Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Center Panel Finished

I finished the dark green area last night. Amy really worked her magic with the stitches and threads for this section. The only real challenge I had was reaching to do the last step. My arm had a problem reaching that far. I tried doing it sideways but could not see the placement for the stitches. Next is the small black area on the sides and the top and bottom gold order.

This picture does not do this area justice.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Linda's Sewing Room

Here are some pictures of my sewing room. I saw on Facebook that everyone was showing where they stitch so here is my haven. Unfortunately, I cannot leave my stitching out when I watch Jake. Every morning all my stitching gets put away until after Jake leaves.

Desk area with computer. The sewing box holds some of my canvases.

Behind the doors of this built in are sewing supplies and completed stitch guides.

This cabinet holds my finished needlepoint handbags and belts.

I thank my husband everyday for converting this room into my little sanctuary.

Monday, April 16, 2012


Jake's newest thing is to wink when his picture is taken.

Here is a picture of my newest project. It is a small purse. Our LNS is having a Clara Wells trunk show and I just could not resist. This will be my project during Jake's nap. I hope to post a picture of my progress on the Thanksgiving roof this weekend.

Thanks to Diane I found a new app for blogging.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Finished Pink Candy Cane

Just finished Melissa Shirley's Pink Tree Candy Cane. This was a quick stitch. I was able to stitch it during Jake's afternoon naps. I will take it to our LNS for finishing. They are offering 20 percent off all finishing during the month of April.
Work on the center area of the roof is coming along. I am about half way done with step two and then just have step three and it will be done.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter & Play Ball!

Finished this up this afternoon, waiting for Easter dinner to beep from the oven. It's still tax season, so Easter is not a big cooking day for me; no guests, just us.

I did this canvas for my husband, an avid Yankees fan. Since Yankee season just opened, I am glad I was able to finish this.

I am about to (perhaps) put thread to canvas on the Thanksgiving House. I am intimidated by it, but I think I just need to start already.

Hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful Easter Sunday. Best wishes also for a Happy Passover!


Happy Easter

Wishing everyone a wonderful day.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Jakes Cars

Jake's cars are finally finished. This canvas is by Alice Peterson with stitch guide by Amy Bunger. Amy did a wonderful stitch guide for this fun canvas. Now I have to have it framed for Jake's big boy room. As soon as Jen finishes work in June, Jake will be going into a big boy's bed and the room will be redecorated with a cars theme.
The roof for the Thanksgiving House is on stretcher bars, center has been found and is waiting for the first stitch to be taken. Hope to get started this afternoon.
Happy Easter

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Other Stitching Sister Emerges

I know many of you have thought that perhaps I have crawled into my sewing room closet & gotten lost in my stash. I wish. Let's just say it's been hectic. At least the weather's been tolerable.

I have not been as prolific as my stitching sister in either my acquisitions or my posts, but I haven't been completely idle. I, too, got that box from Amy's with the Thanksgiving House. So far all I've done is organize everything & put it away. Need to wrap my head around a project this big.

I have been by our local store, Stitch by Stitch, in Larchmont recently. Last weekend they had a surprise sale & I scooped up this cute Mindy canvas which also included threads. I just love these colors.

I also learned that Stitch by Stitch will be having a finishing sale for the next 3 months. In April, it's 20% off finishing; May, 15% off; June, 10% off. It's definitely motivational. I do have one small ornament in the works that I want to get in soon.

Best wishes for a Blessed Easter & Happy Passover.


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Canvases and Accessories

Here are pictures of all the fun things I got at Ruth's.
The Halloween Train is by Raymond Crawford with stitch guide by Brenda Hart and Ruth Schmuff. I have two bags filled with wonderful threads for this piece. I also bought this adorable Easter canvas by Patti Mann. Ruth was having a Patti Mann trunk while we were there.
Just love all my new accessories. I got a new snap tray with a bee and matching Walker Bag. Love the color and bee. Also bought the Hugs & Stitches snap tray and got that gorgeous orange laying tool to match.
The little fobs can be used for scissors but I am going to use mine as pulls on the Walker bags. I also bought some Bohin needles. Well, that is everything I purchased.
I am off to finish up Jake's Cars.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Wonderful Weekend

Karen and I had the best weekend.
We left on Friday for Baltimore. Friday night we had dinner at Cheesecake Factory with Susan, a fellow stitcher, who was taking the Saturday class at Ruth's with Julia Snyder. We all thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and DESSERT. On Saturday morning Karen and I headed out to Virginia. We hit two needlepoint stores and then went to Beadazzled, a bead store, in McLean Virginia. We had the best time looking for beads for the scissor fobs I am making to go with the canvases for my Birthday Celebration. I think I have really gone overboard with the party favors. After our bead excursion, we headed back to Baltimore to Bedecked and Beadazzled. It is always a treat to go to Ruth's shop. It is like a kid being let loose in a candy store. Ruth always has new accessories that you have to have and beautiful canvases that always seem to call my name. I was very good and really tried to restrain myself. I think I did a fairly good job. Tomorrow I will post pictures of everything I purchased. We went to dinner with Ruth, Julia and a new stitching friend on Saturday night. We had a wonderful dinner and lots of laughs.
On Sunday, we took a canvas embellishment class with Julia. My canvas was a Shelly Tribbey Bunny Teapot. Everyone in the class had a complete stitch guide and threads before the end of the day. Julia is a very knowledgable teacher and a lot fun. We had a wonderful day and are looking forward to the next canvas embellishment class with Julia.
I am off this week and better get busy cleaning so I can stitch this afternoon.