Monday, April 14, 2014

Brookes Books - Advent Calendar Day 1

I just finished "Katie Kitty" - you can join the fun by going to Brookes Books Publishing.  These are free patterns and are simply ADORABLE!!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring Bunny Love

I had this lovely design in the "to do" pile.  Spring has sprung (FINALLY!), so was inspired to get it out and stitch it up.  It's a freebie from Snowflower Diaries called "Spring Bunny Love".  Isn't it darling?!

The back is a lovely peachy moire.  I ruched the ribbon (a first for me ;)) - then stitched it to the ornament. There are alternating white and peach pearls to enhance the ruching.

Now off to work on a Christmas stocking!

Keep yourself surrounded by stitches ~ Cheers ~

Custom Family Name Sampler Chart from Victorian Motto Sampler - GIVEAWAY!!

Check out this WONDERFUL give away from Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler.

If you hear about this giveaway from me and pop over to enter, please tell Nancy I sent you.  Good luck!!!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Tiny German Folk Slipper

I finished this darling little German Slipper from Thistle Threads.  It's stitched on 36 count light exemplar linen.  From heel to toe, the slipper measures 5.25 inches.  The design from arch to toe measures 2.5 inches.
It's perfect to hold my scissors!

Keep yourself surrounded by stitches ~ Cheers ~

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

I Love Strawberries!

I've always loved strawberries.  When I was small, Mom, Dad and I went on a vacation to Florida.  I baffled them both by eating only ham sandwiches and strawberry shortcake from Illinois to Florida and back.

I picked up this little cutie from Sweetheart Tree a couple of years ago and it's finally finished.  It measures 3x2.5 inches, 4.5x4 inches framed.
When I look at it, it reminds me how sweet strawberries taste and fills me with memories of laughter and love.

Keep yourself surrounded in stitches ~ Cheers ~

Friday, March 28, 2014

Knitted Baby Blanket for Someone Special And Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop!

I finally finished a baby blanket for a very special couple expecting their first baby.  It was shipped off as a surprise and it arrived - along with a musical stuffed turtle that plays "It's a Small World After All".  I was so excited sending off the blanket, I forgot to snap a picture of the turtle.  (rats - its was CUTE ;)

I'm also participating in an Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop.  Click on the Bunny on my side bar to sign up and join the fun or on the link here - it's hosted by Jo at Serendipitous Stitching.

Keep yourself surrounded by stitches ~ Cheers ~

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

March Smalls SAL Project, Give Away on its Way!

Here is my project for the Smalls SAL hosted by Stitching Lotus. You've probably got the idea I love dogs.  I painted this porcelain box with little dog foot prints and hearts.

The inside bottom of the box has a heart, as well.

I designed and stitched a pup for the lid, mounted it and finished it off with black cording.
It measures 1.5 inches square and 1 inch tall.

Jacquie will be receiving the LHN's "Goodwill" pattern.  Congrats, Jacquie!!