Saturday, June 20, 2009

Greetings and Salutations!

I'm reminded of the father of one of my best friends from college when I hear "Greetings and Salutations!" Whenever I called over to her house, that's how her dad, we called him "Wif," answered the phone. He was one of the kindest, gentlest men I ever met. He died about two years ago; I still think about him every once in awhile.

It's been awhile since I posted, sorry about that. Life just gets in the way sometimes! I do have a few pictures to share though.

First up, is a floss tag that I made for Jeanie as part of the Tiny Treasures exchange. Many of you will recognize this design; just about everyone was stitching it about a year ago or so. It was a freebie online - I wish I could remember the site or the author's name so that I could give proper credit! Anyway, I stitched it on some white linen I had in my stash. The blue thread that I used is some thread that Aniza sent to me as part of an exchange some time ago; I think she dyed it herself. As you can see, the back of the tag is personalized!



(Jeanie, I hope you don't mind that I borrowed your pictures from your blog; they are so better than the one's that I took!)

Before I move on to another photo, I need to give credit to Mama Joan; she always puts the grommets in my floss tags for me. I know, I know, I should be able to do this myself, but she's so good at it! More about Mama Joan later in this post....

On Wednesday night, I took a class at a local quilt shop (for anyone who might be local, it was at Rosebud's Cottage in NSP). We made this felted wool strawberry needlebook. Cute, huh? The smaller pieces were already cut for us; we just had to cut the larger ones and then do the stitching to finish it. I really enjoy classes with smaller projects where when it's time to go home your project is finished! It was a relaxing evening!


Now, back to Mama Joan. She hasn't posted to her blog in awhile; she's been kind of busy. Mama Joan and her hubby moved to South Dakota last week; they both have new jobs there. I'm going to miss Mama Joan. A small group of us always stitched at her house on Friday nights. For now, our weekly stitching nights are over, but I'm sure we'll still get together from time to time. Since I wasn't at Mama Joan's last night, I had to do the next logical thing -- I went to Stitchville (our LNS) after work! I want you all to know that I exercised great restraint while I was there. I only purchased two cuts of fabric and some fibers.

Here's the project that I started when I got home - This is an oldie but a goodie from Birds of a Feather called Friendship Sampler. I'm stitching it on 36 count Picture This Plus "Legacy" and I'm using one strand of floss over two threads (two strands of floss looked too heavy to me). As you can see, I'm just getting started!

Terri at Chocolates for Breakfast is also stitching this one right now. Check out how vibrant the colors are!

Well, that's it for me. Today I will be working on finishing an exchange that needs to be mailed out. It's going to be really HOT here in MN so I won't mind being indoors at all! Have a great day!

16 comments:

Colleen said...

Love the floss tag! I wish you could remember who had the design, I'd like to do this for a Christmas project :)

Don't you just love a simple project that you finish at a class and take it home?? Makes you feel like you accomplished something. I've gone to classes where the project was way too involved and when you took it home you lost interest in it and never finished it. Very nice project.

I like this sampler also and have it on my "wish" list for a "some day" project. The colors are gorgeous. Look forward to seeing your progress.

TattingChic said...

That needlebook is darling! I love it. I want a cute one to go in my tatting bag. I need a pink one.

That is a cute story about your friend's Dad. I believe that is what Charlotte from Charlotte's Web would say, isn't it?

Margaret said...

I love that floss tag you made! And the needlebook too. I'm envious that you have that Friendship Sampler piece. You and Terri -- grrrr! lol!

Kathy A. said...

That is one cute little needlebook.
Your floss tag is very nice. How sweet of Mama Joan to grommit it for you. I bet you will miss her a great deal.
Your sampler is lovely. I checked out Terry's blog to see the colors and it is gong to be beautiful! She sure has some nice stitching projects.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Cute little floss tag finish and the strawberry needlebook you made is great. The new friendship sampler will be pretty, that Legacy color fabric is a wonderful neutral. CJ ok;-)

Deb said...

Love the floss tag and your strawberry needlebook! And your BBD sampler is going to be gorgeous! I saw Terri's WIP a couple days ago, and the colors are so fresh and pretty. You're going to have a lot of fun with this piece.

Melissa said...

OMG, you're starting the BOAF too! That's great. I'm still waiting for my floss to get here! It's looking great so far!

penelope said...

I love that floss tag you made!

Cole said...

Your strawberry needlebook is so sweet! Great finish on the floss tag as well, grommets are something I have to work on still too :)

Kim B said...

Love that needlebook! And your WIP is lovely. I really like the linen you chose. That floss tag turned out beautifully. I haven't tried on of these yet, but I will have to give it a shot very soon!

Theresa said...

The floss tag is beautiful!!!!!! And the strawberry needle book is just too cute~~~~~

Brigitte said...

Oh, two beautiful pieces. And so perfectly finished.
Love your new start.

mainely stitching said...

It's always so wonderful to find a blog post from you in my bloglines! :D Sounds like life's been busy but good, which is pretty great. :D Can't wait to see your start on this fabulous BOAF design, and your tiny floss fob is adorable. :D

Suzanne said...

The floss tag is very cute. I think this may be a design by Gencat.

That little needlecase is gorgeous. WHat a lot of fun to make.

I love the new sampler!

CindyMae said...

The floss tag is gorgeous as well as the needlebook!

Lelia said...

Awesome floss tag! and your needlebook is awesome, too. (Did I make mention I have a needlebook in the works?) And I just love the new sampler -- I've had that sampler on my 'list' to stitch some day. (I hope I still have that pattern)

In other news, I finally took a punchneedleclass & had a ball. I may even finish the project!!! LOL