Saturday, March 20, 2010

A Busy Day

After a long day taking care of my feisty one year old granddaughter, I am now able to relax and do a bit of blogging and may be a bit of stitching since she is out of the house for the evening. I don't know where there little ones get the energy! Maybe one day I will ask Asia where she gets all this energy from and would she kindly show her grandmother where she can get some too, lol!

I finished a scissors fob a couple of weeks ago but only now get to show it off. This one is a freebie from The Drawn Thread called 'Pearls and Rosebuds'. I found this one to be very delicate to stitch with its smyrna and eyelet stitches using one strand of thread. Actually, this was the first time I have ever attempted to stitch these type of stitches so they may not be done perfectly. I am always ready to try something new to me so they are many other stitches that I am yet to encounter and try.

Design: Pearls and Rosebuds
Designer: The Drawn Thread
Fabric: Natural Light Jobelean
Threads: DMC
Trims: Silk Ribbon, Pearl seed beads, Two 6mm pearls
Finished as: A Scissors Fob

I have been trying to "dress up" my photos but haven't found the ideal editor to do them in yet. If anyone can help me to find one that works well please let me know. It would be much appreciated. So I'm off now to finish up some stitching since the house is all mine now, at least for the moment, lol.

Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

A Prairie Schooler finish

The runaway pancake is back! Yes, that's right I'm back and have something to show for my long absence! As usual, life got in the way of blogging along with the fact that I am having some issues with my laptop. I need more memory and I am getting a hard time finding out what type of memory I need. I took it to the technician and he should come to my rescue hopefully by tomorrow. When my DH bought the computer he didn't think I will needed more than 512 mb but with my cross stitching patterns, photos etc I surely do need more memory. So as a result the laptop is very slow and sometimes unresponsive which is making me very, very frustrated.

Anyhow without much further ado, here is what I stitched in my long absence away from my blog. I love Prairie Schooler designs and hopefully I should be stitching more in the coming months. This design was taken from the Designer Series - Forget-Me-Nots.

A pinkeep was not my first choice for a finish but I couldn't seem to find the right fabric to match the design to make a pillow so I decided to use what I had in my stash at the time and make a pinkeep.

Design: Parrot in Cage
Designer: Prairie Schooler
(From Designer Series: Forget-Me-Nots)
Threads: DMC recommended
Fabric: Creame Evenweave
Trims: Matching ribbon, cording and backing fabric
Finish: Pinkeep

So until the pancake comes by again, here's wishing you happy stitching and thank you for stopping by.