Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Taking A Tiny Break

In my backyard world

I love Spring and I love being outdoors during this time of year.
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So, I've decided to take a blogging break to spend more time outdoors. I'll still be stitching... I love to stitch on my back porch. I'll still be reading my favorite blogs in the evening. I just won't be blogging the month of May.
I am on Instagram and will continue to post photos of my stitching there. So if you're on Instagram, I am amystitches .  With Instagram I don't need my computer to post a photo and you know I am a picture girl.

What I've been stitching...

 I've made a few of these 'project bags'
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The pattern is 'Bridget's Bagettes' by Atkinson Designs (I made changes to the size)

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I love the clear vinyl on the front so you can see what and where everything is in the bag.

This quilt inspired by a pattern called 'Busy City' by Empty Bobbin has been quilted
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and just needs the binding put on. It's a wedding gift for my best friend.  These are some of the Volkswagens they own.

I've been stitching flowers in a basket and loving it. The colors in this piece are dreamy!

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It will be a gift so I don't want to say what it is just yet.

What I plan to work on next...

I'm not sure
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But I have these two patterns to choose from. I may start the 'Strawberry Sampler' because I have the linen already. I still need to order my linen for 'Home Is Where You Hang Your Needlework'.

So goodbye for now. I will hopefully be back in June. Happy Stitching!! and Happy Spring!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Bluebirds and Shamrocks

Bluebird Cabin stitched...
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I love the two toned door and the house in this one... and of course the Bluebirds.
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I wasn't going to use the buttons but the owl button for this block is so cute that I am going to have to use him. (not pictured)

I finished stitching 'Shamrock Bunny' also.
Pattern by Homespun Elegance
Stitched on 30ct Weeks linen which I tea dyed a bit.
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I may stitch these buttons at the bottom but haven't decided yet. I'll be making it into a little pillow with my Heather Ross shamrock fabric on the back.

Most of my 'smalls' are Halloween or Christmas themed so I decided I needed another Spring one. This will make only my second Spring themed one.  I do love it. The bunny's tail is a bunch of colonial knots so it sticks up a bit.
A little peek of what I've been working on lately...

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I'm loving the colors in it so much! I can't give the details as of yet. It's going to be a gift and I don't want to give too much away.
In my backyard

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Monday, April 14, 2014

She Feeds Them Well

She Feeds Them Well
By The Scarlett House

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Stitched on 40 ct Cedar Plank
One over one with a little 'tent stitch' throw in there.
I changed a lot of my floss colors, but I wrote the changes down so if you have a question about a color you can ask.

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Can I tell you that I enjoyed every single stitch of this piece. It was so fun to stitch and see all the little birds come to life. One of the color changes I made was the shirt. I wear brown a lot (it's one of my favorite colors) so I made her shirt brown instead of the striped blue and white.  I also made my grass a bit greener. When I started this piece, I was missing Spring and all the green that comes with it.

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Here ^^^ , you can see a bit of the 'tent stitch'. It is in the little plant with red circle flowers and a little brown bird sitting on top. It is stitched one thread crossed over one thread... and on 40 ct!  It was a little tedious at first but then it kind-of grow on me. I love the way it turned out.

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Spring has Sprung

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A snail I found in my yard while pulling weeds last week!

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Bees in my trees! ~ Love

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And camping season has started! Our first camping trip of the year was this weekend. The weather couldn't have been any better. We had the most wonderful time!
I love Spring!!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Can't Stop

My house needs to be cleaned.
There are piles of laundry to be done.
The yard is a mess.
There is food to be bought and people to be fed.
So many errands to run, I don't know where to start.
I have one hundred other things that NEED to be done,
but I can't stop stitching ...
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It's a sickness.
It's my addiction.
It's my therapy.

Pattern : "Bluebird Cabin" , Frosty Forest #5
By Country Cottage Needleworks