Friday, August 22, 2008

Happy Friday Update!!

Stitching:

Finally, I have a few pictures to post of projects that I have completed, well at least the stitching is finished. It has been a productive week I am pretty happy with the results. Hopefully, this stitching trend continues since I have a few exchanges that need to finish as well.


This "Welcome" designed by Aury. It is stitched on 16ct hand-dyed aida from Enchanted Fabrics called Fairy Blush. The floss I used The Gentle Art "Old Red Paint". I really enjoyed stitching this pattern and I plan to make it into a flatfold -- thank-you to Meari for the great instructions.



Here is Just Another Button Company's ABC Apple. This will be a needle book for my oldest daughter. She picked the inside fabric of red, white and blue stars, does not really match, but it is her needlebook. I am happy to make it exactly how she wants it. Now I just need to find the buttons, I put them away and hid them really well. This is stitched on 14ct fiddlers with DMC floss.

Lastly, this is a pattern I found in the June issue of The Gift of Stitching. It is a Debbie Draper design and it was a very quick stitch. It is on 14ct Ivory aida (picture not so good) stitched with over-dyed floss called "Ballet" from Ozark Sampler. This will be a scissor fob to be posted in the Monthly Finishing Challenge.


Stash:



I did manage to make a few stash purchases on-line this month. I have three Bent Creek Stockings and the 2008 PS Santa to add to my 2009 Christmas SAL pile. I think I will have more than enough to keep me busy in 2009

I also purchase a wedge kit from Heartland Needlework's Baker's Dozen collection. You get everything you need to complete the project for a very reasonable price and free shipping. This will be my first time working on linen--I am a little nervous about that one.


As for Me:

Just a little to let you know what is going on with me. The kids are ready to go back to school and I have been hired as a substitute teacher in the school district. Call me crazy, for me it is the perfect job. I set my own schedule and pick the schools I where I want to work as well as grade level. I will be at my kids school so life should be fairly easy. I also took on an extra position with the PTA. Wish me luck.


See ya!!

CJ

9 comments:

Meari said...

Can't wait to see your FF, CJ :) Your finishes turned out great. Don't worry about linen... It's not difficult, just takes a little getting used to. Love all your new stash!!! I clicked on the wedge link cuz I was curious as to what it is and the link didn't work for me. What's a wedgie?... oh, I mean wedge. LOL ;-)

Mylene said...

WOW! Great finishes, CJ. Well done!!
Wonderful stash and goodluck!!

Dawn B. said...

I wish you luck in the following school year. Love the little heart Apple. Happy Stitching.

NLG said...

Love the stitching!! Be glad when I can do some. ~ Nora

Angela said...

I love your Welcome finish, it looks really nice on that fabby. Great Bent Creek stockings, i'll have to go and have a look now. LOL.

Daffycat said...

Pretty stitching; it looks as though you have been quite busy!

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Shari said...

found your blog thru Meari's. Love the little apple piece! Too cute!!!
I agree, you have the perfect job, you chose the hours & it is always when yours are in school!

Lucy said...

Love the pink fabric!! Sounds like you're going to be busy this school year....hope you can get enough stitching in!!!

Sherry said...

I love your finishes. They are really lovely. Does your daughter stitch also?