Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A little pretty, just for me.

Most of my stitching and sewing lately has been for gifts so I can't post them here but I stitched up this cute little bag just for me. :)
It is a kit from Shepherd's Bush and the bag is about 5"x7". The thing I'm wondering is I should iron some stuff on the inside to cover the stitching - I'm afraid something my get caught and pull our some stitches. On the other hand, I have it stuffed with some extra fabric and I could just leave it that way and use it 'just for pretty'.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

A little sneak peek

First you cut it all up, then you sew it all back together.

Monday, May 13, 2013

A late get-a-way post

So, if have been around here long, you know the girlfriends and I go to an annual retreat with
It usually happen in March - and this year was no different except that it was cooler than usual and I'm just now getting around to showing pictures. They aren't great pictures because I took them with my iPhone. And, all of these are pictures of the finished samples at the retreat - I have finished two of my pieces and will show them later.
We have a nice sized needleroll - or I could see this finished as a nice pillow

I couldn't get both the boy and the girl gingerbreads in the same shot but there is another picture where the girl shows up.

My pictures are kind of out of order and I'm too tired to move them around - this is some of the 'loot' I came home with. The clear tote with 3 Stitches on it has most of our projects in it. I love sock monkeys and the one I have here that my grandmother made for one of the boys is in terrible shape (hint, they aren't fond of the washer and dryer) Anyway - the big one came from the retreat but I paired him up with the smaller one hubby gave me for Valentine's Day.

This was a little pin cushion- we got all the stuff in a little box then we could either finish them there or take them home. I really didn't know what I was going to do with mine so it came home unfinished.

Cute potholder

Felted wool pincushion with a couple of pins in it (and I bought some extras)

Here is a better picture of the ginger girl - she left off the border on this one and made it into a shaped stand up - looks good both ways!

And a stocking - cute!

Last but not least I came home with both the small framed stitching lady and the pillow (door prizes/gift exchange) I sat them on the bench with the one I had stitched years ago but there is such a reflection in the glass I don't know if you can really see it.
I'll be back with my two finished projects in a few days.
Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Pink it is!

Remember the pictures from my last post?  Well, it seems the plants are coming back to life faster than I am if you scroll back to the last post or click on the link you can see what they looked like then  and here is what they looked like a couple of days ago. (couldn't take pics yesterday or today - takes all your effort to stay upright in this wind!
I still haven't spent enough time on here to figure this new interface out (and I hear they are pulling the plug on reader too - I really need to take the time to get that moved) but anyway - my Hydrangea is coming back nicely. Despite the fact that I put a hefty dose of the make it blue stuff on it they are blooming pink so I'm just going with it. I mean, I love pink but for some reason I love blue Hydrangeas.
 Oh well - as long as it keeps getting bigger, I'll take it. It is already bigger than it was when we bought it last year.

And take a look at my hosta! Last week it was barely starting to come back to life and now it already has a but on it!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.