Saturday, November 26, 2022

Cathrine’s Big Heart

Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

I had a finish at the end of October that I wanted to share with you. It’s called Cathrine’s Big Heart from La D Da. I loved stitching it. I didn’t love the over one so much, but I got through it!

I thought I’d share some of my favorite fall stitches with you - these were stitched in the past.

These are from Blackbird Designs. The framed piece was one of their original Loose Feathers. On the left are the projects from the Quilter’s Station retreat in September 2021. (Finishing of the bag and drum was done by Joy Hayward.)

This is Betsy Morgan’s Gathering for Winter Etui. Love this piece and all the smalls that go with it!

This is a La D Da piece. I love the colors! My Finishing Touch finished this flat fold for me.

A few more assorted pieces, some stitched by me, some stitched by friends. Some collected on shopping excursions.

This little lady was really tired after all the Thanksgiving festivities!

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Lots of Framing!

It’s been a little bit since my last post; October was a busy month filled with lots of stitchy goodness! I finished a number of different projects and hope to share them over the next week or so, but today, let’s start with some recently framed stitching.

About a week ago, I received a package in the mail from Patti Nicolosi. She framed these first three pieces for me. She suggests the best mouldings and does an expert job stretching and framing.

Here’s the first piece - All Joys For Thine by Blackbird Designs. My maternal grandmother was born in 1889 and I’ve included her initials “TF”.

Next, is Liberty Hill from With Thy Needle and Thread. I can’t wait to display this piece with my other patriotic pieces next summer!

I love this next one so much that I don’t want to put it away! It’s Hilda Boo and Sunflowers Too from With Thy Needle and Thread. Guess what? I did not stitch this one. I found the finished piece at Amazing Grace, a shop in Amana, IA. The price was right and it was stitched beautifully. I’m going to enjoy it a bit longer before Putting it away.

Last up is a Stacy Nash design - Tribute to Summer Sampler. This piece was started by a stitching friend who passed away last year. I finished stitching it and added both of our initials to it - SLT and CB. This piece was beautifully framed by Deb at Stitchville.

I hope to return soon with additional updates! Happy stitching!

Friday, November 04, 2022

Stitching in Blue Earth

We just can’t get enough of sharing our love of stitching with other like-minded needleworkers. 

We took Erica Michaels’ berries class this afternoon via zoom.

Does the lab on this towel look like someone you might know?