Friday, February 17, 2017
Every year I participate in Cheryls Initial Heart Swap and it is always a wonderful swap. This year my parcel came from the lovely Michelle and this is what she sent out to me. A beautiful mini quilt, a zipper pouch, a pair of cute socks and this beautiful little felted dachshund! Is he not the cutest little thing ever! I am so in love with him. The pouch is already filled with some epp items and in use. The mini quilt will be hanging in my studio once the renovations are complete. Thank you Cheryl for another great swap. I will be posting my partners goodies that I sent out soon. Have a blessed and lovely day!
Thursday, February 16, 2017
I call this liquid gold! Fresh non-processed honey from a local bee keeper. My oldest daughter surprised me with this quart jar on yesterday. I was doing a big happy dance as I had run out of my last bit of honey and was thinking it may be summer before I was able to purchase any. I always like to buy local when possible as it helps with allergies to use honey from bees that are local to your area. Such a wonderful gift! I do have another source of pure unfiltered and raw honey, but it comes from Texas. Having this honey is much better with the coming of allergy season as it builds an immunity to the pollen from our area. And I love that she was able to request some of the honey comb to be added as well. The keeper loaded the jar with comb and I am a very happy camper. Just look at the beauty of this pure unfiltered organic honey! Now off to have a cup of tea with a bit of this lovely honey.
My Year of Stitches project is up to date at day 47 and I am really enjoying putting new stitches on this daily. Some days I stitch more than others, but that is the beauty of this project. It does not matter if I stitch a huge amount or just a bit on any given day. The purpose of this project is to stitch something daily. Between this and Embroidery School with Karen Ruane from here I am working with building up my stitches and a sampler of sorts. I will be posting soon about my class projects as I am stitching on them as well. Now off to drink a cuppa.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
I have completed two bases for stitch and I have three more that need to be put together. Hopefully I can get that done this weekend. These are for my sample pages for a cloth book I will be making in the class I am taking from Karen Ruane. You should visit her here and think about taking a class from her. We have loads of fun and you always learn something new. Some very creative ladies in these class groups. I have learned so much over the years of participating in these classes. Hope to see you there as it is not too late to join the class.
Friday, February 10, 2017
Monday, February 6, 2017
Saturday, February 4, 2017
This is how I decided to fix my problem with the denim background. I appliqued it to a neutral piece of fabric and will now continue to stitch. I may add more circles throughout the year to bring a bit of interest to the project. This will eventually be a wall hanging. I think adding more circles will add interest to the piece.
More additions to the year of stitches project. I am thinking of starting over on a lighter background fabric though. The light denim fabric is not doing it for me at the moment. That means I will have to restitch the month of January.:( So I may just start another piece of work. We shall see.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
This is my year in stitches start. I'm a bit behind on this project, but am almost caught up now. Just a few more days to add and I will be completely caught up. I have added more to this since the last pic above was taken. Will update soon with more progress.This has been a tough month but so glad it is now over and a new month will begin on tomorrow. Have a great day everyone!
Saturday, January 28, 2017
A beautiful sunset today....
Stumpy, my dads sweetboy...
Just wanted to do a little update for January. This month is almost over and to be truthful, I am so glad. The weather cannot make up its mind as to be cold or warm. I am so ready for spring, but I do know that we still have some cold weather days left for the south. I caught a really pretty sunset with my phone today. I love the colors and it was so peaceful watching the sun go down on another day. I am still trying to process the loss of my beloved dad, which is not easy for me. I am trying to keep myself occupied with stitching and appliqueing these little baskets. I am also taking another class with Karen Ruane from here: http://karenannruane.typepad.com/ You should go visit her and consider taking a class from her. Every class I have taken from her has taught me something new and has helped me to hone my embroidery skills. I will have a post ready soon about the work from class. Motivation seems to be a problem for me at the moment concerning blogging. I am going to try and be better at that in the upcoming month. Until then, I will be plugging away at projects and working on class projects. I will be busy. Please bear with me as I make the personal transition that was thrust upon us as a family on the 2nd of January. With that said, have a blessed evening/day wherever you may be.