Sunday, February 28, 2010

Another Finish!

I was looking for some threads yesterday and came across Jenny Bean's Christmas Sampler. I realized I didn't have much left to stitch on it, so I decided to finish it up.

Jenny Bean's Christmas Sampler

Jenny Bean's Christmas Sampler

Jenny Bean's Christmas Sampler Finished!!
Shakespeare's Peddler "Jenny Bean's Christmas Sampler"
Fabric: 40 ct. Maple Sugar by Lakeside Linens
Threads: GAST (1 over 2)
Started: 11/21/09 - Finished: 2/28/10

I also got some market stash from Down Sunshine Lane yesterday (with more to come on Monday). :)

Market Stash!

I plan to stitch the BBD houses on one piece of fabric. I think I'm going to go with 40 ct. Pearled Barley.

Threads for Anniversary Houses

Here are the threads for the first two houses. If you click here you can see Pat Ryan's (R&R Reproductions) start on them (scroll down). Now I have to decide if I'm going to be good and get back to Sarah Woodham or if I'm going to be bad and start on these houses! :) Write soon!

Friday, February 26, 2010


I went to A.C. Moore and Michael's today to get some framing supplies. I found some unfinished frames at A.C. Moore and went to Michael's for foam core because Michael's will cut it for you. So here is what I framed, and I warn you they're no where near perfect, but they're good enough for now! :)

CHS "Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow"

CHS "Miss Lila's House"

Miss Lila's Frame was unfinished and I painted it a dark brown.

The Primitive Needle "Earth Sampler"

This frame was unfinished and I painted with a black paint called "Wrought Iron"

Blackbird Designs "Their Song"

Lizzie Kate "Life's a Stitch"

Since I finished CaHRH yesterday I decided to start something new. Thank you all for your very kind comments on my finish!! They mean so much to me!


It's Shakespeare's Peddler's "Sarah Woodham 1770." I have been wanting to start it for a long time now, but I made myself wait until I finished CaHRH. I'm using the recommended silks on 40 ct. Vintage Pearled Barley. I'm loving it so far!! I love the colors!

Well, that's all for now! Write soon! :)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow is Finished!!

I just put the last stitch in this morning! I'm so happy to have it finished. I also can't believe I have finished it! Here are some (not so great) pics....



The frame from Valley House Primitives (just resting on top - not framed yet)


Carriage House Samplings "Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow"
Fabric: 40 ct. Vintage Examplar by Lakeside Linens
Threads: Needlepoint Inc. Silks
Started: 10/31/09 - Finished: 2/25/10

I hope to get it framed very soon! I just need to get some foam core cut. Thank you to everyone who cheered me on! It helped me so much! Write soon! :)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Fun Saturday!

I went up to Amy's yesterday. We went to the mall and out to eat at Logan's Roadhouse. I could eat a million of their rolls, but I restrained myself - I only ate two. :)

Amy finished the tote she was going to make for me using the Moda Glace fabrics I bought at the quilt shop in Sumter a couple weeks ago. I couldn't believe how fast she finished it! It turned out beautiful!! I'm so happy with it. She also made me a little zip bag and it turned out so sweet! I love them both!

Tote bag and zipper pouch

Tote Bag

Zipper Bag made by Amy

Tassle and Charm on Zipper Bag

Amy has a couple more totes she's going to be selling (in different colorways, but just as cute). Contact her for more info.

I also couldn't resist getting a Q-Snap cover made by Amy in a very similar colorway. In the Q-Snaps is Long Dog Samplers "The Token." A sampler I decided to sample a couple weeks ago. :)

The Token (small start)

I worked on block #1 of CaHRH on Friday and a little bit yesterday. I got the peacock's body done. That was easy... it's all the feathers with the tons of color changes that's driving me nuts!

CaHRH as of 2/20/10

I hope to work on it a little more today - in between laundry, dishes and all that other fun stuff! Write soon!

Friday, February 19, 2010


I finished block #4 today! For some reason it seemed like it took me forever!

