THE BUZZ FROM THE HIVE

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Regal Bee Part 2 (89)

Strolling today with part 2 of The Regal Bee. There were quite a few smalls associated with this project and each a fun stitch/finish. Here is the needle book and pincushion. The needle book opens up and has pages for different size needles. The side "pockets" hold a needle threader and thread catcher......and yes....... they have bees on them! :). I did a beaded edge on the pincushion and added an antique beehive button a friend had given me.

Fronts of needle book and pincushion

Antique beehive button

Backs of needle book and pincushion

Inside of needle book

Beaded edging on pincushion


I finished the stitching on my challenge piece for the All About Smalls FB page,now on to the finishing.



Off this morning for a mammogram--UGH!!!  Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!

Stasi 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Regal Bee Part I (88)

As the month of March winds down, so does the Woodlawn Needlework Show. So, I decided to share my "piece de resistance", The Regal Bee over the next three days. This is a design by Theresa Baird of Heart's Ease Examplar Workes that I stitched in 2012. A friend of mine gifted me the chart, I bought the shaker box and the journey began. I was enthralled with the stitching on this and challenged by the finishing (at the time there were no finishing instructions), but I pulled (again) on my many finishing classes and was able to get it all put together. I entered the piece in the 2013 Woodlawn Show and won a first place ribbon in the Blackwork category.....boy was I surprised and thrilled!!! I was  honored that my work was being appreciated by other needle workers and humbled by the fact that I was in competition with so may other fabulous works of needle art....... truly a highlight in my stitching life!!!

So onto the first part, the shaker box.




 Tomorrow and Friday, I will share the smalls. (Thankfully my entry number did not bring me bad luck!)

Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!

Stasi

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Spring is Here.....(87)

Spring is here.....we're having an early morning thunderstorm as I write. Today's stroll piece is A Pixie for all Seasons by Bent Creek, stitched in 1998 and part of a series of four designs. The charts contain two designs, a cute little pixie and a saying; I chose to do the sayings. I had them mounted  to fit a single frame and change them out seasonally.





Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!

Stasi


 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Merry Had a Little Lamb...... (86)

Yesterday's class was another great one, Wee Sampler Sewing Book, by Catherine Theron; this was based on an old sampler that Catherine had found. The top photo is the project and the middle one is what I got done in class. The bottom photo is of a new stitch we learned, which I fell in love with. It makes a very nice edging!




I want to thank Salty Yarns, Catherine and a great group of ladies for a very enjoyable weekend!

Now back to the stroll....today's piece is Merry's Little Lamb, a class from Merry Cox. I took this class in 2002 through the Western Reserve Sampler guild. It's a draw string purse at the top and the bottom unrolls into a needle roll with needle pages. There's a little pocket inside the lined shaker box. A friend gave me the little lamb whose home this has become.





Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!
Stasi
 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Have a Cuppa With Me? (85)


After a brisk walk, a cuppa sounds nice, doesn't it?


Today's Stitch Stroll piece is a sweet pair by Ewe and Eye and Friends, Button Magnets: Tea and Coffee Cups. I did these in 2013 when I found the metal back board somewhere. I have it hanging in my kitchen with photos of the grandkiddies! I like to think they are both tea cups as I've never had a cup of coffee in my life. A fun project!!!

 
 



Class yesterday with Catherine Theron was great, a small (13 ladies) and quiet group. Here is a photo of the class project and how far I've gotten. The piece is called Strawberry Sewing Purse and Accessories.  You know I'm lovin' the green!!!

Front of Purse
 Gotta get moving; class starts in 45 minutes--have a good one..... thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!

Stasi

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Apple Doesn't Fall Far...... (84)

So here I am down at Salty Yarns in Ocean City. We had a nice quiet day yesterday, shopping, visiting and stitching. A group of ladies spent the afternoon stitching in our apartment and then we had a lovely reception for all attendees, at Sara's place, in the evening. Class with Catherine starts this morning at 9:30. 

As promised, here is the other half of yesterday's post, A Perfect Pairing by Hands on Design, the pinkeep. Pleae note the "pear" button on the oval piece--that's one I made...I definitely have a new appreciation for the ladies at JABCO.

 


 Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!

Stasi

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

A Perfect Pairing.....(83)

Well, I've got my walk on the boardwalk in.....a little nippy but definitely woke me up!

I thought it appropriate to post todays' stroll piece while here in OCMD since it was a class hare at Salty Yarns Jamboree in 2015. It is called A Perfect Pairing by Hands on Design. There were two different projects, one with a pear and one with an apple. I'll share one today and one tomorrow. Today...the needlebook!

 Today is a "free" day......tomorrow class starts at 9:00AM.

Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!

Stasi