Thursday, April 4, 2013

I'm Having Too Much Fun!

Time flies when you're having fun.  Isn't that the truth?  I disappear into my studio in our lower level and don't resurface for hours!

My resolution this year was to learn how to finish my own needlework.  Here are words to describe my experiences so far:  challenging, frustrating, rewarding, loads of fun, painful (have you noticed how much blood can come out of a teeny-tiny pin prick?) and - last but not least - discovering I have everything I need to finish something EXCEPT......

I continue to come across projects I just HAVE to do, they look so cute and/or inviting. I know someone the completed project would be perfect for.....YIKES.  Just when I think my stash is getting smaller, more gets added to the pile.  But that's what brings the joy to stitching - sharing.

OK - now to my STUFF.  Here's The Silver Needle's ( February Secret Needle Night, Benny's Bunny.  Isn't he darling?  You can't tell from my photo, but Benny's Bunny graces the front of the cutest treat pail you've ever seen.  The inside is lined with felt and the handle is twisted wire.

I've always loved Burberry, though don't own any pieces.  I found this nifty kit from Gone Stitching (  It's called a "Threadband" by Pepita Needlepoint.  Again, you can't tell from the photo, but it's a headband.  It was quick and easy - and is amazingly comfortable to wear.

Last, but not least, I stitched and finished three floss fobs.  Bella Easter Dog is my design.  The other two are from Lynn B's Happiness is Cross Stitching blog (  I love Lynn's work - always creative and cute.

I've got more projects in the works - another Bella Dog Design coming next week.

Happy stitching - Cheers!

1 comment:

  1. Ooo Kim, love your stitchy finishes and Bella does look cute! I love the way you have finished my cat and floral design.