Block #4 finished!

CaHRH block #4
40 ct. Vintage Examplar, NPI silks (1 over 2).

Just one more block - I can't believe it!! Write soon! :)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Ten Down, Two to Go!

I got block two finished up last night...

CaHRH progress as of 2/10/10

CaHRH Block 2

I'm so happy to have this block finished! I'm going to work on block four now and unfortunately it's another huge house with a lot of stitching, but after I finish it then I'll go on to block one. The last block and it doesn't have as much stitching. I can see the end now - it's not too far away!! Write soon. :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

First Finish of 2010

I can finally show my first finish for 2010.  I just saw it on the ABC Stitch Therapy website (which is where I stole the picture from).  It's the model I stitched for Lisa (The Primitve Needle) in January. 

The Primitive Needle "Cape Cod's Boys"

And here is the model I stitched for Lisa in December.

The Primitive Needle "Moon Sicke"

Aren't they cool??  They are both going to be released at the market in Nashville later in the month.  Well, I'm still stitching away on block 2 of CaHRH - I have everything done but the peacock now.  Write soon!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Block Two Progress

Here's my latest progress on Block 2 of CaHRH (Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow, for those who are wondering what the heck I'm talking about). :)

CaHRH progress as of 2/9/10


I'm really hoping to get this block finished up soon.  There's a lot of stitching in it, so it seems to be taking forever!  Well, nothing else going on here.... Just hanging out with the kids.  Write soon!

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Fun Day with Friends

I got up very early today and headed up to Amy's.  My first stop was Starbucks.  I love their Cinnamon Dolce Lattes.  And I don't get the skinny ones.  What's the fun in that???  After I got to Amy's we met up with Karen in Sumter.  We went to a couple quilt shops and I found some fabric I've been coveting for quite awhile now.  It's Moda Glace by 3 Sisters.  I have commissioned Amy to make a tote bag for me (click here to see one that she made).  I know, I could probably do it if I put my mind to it, but she has already made three, she knows the pattern by heart practically now.  I just know it's going to be gorgeous.  Although, I have told her no hurry, and I mean it!  Here is a pic of my fabric that I took using Amy's camera

Moda Glace Fabric for tote bag

I also couldn't resist getting the new Blackbird Designs Loose Feather from Amy's shop.  It's so pretty.  I just love the colors.  I debated on getting the fabric, but now I'm really glad I did!  She just got this in, so it's not on her website yet, but I'm sure she'll have it up there first thing Monday morning (no pressure Amy)! :)

New BBD Loose Feather Winter Wonderland

I also got the new LHN design Rose Hill Plantation and earlier in the week before I knew I was going up there I got the last two BBD stockings.  So I think I have plenty to keep me busy... at least until Market at the end of the month! :)  Well, I'd better get to bed.  Write soon!

Edited to add a picture of the pincushion from the back of the leaflet...

Pin Cushion from BBD Winter Wonderland

Friday, February 05, 2010

CaHRH Progress

I finished up Block Five earlier this week and got started on Block Two right away. I'm getting so excited because I have just about two and a half blocks to go now!

cahrh progress
Blocks 2, 3, 5 and 6

Block 5 Finished!
Close up of Block Five

CaHRH Block 2 progress
Block Two Progress

You'll have to excuse the wrinkles. I didn't iron today. I got the frame from Shakespeare's Peddler during the week also. I haven't taken it out of the box though. I'm going to wait until I get CaHRH finished. That is my motivation to get it done!! When I ordered the frame I couldn't resist getting a couple things. The first is Theresa's 1st Make-Do kit. I thought it was so sweet!


I also got her kit of the month (for January). It's Little by Little "Brick House Sampler."

Little by Little "Brick House Sampler"

I love the colors in this design. I think they're so pretty!

Well, I didn't make it to Amy's last week because I caught a cold. So I plan to go tomorrow instead (now that I'm feeling better). I can't wait - I really need to get away! :) Write soon!