Monday, April 11, 2011

Other Stitchy Stuff

I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend and that you had some time to make a stitch or two or even had some finishes done as well.

Well, today I continue to show you what I manage to stitch in between the exchanges, work and household chores and what ever made life interesting in 2010.

Design: Angel Freebie (named by me)
Fabric: 32 ct Ivory Linen
Thread: DMC
Finish: Hanger

This was a freebie I found on the internet some time ago but cannot remember where I found it. I am not sure if it is still on the internet. Sorry about the quality of the pictures but my camera just won't co-operate with me at the time I took the pictures. I stitched a four-sided stitch all around for the border with a little help from Moreen whose work I admire very much.

I also did this little pouch which I made to carry my jewelry when traveling to work in one of the other islands.  I stitched  a monogram of my first initial.  It turned out beautifully and I was very pleased.  The pouch was fully hand stitched. The monogram can be found here, no. 107.

Designer of Monogram: Sajou
Fabric: 28 ct beige Jobelean
Thread: DMC
Finish: Pouch for Jewelry

I also stitched a little cover for my stick drive.  I stitched a rose motif from the chart "Rose Sampler" by Little House Needleworks. I hope to stitch the sampler soon.  This also features a four-sided border as well.

Designer: Little House Needleworks
Design: Motif from "Rose Sampler'
Fabric: 28 ct beige Jobelean
Thread: DMC recommended
Finish: Stick Drive cover

Until next time, do have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

An Exchange at Christmas

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Saturday morning so far.  It haven't started so well as I having some back pain which seems to be getting worse as the day go on.  However, as promised, I'm back to show what transpired while was away from my blog.  There was a Christmas exchange at the HoE and we had to stitch a Christmas ornament for our partners.  I chose a design by Lizzie Kate, Inc. taken from the Just Cross Stitch 2006 Christmas issue to stitched for my partner Shalotte in the US. It was my first Lizzie Kate design which I did with little modification to the pattern. Shalotte seemed to like the ornament which I thoroughly enjoyed stitching for her.

Designer: Lizzie Kate, Inc.
Design: Happy Holidays
Fabric: 28 ct Creame eveanweave
Threads: DMC recommended
Finish: Christmas ornament for HoE Christmas Exchange

I received my Christmas exchange from Janet also in the US.  She stitched for me "Winston the Snowman" by the Trilogy on 28 count Cashel linen in "Flax".  She used Weeks Dye Works and Gentle Art.  I thought it was a cute ornament and I thank Janet very much for stitching him for me.  I think he's probably the first snowman to arrive in Barbados without melting in this heat, lol!

Have a wonderful weekend and happy stitching!

Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


I just couldn't think of any other word to get my blog going again after such a long hiatus!  I'm happy to say that I'm alive and stitching and hopefully I wouldn't be away for such a long time again!  Well, what can I say, the demands of life really took over for the past months and have been taking a toll on little old me.  I haven't had a lot of spare time to do much stitching but I try to participate in an exchange or two and do some other stitching since I haven't been blogging.  I have a few pieces I want to share with you all over the next couple of days.  So here goes!

So, how was everyone's Christmas and New year holiday?  I hope the holidays were good for everyone and I do wish everyone a healthy and prosperous 2011 and most of all I wish you lots of finished stitching projects.  By the way, I wish myself the same thing, too lol.  Oh, how I wish I can have lots of finished projects done  this year but I shall see how things will go.

During the month of August 2010, I took part in the HoE For the Birds exchange where I received from Nic my partner from England. She stitched me a design from Brenda Keyes, a British designer. She used DMC threads, one over one and finished it into a pillow.  Isn't it cute!  Nic's stitching is so lovely. She also included some goodies which will surely be used.  Thank you, Nic!

and the goodies!

And this is what I sent to my partner Nicole in the US.  I stitched a pattern from one of my favourite designers, the Prairie Schooler.  I chose  "From the Heart" from their Designer SeriesI loved stitching this pattern for Nicole and from all reports she liked it as well.

Designer: The Prairie Schooler
Design: "From the Heart"
Threads: DMC Recommended
Finish: Pin Cushion

Well, that's it for now.  Will continue later, not too much later, I hope.  So bye until then!