Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Long time gone

Well, it has been almost a year since my last post and I must say I haven't been doing a lot of stitching. I did start and finish Mirabilia's "Stargazer" and Plum Street Samplers "Tillie Figg" and I also started Plum Street Samplers "Amos Figg". I don't have any pictures right now.

But the main reason for my absence is that I had a baby! My first child, a daughter, was born on September 14th. She is a month old today. When I first found out I was pregnant, I thought about using this blog as a journal for that time but I wrote things down on paper instead. I don't have a true following on this blog, so I thought why write it all here if no one is going to read it?

I'll leave whoever reads this with a picture of my beautiful baby, Caleigh Faye.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

ABC Hornbook

I finished Primitive Needle's "ABC Hornbook" last night! I really enjoyed stitching this pattern, the words stitched up so quick! Here are some pictures (wrinkly fabric, as usual).

Here it is in all it's glory. I can't wait to have some money so I can frame it and hang it in my craft room.

I love the little fox!

The top half

The bottom half

Now that I'm done with this, I'm going to concentrate on creating a baby sampler for my friend who is having a baby in December. I'm really excited about it and I hope she loves it.!

In other news, I found this website called Swagbucks where you can earn "bucks" for searching the web (which we all do anyway). You can redeem the "bucks" for prizes or gift cards (i.e., Amazon & Paypal).

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Prudence Wilcome

I finished Prudence Wilcome yesterday! I apologize for the poor quality of the photograph. Now I just need to wait until I have some extra money so that I can buy frames for Carolina Handley and Prudence Wilcome. They are both designs from Carriage House Samplings and were both stitched on 40 count Purely Primitive from Silkweaver.

I absolutely love this new design from Plum Street Samplers, Paradise Lost. If only I had the money to buy it right now :(

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Great Giveaway

There is a wonderful giveaway going on over at Belfonte Notes. She is celebrating the release of "Rare Treasures" by giving away a free pattern of the design. It is beautiful!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My stitching mojo...

is back :)

Actually, right after my last post, I picked up my needle and gave it a go! I finished Carriage House Samplings "Carolina Handley" yesterday! And even started "Prudence Wilcome"! I am stitching them both on 40 ct. Purely Primitive from Silkweaver.

I thought I'd leave you with a few pictures from my backyard. This is a beautiful tree, I think it's Hibiscus.

Here are some lovely flowers that are growing in front of the pool deck.

My mother and father brought me this calla lily as a housewarming gift when they came to see our house for the first time this July.

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my backyard. If you could see the whole thing, you'd freak. It's becoming overrun by weeds and I am just thankful that the people we bought the house from already had landscaping in place or it would be much worse. I definitely do not have a green thumb and my husband doesn't have the time.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Great giveaway!

Head on over to this blog Dip Diddly Designs, she's got a great La-D-Da giveaway that you don't want to miss!

I haven't been stitching at all lately, I guess I lost my mojo. Hopefully it will come back soon!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Awesome giveaway

Yuko is having a wonderful giveaway for her three year stitching anniversary. You should go sign up, her work is beautiful.

In other news, I've been stitching Carriage House Samplings "Carolina Handley." I started a couple of days ago and have been making decent progress. I thought it would be much harder to stitch on 40 count than it actually is! I also purchased a Q-Snap and I love it. I've never been one to use a hoop or anything else to hold my fabric but I thought I'd give it a try and see if it would help with wrinkles in the fabric and to keep my stitching more uniform. So far so good. I'll post progress pictures soon.