Monday, November 8, 2010

Exciting News!

I just have to share I am so excited!  I know this is a stitching blog but I am so thrilled I am posting it anyway! For those of you that don't digital scrapbook Shabby Princess is the #1 designer of paper and embellishments to use.  I love her stuff and buy as much as I can afford.  I recently started posting a few things in her gallery and they picked me for Layout of the WEEK!!!  I won $10 to her store which is SOOO exciting but even more exciting is that I am featured on her blog!  So go check it out!

Huge thanks to my photography friends!  Without great pictures to inspire this never would have happened!

Laura Bunker Photography took the amazing pictures of the girls!
Shameless Photography took the picture of Brent and I, it is my FAVORITE picture of us ever!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Its finished!

I finished this one months ago and had to wait for my husband to heal from shoulder surgery so that he could get the compressor and stapler out to mount this to the frame.  I really wanted to show it to you finished and framed!  It isn't cross stitch but I loved how it turned out.  I have a previous post with all the details on the pattern if you are interested in finding it for yourself.  I really love how the simple shapes and simple frame work together to create the nativity in such a unique way.  It may not be for everyone but I love it and can't wait for Christmas to display it.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Blog Giveaway @ Blue Ribbon Designs

One of my Favorite Blogs :

Is having a fun giveaway go check it out!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Finally! I actually did some cross stitch

I started my "Traveling Stitcher" from Little House Needleworks this week.  I have so enjoyed the colors and I can't wait to finish this one!  I thought I would share my start to motivate me to keep going.  My progress would look better if I had ironed it first but I know myself, I never would have gotten to posting it if I had waited to press it first, lol.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Passing it on

Needlework is something I love not just doing myself but admiring others creations.  I want to make sure I pass this love onto my children.  Now granted my girls are only 4 and 6 but I was so excited when I was at the craft store and found these cute kits for beginners.  They list as 6+ which after two sessions with the girls may be a bit ambitious for an age range.  The needlepoint one is actually easier than the cross stitch one.  The point is the girls already LOVE working on them and it has been fun to encourage them even if it means the few times I get to sit down and do my stitching usually gets interrupted because they want to work on their projects.  I am excited that my girls are already loving something I enjoy so much.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Not cross stitch but still stitching

I thought I would post my progress on a project I have been working and am really loving how it is turning out.  It is the first time I have worked with wool but it has been fun.  The pattern is from Under the Garden Moon titled O Holy Night.  They have a website listed on the back of the pattern:

I am getting close to finishing it, I need to add the last wiseman on the end and put some stitched stars in the sky, I also think the donkey's tail may need a few more stitches it looks short to me, last but not least I have a ton of red french knots to but on the vine to create my "berries."  I am not a fan of the french knot so I am sure I will save those for last.

I am hoping to finish this one in the next couple of week and get it framed.  I have the BEST frame for it, I am so excited.  I will post a picture of the completed project.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Shopping Spree

Wasatch Needlecraft had a Superbowl Sale, where you picked a team before hand and then depending on your teams score depended on how much of a percentage you got off all the way up to 30%. Well sports is not my thing, if the email hadn't provided the teams to pick from I would have had to google it, lol. Any way I managed to pick the Saints and get my 30% off! So I splurged and got some things that I have been wanting.

Last year I got the Impie, Hattie, & Bea folder piece that goes with the Traveling Stitcher I knew it wouldn't last and I was right so I am glad I got it when I did. So the first item on my superbowl sale order had to be the patternwhich came with the beautiful Crescent Colors that just make my fingers itch to start stitching and also the fabric.

I also ordered the Lizzie Kate ABC Lessons which also came with beautiful Crescent Colors. Then I splurged a bit more and added the Little House Needleworks He's a Flake pattern and fabric.  There is just something about that snowman that makes me smile.
I was very pleased with Wasatch Needlecraft they not only had amazing customer service but all my fabric came serged on the edges and ready to stitch! I can now get down to the fun of sewing without the prep work! I will be ordering from them again and if anyone needs a great needlework online store I highly recommend them!

So even if life has not slowed down and I still home school and have little sewing time I am hoping I will have more stitching posts soon!