary.  Love love it.

 My finished projects from the retreat in Tulsa....I loved how each one of them turned out just right.  I loved doing the little fob extra small.  It has two sides.
 Mary fell in love with"Random Stitches" by Erika Michaels and did it on larger count with two over dyed threads.  She bought two other patterns, but will do them both on larger count.  I think it is just wonderful!

I'll write more tomorrow, and let you know how the Needlework show went.  It will be my first to attend.
Should be exciting, and then more vehicle hunting....Just deciding on what color has me stumped!!!
Happy Stitching, Kathy