Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A New Finish

I fell in love with this small Sampler because of the blue colors. I am very fond of blues; so I had to stitch it. It is from a older hardcover book called Exquisite Miniatures by Brenda Keyes. I found the book online and set to work on it. I had a mat cut, and bought a lovely frame, very similar to the finish in the book. I just love how it turned out.  photo BlueSamplerBrendaKeyesframed_zps86443319.jpg I have been trying to finish some WIP that I dug out of a drawer. I am afraid I have many many many of them. This is Just Nan's Needle Story just needing the beads and charms now and it can be framed.  photo Needlestory_zpsd61f7a2d.jpg Here is another really really old WIP from a Stoney Creek magazine. I love the colors, as that is what is in my bedroom. Mostly just have the border to complete.  photo StoneyCreek_zpse8d1579f.jpg Thank you for stopping by....have a great week. Nikki

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A few finishes

Here are a few projects that I finished in the past couple of weeks.
They all went to my office to be displayed. I have ALL Patriotic samplers and pictures etc decorating my office walls and desk. I will take some pictures soon and show you. I am working on LHN Old Glory right now, and that will be the last of my red, white and blue stitching for a while. Nikki

Saturday, May 24, 2014

started something small

It has been so long since I stitched anything again, I began a small project this week. It is Home of The Brave by Blackbird Designs. I will post a picture when I am done. Nikki

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Too Long

It has really been too long since I last posted. Not even sure where to begin. I spent most of the cold Maine winter doing mostly crochet. Here are some of my finishes. These are a few Chemo Caps I crocheted for a local group. I might make some more this year.
I made a cute little tote bag for a friend.
I finished my stained glass afghan in December at Christmas time, during an ice storm that left us without power for 4 days!
And I made and designed a Spring Afghan. I crocheted 10 granny squares, as I intended to make a granny afghan, but then changed my mind, and used the grannies as a center panel. I call this my Spring Tulip afghan.
I bought a new writing desk for my birthday in FEB, and now have my laptop on it, and can use it for my hobbies and crafts too. I love it.
And last, but not least, I did a little bit of stitching over the winter and early spring. Here is my pitiful progress on Flower Power.
And this past week I have gotten my WIP Samplers out and put some stitches into each. Past & Present Rosewood Manor
Three Things Sampler Moira Blackburn
And Birds of A Feather by Brenda Gervais
This is my new crochet project, snowflake squares.
I hope to come back to posting more regularly. Thanks for stopping by. Nikki

Sunday, November 3, 2013

And ANOTHER Giveaway

Nancy at Victorian motto Sampler Shoppe is at it again. This time she is giving away a sweet Christmas door hanger. Go check it out, follow her blog, post a comment and enter a chance to win. Nancy's GIVEAWAY

Monday, October 7, 2013

A GREAT Giveaway

Nancy at the Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is having a lovely Giveaway of The Sewing Necessaire Present, handmade by Nancy. Go to her website to check it out and enter to win.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Not much X stitching lately

For some reason I just have not felt like cross stitching lately. I put in a few stitches on my Moira Blackburn Three Things Sampler, but haven't picked up my Flower Power since my last picture update. I love it too. But I have been crocheting again; THAT I have felt like doing. I wish my X Stitching Mojo would come back soon. I made this over the Labor Day weekend. I have always wanted to make one. At one time I have a lot of those little 5 inch baby dolls, and had a pattern for something similar to this from Annie's Attic. I mean that was a LONG time ago. My grand daughter is 13 now, and I had these things when she was 2 or 3 years old.....but I never made one. Now I don't have a little girl in the family to give this to, but I do have a couple of co-workers with small grand daughters, so I will probably give it away to them. I need to make some clothes for the baby however, as she is naked right now!!! This purse
turns into this cradle/basinette
It has been soooo MUGGY over the long weekend, and now I have to go back to work tomorrow. Later this week will be cooler, drier and more fall like. I hope I find my stitching mojo then. Nikki