Wednesday, February 22, 2017

February Sewing.

I have been doing lots of sewing and not so much stitching. Since my Etsy account opened I have had a load of special orders so my sewing time is going up. It is fun but it does cut into my cross stitching.

Here are a few of my orders

I also have some fun new projects that I still have to add to my Etsy account when I get some time to take some better pictures. They are called thread catchers and they have a pincushion, 3 slots a pocket and the bin. These are just 3 of the ones I have made

I have a pocketed purse that I will be doing more of and I made it a matching wallet
As you can see I have been doing lots with my sewing machine but I have not totally neglected my cross stitch.
Autumn ala Round is getting sometime under the needle as did my Snowmen.

And I am working on the Owls and am so close to a finish I have continued on with it for an extra few days. I will have it done by my next post.

Our stitching group always has a Valentine gift exchange when we meet in February. We put together a gift that in someway is stitching related. Either a hand stitched gift or chart and fabric or threads or accessories this year I made one of the thread catchers in Valentine fabric and gave it along with a few other treats.I added 5 counting pins, a boo boo stick, a tape measure, a nail file, a pencil and a small magnet.

Hope you are enjoying your stitching and are finding time to stitch!!!!!!! See you soon.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

A new adventure!!!!

I have been talking about this for several months but I never took the time to set up a store in Etsy, well I finally did it while my daughter was home for a visit. It was actually easier then I thought. It took a bit of time for the pictures to be loaded and a bio to be set but I am happy with it so far. If any of you are interested in a quick peek this is my shop address

Now for my updates on the stitching

I have a finish for the year and I have a new start.

I took Joy with me to my stitching group and with help from my ladies I was able to finish the stitching. Then I started a project that actually has a deadline. I need to finish this one in time to take it with me to my stitching retreat in March.

Joy: a full picture and a close up of the Ornament that was my hardest part. Not perfect but nice and I will be happy to display it next Christmas.

These owls are my new start. I can not show a picture of what the finish wil be because I am using parts from several patterns to create this project.
I have progress on several others, my HAED Christmas Cottage, the Death by Cross Stitch Sampler, and the Snowmen.
That is all for now I have been doing a bit of sewing so my time is split and that means not as much to report but I am getting there and with only one deadline I am not pressed to get anything done in a hurry, for me that is the best way to work.

Hope you all enjoy you Valentine Day!!!!!!!!