Saturday, September 30, 2017

Buzzing Aound.....(273)

My granddaughter had a sleepover at our house last night. I noticed there was a neighborhood yard sale nearby and thought we could have fun treasure hunting together this morning. I found one "treasure"...a scissor letter opener.

 Cora, on the other hand, did quite well with her $4.00....even came in under budget.

My Stroll piece to close out the month of September is Buzz, Buzz Bee by Shepherd's Bush, stitched in 1997.  This is one of the SB kits that comes with the hand painted mat by Jill Rensel.

 Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!


Friday, September 29, 2017

Another Cabinet.....(272)

As a follow up to yesterday's post, today's Stroll piece is another cabinet from Judy O'Dell at Just a Thought Designs. This came out in 2010 when all the excitement was going on about the Mary Wigham sampler from Needleprint ( I have this stitched and will post at a later date). It was stitched with an overdye but I can't recall which color. I changed the closure.....the original was thread wrapped wire shaped into handles...but I found this metal closure and drawer pulls and thought they were perfect. The project is Mary Wigham 1790 Wardrobe.



Left Side


Right Side


 I am almost caught up with the Blue Band Sampler SAL; I just have to finish the heart row. A new installment comes out today--whew!!!

It is cooling down today--yeah!!! Hope you can enjoy this beautiful fall weather!!!

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

A Lady's Cabinet.....(271)

Okay, so I'm going to pat myself on my back for this one.... LOL...this was on line class from Judy O'Dell at Just A Thought Designs that I did back in 2009-2010. No face to face helpful compadres at the ready....just me reading directions..over and over...on my my kitchen....but I did it and was tickled with the results!!! May I present..... ta da.....A Lady's Cabinet!!!

Left Side

Right Side

Top Inside

Cabinet Inside


Wooden Beads on bottom
Oops...I almost forgot....I finished the pre-stitching for my Sue Hillis class at Salty Yarns Jamboree in October. This will be mounted and made into an easel stand.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Almost Heaven West Virginia......(270)

Thanks for the positive comments about my needlework passion--they are much appreciated and it's so FUN to share with other like minded individuals and have enabling conversations.

Today's Stroll piece is from a class I took with Jane Timmers (Of Female Worth) at Salty Yarns in 2010. It was part 2 of a  finishing class (I had missed part 1) and included a lovely wooden box with the state of our choice on it. I was living in WV at the time and chose that. There were also numerous smalls that could be stitched and placed in the box. I did make the little fabric covered book on my own with some cute fabric with an alphabet on it. The red round piece is an old tape measure I had on hand; I glued the USA charm on it and added the ribbon tassel.

 No stitching last night as we went to a seminar on wills and trusts at a local library. I don't like thinking about these things, but it is the smart thing to do and I better understand the repercussions  of will/no will.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Holidays are a Coming.....(269)

I'm starting with my Stroll piece for the day, then will share my requested display cabinet photos. This was something I stitched back in 1990. Since we were busy moving early in the year, I'm assuming it was one of my first projects in Cincinnati. It's a Leisure Arts chart called Holiday House. This was during my pre-linen time (I didn't start stitching on linen until 1995), so the house was done on 16 count Aida and the small adornments on 22 count hardanger fabric. It is mounted on sticky board, as you can probably discern from the photo, and I just popped into a pre-made frame. I'm always toying with the idea of re-framing/mounting correctly, but also kind of like it as is...a frozen period of time in my needlework journey. I change the motifs out according to the month/'s just FUN!!!  Caution.....this post is photo heavy!!!

Okay, now on to my display cabinet. It's not exactly as neat and tidy as I like it, but it's been hard to keep organized with me going in and out daily to pull out a project to post. Yes, it's overflowing...and yes I'm on the hunt for a second one. But my Mom has always promised me my grandmother's glass china cabinet and I'm trying to hold out for that. I'm letting the photos speak for themselves! :)

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Monday, September 25, 2017

A Diminutive Sewing Set Part 2 (268)

Strolling today is Part 2 of A Diminutive Sewing Set, by Merry Cox. I've always loved the colors and sweetness of this piece. First up is the tray itself with a thin mattress bottom. There are smaller "trays" on each side, one is a pincushion and one holds a thimble keep and small "fob". My grandmothers were called "Gram" and "Gigi".

The set also includes a petite drawstring bag that holds a rolled up sampler and a scissor. (Okay, so now I'm questioning why I have the Eiffel Tower scissors in there too--I think I'll find them a new home).

Bottom of bag flips down to reveal a needle page
Stitched bottom of bag
Size is 2 X 9 inches

 I'm home now for the next 2 1/2 weeks and need to settle back into my routine; I've missed my nightly "stitch in". I did get one of October's pieces from the Samsarah calendar completed on the trip.

Robin had recently asked for pictures of my display cabinet where I keep my smalls. I'll be posting those tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!