Tuesday, August 14, 2018

European Goldfinches

I have an exciting finish! I had to go back into my older posts to find out when I started this piece. It looks like somewhere around the end of April or beginning of May in 2012. I worked on it for quite a bit and then we ended up having a whirlwind move to Delaware in 2013, and I put it aside until recently.
 I love birds, in fact I call myself a crazy bird lady! :o ) I really enjoyed stitching this piece and I have already pulled out another bird chart from Crossed Wing Collection, and I have started stitching it.
I stitched it on 32ct Platinum linen. I am going to frame it. I am hoping to find a frame at the thrift shop and do it myself. 

I am going to give the pattern away. It is a bit wrinkled and not pristine, but definitely perfectly able to be used again. Please leave a comment and let me know if you would like a chance to win the chart. I will pick a winner in a week to 10 days. 

Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Stitch by Stitch

About two weeks ago we were able to go visit our daughter, who is living and working for the summer in Wildwood, New Jersey . We decided to spend part of the day in Cape May which is just a few miles away. We took the ferry over and that is always a good time. 

While we were in Cape May, we just had to check out Stitch by Stitch. (It would have been rude not too! ;o) )This was my first time visiting this shop, and I really loved it!  The ladies were friendly, there was lots of samples, lots of current patterns, and a lot of local pieces which I really like. As you can tell, I picked up a little souvenir. A little kit designed by the shop. It's the best souvenir I have ever purchased! :o)

I picked up a couple of house charts. One is of a house in Cape May. I love stitching houses and cottages! I probably won't start them until the new year. 

We really enjoyed our time there and we are already planning a trip back.
If you are ever in the area, I highly recommend it!

Happy Stitching!
My souvenir that I started the next day at the beach.
The Cape May lighthouse
One of the many beautiful houses in Cape May.
My purchases and my completed souvenir stitch, which I need to fully finish. 
My family! :o)

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Stitching again

After a very long break, I thought that I would try to revive my blog again. I have been sharing a little here and there on my Instagram, but I decided this would be better and I will have a more accurate record. 

I have been stitching on and off for the last few years, but a few months ago I was bitten hard by the stitchy bug.  I am going to try and go back and catch up with what I have stitched since the last time I was blogging. 

I have been mainly working on my European Goldfinches by Crossed Wing Collection for the last month and I am just about to have a finish! I am so excited about that! 

Like many others, I have really been inspired by Flosstube, and it has really helped to ignite the stitchy bug! My favorites are:
Priscilla and Chelsea
Lorna the Ladybird Stitcher
Cross stitch with Luda
Stitching Mommy
Cindy's Cross stitch 
Simply in Stitches 

Life update :
We are still in Delaware, although we moved in 2016 down to Dover. We are loving being closer to the beaches and have really enjoyed our time here. 

I am going to keep this short and come back soon with a post about a recent trip to Stitch by Stitch in Cape May,  New Jersey.

Happy Stitching,
European Goldfinches by Crossed Wing Collection
(Sorry for the rubbish photo, it's been raining almost non stop for the last few days. We've gotten 4 Inches!)

July Cottage by Country Cottage Needleworks
Summer by Lizzie Kate

Liberty and 4th of July by Lizzie Kate

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

June Stitch from Stash

Month : June
Spent: $ 14.25
Carryover: $ 14.57
Balance: $ 25.32
Good afternoon! It's that time of the month, to share my update for the Stitch from Stash group. This will be my last one. I have decided not to join back up. I want to thank Mel and all her lovely helpers! I appreciate all the hard work you have done to make this such a great group! After 18 months, I am ready to take a break. :-)
I am feeling very virtuous this month! I bought 3 small patterns from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery ,earlier this month when they were having a sale and I bought the newest Classic Colorworks / Little House Needleworks thread pack. Well, I have stitched and finished two of the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery patterns and I am almost done with the LHN piece!  Yay me! :-) :-) :-)
I already showed you the scissor fob that I finished. Today, I have Ice Cream, You Scream to show you. It was a fun little stitch and I just did a simple finish. I am hoping to find some cute ribbon or an ice cream cone charm. :-)
I am almost finished with my next piece. It is Sweet Rose by Little House Needleworks, with two of the new Classic Colorworks threads. I think I might make it into a quilted wall hanging. :-)
I probably won't have much to show for a while, because we are leaving to go and visit family for two weeks. Hopefully I will be able to squeeze in some stitching. :-)
I hope that you are having a lovely start to summer, or winter.
Happy stitching!
Love, Heather
Sweet Rose by Little House Needleworks
Ice Cream, You Scream by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Summer Stitching and Finishing

