Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Rhodes ButterFly Biscornu

This biscornu was a freebie I found here. She has some great designs. I really like the way this turned out. I stitched it using Sulky Blendables thread and found some Mill Hill beads that matched it really well. I decided not to put a button or anything in the center. It is filled with crushed walnut shells.

I've always wanted to learn Hardanger, but when it came to cutting I was always afraid to do it. I might cut the wrong threads and so on. The online magazine The Gift of Stitching started a Hardanger course each month. I ordered the kit for it and have finished the first 3 classes. The pic isn't very good and I think I need to trim it a bit more, but all in all it turned out ok. It was much easier than I thought. The next ones may not be.  

A Fun Little Giveaway

A fun giveaway of this adorable little sheep floss separator! Go on over to Joanne's blog for a look!

Friday, June 25, 2010

My First

Blackbird Design. I really enjoyed stitching this.I will definitely look for other BBD to stitch now.
I used the recommended thread but the fabric was in my stash and I can't recall the color. I have others talk about using crushed walnut shells to stuff their things and it was suggested in the finishing instructions, so I was in the pet store the other day and found some. So this is stuffed with the walnut shells. I like the way it turned out. 

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Stitchin Fingers Card Exchange

I participated in a card exchange on Stitchin Fingers cross stitch group and this is the card I got from Gina. She lives in Australia. I sent to her,may take a few days to get there.I forgot to take a pic of the card I stitched for her. Maybe she will post a pic and I can get it from her.  This was my first card exchange and it went well, there wasn't many that signed up.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Bargello Pincuhion

This was in the July 2010  issue of Cross Stitch& Needlwork and I have always wanted to learn to do needlepoint,so this is my first attempt at Bargello and I really liked it. My finishing skills are not the best, but hopefully will get better. I used DMC Perle #5 instead of the Kreinik Silk Mori that was suggested.
I stuffed it with poly fil.
I have read on other blogs about using crushed walnut shells and they seem to really like it. I will have to look for some and give it a try.


I had stitched this piece some time ago and forgot about it. I happened to find it the other day and finally finished it.It is a Lorri Birmingham Design titled Busy Bee Needle Keep.I still to get some matching ribbon for a bow.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Little Shopping..

Last week I was in Missouri visiting  my mother and we went in a little antique shop and I found this Fenton milk glass basket.I'm a big fan of Fenton glass and don't have milk glass in my collection so I had to have it.  I also got this little candy dish. The lady at the shop said she thought it was Fenton as well but I'm not sure. I will have to do some searching to see if it really is.Doesn't matter, I like it anyway.   


Here is my progress for June. My vase is growing. Not a lot of pics of finishes , but I have been stitching, still doing biscornus for Pass the Biscornu exchange.I have a few pieces stitched just need to do the finishing,which I am not good at.Then I can take pics. 

Monday, June 14, 2010

Another Giveaway

Just to let you know that Olenka is having a giveaway on her blog - click on the link to go to it!  She has some lovely designs...