Saturday, May 27, 2017

DMC Flowers Heart Finish

Here is a piece I finished din April for the Quilts for Older Children and Adults cross stitch group.  It was a freebie on the DMC-USA website that is seems to no longer be available. Although I have seen several copies of the pattern saved on Pinterest.  As I am typing my new puppy is trying to eat my toes and flip-flop -  bad Peanut.



Take a minute to check out my latest card creations at my other blog

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Brithstone Dragon Update - February Complete

Here is my current progress on the Ingleside Imaginarium's Birthstone Dragon Mystery SAL.  I am a few months behind, but looking forward to the lovely blue March Dragon.  This one was a bit of a pain to stich with all the different shades of purple and the backstitching gave me fits. 

Enjoy!! CJ

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Birhtstone Dragon SAL Progress

In January I joined Ingleside Imaginarium's Birthstone Dragon Mystery SAL.  So far I have finished January with the exception of a bit of backstitching on the tail and I have started on February.  Once I get caught up with my charity stitching obligations I plan to pick it back up.  The March dragon is a gorgeous mix of blues and I am really excited to stitch that one because I love blue.



Sunday, March 19, 2017

Mountains Finish

This is another piece I stitched up for Quilts for Older Children and Adults.  It is for a Cub Scout raffle/celebration.  The theme for the quilt is "In the Mountains", very fitting for scouts.  I did a mountain pattern from Common Thread by  DMC.



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Country Cottage Finish

I stitched this up for the Quilt for Older Children and Adults group and posted it to Pennsylvania on Monday, hoping it would arrive today.  I think the snowstorm on the east coast will delay it a bit. This is part of a year long SAL and hopefully I will get all 12 stitched in 2017.  Usually the SAL pieces are used as quilt fillers or sent to other groups for quilts.  Our group collaborates with stitching groups in the UK, Brazil and Australia.  I love stitching, especially for charity.

July Cottage
Country Cottage Needleworks
14ct White Aida, DMC Floss

As I am typing this a very large squirrel crawled atop my fence, looked in the window and jumped on the roof.  A squirrel friend just joined him.  Hope they are having fun.



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Gifted Gorgeousness Update

Happy February 15th!! Hope you enjoyed your Valentines day. Here is my Gifted Gorgeousness update of my National Park Needlework Series, Sequoia, stitching.  Not much progress, but I am working on the tree.  It is actually brown, hope to have a better picture next month. Plan to try to work on it at least an hour a week.  Hopefully,  I can make that happen.


Thanks to Jo for hosting this annual SAL.  Click here to learn more and perhaps join us.


Monday, January 30, 2017

Two Finishes for Charity

I stitched up these two pieces for Quilts for Older Children and Adults charity group.   These were both parts of SAL' s and will be made into quilts a that are donated to charity groups for fundraisers.

Most pieces that I stitch for Q4OCA are designated for individuals with debilitating or terminal illnesses.  I have been stitching for this group for many years and I truly love it.  For more info check out our Yahoo page or FB.   I forgot to get a picture of the finished butterfly, once it is posted for the group I will add a completed picture.  It really is beautiful with the DMC Color Variations floss.

Alpha  Kitty - U
14ct Lt Blue Aida
DMC Floss

14ct White Aida
DMC Floss