Good morning! It's a gray and rainy day here in Northern Delaware. But it sure is making everything pretty and green!
I can hardly believe that I have finishes (!) to show you all! I think it is safe to say that my stitching mojo has returned! :-)
I finished up the Seasonal Celebrations : Summer by Country Cottage Needleworks. I loved it! I can't wait to stitch the rest of the series! I have ordered the frame and I am just waiting for it to come in. I will be sure to show you when I have that up.
My next finish is the adorable pattern from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery called The Bee Keeper. What a fun little stitch. I made it up into a scissor fob. I love it so much, it makes me smile every time I use it! The fabric that it's laying on in the picture is what is on the back!
My next new finish is a freebie from The Sampler Girl called By the Sea. I am a HUGE Jane Austen fan, and of course the sea/ocean, so this is perfect for me! It was a fun and easy stitch. I am still not sure what permanent finish I want to do for it, so for now I have it in a frame that I use in winter.
The next piece, I finished stitching last year. It's August Poppies by Cottage Garden Samplings.  I made it up this week. It's not a perfect finish, but I love it! I love the fabric for the back , it looks like some sort of sea creature. :-) I am adding a picture of my summer table, to show you where it is living. :-)
I found a really nice Quilt store and it's only about 15 minutes from my house! Danger! :-) I found some great fabrics to do some more finishing! :-)
My last finish for today is Flora McSample Strawberry Sampler by  Lizzie Kate that I stitched several years ago. I am not 100% sure about the finishing but I am trying to not be a perfectionist! :-)
I have several summer pieces in the works and some waiting their turn! :-) I pulled out an old ufo, Strawberry House from Little House Needleworks. I have a couple of other things started too, but I will save them for next week, when I do my final stitch from stash update.
Well, I will leave you with a picture of the our latest trip to the beach. My children are in the center of the picture. It was a gorgeous day!
I hope that you are all having a lovely day!
Happy stitching!
Love, Heather
August's Poppies by Cottage Garden Samplings
The back. :o) 
My summer table
The Bee Keeper by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
By the Sea Freebie from The Sampler Girl
Seasonal Celebrations: Summer by Country Cottage Needleworks
Flora McSample Strawberry Sampler by Lizzie Kate
The fabrics that I used on the back.
Strawberry House by Little House Needleworks 
My Summer stitching pile
Our last trip to the beach.  

Thursday, May 28, 2015

May Stitch from Stash

Balance forward: $ 46.77
Budget $25.00
Spent: $ 57.20
Balance to carryover: $ 14.57

Good evening! I got confused on my dates, so I am just going to have a quick post!

Thank you so much for all of your sweet and encouraging comments on my last post! I am still replying to them. :-)

I visited a new to me cross stitch shop this past month. My husband had a comp day during the week, so we headed down to Ocean City, Maryland. I had a few minutes to pop into Salty Yarns. You definitely need way more than a few minutes! :-) But I was able to get in enough trouble in those few minutes. :-)
It's definitely a shop to visit if you ever have the chance!

After visiting Salty Yarns, I felt like stitching again! I am not stitching a whole lot, but I am enjoying it! I finished the adorable project that I showed last time. I just love it! I need to make a trip to JoAnns to find some fabric to finish it up. :-)

One of my purchases this month was County Cottage Needleworks Seasonal Celebrations: Summer. I am loving it! I plan on doing all of the pieces in the series. I love everything about this stitchery! The words, the little cottage and the bunting! :-) :-) :-)

Hopefully I will be back soon with this piece finished!

See you soon! Happy stitching!
Love, Heather

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

April Stitch from Stash update

Spent: $ 6.75
Balance : $46.77
Earned : $ 0

Good afternoon! If anyone sees my stitching mojo, would you please send it back to me? ;-)

I am going through a stitching slump. I bought this adorable Spring kit from Little House Needleworks, in the hopes that it would help me recover from my slump. I spent one evening stitching on it and watching Lost in Austen and that is all the stitching that I accomplished for the month. :-(  Here's hoping that I feel like stitching more next month. :-)

The only thing I bought this month is the spring kit from Little House Needleworks.

Well, I am off to enjoy a gorgeous spring day. We are going on a picnic this evening. I am so excited! :-)

I hope that you are all well!

Happy stitching!
Love, Heather