Friday, March 20, 2009

Pinkeep and Pillow

I've been working on improving and varying my finishing. So this week I made my first attempt at a pinkeep using LHN's busy Needle. I'm pleased with everthing except the bow and really like the backing fabric I found.

I also tried a new to me type of pillow finishing with JBW's Very Merry Spring that I stitched last year.

I hope to have a stitchy weekend and work on a UFO and PS Weatherwise.

Have a great weekend and happy stitching!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Jack and Cal!

Today our twin grandsons are eleven years old. It seems like it was just yesterday our DD showed us the ultrasound with two babies in it. What a surprise! They weighed 7 lb 3 ou. and 7 lb 5 ou. when they were born.

It has been so much fun watching them grow from chubby babies...

to blond toddlers .

To the sweet guys they are today. It is so hard to tell them apart. For a while they had different haircuts and it was easy. Then they both went back to shorter hair. I've never been able to tell them apart in pictures, but am pretty positive Jack is on the left and Cal on the right.

I've been stitching on several WIPs and want to share an update of Of Female Arts. It's a fun but slow stitch.

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I've Been Busy

The other day I was going through my box of pieces that need to be finished and found this cute little leprechaun from Heart in Hand. Today I finished him into this little standup using an acrylic stand I had. I hate to stitch on cording, but thought he needed it.

Last night I put the final stitches in LHN's Busy Needle. I think this is the cutest little piece and will probably attempt to make it into a pinkeep. I need to head to JoAnn's and see if I can find some cute fabric.

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Finally a Finish!

It seems like forever that I finished any thing other than an ornie. Last night I put the final stitches in LHN's Heart of America. I have been stitching on this every Saturday night for weeks with an online stitching group. It is stitched on 32ct Vintage Pearled Barley with Crescent Colours threads. For some reason there were two places to put the year you stitched it, so I changed the one in the Old Glory block to 1776. You're supposed to put your initials in the Honor block and I haven't decided if I'm going to do that.

Happy Stitching!