Thursday, June 25, 2009

Hurray For The Red, White, and Blue

A bit of patriotic stitching has been taking place here. First up are the squares that I stitched for my partner Linda B (no blog) for the patriotic round of Fair and Square.

Here are the adorable squares that I received from Linda

I was also invited by Cathy B to participate in a patriotic exchange through her group Friends Through Threads and I stitched a portion of Homespun Elegance's Summer Patches for my partner Carol. I finished the little piece as a weighted pin cushion which I stuffed with crushed walnut shells.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the upcoming weekend.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

My First Needleroll and A Lovely Exchange

This was the last month of our first round in Becky's Ornament Exchange group. I thoroughly enjoyed this exchange that Becky organized because I love to stitch Christmas ornaments.

For Becky's ornament I chose to stitch a needleroll. I had never done one before. I'm pleased with the results, and I really loved the subtle color variation in the Gloriana silk that I used.

I also received my exchange from Leah for our second round of the Year Long Prairie Schooler exchange that Becky leads. Leah made me a sweet little pillow that she accented with lace. I just love it.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a fun and stitch-filled weekend.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

A Very Special Pincushion

I have fond memories of reading to my daughters when they were little. A few of our favorite stories were Bony-legs by Joanna Cole, Frog and Toad books by Arnold Lobel, and Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

When my oldest daughter Justine gave me this pincushion as a combined Mother's Day and birthday gift, I was teary-eyed. This is her own creation; it was lovingly handmade by her.

Here is a recent picture of Justine with her chinchilla named Chauncho

Thanks for stopping by to check out what I've been up to. I am stitching, but there's nothing to show at this time.